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In today’s news: Opera chiefs accused of elitism, Philadelphia Orchestra brings Jewish and Arab Israeli communities together, contemporary composers Helmut Lachenmann and John Cage meet in Munich, plans of the Berlin Rundfunkorchester for season 2018/19 and Music Festival FEMUA in Abidjan.

The Times

Opera chiefs accused of elitism for food and drink ban in musicals

A ban from taking food and drink into the venue, has led to claims that the ENO is discriminating against audiences for more commercial shows.

Classical Music 

Academy of St Martin in the Fields announces $1m gift ahead of its 60th anniversary

The gift has been made by the president of the American Friends of the Academy, Maria Cardamone, and her husband Paul.

Opera Now

Turin’s Teatro Regio appoints William Graziosi as general director

Graziosi began his career as artistic administrator of the Spontini Classic project, where he oversaw the organisation of three singing competitions and academies specialising in the work of Gaspare Spontini.

Broadway World

Rachel Barton Pine And Jory Vinikour perform on Cedille Records Album

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Cedille Records’ best-selling artist, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, a two-time Grammy nominee making his Cedille label debut, play J.S. Bach’s complete violin and harpsichord sonatas.

Slipped Disk

Philadelphia Orchestra promises to work with ‘Jewish and Arab Israeli Citizens’ 

This statement was released following pro-Palestinian protests about the orchestra’s inaugural trip to Israel where they will participate in special residency activities in Israel, June 3-7.

Limelight

Mezzo Fleuranne Brockway wins Royal College of Music Scholarship

The Australian International Opera Awards has partnered with the Royal College of Music this year, seeing Brockway further her vocal studies in London.

taz

Musikfestival FEMUA in Abidjan – Visionen, Ideen und hohe Zinsen

In Anoumabo, einem Slum der ivoirischen Metropole Abidjan, findet das Musikfestival FEMUA statt. Mit dem Erlös werden neue Schulen gebaut.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Pfeif auf die Melodie

In München treffen an einem Abend die zeitgenössischen Großkomponisten Helmut Lachenmann und John Cage aufeinander. Lachenmann spielt seine “Wiegenmusik” und wagt bei einer Podiumsdiskussion provokante Thesen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Pläne des Berliner Rundfunkchors für die Spielzeit 2018/19

Crossover-Soireen, Mozart-Requiems und Mitsingkonzerte: Der Berliner Rundfunkchor stellt seine Pläne für die Spielzeit 2018/2019 vor.

france musique

Jazz Culture : 41ème concours national de jazz de la Défense

Les inscriptions pour le 41ème Concours National de Jazz de la Défense sont ouvertes.

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Helmut Lachenmann © Lebrecht Music And Arts Photo

 

(Written on May 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Orchestral music reaches new audiences through video games, BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates 90 years, Washington Performing Arts CEO is Pushing DC’s classical music scene forward, performance of “Edward W. Said Days” took place in Pierre Boulez Hall, and the 10th anniversary of Musikautorinnenpreis ignites criticism towards GEMA.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic to perform for Playstation:“This concert is a signpost for where orchestral music is expanding,”

In front of 5,000 concertgoers at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Philharmonic will be performing the music to the video games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and others. The orchestral music is expected to attract hundreds of people who have never been to a classical concert before.

‘Pitting opera against pop music is unhelpful, unfair and flawed”

Pop critic defends opera and the Arts Council.

The Times

Through Opera, Debussy Reaches a New Audience

The centennial of the composer’s death this year provides an occasion to revisit the less-known corners of his oeuvre.

BBC News

BBC National Orchestra of Wales marks 90th anniversary

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has “evolved” in order to reach its 90th birthday, according to its director.

Isle of Wight County Press

Classical music stars, Blake and Mary-Jess to headline The Wight Proms on Isle of Wight

A classical chart-topping line up has been announced for the final evening of The Wight Proms, Last Wight of the Proms.

Washingtonian

How Washington Performing Arts CEO Jenny Bilfield Is Pushing DC’s Classical-Music Scene Forward

President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts is responsible for shaping Washington’s cultural life by including some of the most prominent shows at Kennedy Centre and Strathmore, as well as bringing lesser-known orchestra to the area for adventurous concerts.

The Oregonian

Imani Winds breaks the mold of the classical music ensemble in multiple ways

Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest replaced its longtime resident ensemble, the Emerson Quartet with Imani Winds, a younger, yet equally as talented ensemble to challenge the diversity problem in classical music.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Said Days“ im Boulez Saal – Konflikt und Kontrapunkt

Beethovens Streichquartett op.130, Bachs „Ricercar a 6“ und ein Vortrag von Raja Shehadeh. Die „Edward W. Said Days“ im Pierre Boulez Saal.

klassik.com

Generalmusikdirektor verlangt Austritt der Intendantin zur Vertragsverlängerung – Oper Köln: Künstlerische Leitung entzweit

Medienberichten zufolge hat Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth für seine Vertragsverlängerung an der Kölner Oper den Abschied von Opernintendantin Birgit Meyer gefordert. Roth halte Meyer für fachlich nicht kompetent, die Intendantin hingegen fühle sich bevormundet.

nmz

Jubiläum im Shitstorm – 10 Jahre Musikautorinnenpreis der GEMA

Über viele Jahre gehörten die GEMA und die GEZ zu Reizworten in der öffentlichen Diskussion. Immer gab es viele Leute, die etwas gegen die Institutionen hatten. Man war im Dauerfeuer der Kritik. Die GEZ gibt es mittlerweile nicht mehr. Und die GEMA, die gibt es selbstverständlich noch. Aber sie ist längst nicht mehr so stark im Fokus von Angriffen von innen wie außen.

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Lorne Balfe and orchestra perform a the Video Game Awards © Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

(Written on April 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents and Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. Also, Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards were announced, NAXOS Germany is responsible for five new labels and French composer Renaud Gagneux passed away.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop honoured with major orchestral award

Conductor Marin Alsop has been given the 2018 Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Award in recognition of her work with British orchestras and her championing of female conductors.

The Strad

Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents

Eric Sun’s prized instrument will be made available via the Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship in two-year periods to talented musicians with a community-building proposal.

Plans unveiled for Tokyo Stradivarius Festival

Blockbuster exhibition will feature over 20 instruments.

Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin

The American violinist adds the Chinese accolade to a number of recent competition successes.

Classical Music

Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards announced

Richard Heason, director of St John’s Smith Square and Sue Mallet, director of planning at the LSO were among the winners at the awards.

The New York Times

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

At the Golden Globes three weeks ago, black dresses on the red carpet helped draw the world’s attention to abuses against women. Can white roses do the same at the Grammys?

FAZ

Im Original mit Dudelsack

Populär, doch nicht einfach. In den Hallen der Bonner Bundeskunsthalle lässt man sich zur Beethoven-Woche etwas Besonderes einfallen. Entdeckern des großen Musikers wird ein buntes Programm geboten.

nmz

Rheingau Musik Festival unter dem Motto «Freundschaft»

Mit dem Leitgedanken «Freundschaft» geht das Rheingau Musik Festival dieses Jahr in seine 31. Saison.

Klassik Heute

Fünf Label-Neuzugänge bei NAXOS Deutschland

Der Vertrieb von NAXOS Deutschland meldet fünf Neuzugänge von Labels in das Vertriebsprogramm.

france musique

Disparition du compositeur Renaud Gagneux

Le compositeur Renaud Gagneux est mort à l’âge de 70 ans. Membre du Groupe de Recherche Musicale de l’ORTF puis de l’INA, il laisse derrière lui une œuvre brassant de multiples genres.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical: in 1911 FP of Richard ‘ opera Der Rosenkavalier, at the Dresden Opera, Hofoper.

CompleteMusicUpdate @CMU: Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025

Image: Marin Alsop © Classic FM

(Written on January 26, 2018 )

We are looking for a Junior Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

WildKat PR

WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We adamantly believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin and New York. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exciting opportunity to join our London team. Working with the Founder, Director of the London Office, and Account Managers, they will learn how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries in order to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.

 

Key duties

As a Junior Account Manager:

-To support the Director of the London Office with her administrative needs

-To assist the Account Managers in securing opportunities for clients and helping them to achieve their PR goals. This includes: researching publications and opportunities for coverage, organising client events, assisting with client reports and feedback

-To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things

-To write copy in relation to client needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures

-To learn quickly and efficiently how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns in order to take on your own clients and manage their PR goals effectively. This will include liaising with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients

-To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events

-To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances

-To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company.

-To be willing to take on additional responsibilities and grow into a more senior role within the company

 

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

-Small, open plan office

-Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly

-Gain wider industry experience, not just PR

-Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas

-Personalised creative skills training and coaching

-Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects

-Opportunities for travel

-Sociable atmosphere

-Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

 

 

Person Specification

Essential

-Interest in classical music, culture and the arts

-A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice

-Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines

-Proven administrative and organisational skills

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone

-Ability to work as part of a team

-High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

-A strong interest in online media

-Self-motivated

-Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

-Education to degree level

-Fluency in another language

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 15th September 2017

Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

 

(Written on August 30, 2017 )

We’re delighted to be working with Kimiko again. This campaign will see us supporting her exciting new Kickstarter project, which will finance her recording of J.S. Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge.

Kimiko is not new to Kickstarter, her former project recording the Goldberg Variations was a tremendous success. Spiegel.de called her a “music activist“ for having published not only an online stream of her recordings but also her sheet music under Common License. As a result, Kimiko’s project was picked up all around the world and established her as a key interpreter of Bach’s repertoire.

Kimiko Ishizaka

For her new project, Kimiko chose another demanding work by Bach: The Art of Fugue, a piece which was left incomplete by Bach when he died.  The question of how to bring the performance to an end has kept generations of pianists busy. Some end the performance abruptly when there are no more notes to play, like Glenn Gould, who would play the last note “like a pistol shot”, as Kimiko’s manager Robert Douglass interprets it, to mark the interruption and the ‘unfinishedness’. Dissatisfied with all of these choices, Kimiko thought: “This music, so miraculously crafted, can’t end like that, unfinished. It’s wrong. It can’t be accepted.“
So she wrote her own completion of the work. In March she presented her own solution, Die Kunst der Fuge, komplett, in Cologne, Germany. The concert ended with tremendous applause and the feedback from the audience was that they did not notice the transition from Bach’s composition to Kimiko’s addition, as it was composed and executed so flawlessly.

Now we’re delighted to support Kimiko in taking this project to the next level. The fundraiser for the CD release of Die Kunst der Fuge will start this Spring. The CD will be recorded in 2018 at Teldex Studio, Berlin. Stay tuned for Kimiko’s unique version of The Art of Fugue!

 

Kimiko Ishizaka

(Written on May 8, 2017 )

Mein Praktikum bei WildKat neigt sich dem Ende zu: Nach nur 2 Monaten muss ich die Agentur schweren Herzens wieder verlassen, denn die Semesterferien sind vorbei. Ab nächster Woche heißt es wieder büffeln und vor allem viel lesen, denn die Uni geht wieder los und mein Studium macht sich nicht von alleine. Hier, bei WildKat, hat mich das Social-Media-Fieber gepackt! Als kleines Abschiedsgeschenk hinterlasse ich der Agentur und unseren Lesern 11 wunderbare Dinge, die ich aus meiner Zeit bei WildKat mitgenommen habe:

1. Bei WildKat kommen verschiedenste Nationen zusammen, um gemeinsam für Projekte zu arbeiten


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2. Missy, der Office Dog, ist einmal die Woche Teil des Arbeitsalltags


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3. Social Media Präsenz ist harte Arbeit!


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4. Jeder Mitarbeiter ist auf seine Weise ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil der Agentur


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5. Das Arbeitsumfeld bei Wildkat ist wie eine große, fürsorgliche Familie


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6. Klassische Musik rockt!


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7. Bei WildKat ist Frauenpower angesagt


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8. WildKat ist ein großer Verein von Teetrinkern


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9. Bei WildKat wird gegenseitige Unterstützung groß geschrieben


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10. Selbst, wenn du mal keine Ahnung hast, was zu tun ist, hier hat jeder ein offenes Ohr


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11. Der wöchentliche Obstkorb bei WildKat sorgt für den Vitaminflash


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Liebes WildKat-Team,
ein großes Dankeschön für diese wunderbare Zeit. Ich habe während des Agenturalltags bei euch so unendlich viel gelernt und mitgenommen. Schade, dass es jetzt schon vorbei ist! Bleibt so, wie ihr seid:

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Liebsten Gruß

Eure Theresa

Theresa Hünerbein

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to be working with 7K!, the new neo-classical Hub launched by the independent label !K7 Records.

7K! is a new platform and home for neo-classical projects which will be supported by the in-house expertise and spirit of legendary music company !K7 records. 7K! will comprise a record label and label services collective, as well as sync and artist management divisions.

In the first quarter of 2017, the label will kick off its release schedule with the album ‘Endless’ by multi-instrumentalist and globally-renowned composer Luca D’Alberto. Last week, two concerts took place in Berlin at Silent Green, including one sell-out performance.

D’Alberto is a brilliant, mold-breaking musician who is already highly regarded on the classical scene, as both a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He is a favourite composer of directors such as Peter Greenaway, Wim Wenders and Fernando Arrabal. His upcoming album ‘Endless’ is the result of his decision to shake up his classical training into new charters, preferring instead to use his talents to create a more contemporary style of music that sees him exploring the pairing of electronics with acoustic instruments. ‘Endless’ was produced by Martyn Heyne (Tiny Ruins, The National) and Henrik Schwarz, and is preceded by the single ‘Wait For Me’, released in December.

Watch here the official video to “Wait For Me”, a love Story told only by hands.

WildKat PR is very much looking forward to bringing D’Alberto and his music to the music world with a focus on the German press.

Carolin, Director of the Berlin office: „We are excited to be helping prestigious !K7 records on their new launch of the neo-classical label 7K! We have already successfully worked on projects with neo-classical composers such as Max Richter and Chad Lawson, reaching out to new audiences with their modern sound. We look forward to supporting !K7’s growth in the German music industry through active press work and consultancy.“

Keep up to date with 7K! on the !K7 website and Luca D’Alberto on his website and on the WildKat PR blog.

Luca D'Alberto (c) Jon Bergman

Luca D’Alberto (c) Jon Bergman

(Written on February 2, 2017 )

 

We are looking for a driven, full-time Social Media & Content Manager to join the WildKat PR team in our Berlin office! Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below…

 

WildKat PR

WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We adamantly believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin and New York. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual to join our Berlin team to lead and advise on social media and digital strategy across the company.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a digital specialist to join one of the leading PR agencies at a time of continued rapid international growth, and to work creatively with an exciting roster of varied and high-profile artists and clients. This role requires an excellent knowledge and understanding of the digital landscape, but does not require experience within the cultural or arts sectors.

The Social Media and Content Manager will be based in the Berlin office, but will also work closely with the London team and must be fluent in English. This role is ideal for an English-speaker who would like to relocate to Berlin. Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.
Start date: August/September 2016

 

Key responsibilities include:

• Develop the strategy and execution of the social media and content platforms for WildKat PR’s clients. Platforms will include, but are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat
• Determine measures of success and evaluate the work carried out
• Lead the planning, creation and distribution of engaging, timely and relevant content for WildKat PR’s clients, ensuring sensitivity to the individual personalities and priorities of each client
• Work closely with the Account Managers in London and Berlin to ensure that social media and digital campaigns are closely linked to the PR and publicity work that is taking place for each client
• Create social media overviews and progress reports to feed back to clients
• Lead the running of the WildKat PR social media channels, advising Account Managers on best practice and developing the audience and reach of each channel
• Encourage innovation and forward-thinking throughout WildKat PR’s social media and digital work, staying informed of new trends and platforms and feeling confident and inspired to try out new ideas

 

Person Specification:

• Minimum of two years’ experience working in social media and content creation
• In-depth understanding of best practice across all social channels and emerging platforms
• Awareness and understanding of evolving technology, alongside the ability to research and discover new and innovative opportunities and platforms
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously
• Fluent English speaker, but with an extremely high level of proficiency in German
• A team player, with proven experience working in a busy office

Closing Date: 6pm 28th July 2016
Please send a copy of your CV, a cover letter, and an example of a social media campaign that you have worked on to Olivia Brown Olivia@wildkatpr.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

(Written on June 14, 2016 )