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With great pleasure we introduce to you the fabulous Inbal Segev, an internationally renowned Israeli-American cellist whose playing has been described as “richly inspired,” and “very moving,” by Gramophone.

As a soloist, Inbal has performed with the world’s best orchestras and conductors, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Mazeel and Zubin Mehta. She brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to her vast repertoire.

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Inbal began playing the cello at the age of five and at sixteen was invited by Isaac Stern to travel to the U.S. to continue her studies. With degrees from Juilliard School and Yale University, she stayed in the States and now lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

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Inbal has already released several recordings which were critically acclaimed, and we are thrilled to be working with her on her next album release with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen. The disc features romantic sonatas and fantasies, as well as poetically-inspired cello masterpieces
 by Chopin, Schumann and Grieg.

The album will be available from 20th July under the AVIE label and its release will be accompanied by a concert at Berlin’s Piano Salon Christophori on 28th June 2018.

Inbal Segev’s repertoire includes all of the standard concerti and solo works for cello, as well as new pieces and rarely performed gems. In 2017, she gave the world premiere of Dan Visconti’s cello concerto, Tangle Eye, with the California Symphony led by Donato Cabrera. In April 2018, Inbal premiered a new piece by composer Timo Andres at The Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Inbal Segev is a founding member of The Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus, and has collaborated with internationally-renowned artists such as Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Jeremy Denk, Anthony McGill, Jason Vieaux, Gilbert Kalish, Michael Tree, Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Chamber Players and the Vogler Quartet.

For her new album with Juho Pohjonen, finding a sympathetic playing partner was crucial given the essentially ‘pianistic’ inspiration of the programme. Juho was Inbal’s natural choice. She said: “I first heard Juho in New York a couple of years ago and was then introduced to him by my long-time producer, Da-Hong Seetoo. I was looking for an equal partner rather than an accompanist, and Juho is not onlya wonderful chamber musician but also a formidable soloist, so it was only natural that he played an important role in selecting the repertoire.”

(Written on June 4, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Lake District Summer Music cancelled summer school, but will include new series of ‘Young Artist Debut Recitals’. Results of UK Music’s survey on diversity highlight the underrepresentation of Black, Asian, minority ethnic individuals and women in the industry. Rumours have been circulating that SoundCloud is on verge of bankruptcy. Also, in Germany opinions are divided over the Elbphilharmonie following last night’s opening concert, and could Obama soon be working for Spotify?

Classical Music Magazine

Lake District ends summer school after 32 years

Lake District Summer Music, for 32 years a combined festival and summer school for students in Cumbria, is changing its pattern of activity. Public concerts by international figures in the festival are to continue as before, but this year it will include a series of ‘Young Artist Début Recitals’ by selected performers, and no summer school as such.

UK Music reveals diversity survey findings

The results of UK Music’s diversity survey highlight the underrepresentation of BAME individuals and women in the music sector.

Nathalie Stutzmann takes RTÉ principal guest conductor post

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has named Nathalie Stutzmann as principal guest conductor. The announcement comes just days before she gives her second performance with the ensemble.

The New York Times

Focus! Festival to Highlight Diverse Music of Latin America

This year, the Juilliard School’s annual Focus! festival will look at “Our Southern Neighbors: The Music of Latin America.”

The Violin Channel

Rumours Circulating That SoundCloud Streaming Service on Verge of Bankruptcy

Reports are circulating that SoundCloud is on the verge of bankruptcy – following the presentation of a hemorrhaging $52 million loss.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel: Elbphilharmonie ist fantastischer Konzertsaal

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat die Hamburger Elbphilharmonie als fantastischen Konzertsaal bezeichnet. Merkel gehörte zu den 2100 Gästen des Eröffnungskonzertes des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters.

Hamburger Abenblatt

Bundespräsident Gauck: “Sie haben Großartiges geleistet”

Der Bundespräsident eröffnet die Elbphilharmonie und ist von ihrer Akustik begeistert. Die Eröffnungsrede im Wortlaut.

Welt

Liebe Hamburger, Weltklasse geht leider anders

Das Eröffnungskonzert sollte die Akustik des neuen Klanghauses zur Geltung bringen. Das ist offenbar misslungen. Es gibt einen Grund, warum der Klang nicht hält, was die Architektur verspricht.

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Une nouvelle ère s’ouvre-t-elle pour les instruments ? Ce violon électrique, d’allure futuriste, a été conçu grâce à une imprimante 3D. 

Une nouvelle ère s’ouvre-t-elle pour les instruments ? Ce violon électrique, d’allure futuriste, a été conçu grâce à une imprimante 3D. Avec son “3Dvarius”, un clin d‘œil au célèbre luthier italien Antonio Stradivari, Laurent Bernadac espère repousser les limites du son.

Le Figaro

Barack Obama, président des playlists pour Spotify ?

La plateforme d’écoute en ligne a publié une offre d’emploi intitulée «président des playlists» qui semble étrangement adaptée au curriculum du 44e président des États-Unis.

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Elbphilharmonie @elbphilharmonie A moment to remember forever! This is the first official photo of the Grand Hall with guests and orchestra.  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C16x2tRXUAQAqcO.jpg

Tagesspiegel Berlin @TspBerlin Hamburg leuchtet,Berlin duckt sich weg?Von wegen! über die Vorzüge der Hauptstadt:

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 The Pittsburgh Symphony is back, putting the music scene at full strength – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette https://t.co/m9T8ih4eyt

Photo: BBC Photographer – Guy Levy

(Written on January 12, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strike is resolved, Scottish Awards for New Music are announced, and Beethoven score row between Sotheby’s and expert breaks out. Also, restoration of Bayreuth Festival Theatre will take longer and cost more, and Munich concert hall will be built as of 2018.

The New York Times

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Strike Is Resolved

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra settled a 55-day strike on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving. The strike was resolved after its musicians agreed to freeze their defined benefit pensions and management settled for an initial 7.5 percent wage cut, half of what it had been seeking.The five-year contract, which was ratified on Wednesday, paves the way for the orchestra to return to work next week.

Classical Music Magazine

Inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music announced

The first Scottish Awards for New Music will take place on 8 March 2017 at Glasgow’s Drygate Brewery. Created by New Music Scotland with financial support from Creative Scotland, the awards will celebrate Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles.

Opera Now Magazine

Opera North announces Dare Prize

Opera North and the University of Leeds have jointly announced a new £15,000 prize aimed at challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process.

BBC News

‘Beethoven’ musical score row between Sotheby’s and expert

A row over a handwritten score “by Beethoven” being sold at auction for up to £200,000 has broken out between an expert and its sellers. Professor Barry Cooper, who has studied the composer’s manuscripts, claims there are inconsistencies within the 1817 piece, Allegretto in B minor.

The Strad

Orchestra della Svizzera italiana faces closure due to funding cuts

The ensemble’s 46 musicians and staff have been informed that their jobs may be terminated at the close of 2017.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Paul Jacobs premieres new Rouse organ concerto

Paul Jacobs joined the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to mark the tenth anniversary of Verizon Hall’s Fred J. Cooper memorial organ between 17 and 19 November.

International Piano Magazine

Somm releases complete Vaughan Williams piano music

Somm Recordings is releasing the first ever recording of Vaughan Williams’ complete piano music on 27 January 2017.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jutta Vulpius ist tot

Ihr Debüt gab sie an der Komischen Oper, 1956 ging sie zur Berliner Staatsoper – und blieb dem Haus 35 Jahre lang treu. Die Sopranistin Jutta Vulpius ist im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses: längere Bauzeit und höhere Kosten

Begonnen im letzten Jahr, sollten die Sanierungsarbeiten acht Jahre dauern und 2023 abgeschlossen sein. Das Festspielhaus wurde im Jahr 1872 nach Entwürfen des Komponisten Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in Auftrag gegeben und im Stil der hellenistischen Romantik erbaut.

Zubin Mehta-Saal an der Wiener Musikuniversität eingeweiht

An der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien wurde der Zubin Mehta-Saal eingeweiht. Die Feier fand im Beisein des Dirigenten und Namensgebers Zubin Mehta statt. Der Saal wird an der Wiener Musikuniversität als Unterrichtsraum für angehende Dirigenten genutzt.

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München: Planungen für Konzertsaal laufen zügig – Baubeginn 2018

Bis Mai 2017 läuft nun ein Architektenwettbewerb, zudem sollen in Kürze die Verhandlungen mit dem Grundstückseigentümer über einen Pachtvertrag abgeschlossen werden. Der Konzertsaal soll vor allem dem Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks eine Spielstätte auf Weltniveau bieten.

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BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Neues zum Münchner – Kultusminister Spaenle nennt erste Details zu Saalgröße und Architekturwettbewerb.

Music History @today_classical in 1868 Birth of American and pianist Scott

Berlin Philharmonic @BerlinPhil Save the date: Family Christmas Concert “Ho, Ho, Horn!” – live & in the Digital Concert Hall on 4 Dec 2016!

Photo Credit: Jeff Swensen for The New York Times.

Photo Credit: Jeff Swensen for The New York Times.

(Written on November 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Martyn Brabbins is ENO’s new music director, City Music Foundation announces 2016 artists, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and management plan to get back to negotiating table. Also, youngest opera composer premieres Cinderella under Zubin Mehta in Vienna in December, and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra protests against plans to make cuts to the orchestra.

The Guardian

English National Opera names Martyn Brabbins as music director

The British conductor Martyn Brabbins is to take over as the new music director of the English National Opera, in the latest attempt to revive the beleaguered company. The respected conductor takes over from Mark Wigglesworth as company seeks stability after two years of cuts and crises.

BBC News

Amadeus play: NT homecoming in fine tune

It’s 37 years since Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus was first seen on stage and it’s now widely accepted as a modern classic. Now Lucian Msamati and Adam Gillen are bringing the play back to its original home in London. And this time there’s an orchestra too.

Classical Music Magazine

City Music Foundation announces 2016 artists

Tabea Debus (recorder), Miguel Gorodi (jazz trumpet), Joseph Houston (piano), Hannah Morgan (oboe), Ligeti Quartet, Nérija (contemporary jazz ensemble) and Mihai Ritivoiu (piano) have been selected asfor the 2016 City Music Foundation Artists programme.

Syracuse.com

Syracuse Opera opens season with Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola,’ a tale of kindness and redemption

Banish all visions of singing mice and magic wands. A story closer to reality is told in Gioachino Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.” It stars a Cinderella who relies on wisdom and goodness rather than sorcery to honor the love she feels for the prince.

CBC News

New concert series celebrates B.C. composers

There’s a new place in Vancouver’s West End dedicated to teaching more of us about contemporary Canadian classical composers. The Canadian Music Centre in B.C. opened in 1959. Its mission is to promote the ever-changing world of new classical music in the country. The organisation recently moved to its new home in the heart of Davie Village.

WTAE.com

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians, management plan to get back to bargaining table

The big issue between management and the musicians has been an argument over dollars. Musicians say there are three key items that led to the strike; management requesting they take a 15-percent pay cut, changes to pensions and a freeze on three openings.

Klassik.com

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester protestiert gegen Kürzungspläne

Das Luzerner Sinfonieorchester hat mit einem spontanen Platzkonzert vor dem Rathaus gegen die Kürzungspläne des Kantons protestiert. Nach Angaben des Intendanten sei eine weitere Kürzung der Subventionen für das mit 70 Musikern besetzte Orchester existenzbedrohend.

Kulturradio Rbb

Jüngste Opernkomponistin aller Zeiten mit “Cinderella”

Alma Deutscher, ein elf Jahre altes Mädchen aus Großbritannien, hat ihre eigene Version von “Aschenputtel” komponiert. Am 29. Dezember soll ihr Werk unter Schirmherrschaft von Zubin Mehta in Wien uraufgeführt werden.

Neue Musikzeitung

Bochumer Symphoniker bekommen erstmals eigenes Konzerthaus

Fast 100 Jahre nach ihrer Gründung bekommen die Bochumer Symphoniker erstmals eine eigene Spielstätte in ihrer Stadt. Mit drei Konzertabenden weihen sie am kommenden Wochenende (28. bis 30. Oktober) das Anneliese-Brost-Musikforum Ruhr ein.

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klassik.com @klassikcom  Erster Preis beim Wieniawski Violinwettbewerb für Veriko Tchumburidze

Top Classical News @topcmnews  Montreal Symphony becomes first orchestra to own an octobass

Music History @today_classical  in 2003 opening of Walt Disney Hall, home of

Martyn Brabbins. Photo Credits: Martin Cervenansky.

Martyn Brabbins. Photo Credits: Martin Cervenansky.

(Written on October 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream, the Royal College of Music hosts inaugural Double Bass Festival, and crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. Also, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs in New York, and Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream

Wigmore Hall has announced its first schools concert live stream. The event will see Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives present a musical retelling of Giles Andreae’s book Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom.

RCM to host inaugural Double Bass Festival

The inaugural Royal College of Music International Double Bass Festival will take place on 16 October. Bassists from around the world will gather for a day of masterclasses, seminars, coaching sessions and performances.

The Telegraph

Greedy bosses and musicians on strike – the crisis engulfing classical music

Crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. One is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which faces a deficit of $11 million and pension black hole due to rock-bottom interest rates.

The New York Times

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to New York

The excellent St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ensemble makes an overdue visit to New York at the 92nd Street Y, presenting works by George Tsontakis and Mozart.

Sheboygan Press

Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist

Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble, led by internationally renowned concert pianist and artistic director Andrew Burashko, will be reimagining the Beatles’ groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album when it takes the stage at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts next Thursday, Oct. 13.

WQXR

Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Classical music remixes have been used in advertising to great effect this year. Intel spent a year creating a spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony … but with sweet, sweet twist.

Aftenposten

Disse talentene lever ut musikerdrømmen sammen med Norges fremste orkestermusikere

Klassisk musikk er selve livet. Nå får 80 utvalgte talenter spille side om side med Oslo-Filharmonien.

RBB Kulturradio

Orchester sucht polnische Musiker

Das Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt will seine grenzüberschreitende Arbeit ausweiten. Im Rahmen eines Education-Projekts bringen mehrere Hundert Schüler aus der Region unter Anleitung des Orchesters Inszenierungen auf die Bühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gedenktafel für David Bowie hängt wieder

In Schöneberg hängt wieder die Gedenktafel für David Bowie. Mit einem neuen Verfahren soll verhindert werden, dass Diebe diese entfernen.

klassik.com

Historische Ladekräne kommen zurück zur Elbphilharmonie

An der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg werden drei historische Ladekräne, die lange Jahre Teil des Kaispeichers A waren, wieder aufgestellt. Die drei Halbportalkräne werden künftig das Bild der Elbphilharmonie vervollständigen.

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International Piano @IP_mag Nearly time for – don’t miss out and book your tickets here

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Neue jetzt auch im Netz. Schwerpunktthema: Frauen-Quote und Frauen im Kulturleben. Barbara Haacks Leitartikel:

NDR Kultur @ndrkultur Herhören – heute wird der Deutsche in Hamburg verliehen:

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Wigmore Hall. Photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, read about the great British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, who passed away at the age of 92 yesterday. Also, read about the strikes of several orchestras in the U.S. In addition, the Scottish International Piano Competition 2017 will take place from 1st September to 10th September 2017.

BBC News

Leading British conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies at 92

The British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, has died at the age of 92, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields says.

The Guardian

Conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies aged 92

Marriner was still conducting into his 90s, conducting a concert to celebrate entering his 10th decade two years ago, which included a rendition of Happy Birthday. His 90th birthday was also marked by Classic FM dedicating an entire day of programming to his performances.

The Telegraph

‘It was a bit noisy’: the late Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz

In an interview last year, Sir Neville Marriner told Ivan Hewett how a love of Handel took this carpenter’s son from Lincoln to London in 1939.

The New York Times

Philadelphia Orchestra Ends Its Brief Strike

Musicians in the Philadelphia Orchestra play outside the Kimmel Center, the orchestra’s home, after going on strike Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra ended a brief strike on Sunday, two days after its musicians sent a shock wave through the classical music world by walking off the job just before a season-opening gala.

For Orchestras in the U.S., So Much Depends on Their Communities’ Fortunes

The orchestra world’s Black Friday began on Sept. 30 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra going on strike in the morning and ended across Pennsylvania that evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra walking out as patrons gathered for its opening-night gala. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians, who were already on strike, sent their support on Twitter.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians to launch Northern Ireland brand

Help Musicians is to introduce a new brand in Northern Ireland next month.

Birmingham City University announces partnership with UK Music

Birmingham City University is to become one of the Music Academic Partnership‘s 11 member organisations. Run by UK Music, MAP offers training, placements and networking opportunities for individuals who want to build careers in music.

Scottish International Piano Competition 2017

The next edition of the Scottish International Piano Competition will take place 1-10 September 2017. Pianists aged 18-30 will compete for the £10,000 first prize, which carries with it the Frederic Lamond gold medal and an invitation to perform with the RSNO in 2018.

The Strad

Romanian cellist sustains injuries during police raid

A Romanian cellist jumped from his first floor window and sustained ‘multiple fractures’ as well as cancelled a forthcoming concert, during a police raid of his apartment block in Bucharest.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@BBCYoungMus finalist @JessGillamSax leads our brass and wind focus in CM October! http://ow.ly/WOE9304EtC4

ICSOM @ICSOM Philly Strike Ends! https://t.co/aIJp7RbKZG #ClassicalMusic #Symphony #Orchestra @POMusicians

Classic FM @ClassicFM Yesterday we lost a truly great conductor – tune in now for our tribute to Sir Neville Marriner…

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Photograph: BBC News/ AP

(Written on October 3, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra faces triple jeopardy, discord revealed as Theodore Kuchar leaves the Fresno Philharmonic, and new transgender choruses are springing up in North Carolina. Also, the Calidore String Quartet of New York wins the first ever $100,000 chamber music prize and Valery Gergiev is honoured with Sergei Rachmaninov International Award.

thestar.com

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra faces triple jeopardy

TSO must replace both Jeff Melanson and Peter Oundjian, who leaves in 2018, and handle its $12-million deficit.

The Telegraph

Can classical go digital?

The digital revolution in the way we consume recorded music is roaring ahead.

The Fresno Bee

Complexities, discord revealed as Kuchar leaves Philharmonic

Theodore Kuchar, music director of the Fresno Philharmonic, left the post after 15 years.

Daily Mail

Monica Bellucci, 51, oozes glamour in a plunging silk gown with statement bling at Sofia Coppola’s opera La Traviata in Rome

She dazzled the silver screen when she made her Bond girl debut at the age of 51 in 2015 007 hit, Spectre.
And Monica Bellucci proved her eternal sex-appeal as she stepped out for the opening of Sofia Coppola’s take on La Traviata at the Rome Opera House in Italy on Sunday night.

The Portsmouth News

Classical music gig to raise funds for Fareham church

Classical music lovers are urged to get down to Holy Trinity Church in Fareham later this month for a concert to raise money for the church.

Ubergizmo

Musician Transforms Popular Ringtones Into Classical Music

Some of the biggest phone manufacturers like Samsung and Apple have their own iconic ringtones that will forever be associated with their handsets. Even companies like Nokia and BlackBerry who are not as big as they used to be had their own iconic ringtones which many of us still remember since we’ve all used a Nokia or BlackBerry back in the day. A musician has taken those popular ringtones and turned them into nothing short of classical music.

npr music

Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

The ongoing controversy in North Carolina over access to bathrooms has increased the general public’s awareness of issues facing transgender people.

artsjournal

The First-Ever $100,000 Chamber Music Prize Has A Winner

The grand prize at the inaugural M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, held at the University of Michigan, was won by the Calidore String Quartet of New York.

klassik.co

Dirigent Valery Gergiev mit Sergei Rachmaninov International Award ausgezeichnet

Der russische Dirigent Valery Gergiev ist mit dem Sergei Rachmaninov International Award 2015 ausgezeichnet worden.

Klassik heute

Sofia Coppola inszeniert Verdis “La traviata” an der römischen Oper

Die römische Oper hat die amerikanische Regisseurin Sofia Coppola für die Neuinszenierung von Verdis La traviata engagiert.

Musik heute

Martin Grubinger und Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra bringen den Groove nach Hannover

Da stand er ganz allein mit seiner Pipe Drum und füllte mühelos Deutschlands größten Konzertsaal – nicht nur mit Klängen, sondern vor allem mit seiner ausdrucksstarken Bühnenpräsenz.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews  new UK study launched to combat depression and anxiety in musicians

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Opernsängerin und Showstar: Ingeborg Hallstein wird heute 80. Ein Porträt zum Geburtstag der Sopranistin http://bit.ly/1Rjz0SZ

klassik.com @klassikcom Leipziger -Nachwuchspreis an Alexandros Stavrakis verliehen

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Valery Gergiev, © Sergei Rachmaninov International Award

(Written on May 23, 2016 )

Classical News

Classic FM

Average composer fee is now ‘shockingly low’

A survey and report commissioned by Sound and Music has revealed that the average fee received by a composer for each commissioned composition is £1,392.

Coventry Telegraph

£74 eBay piano led Tile Hill girl to music degree at Oxbridge

Talented Coventry pupil Emily Lanigan almost gave up piano as her family couldn’t afford instrument – but bargain led her all the way to Oxford.

Vulture (via Arts Journal)

The Metropolitan Opera Has Solved Its Labor Crisis, But There Are Still Rumblings in Valhalla

The Met’s labor crisis is over; the spiritual crisis goes on.

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Chamber Orchestra celebrates 40 years as the nation’s flagship ensemble

Founded in 1975 by John Painter, the evolution of the ACO has been shaped by Richard Tognetti’s 25 years as lead violin and artistic director.

The Baltimore Sun

One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen

Orchestra’s principal oboist was vacationing in Montreal when her instrument went missing.

Triblive.com

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra makes ‘great strides’ financially, audit shows

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has begun to dig itself out of a financial hole, said a financial analyst who reviewed its 2013 audit.

Concerti

Europa in einer Person (Porträt Philippe Jordan)

Philippe Jordan vereint in Paris nord- und südländische Klangtraditionen und macht dabei von sich reden.

Die Welt

In New York geht der Opernvorhang doch auf

Es wird keine Aussperrungen und ausgefallenen Vorstellungen an der Metropolitan Opera geben. Doch das Internet hatte den Arbeitskampf ordentlich befeuert und dem Intendanten Peter Gelb Druck gemacht.

Twitter

GreatTweets2Go: ‏@Greattweets2go Classical music redefined for young people: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The Grand Rapids Sympho… http://binged.it/1tj7vB5  #classicalmusic

Daily Nation: ‏@dailynation Kenya’s very own great classical musicians http://bit.ly/1BBOSfs  #classicalmusic #Kenya

Chamber Music Tulsa: ‏@ChmbrMusicTulsa  Via @nprmusic: How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents http://n.pr/RxB2HD  #classicalmusic

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(Written on August 21, 2014 )

Physics.org

World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound

A study from University College London shows that people can, to a good level of accuracy, identify top-ranked orchestras from non-ranked orchestras when shown silent video footage, suggesting that such judgements are driven at least in part by visual cues about group dynamics and leadership.

Classic FM Online

Stonehenge just a giant xylophone?

The mystery of Stonehenge may have finally been revealed, as researchers suggest the structure could be a prehistoric instrument.

Classical Music Magazine

‘Lost’ Granados opera to be staged

The original score for Enrique Granados’s three-act opera Maria del Carmen has been found and restored by musicologist Walter Clark.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Symphony lays off 17 staffers to aid budget

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has laid off almost 10 percent of its administrative staff in ongoing efforts to balance its budget and make operations more efficient.

Guardian

50 years ago – how John Eliot Gardiner changed music

His student performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers on 5 March 1964 put a rocket under the musical establishment; John Eliot Gardiner has not stopped entertaining and enlightening audiences ever since, says Tom Service.

San Diego 6

Classical music on San Diego trolleys

Pop up conductors and concerts on San Diego public transport.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Bühnenschmücker

Er kann kitschig, er kann karg: Stephan Prattes baut Bühnen von Salzburg bis Berlin. Aber noch nie so aufwendig wie für „Clivia“ in der Komischen Oper.

Classic FM Online

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(Written on March 6, 2014 )