Posts Tagged ‘Schumann’
« Back to E-News

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.

Dario Acosta

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.

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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 news: Piotr Beczala performs in Konzerthaus Berlin with pieces written by Schumann and Dvořák, Lang Lang cancels his performance in Hamburg, and Berlin choir Cantus Domus performs Arthus Honeggers “Le Roi David” this weekend in Berlin, Cirque de la Symphonie performs with a mixture of Acrobatic and classical music, Anne-Sophie Mutter donated her concert for refugees and the performance of “die Meistersinger von Nuernberg” earned bad critics

Pizzicato 

On Tour Again: Cirque de la Symphonie Combines Acrobatics And Symphonic Music

Now in its eleventh year, Cirque de la Symphonie is again on tour in the U.S., performing with the Detroit Symphony from 31 March to 2 April.

Rhinegold

J&A Beare acquires WE Hill and Sons

International violin dealer J & A Beare has acquired W E Hill and Sons, including the Hill accessories line.

The Violin Channel

Charitable Anne-Sophie Mutter Donates Entire Concert Fee to Refugee Support

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Blomstedt and the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra have donated their March 18th concert fees to two refugee charities.

Classicfm

Mozart’s Sonata for Bassoon and Cello is utterly gorgeous

It’s not often that the bassoon gets to be the centre of attention – but in this sonata Mozart shows off just how versatile and virtuosic instrument it can be

Music Business Worldwide

Sony Music launches weekday records

Sony Music has launched California-based label Weekday Records in partnership with Pure Noise founder Jake Round.

Independant

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House, London, review: It sadly turned out to be more of a squawk than a swansong

Kasper Holten’s farewell production of ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ at the Royal Opera House did not work well with the action transposed to a 1920s gentleman’s club

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Seele der Lieder

Piotr Beczala singt im Konzerthaus Lieder von Schumann, Dvořák und Rachmaninow – und lässt keinen Zweifel: Er ist auf der Höhe seines Könnens.

Die Welt

Lang Lang sagt Auftritt ab

Für Schwarzmarktkunden wird die Absage zum Problem

neue musikzeitung

Kristjan Järvi geht: Der Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters verlässt Leipzig

Wie der MDR und die Leipziger Volkszeitung berichten, wird Kristjan Järvi, Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters, sein Amt am Ende der Spielzeit 2017/18 beenden

Feuilletonscout

Cantus Domus präsentiert Arthur Honeggers „Le Roi David“ – inszeniert mit modernem Tanz

Der Berliner Chor Cantus Domus führt in seinem zehnten Konzept-Konzert das als Bühnenstück komponierte Oratorium auf und wagt eine völlig neue Kombination aus rhythmisch-explosiver Chormusik und modernem Tanz.

bbc.com

Thailand’s blind children’s orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Video premiere: “scratch cradle” (Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet

Today we’re premiering scratch cradle (Thomas Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet, another video by Four/Ten Media.

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom Wiederentdeckte erklingt nach 125 Jahren in Dessau

klassik.com @klassikcom Münchner : Architekt Stephan Braunfels hat erneut das Nachsehen

Cantus Domus / © Johanna Scheffel

(Written on March 23, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Wigmore Hall announces their 2017/18 season, and NYCGB search for their first Chief Executive. In Suffolk a new exhibition, ‘Queer Talk: Homosexuality In Britten’s Britain’, is inaugurated today.   In Nantes, toddlers are introduced to classical music in an attempt to break down cultural boundaries, and musical tips for your four-legged friends.

Rhinegold

NYCGB launches search for first chief executive

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain are launching a search for their first ever chief executive. The new position was created in response to the organisation’s rapid growth over the past few years. Since 2012, NYCGB has gained ACE National Portfolio status, launched Widening Access & Engagement partnerships with music hubs in Cornwall, Cumbria and Nottinghamshire, and established the NYCGB fellowship programme.

Wigmore Hall announces 2017/18 season

Wigmore Hall’s 2017/18 season will include residencies from Isabelle Faust, Christian Tetzlaff, Sir András Schiff, Jörg Widmann and Sonia Prina.  The season will include a 17-concert survey of Haydn’s string quartets with the Castalian, Doric, Heath and Schumann string quartets, including all of Haydn’s quartets from the Opus 20s onwards, and the Cuarteto Casals will present a complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, alongside new works by living composers.

Vulture

How Moonlight’s Composer Chopped and Screwed Classical Music

Host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews Oscar-nominated Moonlight composer Nicholas Britell about the process of creating the themes for the movie’s protagonist, who’s called “Little” when he’s a kid, “Chiron” as a teen, and “Black” when he’s fully grown. As Britell explains, he borrowed techniques from hip-hop to create three different themes from the same piece of music.

New Republic

Breaking Elgar’s Enigma

Bob Padgett used to work for large insurance companies in northern California, assessing property damage from fires and floods. But he was also a talented classical violinist, and he would moonlight for different orchestras, which is how he came to plumb a century-old mystery called the Enigma.

Pizzicato

Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain Exhibition Inaugurated

 At the Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, where Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears lived for almost 40 years, a new exhibition, Queer Talk: Homosexuality In Britten’s Britain, is inaugurated today. It will outline the life and work of Benjamin Britten during the period of social change that led to the 1967 decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Klassik Heute

Henle-Klavierwettbewerb 2017

Junge Klavierspieler zwischen 6 und 11 Jahren sind aufgefordert, ihr Video auf YouTube zu stellen! Zu spielen ist ein Satz aus den Wunderkind-Sonaten von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, zu gewinnen sind Noten oder Geldpreise. 

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Himmel der Carnegie Hall

Neun Konzerte, geballt an elf Tagen: Daniel Barenboim und die Berliner Staatskapelle zelebrieren in New York ihren Bruckner-Zyklus. Ein Wagnis, das vollends zu begeistern weiß.

Abendblatt

Das erste “Konzert für Hamburg” in der Elbphilharmonie

Das NDR-Orchester, Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja und Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt warfen “Klassik-Köder” aus.

Galileo

Diese Musik solltest du spielen, damit dein Hund entspannen kann

Ja, auch Hunde haben Musikgeschmack. Genau den haben Wissenschaftler jetzt untersucht. Denn natürlich wollen wir, dass es unseren Vierbeinern gut geht. Und da hilft es manchmal schon, wenn man die richtige Musik an macht.

Le Monde

Les femmes donnent de la voix aux Victoires de la musique classique

Unique émission de musique classique sur une chaîne de télévision du service public en prime time, les 24es Victoires de la musique classique, qui se tenaient mercredi 1er février à l’auditorium de Radio France, à Paris, ont été diffusées en direct sur France 3 et France Musique. La mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa a été récompensée dans la catégorie artiste lyrique.

La Croix

Nantes, la Folle Journée initie les enfants à la musique classique

Dans le cadre du festival de musique classique la Folle Journée qui se tient du 1er au 5 février, la compagnie Musiqu’Éveil a imaginé des concerts adaptés aux enfants de 18 mois à 3 ans, pour mieux faire tomber les barrières culturelles.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1875 Birth of Austrian-American #violinist Fritz #Kreisler #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Mondoweiss @Mondoweiss The Palestine Philharmonie — an orchestra is born in Bethlehem

3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Hamburg: Schauspielhaus-Intendantin Karin Beier verlängert um weitere drei Jahre.

wildkat-pr-wigmore-hall

Image: Wigmore Hall

(Written on February 2, 2017 )

Aus dem omanischen Wüstensand in die K.u.K.-Herrlichkeit: Nach dem Gastspiel der Bamberger Symphoniker in Muscat sind sie nun in Graz angekommen. Und mit ihnen: Das Fotobuch von Nora Gomringer und Andreas Herzau, das im wunderschönen Stefaniensaal bereits auf sie wartet. Heute Abend und morgen sind sie dort unter der Leitung ihres Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach zu hören. Auf dem Programm: Werke von Ruzicka, Schumann und Brahms.

Die ganze Reise des Buches gibt es hier nachzulesen.

 

Stephaniensaal  Eschenbach

(Written on April 25, 2016 )

Caterina Grewe is not only an uprising star within the classical music world, she also has an interesting multicultural background and a remarkable perception of the music industry.

Ahead of the release on 21 April 2016 of her debut solo piano album “Schumann” featuring works by Schumann, we met with her for a chat during a practice session.

 

(Written on April 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival line-up announced with a full day of events addressing the refugee crisis, Nils Frahms’ special Barbican weekend line-up announced and the piano from the Oscar-winning film The Piano sells at auction. Also, German Music Council  appeals to all citizens to raise their voice for democracy and rule of law and Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR competition.

Guardian

The Piano’s piano sells for just NZ$1,000 at auction

Non-playable prop from Jane Campion’s multiple Oscar-winning 1993 film was used in the movie’s famous beach scene

The Telegraph

Robert Plant to perform at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown

Robert Plant will join other musicians in an all-day event addressing the refugee crisis as part of Meltdown festival this year.

Classic FM

We’re celebrating the inspirational women of classical music this International Women’s Day

We asked the women of Classic FM – working both on air and behind the scenes – to each pick one woman in the world of classical music who has inspired them. Here’s what they said…

International Arts Manager

Nils Frahm Barbican weekend line-up announced

Nils Frahm, the Berlin-based contemporary composer and pianist with a cult-like following, is to curate this year’s Barbican marathon weekend – featuring Frahm’s only live show in 2016

The Strad

Violinist Ray Chen launches community crowdfunding campaign

‘Musical Heroes’ initiative aims to recognise ‘unsung’ trailblazers. American violinist Ray Chen has launched a crowdfunding campaign in aid of community musicians.

NMZ

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar – Aufruf des Deutschen Musikrats

Neben dem Deutschen Musikrat haben sich aktuell 142 Organisationen und Verbände der „Allianz für Weltoffenheit, Demokratie und Rechtsstaat – gegen Intoleranz, Menschenfeindlichkeit und Gewalt“ angeschlossen

Musik-heute

Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT: Clarry Bartha wird künstlerische Leiterin

Die Sopranistin Clarry Bartha übernimmt die künstlerische Leitung des Europäischen Gesangswettbewerbs DEBUT

Klassik.com

Sachsen erwirbt Skizzen von Robert Schumann

Das Bundesland Sachsen hat in einem US-amerikanischen Antiquariat Skizzen des Komponisten Robert Schumann (1810-1856) zu seinem ersten Klaviertrio op. 63 erworben

CBD Minnesota

Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

Gaelynn Lea has an unconventional approach to playing her instrument, born of necessity

Twitter

@WOWtweetUK Our Artistic Director @JudeKellySBC launches WOW on #IWD2016 with 1000 school girls & amazing girls education activist @SarahBrownUK #WOWLDN

@BBCRadio3 “A day like this is a way to shout from the rooftops that music is for everyone”: Radio 3’s Olwen Fisher on #IWD2016 http://bbc.in/1nrIKmS

@BBCMusic Which female musicians inspired you growing you? Share your story: http://bbc.in/1RxVDDT #BBCPHOP #IWD2016

wildkat-pr-piano-auction-news

The Guardian

(Written on March 8, 2016 )

mic

WildKat PR is delighted to introduce our new client, German-Japanese pianist, Caterina Grewe.

Born in Tokyo in April 1988, Caterina has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, continental Europe and Asia as a Steinway Artist. She has given recitals in venues such as the Bath Pump Room, Steinway Hall London and Hamburg, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire amongst others.

Caterina‘s recitals have been broadcast by the NDR in Hamburg and France Musique in Paris. She appeared alongside Lang Lang on Sir Michael Parkinson’s TV Show Parkinson Masterclass, which was aired on Sky TV in 2013. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with the Classic Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg, the Oldenburg State Orchestra, the RCM Symphony Orchestra, Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with conductors Robert Stehli, Thomas Dorsch, Robin O’Neill, Manel Valdivieso and Alan Buribayev.

imgres

Caterina Grewe

Caterina has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as Third Prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, and the Dublin International Piano Competition where she was a finalist and prizewinner in 2015. During her time at the Royal College of Music, Caterina won all major prizes including First Prize (Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize) at the annual RCM Beethoven Piano Competition in 2009 and was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the Prince of Wales for her outstanding achievements.

imgres

Caterina Grewe

Caterina is recognised for the beauty, poetry, and temperament that her playing displays and the depth and maturity in her interpretations. She has always been especially drawn to the music of German Romantic composers. Schumann is one of her favourite composers and it is therefore only apt that her debut CD for KNS Classical features one of his most treasured works (Davidsbündlertänze) and one of his rather unduly undiscovered works (Concert sans orchestre).

 

(Written on February 8, 2016 )

WildKat PR is excited to introduce our newest client, Marina Baranova, a Ukrainian pianist and composer living in Germany.

“She sat down at the piano and played. With her right hand she held a melody, harmonically supported from the left. She was three and couldn’t read music” remembered Marinas Parents, both piano teachers.

Since her very first contact with a piano at the age of 3, Marina has won a long list of international prizes all over Europe. Her debut album Marina Baranova Plays Schumann was enthusiastically applauded by the press, who hailed her as an “excellent interpreter of Schumann”. She is also active as a composer – her last CD Firebird, recorded together with Murat Coşkun, contains only original compositions for oriental percussion and piano.

Marina is currently working on her next CD Hypersuites. The programme will be based on the graceful music of the Baroque period providing a foundation for the brilliant improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations which Marina specialises in.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina in promoting this new album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Marina Baranova’s website.

Marina Baranova

Marina Baranova, picture by Yoshi Toscani

(Written on July 31, 2015 )

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 )

With the voting currently open for the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame, we in the WildKat PR London office took some time to talk about our three choices and why we love them so much. Counted down over the Easter weekend, we’ll all definitely be tuning in to see where our favourites come! Alluding to the regular battle between Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto, we also did our own poll to see which would win. Watch our vlog to find out…

Make sure you cast your own vote here

(Written on February 13, 2015 )