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In today’s news: Composer Jeremy Dale Roberts dies aged 83, and Simon Rattle offers his top advice to young conductors. Audio streaming becomes more and more important, Germany financially supports 31 orchestras, and soprano Brenda Lewis has died.

Classic FM

‘Conducting is hard – it doesn’t get easier’

Simon Rattle starts his new role as Music Director at the London Symphony Orchestra this month. So as he packs his pencil case for his first season in charge, we spoke to him about getting over nerves, the best piece of advice he’s ever been given and why the future is bright for classical music.

The Times

Jeremy Dale Roberts: Distinguished composer considered to be the master of miniature compositions

Cannibalism may not be the first word that comes to mind when talking about a classical composer, but it was how Jeremy Dale Roberts described the creative process when writing for gifted musicians in his circle. “[I] draw upon their temperament and behaviour in the narrative of the music: to absorb their presence,” he told a contemporary music website. “A rare form of cannibalism, maybe.”

The New York Times

High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera

As a boy soprano in the youth opera company that his parents ran in their small town, the Dutch composer Michel van der Aaonce accompanied his father to the clockmaker who was painting a set for them. What he saw, he recalled recently, was revelatory.

Good House Keeping

Target Has Never Played Background Music, Until Now

While the company has avoided it for decades—believing it to be a distraction—they’re introducing a soundtrack of more than 1,500 songs from the likes of Taylor Swift to Stevie Wonder to keep you in stores longer and hopefully revive their flagging sales in the process.

Limelight

Australian guitarist placed third in prestigious ARD Competition

Andrey Lebedev also took the prize for his performance of the commissioned work at Germany’s top music contest.

Pizzicato

Marin Alsop wins 2017 Ditson Conductor’s Award

Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of the 2017 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.

NMZ

IFPI stellt neuen Music Consumer Insight Report vor: Audio-Streaming für Musikkonsum weltweit immer wichtiger

Urheberrechtsverletzungen bleiben für die Musikindustrie weltweit eine zentrale Herausforderung: 40 Prozent der Konsumenten hören Musik über nicht-lizenzierte Angebote.

Kultur Radio

Bund fördert Orchester in Konstanz, Bochum und Jena

31 Projekte öffentlicher Orchester erhalten über das Programm “Exzellente Orchesterlandschaft Deutschland” insgesamt rund elf Millionen Euro Bundesförderung.

Klassik.com

Sopranistin Branda Lewis gestorben

Die US-amerikanische Sopranistin Brenda Lewis ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 96 Jahren an ihrem Wohnsitz in Westport (Connecticut).

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(Written on September 19, 2017 )

In today’s news: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, funds cello lessons at former school, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award, and King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped. Ensemble Aravà receives moderation award for old music , Festival String Lucerne remembers its founder, and soprano Kiri Te Kanawa retires.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Classic FM wins a Gramophone Award 2017

The 40th annual Gramophone Awards was a star-studded event celebrating the greatest names in classical music, including pianist Murray Perahia and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Pizzicato

Bramwell Tovey named director of orchestral activities at the Boston University

British conductor Bramwell Tovey, 64, the outgoing Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, takes a new post at the Boston University School of Music where he has been named director of orchestral activities. His first public rehearsal is scheduled for this Friday.

The Violin Channel

Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away – aged just 50.

Music Teacher

Sheku Kanneh-Mason funds cello lessons at former school

The 18-year-old cellist, who has just started his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, donated £3,000 to Trinity Catholic School in Aspley, Nottingham after hearing that budget cuts could bring an end to cello teaching. The money, which was earned through playing engagements, will ensure that cello teaching continues at the school for the next three years.

International Piano

Yamaha launches AvantGrand NU1X

Yamaha has revealed the AvantGrand NU1X, the successor to the award-winning NU1.

Classical Music Magazine

King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped

King’s Place will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2018 with a year-long series dedicated to time.

Limelight

Opera Queensland announces its 2018 season

Lindy Hume will direct Don Giovanni in her final season as AD and Graeme Murphy’s The Merry Widow comes to town.

Klassik.com

Ensemble Aravà erhält Moderationspreis für Alte Musik

Der Moderationspreis für Alte Musik, der in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal vom Forum Alte Musik in Frankfurt am Main vergeben wurde, geht an das Ensemble Aravà.

Musik Heute

Neuer Präsident der Musikhochschule Nürnberg ernannt

Bayerns Kunstminister Ludwig Spaenle (CSU) hat dem neugewählten Präsidenten der Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Christoph Adt, am Mittwoch in München die Ernennungsurkunde überreicht.

Klassik Heute

Festival Strings Lucerne erinnern an ihren Gründer Rudolf Baumgartner

Heute wäre Rudolf Baumgartner (1917–2002) 100 Jahre alt geworden.

France Musique

La soprano Kiri Te Kanawa se retire de la scène

La chanteuse néo-zélandaise Kiri Te Kanawa a annoncé à la BBC le mercredi 13 septembre qu’elle prenait sa retraite, à l’âge de 73 ans.

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What a night! Read the full Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 report:

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall, and Guildhall School announces six new appointments. Rheingau Musik Festival announces collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Christian Thielemann honours for 20 years at Bayreuther Festival, and music prizes for Meret Lüthi and Ernesto Molinari.

The Times

Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall

This part-time usher job could turn out to be her first step on the road to stardom after she entranced critics and concertgoers with an “exquisite” performance when asked to stand in at short notice for a soprano who had been taken ill.

International Piano

Casio Music launches four new keyboards

LK-135, LK-265, CTK-1500 and CTK-3500 are now available in stores across the UK, and feature a number of functions to enhance the playing experience, from App compatibility to Dance Music Mode.

Classical Music Magazine

Culture Mile consultation announced

City workers and residents are being invited to attend a consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden on 24 August to share their views about plans to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile into a cultural and creative destination.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces six new appointments

The Guildhall School has announced six new appointments, with the new members of staff all starting in September 2017.

Opera Now

Applications for Glyndebourne Opera Cup to open in October

Applications for a new international singing competition from Glyndebourne open on 2 October 2017. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition designed to discover the best young singers from around the world.

Limelight

Queensland Symphony Orchestra announces 2018 season

Sergio Tiempo is Artist in Residence, with Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Bernstein’s 100 among the season’s highlights.

Pizzicato

Malko Competition now open for application

Applications are now open for the 18th Malko Competition for Young Conductors, hosted by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen on 20th-27th April 2018.

Klassik.heute

Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival: erste Ausstellung auf Google Arts&Culture-App

Die Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival hat am vergangenen Samstag im Rahmen des Schlossfestes auf Schloss Vollrads die Zusammenarbeit mit Google Arts & Culture bekannt gegeben.

Pizzicato

Thielemann für 20 Jahr Bayreuth geehrt

Der Musikdirektor der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, hat in zwanzig Jahren  151 Vorstellungen bei den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth dirigiert.

Klassik.com

Musikpreise des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Musikpreise des Kantons Bern gehen in diesem Jahr an die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie an den Klarinettisten Ernesto Molinari.

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(Written on August 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: Kian Soltani signs with Deutsche Grammophon, Olsok celebrated at Trondheim Festival, and Kate conducts The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.  Ernst Ottensamer has died, new opera streaming platform, and Slowenian choir is “Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017”.

Violin Channel

Meet the Pros | French Conductor Stéphane Denève – Interview

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA.

The Strad

Cellist Kian Soltani signs with Deutsche Grammophon

Austrian-Iranian musician, 25, won the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Leonard Bernstein Award earlier this year

Pizzicato

Trondheim Festival celebrates Olsok

From 28 July to 5 August, Trondheim is celebrating Olsok with a big multicultural festival.

Classic FM

The Duchess of Cambridge went to Hamburg and conducted the opening of Beethoven Symphony No.5

The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra is usually conducted by Kent Nagano, but for this special rehearsal they let Kate take over the podium.

Limelight

Emma Matthews to head Classical Voice at WAAPA

The acclaimed Australian soprano hopes to continue performing but will be moving to Perth in January.

NPR

Sing Different: Steve Jobs’ Life Becomes An Opera

Mark Campbell is one of the most prolific and celebrated librettists in contemporary American opera.

Musik Heute

Klarinettist Ernst Ottensamer gestorben

Der österreichische Klarinettist Ernst Ottensamer ist tot.

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Im Opernrausch

Beim Videodienst „The Opera Platform“ kann man sich zahlreiche Operninszenierung online anschauen.

Pizzicato

Slowenischer Chor ist ‘Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017’

Der Chor ‘Carmen manet’ aus Slowenien, dirigiert von Primoz Kerstanj wurde gestern Abend beim Wettbewerb ‘Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017’ in Riga“ ausgezeichnet.

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Join & for their programme entitled Reason in Madness Wed 26 Jul 7:30PM:

Ernst Ottensamer (M.) mit seinen Söhnen Daniel (L.) und Andreas (R.)

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(Written on July 24, 2017 )

In today’s news: a nightingale inspires music, Dudamel pushes against Venezuelan government. Not enough compensation for a broken bass, and the end of moshpits? Soprano Agnes Giebel dies at the age of 95, and the Berlin Konzerthaus is planning an homage to Rostropowitsch. Australian Chamber Orchestra buys 400 year-old Amati cello.

The Guardian

Dance of death: are the days of the moshpit numbered?

In an attempt to make punk, rock and metal gigs less intimidating for female fans, many bands are banning moshpits and introducing ‘safe spaces’ instead.

Twitterstorm: why British birdsong is vital to music

From the nightingale to the linnet, via the blackcap and the corn bunting, UK birdsong is as unique and inspiring as the music it influences.

BBC

Music festival websites to go dark to campaign against sexual assault

More than 25 UK music festivals are turning off their websites for a day on Monday as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel speaks out against Venezuelan government

Gustavo Dudamel has urged the government of Venezuela to ‘listen to the people’ following weeks of violent anti-government protests.

The Strad

KLM airline breaks double bass and offers minimal compensation, says musician

Pablo Escobar, a student at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, was offered a sum which did not cover the cost of repairing his badly damaged instrument

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Sopranistin Agnes Giebel mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Die Sängerin starb nach Angaben ihrer Tochter bereits am 24. April in Köln im Kreis der Familie.

Musik heute

Konzerthaus Berlin plant Rostropowitsch-Hommage

Nach Alfred Brendel vor wenigen Tagen widmet das Konzerthaus Berlin in der kommenden Saison dem Cellisten Mstislaw Rostropowitsch eine Hommage.

Pizzicato

Dudamel: « Enough Is Enough »

After the murder of a young El Sistema musician by the Maduro regime in Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel has finally clearly condemned the government of his native country.

Financial Review

Take a bow: Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 400-year-old cello to make its debut

The latest acquisition by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund, the Amati cello was bought last year for $US1 million ($1.4 million) from J&A Beare, a London-based fine instrument dealer.

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Acclaimed Violinists Ilya and Olga Kaler to Join CIM Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

South China Morning Post

With Shock Wave and Love Off the Cuff, Hong Kong filmmakers are fighting for another day at the China box office

Classic over-the-top Hong Kong action film Shock Wave a surprise hit with Chinese film-goers, along with movies from Pang Ho-cheung and Peter Chan, showing Hong Kong filmmakers still have a shot at winning in China

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(Written on May 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: the Women Make Music Fund  has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today, and Chicago’s famed smartbar is set to host a series of workshops as part of Daphne. Marko Ahtisaari is attempting to fight opioid dependency with the natural high triggered by music, more German people attend classical music concerts and festivals than football matches, and how music is being used to treat autism. German soprano Simone Kermes perfoms in Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin gets another international concert hall planned by Frank Gehry, and Casio hosts a concert played on digital pianos. In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic, and the violinist Miranda Cuckson has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

M Magazine

Women Make Music Fund Publishes Five Year Impact Report

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Women Make Music Fund, launched by PRS Foundation in 2011, has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today (1 March).

Der Tagesspiegel

Die geerdete Diva

Zuhause ist sie im Barock – und dorthin kehrt sie jetzt, nach einem Ausflug zu Strauss, auch wieder zurück: Simone Kermes singt Liebeslieder im Konzerthaus

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Fast ein Schlaraffenland

“Größte kulturelle Extravaganz”: In Berlin ist die Klassik bunt und vital aufgestellt. Und jetzt bekommt die Stadt mit dem Pierre-Boulez-Saal einen weiteren Musikraum. Entworfen hat ihn Stararchitekt Frank Gehry. Das klingt schon mal gut

Berliner Morgenpost

Ein digitaler Mozart

Die Firma Casio wagt im Kammermusiksaal den Klangwettstreit mit einem Bechstein-Konzertflügel

The New York Times

Quaff a Brew and Chill to the Violin With Miranda Cuckson

The violinist Miranda Cuckson, who plays complex works with charismatic devotion, has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

Broadwayworld.com

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World

In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world

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Music History @today_classical in 1899 Death of Louise .

Live Music Now  We are delighted to launch our new vision for music in society, entitled “BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE”. Read it here:

Miranda Cuckson plays in the Pop-Up Concerts series. Credit: Ruby Washington/The New York Times

(Written on March 2, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Opera North announces its 2017/2018 season. Soprano Charlotte Church, among many other singers, has refused to sing at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. New York Philharmonic and Wiener Philharmoniker present joint exhibition in celebration of both orchestras’ 175th anniversary. Also, Norway is going to be the first country to shut down FM Radio.

The Guardian

Joanna Trollope says BBC’s overpaid managers are starving the arts

Announcing that she will chair the corporation’s short story award, novelist says ‘a great weight of money’ has gone to the wrong people.

New York Philharmonic

New York and Vienna Philharmonics Celebrate 175th Anniversaries with Joint Exhibit

Eighteen forty-two was a good year for orchestras. As it happens, both the New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic were founded that year — about eight months, and 4,000 miles, apart.

Opera Now Magazine

Opera North announces 2017/18 season

Opera North will launch its 2017/18 with a celebration of one-act operas.

CMUSE

Soprano Charlotte Church becomes latest to snub Trump inauguration

Charlotte Church is the latest artist to state her opposition to performing at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next week.

The Scottish Sun

Violin star Andre Rieu would love to meet funnyman Jonathan Watson… so he can help him play the fiddle

The world-famous conductor and musician was lampooned by the mimic during the Hogmanay edition of Only An Excuse?

The Strad

Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt join Kronberg Academy faculty

The three string players will join the German performance school in October 2017.

The New York Times

Finally, a Debut for the Elbphilharmonie Hall in Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. After years of delays, it will have its inaugural concert on Wednesday.

Digital Music News

FM Radio Is Officially Getting Shut Down In Norway

Norway is about to become the first country in the world to shut down FM radio.  Are other countries next?

FAZ

Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie

Hamburgs neues Wahrzeichen

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Die Kunst zu erben – Was wird aus der Boulez-Villa in Baden-Baden? 

Eine Erkundigung vor Ort

Fono Forum

Internationaler Dirigentenwettbewerb Sir Georg Solti

Unter der Schirmherrschaft seiner Witwe Lady Valerie widmen die Alte Oper und die Museums-Gesellschaft in Frankfurt dem vor 20 Jahren verstorbenen Sir Georg Solti zum achten Mal einen Dirigentenwettbewerb.

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BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Find out more about Jean Sibelius, @BBCRadio3‘s Composer of the Week:

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Orlando Philharmonic presents a program of music inspired by birdsong – Orlando Weekly https://t.co/HQq9bJhtIL

The Violin Channel @violinchannel http://ow.ly/vu1T307RNB4 New York Drag Queen-Violinist to Join Cast of ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ @ThorgyThor

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Photo: New York Philharmonic/ Wiener Philharmoniker

(Written on January 11, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Royal Danish Opera appoints Alexander Vedernikov as chief conductor, and organ played by Liszt is to be restored. Soprano performs lead role from wheelchair after suffering injury, and Placido Domingo’s concert in Cuba is cancelled due to national mourning for Fidel Castro. Also, Michael Sanderling is to leave Dresden Philharmonie in 2019.

Opera Now Magazine

Royal Danish Opera appoints Alexander Vedernikov as chief conductor

Alexander Vedernikov will become the next chief conductor of the Royal Danish Opera.

Daily Sabah

A magical farewell to 2016 with classical music festival in Cappadocia

Magical Cappadocia, famous for its fairy chimneys, is getting ready to host another unforgettable event on New Year’s Eve. The annual musical event, “Klasik Keyifler,” which won the Best Classical Music Event of the Year award at the 2015 Donizetti Music Awards is set to take place in the unearthly atmosphere of Cappadocia on Dec. 30, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

CMUSE

Organ played by Liszt to be restored at cost of €85,000

An organ played by Franz Liszt as a young child is to be restored over the next two years.

Soprano performs lead role from wheelchair after suffering injury

Russian soprano Anna Virovlansky was due to make her debut at the Oper Leipzig last night in Lucia di Lammermoor. But just two days before, she tore a ligament.

Irish Examiner

Loudest Whisper plan to make big noise with opera

Cork brothers Brian O’Reilly and Paud O’Reilly are behind an upcoming staging of the 44-year-old Celtic concert composition of The Children of Lir at the National Opera House of Ireland.

Musik Heute

Domingos Kuba-Konzert wegen Staatstrauer abgesagt

Der spanische Tenor Plácido Domingo hat nach dem Tod des kubanischen Revolutionsführers Fidel Castro ein Konzert in Havanna streichen müssen. Die vom Staatsrat ausgerufene neuntägige Staatstrauer verbiete alle öffentlichen Veranstaltungen.

Codex Flores

Michael Sanderling verlässt die Dresdner Philharmonie 2019

Michael Sanderling, der beim Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester auch als potentieller Nachfolger von Lionel Bringuier gehandelt wird, hat angekündigt, dass er seinen Vertrag als Chef der Dresdner Philharmonie nicht verlängern wird. Er ist über Budgetkürzungen und deren Kommunikation verärgert.

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Telemann-Preis 2017 geht an Musikproduzenten und Klassiklabel

Burkhard Schmilgun und das Klassiklabel cpo-classic production osnabrück erhalten die Auszeichnung am 4. März 2017 in Magdeburg. Gegenwärtig gebe es kein anderes Label, welches mit einer auch nur annähernd ähnlichen Fülle, Kontinuität und Qualität Werke des in Magdeburg geborenen bedeutenden Komponisten Georg Philipp Telemann veröffentlicht.

Klassik.com

Händel-Festspiele erhalten höhere Bundessubventionen

Die finanzielle Unterstützung für die beiden Festivalausgaben 2017 steigt um 40.000 Euro auf insgesamt 190.000 Euro. Festspiel-Intendant Clemens Birnbaum (Halle) wertete die Subventionserhöhung als Zeichen der Wertschätzung für die überregionale Ausstrahlung des Musikfestivals.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jenseits der Schamgrenze

Die Musiker der beiden SWR-Orchester wurden zwangsfusioniert. Jetzt müssen sie sich zusammenraufen – und nach einer neuen Identität suchen.

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neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung nmz-news: Hamburger Kulturbehörde fördert Freie Musikszene mit 500 000 Euro

Music History @today_classical in 1829 Birth of Russian and pianist Anton

klassik.com @klassikcom Vision String Quartet gewinnt den Concours de Genève

Alexander Vedernikov. Credits: Opera Now Magazine.

Alexander Vedernikov. Credits: Opera Now Magazine.

(Written on November 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland. Royal Albert Hall has appointed current CEO of Opera Australia, Craig Hassall, as its new chief executive. Also, the shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed.

The Strad

Veriko Tchumburidze wins International Wieniawski Violin Competition 2016

Veriko Tchumburidze has been named the winner of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland. The 20-year-old musician from Georgia/Turkey – a former winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians – receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the competition final.

Classical Music Magazine

RAH appoints Craig Hassall as new chief executive

The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) has appointed Craig Hassall, currently CEO of Opera Australia (OA), as its new chief executive.

British Composer Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed. Thirty-four composers have been shortlisted, spanning 33 works across 11 categories.

Music Teacher Magazine

Pascal Nemirovski joins Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire has appointed Pascal Nemirovski as international chair in piano.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico announces Young Singer Bursaries 2016/17

Mezzo-soprano Sacha Fullerton and soprano Caroline Halls are the recipients of Stile Antico’s 2016/17 Young Singer Bursaries.

International Arts Manager

From the Supreme Court to the stage

American Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is swapping the stand for the stage as she prepares to star in Washington National Opera’s (WNO) production of La Fille du Regiment. Donizetti’s comic opera tells the tale of a young woman torn between her family and the love of her life. It runs from 12-20 November, and is directed by Robert Longbottom.

Le Parisien

Pierre Boulez donne son nom à la grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris

La grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris, ouverte en janvier 2015 dans le nord-est parisien, doit être baptisée mercredi officiellement du nom du compositeur Pierre Boulez, père spirituel du projet.

nmz

Dresdner Sinfoniker laden Erdogan zu Armenier-Stück ein

Die Türkei läuft seit langem Sturm gegen das Konzertprojekt «Aghet» zum «Völkermord an den Armeniern». Die Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen ihr Stück im November im deutschen Generalkonsulat in Istanbul aufführen – wozu sie nun Präsident Erdogan persönlich eingeladen haben.

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Radiosender zeichnen Pianistin Nathalia Milstein aus

Die französische Pianistin Nathalia Milstein erhält den “Prix du jeune soliste des medias francophones publics”. Der Preis wird von vier Radiosendern vergeben: Radio France, dem schweizerischen Sender RTS, der belgischen Rundfunkstation RTBF sowie Radio Canada.

Codex Flores

Engstroem distanziert sich von Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Martin Engstroem, der Leiter des Verbier Festivals, ist laut einer Meldung des Fachmagazins «Pizzicato» aus Unzufriedenheit über die Führung des Ensembles aus dem Kuratorium des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande(OSR)  ausgetreten.

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The Economist @TheEconomist With his album “Sleep”, Max Richter has redefined classical music in the digital age http://econ.st/2eh33l0

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine How can we increase diversity in classical music? http://buff.ly/2exL7nT

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Georges Bizet was born #otd in 1838 A classic clip of #ROHcarmen to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg …

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Photo: International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

(Written on October 25, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to be starting work with Olivia Salvadori and Sandro Mussida, ahead of the release of their album Dare Voce this autumn. Olivia and Sandro are particularly interested in exploring the interaction between different genres, traditions and timbres.

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Olivia Salvadori is a classically trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Her music creates an eclectic avant-garde union between her deep, lyrical voice and a classically-influenced electronic accompaniment. In 2013, Olivia began recording her album, Dare Voce, in collaboration with producer, composer and cellist Sandro Mussida. His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on musical matter and explores the interaction between acoustic/classical, electric and electronic fields.

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Dare Voce features nine compositions in song form for soprano voice with electric/electronic accompaniment. Alongside elements from traditional classical Italian opera, the compositions incorporate more contemporary and experimental styles.

Follow their latest news here on WildKat PR Blog. In addition, you can follow Olivia on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud, where you can listen to some of her recordings. You can also follow Sandro on his website, Facebook, TwitterInstagram, as well as Soundcloud to listen to his works.

(Written on October 18, 2016 )