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In today’s news: Cressida Pollock to leave ENO, Lumen launches crowdfunding project, booking for NXCGB auditions are open. Too few women in the music industry, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the organ, and French organisation “Musique et spoliations” does research on instruments stolen by the Nazis.

Opera Now

Cressida Pollock to leave ENO

Cressida Pollock is to step down as English National Opera’s chief executive in June 2018.

Music Business Worldwide

Concord acquires Savoy Label Group – and its 3,000+ recordings

SLG includes the Savoy Jazz catalogue and an extensive classical catalogue, in addition to adult rock/alternative specialists 429 Records.

Choir and Organ

Lumen launches crowdfunding project for new album

London-based chamber choir Lumen is crowdfunding for a new recording project.

Music Teacher

Booking for NYCGB auditions now open

Those interested in joining the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) can now www.nycgb.org.uk/audition.

The New York Times

A Composer’s Debut, at 82

Some people are late bloomers. Then there is Richard Alan White, 82, who was a composer-in-hiding for the first eight decades of his life.

NMZ

Women Wanted: Hat die Musikbranche ein Frauenproblem?

Stellen wir uns mal vor, es gäbe keine Helene Fischer. Die Schlager- und Pop-Königin ist so omnipräsent, dass eine Tatsache nahezu verdrängt wird: Die Musikbranche hat ein Frauenproblem.

Klassik.com

Arnold Schwarzenegger an der Passauer Domorgel

Der Schauspieler und ehemalige kalifornische Gouverneur Arnold Schwarzenegger ist als Organist an der Passauer Domorgel in Erscheinung getreten. Im Rahmen eines von ihm besuchten Orgelkonzerts erhielt Schwarzenegger die Gelegenheit, einige Takte auf der Orgel zu spielen.

Pizzicato

Theater Trier löst Vertrag mit Operndirektorin

Das Trier Theater hat den Arbeitsvertrag mit Operndirektorin Katharina John einem ‘reporter’-Bericht nach vorzeitig aufgelöst.

France Musique

L’histoire méconnue des instruments de musique spoliés par les nazis

Les instruments de musique et documents musicaux spoliés par les nazis pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale n’ont pas fait l’objet du même effort de recherches que les autres œuvres d’art. L’association “Musique et spoliations”, initiative inédite, tente de réparer cette injustice.

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(Written on September 22, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back Music@Malling for the fourth time. Music@Malling brings world-class artists to historic local venues in West Malling, Kent, combining a hugely successful outreach programme with a firm commitment to new music. This year sees the seventh iteration of the festival, in which 24 events will take place over 10 days, featuring music of leading contemporary composers, alongside classical, jazz and folk music. The festival aims to engage with the local community through education and outreach work and to provide events that both enrich and entertain audiences. Music@Malling aspires to develop innovative and creative projects that are of high quality and that raise the profile of music. The artists are involved in mentoring and supporting young musicians and composers across Kent.

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This year, outreach work includes 1400 primary school children from 16 schools partaking in a project focusing on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as well as 480 children performing in four concerts alongside the festivals resident ensemble, Chamber Domaine, and narrator Matthew Sharp. Furthermore, in conjunction with Sound and Music, Go compose!, gives 10 young composers from Kent the opportunity to compose a piece of music that is performed and recorded in one day under the expert guidance of Simon Pearce (Royal College of Music and Purcell School) and Chamber Domaine. The festival also offers Meet the Composer events with composers such as Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson, and mentoring workshops with the Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson.

Concerts will include Chamber Domaine performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Artists range from harpsichord player Steven Devine, violinist Thomas Bowes to guitarist Craig Ogden performing Bach, Dowland, Britten, and Albeniz. Flute player Sami Junnonen will perform music by Bach, Sciarrino, Debussy, Berio, Takemitsu, as well as the premiere of a new work by Tomi Räisänen.

Thomas Kemp, Artistic Director, says: ‘Our seventh festival promises to be our best yet with a wide range of music and lots of interesting programmes and opportunities for music lovers young and old. Contemporary music by Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson rubs shoulders with works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Gershwin as well as jazz, world, folk and vocal music across 24 events. I am particularly proud of our work with local schools –engaging young people in creative activities – many for the first time.’

(Written on July 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, read about Groupmuse, a service currently provided in parts of U.S., bringing classical music to your living room. BBC launches project to uncover works by female composers in joint partnership with Arts and Humanities Reserach Council. Rubicon Classics, a label that will launch in January that aims to bring a new audience to classical music by marketing itself primarily on social media and the internet. Also, Fort Worth Symphony’s strike is likely to end soon, as the management and the musicians might have reached a tentative agreement.

The New York Times

I Went to My First Classical Music Concert. It Was in My Living Room.

The smile that spread across my face a few seconds after the Zaffre Quartet began the rousing finale of Mozart’s String Quartet in G was the first hint that I’d stumbled onto something special.

CMUSE

BBC launches project to discover works by women composers

BBC Radio 3 is beginning a project to uncover the lost works of women composers in a joint partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The aim will be to locate music by forgotten composers and record it by making use of the BBC’s orchestras and choirs.

What was Mozart’s last completed composition?

Today is the 225th anniversary of the death of Mozart on 5 December, 1791. Anyone unaware of the dramatic licence taken in the play and film “Amadeus” might think that the genius composed the last bars of his Requiem on his deathbed, but reality didn’t quite live up to that story.

How does the oldest piano in the world sound?

Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, created the instrument around the turn of the 18th century. The first hard evidence of a piano in existence comes from an inventory of goods from 1700, in which it is referred to as a harp harpsichord.

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Fort Worth Symphony Strike Is Likely To End

The management and the musicians of the Fort Symphony Orchestra have reached a tentative agreement, the Star Telegram reports.

The Violin Channel

British Violinist Sentenced to 2.5 Years Jail Over ‘Fake Cancer’ Scam

British violinist Bethan Doci has been jailed for 32 months after it was revealed she conned over $440,000 from good samaritans in a ‘fake cancer’ scam

Classical Music Magazine

Rubicon Classics to launch in January

A label will launch in January that aims to bring a new audience to classical music by marketing itself primarily on social media and the internet.

Die Welt

So viel Amadeus war nie. Und wird nie wieder sein

Zu Mozarts 225. Todestag setzt die Deutsche Grammophon mit einer 200 CDs umfassenden Box auch sich selbst ein Denkmal. Die Rekordausgabe ist sehr schön. Stimmt aber auch ziemlich wehmütig.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Brechts First Lady

Über viele Jahrzehnte prägte sie als Theaterschauspielerin das Berliner Ensemble. Sie sang Chansons auf den großen Bühnen und hinterließ ihre Spuren auch im Fernsehen. Ein Nachruf auf Gisela May.

klassik.com

Besucherzahlen in Interimsspielstätte um 20.000 niedriger als im Musicalzelt der Vorsaison

Oper Köln: 44 Millionen Euro Verlust, rückläufige Besucherzahlen

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Classic FM @ClassicFM For a truly magical carol concert, head to @StPaulsLondon this Thursday, in aid of @mssocietyuk Tickets: http://classfm.co/YLfTAw 

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(Written on December 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news round-up, applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists. A flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere after 239 years, announced by Tutti Mozart. Also, a research conducted in China shows that human brains respond differently to classical music and pop music.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Queen Elisabeth Competition: cello 2017

Applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists.

Pappano renews contract with Santa Cecilia

Sir Antonio Pappano has extended his contract with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia until 2021.

International Piano Magazine

AFCM appoints Kathryn Stott as artistic director for 2018-2020

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM), which takes place in Townsville, North Queensland, has appointed Kathryn Stott as artistic director for its 2018-2020 festivals.

CMUSE

Flute concerto by Mozart to receive world premier after 239 years

Tutti Mozart has announced an exciting upcoming concert on 2 December where a flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere.

Research shows our brains react differently to classical and pop music

Researchers in China have discovered that the brain responds differently to classical music than to popular forms.

The Strad

Norwegian Air refuses to refund extra luggage charge for violin

Violinist Ellen Fjærvoll Samdal claims Norwegian Air refused to allow her entry on a flight to Prague because she was carrying her violin and a purse as hand baggage and the airline has refused to refund a €40 ‘extra luggage’ charge in order for her to carry her instrument as hand luggage.

Neue Musikzeitung

10 000 Euro für Elphi-Karte bei ebay – Spielzeit fast ausverkauft

Sieben Wochen vor Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie am Hamburger Hafen gibt es für die gesamte erste Spielzeit praktisch kaum noch Karten. Es seien aber weitere Veranstaltungen geplant. Angesichts dieser Situation klettern die Preise bei Verkaufsplattformen.

Musik Heute

Bamberger Symphoniker gehen auf USA-Tournee

Erstmals seit fünf Jahren gehen die Bamberger Symphoniker wieder auf eine Tournee in die USA. Unter der Leitung ihres Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach treten die Musiker im Februar 2017 in neun Städten auf.

BR Klassik

Anne-Sophie Mutter teilt Sorge amerikanischer Künstler

Anne-Sophie Mutter kommentiert in den sozialen Medien den jüngsten Eklat am Broadway. Dort hatten Besucher des Musicals “Hamilton” den zukünftigen US-Vizepräsidenten Mike Pence ausgebuht – und Schauspieler eine an ihn gerichtete Erklärung verlesen. Anne-Sophie Mutter stellt sich mit einem Eintrag auf ihrer Facebook-Seite auf die Seite der Künstler.

Rbb Kulturradio

Drei Emmys für deutsche Produktionen

Das deutsche Fernsehen zählte mit drei Preisen zu den großen Gewinnern bei den internationalen Fernsehpreisen in New York. Die Schauspielerin Christiane Paul, 42, wurde in New York für ihre Rolle in dem ARD-Politthriller “Unterm Radar” zur besten Hauptdarstellerin gekürt.

Klassik.com

Aus für das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana?

Das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana steht vor dem Aus. Grund für die dramatischen Aussichten für das Weiterbestehen des Klangkörpers ist der sukzessive Rückzug der Schweizerischen Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG) aus der Förderung des in Lugano beheimateten Orchesters.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Breaking: A Swiss radio orchestra is killed off http://dlvr.it/MkFrHk #ClassicalMusic

kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb #Obama verleiht zum letzten Mal Freiheitsmedaillen – an @Springsteen, de Niro, DeGeneres u.a. http://www.kulturradio.de/nachrichten/2016/11/Obama-verleiht-zum-letzten-Mal-Freiheitsmedaillen.html … #kulturnachrichten

klassik.com @klassikcom Insolvenzverwalter des Füssener Festspielhauses legt Mängelbericht vor #Kulturmanagement http://klassik.com/?E7pT8

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(Written on November 23, 2016 )

Yesterday in Madrid, eight pianos were placed in different spots about the city for everyone to play.

The initiative was taken in connection with a concert by Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko at the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, which took place yesterday evening. 

Stanislav Khristenko won the ‘Concurso de Música Maria Canals’, a competition held annually in the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona.

The idea of placing these eight pianos about the city was to get the public into the spirit of the concert that evening.

In this video, members of the public play one of the pianos and discuss the project.

(Written on October 15, 2015 )

WildKat PR spoke to British-Iranian composer and sound artist Soosan Lolavar who founded the music project ‘Stay Close‘, which harnesses contemporary classical music as means of a cultural exchange between Iran and the UK.

Take a look at our video blog to hear what Soosan had to say.

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(Written on March 13, 2014 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome Trinity Buoy Wharf to its client roster.

Once an empty and derelict site, Trinity Buoy Wharf is now a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries with a rare community of over 350 like minded people enjoying the unique riverside location. There is also the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, which was set up to hold the land and the vision in trust for the people of London by using a portion of the Wharf’s income for arts projects in the area.

To date the Trust has supported / funded many projects including the Isle Of Dogs Music Project (2006 to present), All on the Wharf, Aluna, London International Festival of Theatre Summer Festival, 10yr celebration and various summer schools.

Free from overdevelopment, the site’s fasinating history can still be seen in the buildings, installations and residents such as the Lightships LV93 and LV95 that are moored there.

With careful regeneration, Trinity Buoy Wharf has kept its character whilst offering amenities such as studio and gallery space, a pier, boat club, school, rehearsal rooms, 3 of the hugely sustainable Container City buildings and two dining options in the form of Driftwood Cafe and Fat Boys all American diner.

WildKat PR will be working to promote Trinity Buoy Wharf as a venue and Arts hub, as well as their upcoming Arts events including various exhibitions featuring film, art, photography and sculpture.

Take a look at the Trinity Buoy Wharf website to find out more about what they do, and you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Trinity Buoy Wharf

(Written on February 10, 2014 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome pianist Jean Muller to its client roster.

Jean Muller is an internationally established pianist with extraordinary artistic genuineness. Born in Luxembourg in 1979, he was only six when he took his first piano lessons with Marie- José Hengesch at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. Jean Muller has been awarded twelve first prizes at international competitions, the most recent one in 2013 as ‘Export Artist of the Year 2013’ by Music:LX. He has also performed on several occasions during state visits of Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg. In 2007 the Grand Duke of Luxembourg made him Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau.

Jean has given over 300 concerts in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. at major concert halls such as the Megaron in Athens, the NCPA in Beijing, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Kings Place London, the Luxembourg Philharmonie, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Musikverein in Vienna. He has been featured on numerous radio stations including BBC Radio 3, DeutschlandRadio Kultur, Bayern 4, France Musique, Radio Canada, Musique 3 and others.

During 2013, Jean Muller presented his new CD “Chopin Recital” during a worldwide tour. WildKat PR will be working with Jean to launch the 2014 project ‘Transcendence’ with a global tour as well as the release of a CD. He is scheduled to perform in Luxembourg, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, New York and completing the tour in London. 

The ‘Transcendence’-album, which includes the complete set of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes and the Mephisto Waltz No. 1 in the dazzling version of Vladimir Horowitz, will be released in March 2014. Besides his tour he will be playing in the opening concert at Classical:NEXT in Vienna in May, as well as performing for the 6th time during an official state visit of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, this time in Poland.

 

(Written on February 6, 2014 )

Gramophone

Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra

The singer-songwriter makes a birthday gift

The Guardian

Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Carl Davis and Christopher Gunning claim synthesised orchestras are preferred to the real thing to save money

Classic FM Online

John Williams, Alexandre Desplat and more on soundtrack Oscar longlist

Soundtrack legends and newcomers alike have made the long list for the soundtrack category at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, due to take place in February

Vote For The Best Classical Music Education Initiative

The Best Classical Music Education Initiative will honour an education project which has used classical music in an innovative way, shown musical excellence and had a positive impact on a significant number of participants

Pianist plays Chopin in front of Ukraine riot police

An unnamed pianist has been playing the works of Chopin in front of riot police in Ukraine

Salon

Was Wagner inspired by migraines?

Three German researchers present evidence that the German composer interwove his headache pain into his operas

The National

Pandit Jasraj brings his Mewati style of Hindustani classical music to Dubai

A conversation about Indian classical music is incomplete without the mention of Pandit Jasraj, one of India’s top classical musicians who represents the Mewati style of Hindustani classical music

Ria novosti

Kurgan Greets Sochi Olympic Flame with Classical Music

On Sunday December 15th, strains of Verdi and Tchaikovsky greeted the Sochi Olympic Flame in the Russian city of Kurgan

Daily Inter Lake

Bionic musician: Miraculous cure restores oboist’s ability to make music

When the Glacier Symphony conductor cues principal oboe player Reid Merley to blow an A — that unmistakable standard pitch by which the orchestra tunes — Merley is in perfect control of the note

Der Tagesspiegel

Die neue Kulturstaatsministerin

Mit Monika Grütters als neuer Kulturstaatsministerin folgt auf den Machtmenschen Bernd Neumann eine Frau, die aus der Kultur kommt. Die Wahlberlinerin wird in der Szene für Kompetenz und Begeisterungsfähigkeit geschätzt

Classic FM Online

(Written on December 16, 2013 )

Gramophone

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

The Guardian

Scottish Opera – some questions for the troubled company

The opera company used to be a cultural jewel whose ambitions, and resulting productions, were reasons to cheer. What has gone wrong?

The Voice of Russia

Symphony online: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra opens virtual concert hall

The large-scale online project was launched this week in one of the best music halls in Russia. The aim of this innovation is to allow music lovers from all over the country to enjoy unique performances

Classicalite

La Scala’s Post-Barenboim Conductor is…Fabio Luisi?

Now, Italy’s La Reppublica is reporting that Genoese maestro Fabio Luisi-principal conductor of the Met since September 2011-may very well be the preferred candidate

Chicago Tribune

CSO reports small deficit, record ticket sales and fundraising

While other U.S. symphony orchestras are buffeted by budget shortfalls, declining attendance, labor unrest and other problems, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues on a steady financial course

Wired

Is This the Opera of the Future?

New opera Invisible Cities represents the leading edge of operatic innovation – a bold effort to create individualized experiences within the context of a communal performance

Billboard

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service 

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service – akin to a Spotify, but with video – to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans

Billboard

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(Written on October 25, 2013 )