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In today’s news: Cypress Hill on working with the London Symphony Orchestra, New BBC flagship arts show presenter finds theatre too ‘stressful’, and a musical odyssey about the desperate train journeys that divided India. Musikfest Berlin with 44.000 visitors, the Munich Radio Orchestra begins new season with new musical director, Gare du Nord in Basel begins new season.

The Guardian

Ghosts of partition: a musical odyssey about the desperate train journeys that divided India

Railways played a crucial role in partition, as Hindus and Muslims took crammed, dangerous and often deadly journeys to their new homes.

The Independant

Cypress Hill on working with the London Symphony Orchestra: ‘It’s definitely something in the works’

Exclusive: The Independent speaks to the hip hop duo about their new projects, influences, and racism in America.

DailyMail

Young Musician of the Year finalist wins three-year battle to practise piano in his £5m family home after millionaire neighbour complained about the noise

A Young Musician of the Year finalist has won his battle against a council which tried to stop him practising piano in his £5million family home.

The Telegraph

New BBC flagship arts show presenter finds theatre too ‘stressful’

When the BBC announced it would be moving its flagship arts show Front Row onto television, it promised editorial expertise from an all-new team, backed by real depth and insight.

M-Magazine

Keith Barnard and Solem Quartet to play ‘lie-down’ festival

Taking place in Hamptead and Highgate from 7 to 26 October, the festival – now in its ninth year – aims to throw the ‘stuffy’ rules found in traditional concert halls out the window, in order to offer a more accessible and enjoyable experience rooted in spirituality and relaxation.

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Hvorostovsky cancels Moscow recital

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 54, who is being treated for a brain tumour, has been forced to cancel his recital at the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on September 26.

The New York Times

Hurricane Harvey Closes Houston’s Opera and Ballet Home for a Season

The Wortham Theater Center — home to Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet — was so severely damaged by the flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey that it will remain closed through at least May 15, the center announced on Monday night.

Klassik.com

Musikfest Berlin 2017 meldet 44.000 Besucher

Das Musikfest Berlin hat eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Festspiele gezogen. An 19 Festivaltagen fanden 34 Veranstaltungen statt.

Klassik Heute

Einstand von Ivan Repušić als Chefdirigent des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters

In seinem Antrittskonzert dirigiert der Kroate Ivan Repušić das erste Sonntagskonzert der neuen Spielzeit 2017/18 und gibt damit auch den Auftakt zur neuen Saison des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters.

Codex Flores

Saisoneröffnung des Basler Gare du Nord

Der Basler Gare du Nord eröffnet die Spielzeit 2017/18 mit der Uraufführung des Musiktheaters «Lamento».

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BKM Kultur und Medien @BundesKultur

Ermutigung zu kultureller Teilhabe: vorbildliche Projekte vorschlagen! BKM-Preis Kulturelle Bildung 2018

MusicAeterna at Musikfest Berlin ©Kai Bienert

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(Written on September 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: La La Land acrobatics outside the walls of the City Hall and London Symphony becomes Orchestra in Residence of the Luxemburg Philharmonic. Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester gets a movable audience area, and the Opéra-comique of Paris reopens. Beyoncé supports women with college scholarships and Pulitzer Prize for composer Du Yun.

The Telegraph

Los Angeles’ Mayor proclaims ‘La La Land’ day with aerial dancers at City Hall

Los Angeles’ mayor has proclaimed Tuesday the 25th of April as “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives Wigmore Medal

The British artist receives the award ‘in recognition of his commitment to, and belief in Wigmore Hall and in everything that it represents’.

The Cut

We Will Soon See Some ‘Formation Scholars’ In College Thanks to Beyoncé

Beyoncé is helping four women pay their way through college! As a way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé announced four college scholarships.

The Violin Channel

Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Chinese-born international composer Du Yun’s acclaimed 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music winning opera ‘Angel’s Bone’

Gramophone

Join Gramophone for a conversation with Kyung Wha Chung

The eminent Korean violinist talks about her life in music

Der Tagesspiegel

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Der Neue stellt sich vor

Im Herbst tritt Robin Ticciati sein Amt als achter Chefdirigent des DSO an. Jetzt hat das Orchester sein Programm für die Saison 2017/18 präsentiert.

Berlin.de

Geiger Thomas Brandis mit 81 gestorben

Der Geiger Thomas Brandis, langjähriger Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker, ist tot.

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‘London Symphony’ ist ‘Orchestra in Residence’ der Luxemburger Philharmonie

Brexit hin, Brexit her, das ‘London Symphony Orchestra’, ab September 2017 unter der Leitung von Simon Rattle, ist in der Saison 2017/18 der Luxemburger Philharmonie ‘Orchestra in Residence’.

Classicfm

This £8.7m concert hall has a stage that moves

The Stoller Hall, situated within Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, is a brand-new venue providing space for recitals, chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk, pop and spoken word as well as recordings, conferences and rehearsals.

Le Figaro

Visite privée de l’Opéra-comique avant sa réouverture demain

Une salle somptueusement restaurée, pour renouer avec une tradition toute parisienne.

South China Morning Post 

Why Pang Ho-cheung, Love Off the Cuff filmmaker, is Hong Kong cinema’s true renaissance man

The 43-year-old writer, director, producer and actor is preparing to make his first English-language film and is juggling half a dozen or more projects he wants to direct – after which he thinks he may retire

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  18 of today’s top female conductors:

20Karriere-News: Karl-Heinz Steffens (Norske Opera)

 

Robin Ticciati (l.) und Orchesterdirektor Alexander Steinbeis.Foto: Kai Bienert

(Written on April 26, 2017 )

WildKat PR is very excited to announce that we are working with the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Established in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely-recognised as “one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests” and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists and sharing the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience. The Cliburn aims to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.

In addition to the competition, the Cliburn established the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 1999, which The Boston Globe proclaimed “a celebration of music, and the people who have to make music, no matter what.” Then in January 2014, it announced the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival.

Since its inception in 1962, the Cliburn has remained committed not only to identifying young pianists who represent the highest in artistic achievement, but also to nurturing these artists and launching their careers. To this end, the Cliburn arranges for hundreds of recital, festival, and orchestra concert engagements across the United States for the winners in the three years following the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Medalists are also available for solo, chamber, and orchestra concerts, as well as for master classes, outreach activities, and other education programs.

Vadym Kholodenko, age 26 Ukraine, performs in the first Preliminary Recital of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on Saturday May 25, 2013. (Photo Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn)

(Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn)

WildKat is looking forward to working with Cliburn on its launch event taking place in London in January 2017, as well as running press campaigns in the UK and Germany for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which will run from 25th May to 10th June 2017.

See the Cliburn’s website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as WildKat PR Blog, for its latest news .

(Written on October 7, 2016 )

Leonie Rettig is one of the most interesting young pianists of her generation. The twenty-five-year-old pianist offers persuasive and profound interpretations of a wide variety of musical styles. Her extensive repertoire includes works ranging from Domenico Scarlatti to Henry Dutilleux, with the compositions of the Romantic era playing an integral role in her work.

»We experienced a creative miracle […]. Right from the first notes of Liszt’s B minor Sonata the audience was on the edge of their seats. It was as if Leonie Rettig began to read a long pianistic novel […].Following on from last year’s Liszt bicentenary, Leonie Rettig had delivered such an overwhelming masterpiece that it was some moments before the applause began. (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 28.2.2013)

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Leonie Rettig © Schneider Photography

Leonie Rettig has won several prizes at national competitions, the International Piano Competition Nikolaï Rubinstein in Paris at the tender age of 12, among others. She has played with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Nova Scotia and at prestigious festivals like the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the International Chamber Music festival at Viana do Castelo.

In the 2016/2017 season Leonie will make her Swedish debut with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Further recitals will take her to the USA and Canada, as well as to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. WildKat PR looks very much forward to introducing Leonie to artist managers with the aim of securing a partnership.

(Written on August 12, 2016 )

Are you a young graduate who is eager to network, meet new people, try something new and do business? Orpheus Sinfonia, themselves outstanding recent graduates, are hosting a networking event alongside their next concert Beneath The Score: The Love Triangle on 23rd March. There will be opportunities to meet other like-minded people before the concert, during the interval, and also afterwards over a drink or two.

There are many networking events out there but this one will be unique in its combination of business and culture. The concert’s theme focuses around classical music’s most famous love triangle between husband and wife Robert and Clara Schumann and their friend Johannes Brahms. Who will win over Clara in the end? Far from being your stereotypical concert, the music will be explained in a simple yet informative way, perfect for the classical music novice. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to talk intelligently about culture when entertaining your clients back at the office. The concert is also a great excuse to take time out of your busy schedule to relax: being a young graduate can be tough if you are in a new city, job and routine.

So, come along, enjoy some great music, get noticed and make connections for yourself and your company.

Don’t forget your business cards!

Beneath The Score: The Love Triangle, St George’s Hanover Square, 19:30, 23rd March. Reserve your £5 tickets by emailing clara@wildkatpr.com

Orpheus Networking Blog

(Written on March 12, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Facing the music: Noah Stewart

Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and New York City – tenor Noah Stewart on his musical passions on and off the stage

The pitfalls and perks of playing a concert hall piano

The tone and touch of a piano might be terrific or terrible, so how does a performer prepare? Pianist Boris Giltburg describes the keyboard of his dreams

The Times

10 things to know about Simon Rattle’s new concert hall

As debate rages about whether London needs a new £200m venue to keep up with the best in Europe, Richard Morrison conducts his own feasibility study

The Strad

Frank Peter Zimmermann forced to hand back ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Stradivarius

The violinist, who turns 50 this Friday, is attempting to buy the instrument, which was previously on loan from failed bank WestLB AG

International Arts Manager

Digital marketing for the arts discussed in free session

The secrets of digital success are being shared at The Art of Digital, a free workshop aimed at arts organisations hosted by arts administration specialists Spektrix and digital agency AD.

Süddeutsche.de

Rattles Wunschkonzert

Diskussion um neue Tonhalle für London

Berliner Zeitung

Berliner Straßenchor feiert mit „Straßen-Carmina“ Premiere

Der Berliner Straßenchor ist ein Chor für Menschen ohne Wohnung, ohne Arbeit, Menschen mit Behinderung, Drogenabhängige oder Prostituierte.

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Businessplan für Bonner Beethoven-Festspielhaus vorgestellt

Zwar ist noch nicht gewusst, welcher Architekt das Beethoven-Festspielhaus in Bonn bauen wird, aber der Bau, der komplett privat finanziert werden soll, hat jetzt bereits einen Businessplan, der die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Unternehmens voraussagt.

Classicalite

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Whiplash’ Top Contenders at Oscars, Alexandre Desplat Wins Best Original Score

Now with the Oscars at a close, the results proved to be a normal get together of acting talent abound.

nprmusic

Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

Composer Alexandre Desplat is competing against himself in this year’s Oscars: He’s up for two awards in the category of Best Original Score.

Twitter

Intermusica ‏@IntermusicaLtd :@colincurrieperc & Pavel Haas Quartet at @wigmore_hall at the weekend – more photos here http://ow.ly/Jz1OS 

Bachtrack ‏@bachtrack : Strongly cast revival of Die Zauberflöte at @royaloperahouse @JanaiBrugger @tobyspence

Royal College Music @RCMLatest: Congrats to RCM pianist Luka Okrostsvaridze, chosen for the #TillettTrust‘s Young Artists’ Platform with a recital @wigmore_hall in December

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‘The finest pianos achieve the best results’ … Boris Giltburg. Photograph: Sasha Gusov

(Written on February 24, 2015 )

We recently caught up with Nicole Wilson, the Founder of Musical Orbit, a new and exciting online service which provides online one-to-one lessons with top principal orchestral musicians as well as free webinars and masterclasses. Watch as she tells us about the inspiration behind the website and how she sees it developing in the future!

Keep up to date with Musical Orbit through their website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on February 19, 2015 )

WildKat PR is pleased to welcome the New York Concert Artists and Associates (NYCA) to our roster. We will be working with them on an exciting series of recitals, entitled ‘The Berlin Debuts’, where various talented international musicians make their premiere performances in Germany at the prestigious Berlin Philharmonie.

Recognising that artists are commonly subject to pressure from many angles such as the public and funding restrictions, Artistic Director and Founder, pianist Klara Min, wanted to create a platform where artists could be themselves and maintain artistic integrity and originality. Inspired by Schumann’s Davidsbund, the belief that in every situation, the ultimate artistic decisions are the domain of the musicians themselves, Klara founded NYCA in 2008 with the intention of replicating this idea in a modern context.

NYCA is led ‘by musicians for musicians and the musical public’ and regular meetings are held to discuss each other’s concerts and projects whilst also striving to help each other with any available resources. Klara also ensured that a priority to help musicians communicate more directly to the general public sat at the heart of the organisation. NYCA strive to forge dynamic connections between all areas of the music industry: musicians, managers, presenters, concert halls and also to promote young artists through NYCA’s own concert series, such as the one WildKat PR is working on.

The series will span through March and April and will then continue in October 2015 and spring 2016. Korean pianist Junghee Ryu, on the 16th March, will perform a programme including Mozart’s Piano Sonata no.15 and Schumann’s Fantasie op.17. Ryu already has an impressive CV, having played with the New York Sinfonietta and the Bulgarian Varna Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunhwa Park will perform a recital of favourites from Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy on the 13th April. She has won prizes at numerous competitions such as the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music and the World Times Competition. To round off the season, Sarah Chan, who has also won many awards such as New York’s Carnegie Emerging Artist Award, will bring us Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Turina and Chopin.

Keep an eye on the website for more information about the artists and visit these websites to purchase tickets to The Berlin Debuts.

Junghee Ryu

Sunhwa Park

Sarah Chan

Die New York Concert Artists (NYCA) präsentieren: The Berlin Debuts

WildKat PR heißt die New York Concert Artists and Asociates (NYCA) als neue Kunden willkommen. Wir werden mit ihnen an einer spannenden Konzertreihe arbeiten, die mit dem Titel „The Berlin Debuts” in der renommierten Berliner Philharmonie stattfinden. Dabei werden mehrere talentierte internationale Musiker auftreten, die das erste Mal in Deutschland auf der Bühne zu sehen sind.

Die Pianistin Klara Min, Intendantin und Gründerin der Organisation, erkannte, dass Musiker in ihrer künstlerischen Entwicklung häufig von verschiedensten Einflüssen, wie zum Beispiel öffentlichem und finanziellem Druck, gehemmt werden. Um dem entgegen zu wirken, gründete sie NYCA als Plattform, die Künstlern die Möglichkeit gibt, sie selbst zu sein und ihre künstlerische Integrität und Originalität zu erhalten. Klara gründete NYCA im Jahr 2008. Inspiriert durch Schumanns Davidsbund wollte sie seine Idee, dass endgültige künstlerische Entscheidungen in jeder Situation bei dem Künstler selbst liegen, in einen modernen Kontext übertragen.

NYCA wird organisiert „von Musikern für Musiker und die musikalische Öffentlichkeit“ und in regelmäßigen Treffen wird über Konzerte und Projekte diskutiert und sich gegenseitig geholfen. Klara legt großen Wert darauf, dass die Organisation Musikern hilft direkter mit der Öffentlichkeit zu kommunizieren. NYCA strebt danach, dynamische Verbindungen zwischen allen Bereichen der Musikindustrie zu knüpfen: Musiker, Manager, Konzerthallen und Labels, und junge Künstler in eigenen Konzertreihen zu fördern, wie zum Beispiel die Konzertreihe in Berlin an der WildKat PR gerade arbeitet.

Die Konzertreihe findet ab März bis April diesen Jahres statt und wird im Oktober 2015 und Frühling 2016 weitergeführt. Die koreanische Pianistin Junghee Ryu wird am 16. März ein Programm aus Mozarts Klaviersonate Nr. 15 und Schumanns Fantasie Op. 17 aufführen. Ryu hat einen beeindruckenden Lebenslauf vorzuweisen, sie spielte bereits mit der New York Sinfonietta und dem Bulgarian Varna Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunhwa Park spielt in ihrer Aufführung die beliebtesten Stücke von Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart und Debussy am 13. April. Sie hat bereits Preise bei namhaften Wettbewerben wie dem Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music und der World Times Competition gewonnen. Zum Abschluss der Reihe gibt Sarah Chan ihr Programm aus Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Turina and Chopin. Sie ist ebenfalls mehrfache Preisträgerin und hat unter anderem den New York’s Carnegie Emerging Artist Award gewonnen.

Auf der Website von NYCA finden Sie mehr Informationen über die Organisation und die Künstler.

Tickets für „The Berlin Debuts” erhalten Sie hier.

Junghee Ryu

Sunhwa Park

Sarah Chan

NYCA Carnegie Debut Recital Audition winner - Javor Bracic - Carnegie Weill Recital Hall-2

Carnegie Debut Recital Audition winner – Javor BracicCarnegie Weill Recital Hall

 

(Written on February 13, 2015 )

A very exciting initiative launched yesterday, 26th January 2015: Musical Orbit. The website is offering musicians the opportunity to book one-to-one lessons, as well as free webinars and masterclasses with some of the top principal players from major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. Whether you have an audition, final exam or recital, through Musical Orbit you can receive bespoke feedback from industry experts on your playing to allow you to perform to your absolute best.

This opportunity means Musical Orbit is also a central online hub, allowing musicians to connect, for young artists to build relationships within the industry and to receive playing tips. Professional musicians wanting to give back to the industry can do so in their own time, anywhere in the world. The hub will also provide discounts to the most popular concerts, with promo codes that are available only on the Music Orbit website.

To celebrate this exciting project, Musical Orbit is offering the chance to win FREE music lessons if you sign up before next Monday (2nd February 2015). Get yourself over there quickly to be mentored by some of the best classical musicians in the world!

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Keep up to date with news from Musical Orbit through their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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(Written on January 27, 2015 )

The US capital is in for a treat next week when baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan will be premiering their World War I Centenary Tribute recital at the Kennedy Center. The performance is the second annual Gerald Perman Emerging Artists Fund recital, promoted by Vocal Arts DC. Michael Kaiser, former president of the Kennedy Center, said about the programme: “Gerald Perman has produced one of the great vocal series of the world”.

John and Peter devised a recital programme which includes songs by composers who were directly affected by the Great War. There will be songs by European and American composers, many of whom fought in the war on different sides of the frontier. John Brancy will lead through the recital and annotate with historical and musical facts.

Both John and Peter are recent Juilliard graduates. John has already performed at the most prestigious opera houses in Europe such as the Dresden Semperoper and Alte Oper Frankfurt and was in concert with Boston and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras. Pianist Peter Dugan opened the season with Michael Tilson Thomas’ New World Symphony this summer.

John and Peter will be taking the World War I Centenary Tribute recital to Chicago in April 2015 and Montreal in May 2015.

Please visit the Vocal Arts DC website to see the full recital programme:

Watch a sneak preview of the recital on John’s YouTube channel.

John Brancy and Peter Dugan, photo credit Gerard Collett

(Written on December 5, 2014 )