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In today’s news: Philip Glass completes his David Bowie trilogy with Lodger symphony, The finalists for the 2018 International Opera Awards have been announced and The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has backed flexible travel for those working in the creative industries after Brexit in a new report. The Royal Albert Hall has announced a three-year partnership with Devialet, Grammys Prez Regrets Telling Women in Music Industry to “Step Up” and Daniel Harding has announced that he will not sign another contract with the Orchestre de Paris, whose ninth Music director he is since 2016. Also, Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch speaks to the German Bundestag and composer John Morris passed away.

Guardian

Philip Glass completes his David Bowie trilogy with Lodger symphony

The long-discussed adaptation of the late singer’s 1979 album Lodger will premiere at the Southbank Centre in May 2019.

Opera Now

Finalists for 2018 International Opera Awards revealed

The finalists for the 2018 International Opera Awards have been announced.

Music Teacher

Rock magazines join forces to celebrate women

Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines – and their online platform  TeamRock.com – are joining forces to celebrate women in rock, metal and progressive music.

Royal Albert Hall announces technology partnership

The Royal Albert Hall has announced a three-year partnership with Devialet.

Classical Music

DCMS Committee supports flexible travel for creative industries post-Brexit

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has backed flexible travel for those working in the creative industries after Brexit in a new report.

Pitchfork

Grammys Prez Regrets Telling Women in Music Industry to “Step Up”

“Regrettably, I used two words, ‘step up,’ that, when taken out of context, do not convey my beliefs and the point I was trying to make”.

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Daniel Harding will not renew his contract in Paris

Daniel Harding has announced that he will not sign another contract with the Orchestre de Paris, whose ninth Music director he is since 2016.

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Deutsche Grammophon und IDAGIO beginnen Partnerschaft

Die Deutsche Grammophon, das älteste Klassiklabel der Welt, und IDAGIO, ein führender und in mehr als 70 Ländern verfügbarer Streaming-Service für klassische Musik, haben heute die Vereinbarung einer umfangreichen Partnerschaft bekanntgegeben.

Klassik.com

Niedrige Zinsen: Götz-Friedrich-Preis in finanziellen Nöten

Zukünftig wird aufgrund der anhaltenden Niedrigzins-Phase nicht mehr die Stiftung des Regisseurs Götz Friedrich den Preis vergeben; stattdessen wird der Preis in die Hände der Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz gelegt.

BR Klassik

Die Cellistin Anita Lasker-Wallfisch redet im Bundestag

Als die 17-jährige Anita Lasker im Dezember 1943 ins Vernichtungslager Auschwitz kam, rettete das Cello ihr Leben: Das Mädchenorchester brauchte noch eine Cellistin, und deshalb entging Anita der Todeskammer.

Repubblica

È morto John Morris, addio al musicista preferito da Mel Brooks nominato per l’Oscar

Il compositore statunitense firmò anche le musiche di ‘The Elephant Man’ e ‘La signora in rosso’

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Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics: Franz Schubert became one of the world’s most frequently performed composers. Being not quite five feet tall earned him the Austrian nickname “Schwammerl”. Today, we celebrate “The little mushroom’s” day of birth listening to his song cycles:

Image: David Bowie & Philip Glass © The Guardian

(Written on January 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced, Jude Kelly CBE will step down as artistic director of the Southbank Centre in May and San Francisco Opera reveals 2018/2019 season. Also, Alisa Weilerstein joins Trondheim Soloists as Artistic Partner, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig gets its own commemorative coin and the Austrian Court of Audit criticizes the Vienna State Opera.

Classical Music

BBC Music Magazine reveals 2018 Awards nominations

The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced.

Jude Kelly to leave Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly CBE will step down as artistic director of the Southbank Centre in May.

Associated Studios and Rose Bruford College launch opera degree

The three-year course combines intensive practical opera training, delivered by leading opera practitioners, and online academic learning.

Opera Now

San Francisco Opera reveals 2018/2019 season

The new season includes nine operas presented in eight productions new to the company.

The Strad

Alisa Weilerstein joins Trondheim Soloists as Artistic Partner

Initial two-year contract will see MacArthur “genius grant” winning American cellist embark on touring and recording projects and coincides with her move to audiophile record label Pentatone.

Nottingham Post

Nottingham’s classical music hero Sheku set for debut album launch

Shostakovich meets Bob Marley in young cellist’s CD.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify launches multimedia feature Spotlight

The multimedia format will introduce a visual element to audio content including podcasts, audiobooks, playlist and news.

Musik Heute

Bregenzer Festspiele verlängern für weitere “Carmen”

Die Bregenzer Festspiele zeigen in diesem Sommer eine weitere “Carmen”-Vorstellung. Damit werde die Oper von Georges Bizet an insgesamt 29 Abenden aufgeführt.

Klassik.com

Staatsoper Wien: Rechnungshof stellt Kartenvergabe infrage

Der österreichische Rechnungshof hat eine Rohfassung seines Prüfungsberichtes vorgelegt, der die Geschäftsjahre 2011/12 sowie 2014/15 betrifft. Die Prüfungsstelle moniert darin insbesondere die ihrer Auffassung nach undurchsichtige Vergabe von Eintrittskarten an Kartenbüros und Vereine.

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Sterlingsilber für ehrwürdiges Orchester

Für Ehrungen und Würdigungen gibt es mannigfache Möglichkeiten. Neben Tulpensorten und Sonderbriefmarken sind auch Münzen sehr beliebt. Eine Neue würdigt das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Platea Magazine

Accidente en el Teatro Regio de Turín: se precipita parte de la escenografía de “Turandot”

Según informan medios locales, durante la representación de Turandot de esta noche en el Teatro Regio de Turín parte de la escenografía se ha precipitado hiriendo al menos a dos coristas, sin pronóstico grave.

Raquel Andueza suspende sus conciertos durante los próximos meses para “fortalecer su aparato fonador”

Mediante un comunicado en sus redes sociales, la intérprete Raquel Andueza informaba ayer de que suspende todos sus compromisos durantel los próximos meses para “fortalecer su apartado fonador”.

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(Written on January 19, 2018 )

In today’s Classical News, the Southbank Centre launches its 17/18 season, Dobrinka Tabakova is appointed composer-in-residence at BBC Concert Orchestra, and Sound and Music announces its new Portfolio and Embedded composers.

The Guardian

Barenboim, Bernstein and the Berlin Phil: Southbank Centre launches 2017-18 season

The season will see the Queen Elizabeth Hall reopen and visits from Barenboim’s West-East Divan Orchestra and Rattle’s Berlin Philharmonic, while artistic director Jude Kelly spoke of the need for people to ‘bump into’ classical music.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra appoints new composer-in-residence

Dobrinka Tabakova has been appointed as composer-in-residence at the BBC Concert Orchestra, a role that will see her work with the orchestra for an initial period of three years. Her first orchestral commission is scheduled for the 2018/19 season and will be premiered at London’s Southbank Centre.

Rhinegold

ABO/Rhinegold Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 ABO/Rhinegold Awards, which shine the spotlight on the managers who contribute so much to the success of the UK’s classical music-making behind the scenes, were announced at the annual ABO conference dinner on 26 January.

Radio 3 announces 2017 International Women’s Day programming

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has announced the station’s plans for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March), which include the broadcast of a Radio 3-commissioned world premiere setting the text of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 UN speech to music for the first time.

Sound and Music announces Portfolio and Embedded composers

Sound and Music (SaM) has announced the composers selected for its artist development projects.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Caritas Chamber Choir launches young composer competition

Stringwars Project @StringwardsPRJ 10 you might or might not know about the birthday boy. Happy Birthday

Music History @today_classical  in 1885 Birth of American Jerome

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Photograph: Daniel Baremboim

(Written on January 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival, English National Opera is negotiating with new music director, and violin made from Churchill’s cigar box is to be auctioned. Also, Mozart’s music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie gets its own stamp.

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival

The Southbank Centre’s new year-long festival will explore what it means to be human in the 21st century. Presented in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), Belief and Beyond Belief will consider questions pertaining to life, death, religion and spirituality.

CBSO surprises shoppers and travellers

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra gave two pop-up concerts on 8 October, which can now be watched online. The orchestra performed at Birmingham’s New Street station and Grand Central shopping centre, surprising travellers and shoppers.

Opera Now Magazine

ENO ‘in contractual negotiations’ with new music director

English National Opera is currently negotiating a contract with a new music director. The Sunday Times’ Hugh Canning asserted that Martyn Brabbins has been selected, describing it as an ‘interesting choice’.

The Strad

Violin made from Winston Churchill’s cigar box to be auctioned

A 1950s violin crafted from one of Winston Churchill’s cigar boxes is to be offered for sale this October in London by Ingles & Hayday.

Exhibition dedicated to violin maker Vincenzo Panormo to open in London

Tarisio is to host an exhibition dedicated to Vincenzo Panormo and his sons from 23-24 October. Curated by maker and restorer Andrew Fairfax, the display includes recent archival research in a new biography of the maker.

Global Voices

Surrounded by Piles of Trash, These Two Classical Musicians Played Bach in Protest

In their formal concert outfits, with masks on to protect themselves from the stench of decay, two classical musicians from Tetovo played Bach’s famous orchestral suite “Air” to protest pollution.

CBS News

How Mozart’s music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard

Row after row of Sangiovese grapevines cover the hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, where famed Brunello wine is made. But one of these vineyards is a bit different. The grapes here are serenaded all day, every day, by classical music.

Musik heute

Post gibt Sonderbriefmarke “Elbphilharmonie” heraus

Zur Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg gibt die Deutsche Post AG eine Sonderbriefmarke heraus. Die Marke mit einem Wert von 1,45 Euro werde ab 2. Januar 2017 bundesweit erhältlich sein

Bratschisten streiten vor Gericht um Preis einer Viola

Ein Bratschist der Berliner Philharmoniker hatte einem Berufskollegen 2013 die Viola mit der Inschrift “Luigi Mingazzi Ravenna 1923” für 60.000 Euro abgekauft. Zwei Jahre später ergab jedoch ein Privatgutachten, dass die Bratsche gar nicht von dem Meister aus Ravenna, sondern aus dem Vogtland stamme.

Codex Flores

Altstaedt, Bohórquez und Lang unterrichten in Berlin

Mit ihren beiden Alumni Claudio Bohórquez und Nicolas Altstaedt gewinnt die Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler zwei herausragende und international gefragte Cellisten für die Lehre. Auch der Komponist Benjamin Lang tritt eine Professur an.

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klassik.com @klassikcom DAAD-Preis für Sopranistin Jolana Slavikova

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Tragedy: Nielsen winner is found dead in taxi, aged 31

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic Composer, writer and teacher Peter Reynolds died yesterday

Elbphilharmonie. Photo Credits: Thies Rätzke, Hamburg.

Elbphilharmonie. Photo Credits: Thies Rätzke, Hamburg.

(Written on October 13, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has announced their new director Dominic Parker, a survey revealed that the Edinburgh Festivals generated £313m for Scotland last year & The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Virtual Orchestra will be in residence at Southbank Centre from 23 September to 2 October. Also, Prospect Magazine tells the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Herald Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra announces new director

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has announced a new director, Dominic Parker. He succeeds Gavin Reid in the role, and is currently director of external relations at Sage, Gateshead.

Classical Music Magazine

Edinburgh Festivals worth £313m to Scotland

A report summarising the findings of the Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Survey has revealed that the city’s 12 festivals generate £280m for the city and £313m for Scotland (an increase of 19% and 24% respectively on the previous 2010 survey).

Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra at Southbank Centre

The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Virtual Orchestra will be in residence at Southbank Centre from 23 September to 2 October.

Manchester Evening News

Hitchcock classic Psycho is screening in Manchester with a live orchestra

Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary thriller Psycho is about to get a spooky screening in Manchester.

The Telegraph

Fred Tomlinson, singer on Monty Python – obituary

Fred Tomlinson, who has died aged 88, was the founder and leader of the Fred Tomlinson Singers, who provided vocals for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Two Ronnies and other television shows.

Prospect Magazine

The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

Between 2009 and 2014, I was the conductor and artistic director of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. I first got involved when in 2008 I responded to a newspaper headline “Iraqi teen seeks maestro.” I was intrigued—but also very ignorant.

Broadwayworld

27th Bard Music Festival ‘Puccini and His World’ to Open This Friday

The 27th annual Bard Music Festival – an exploration of ‘Puccini and His World’ – opens this Friday, August 5 with Weekend One: Puccini and Italian Musical Culture.

The New York Times

Sony Is Allowed to Close Deal With Michael Jackson’s Estate

Sony has received approval from the European Commission to complete its $750 million purchase of the half of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog owned by the Michael Jackson estate, the commission announced on Tuesday.

Klassik heute

hr-Sinfonieorchester feiert 70 Jahre Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik

Bernhard Ganders neues Werk Blood Beat bringt das hr-Sinfonieorchester am Samstag, 13. August im Rahmen der Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik im hr-Sendesaal zur Uraufführung. Außerdem werden Werke von Helmut Lachenmann und Brian Ferneyhough zu hören sein.

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Stipendium des österreichischen Bundeskanzleramts für Komponist Alireza Toghiyani Rizi

Der Komponist Alireza Toghiyani Rizi erhält das Start-Stipendium des österreichischen Bundeskanzleramts in der Sparte “Musik und darstellende Kunst”. Das Stipendium läuft ein halbes Jahr und ist mit insgesamt 7.800 Euro dotiert.

Codex flores

Salzburger Festspiele mit chinesischem Partner

Die Salzburger Festspiele kooperieren mit dem chinesischen Medienunternehmen Hantang Culture. Das Hantang Music Festival unterstützt das Young Singers Project der Salzburger Festspiele und wird von 11. bis 25. September dessen erste Tournee in China organisieren.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Liveblogging: Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” from Aix (on Thursday)

Classical Opera @classicalopera Can now announce we’re BBCMusic Mag’s Recording of the Month.Congrats to all involved!

Classic FM @ClassicFM Fancy a trip to the Hebrides? takes you there in a moment:

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 3, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August, Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies, and Sir Roger Norrington celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms. Also, Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, and Gstaad Menuhin Festival presents plans for new concert hall.

Classical Music Magazine

National Youth Choir to embark on first China tour

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. For its first intercontinental tour in seven years, the 100-strong ensemble will perform in Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Chi-chi Nwanoku and Aaron Dworkin receive honorary Trinity Laban fellowships

The honours were presented at the Sphinx Global Symposium on Diversity in Classical Music at the Southbank Centre on 18 July.

Classic FM

Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies

Nicoletta Mantovani warns Republican presidential candidate: ‘The values of brotherhood that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his career are incompatible with the world vision of Donald Trump.’

The Guardian

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘I’m against music being handed down from on high’

No vibrato, principal violinists facing each other, audiences encouraged to applaud between movements … the great conductor celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms this week

The Strad

Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster

The Louisville Orchestra under music director Teddy Abrams has appointed two new violinists to leadership positions – Gabriel  Lefkowitz is the ensemble’s new concertmaster, while Julia Noone is new assistant concertmaster.

‘Teachers should adapt their methods to students’ individual techniques,’ says cellist Sol Gabetta

The Strad’s August 2016 cover star on the importance of being adaptable as a teacher

International Arts Manager

Battle of the Somme remembered

Benjamin Ellin’s new composition One Before Zero will be performed at Maison de la Culture in Amiens, France, to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

BR Klassik

60 Jahre Gstaad Menuhin Festival – Vom Konzertzelt zur Kristallgrotte

Als Yehudi Menuhin vor 60 Jahren Benjamin Britten und Peter Pears zu einem Konzert nach Gstaad einlud, ahnte niemand, dass sich daraus einmal eines der traditionsreichsten europäischen Festivals entwickeln sollte.

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Musikalisch zukunftsweisend – Preisträgerkonzert des Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert

Am Freitag, 5. August, sind in der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main Stücke junger Komponisten zu hören und zu erleben. Die 13 Jugendlichen sind Preisträger des diesjährigen Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert.

klassik.com

Gericht: Kündigung des Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny nicht rechtmäßig

Oberlandesgericht Dresden weist Berufung zurück und bestätigt vorheriges Urteil

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Aldeburgh AYM @AYM_Snape Fancy an intimate evening of music in an old Victorian pumphouse on the edge of a marsh?

nmz @musikzeitung In teilweise neuen Besetzungen und mit neuem Dirigenten: „Das Rheingold“ in : Die…

WDR3 @wdr3 Gibt’s einfach nur mehr Geld? Land NRW will Künstler individueller fördern – Gespräch mit Dieter Gorny

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The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. Photo credit: Ben Tomlin

(Written on July 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Welsh primary schools use musical approach to enhance the teaching of languages, BBC Radio 3 returns to London’s Southbank Centre to mark the station’s 70th birthday & classical music fans analyse David Cameron’s humming. Also, BBC Music Magazine lists 15 things they love about the BBC Proms & Stevie Wonder visited London during his Songs In The Key Of Life tour.

Classical Music Magazine

New partnership to explore language learning through the arts

A grant of of £111,000 to the British Council Wales will enable the consortium to work with ten primary schools in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, exploring how music-based approaches can enhance the teaching of  languages with sound-based components such as rhyme, repetition and rhythm.

Gramophone

BBC Radio 3 returns to London’s Southbank Centre

Two weeks of programmes, events and concerts from the Royal Festival Hall to mark the station’s 70th birthday.

The Huffington Post

David Cameron’s ditty analysed by classical music buffs: ‘It’s disconcerting’

David Cameron’s swan song as prime minister – a bizarre ditty he hummed to himself as he re-entered Downing Street – has been analysed by classical music buffs.

BBC Music Magazine

15 things we love about the BBC Proms…

Where’s the best place to hear a BBC Prom? Standing right up close to the performers in Royal Albert Hall? Perhaps on a seat a little further back? Or maybe at home on the radio: on the sofa, in the kitchen, in the bath…

BBC News

Stevie Wonder brings Songs In The Key of Life tour to London

Stevie Wonder has closed London’s BST festival with a meaningful but meandering stroll through his landmark double album, Songs In The Key Of Life. The 66-year-old played for almost four hours, backed by a razor-sharp band of more than 20 musicians.

nmz

Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt feiern Gründung vor 70 Jahren

Mit einem umfangreichen Jubiläumsprogramm feiern die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt ihre Gründung vor 70 Jahren. Dabei präsentiert die 48. Auflage des Festivals vom 29. Juli an rund 50 Konzerte mit 40 Uraufführungen.

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Stuttgarter Opernhaus wird erweitert und bekommt neue Bühnentechnik

Der Verwaltungsrat der Württembergischen Staatstheater Stuttgart hat eine Erweiterung des Stuttgarter Opernhauses beschlossen. Sie ist gekoppelt an eine grundlegende Sanierung des Theaterbaus.

Musik heute

Bayreuth-Regisseur Laufenberg: Neuer Dirigent verändert Arbeit an “Parsifal”

Nach dem Wechsel des “Parsifal”-Dirigenten bei den Bayreuther Festspielen hat sich laut Regisseur Uwe Eric Laufenberg die Arbeit an dem Stück verändert. Hartmut Haenchen gehe mehr in eine Richtung wie Pierre Boulez.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Yoga, classical music and a big glass box – We’re heading to the @southbankcentre! http://bbc.in/29HD476

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts An artwork in the Netherlands hopes to solve one of the world’s pressing environmental problems

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Mahler’s second symphony has become the highest-estimated musical manuscript to be offered at auction

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Photograph: BBC/Feldman

(Written on July 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, 16 year old boy wins Senior Menuhin Competition, UK is once again the world’s No.3 music market and Southbank Centre announces new board appointments. Also, 2016 BBC Proms sells Promming tickets online for the first time and Beyonce gives lessons in classical music.

The Strad

Ziyu He wins Menuhin Competition 2016 Senior Division

Ziyu He has been named the winner of the Menuhin Competition 2016 Senior Division, following a Final held at London’s Royal Festival Hall this evening.

Yesong Sophie Lee wins Menuhin Competition 2016 Junior Division

Yesong Sophie Lee has been named the winner of the Menuhin Competition 2016 Junior Division, following a Final held at London’s Royal Academy of Music this evening.

The Telegraph

Mozart to Beyonce: a lesson in classical music by Radio 3

She may not be to the usual taste of Radio 3 listeners. But pop singer Beyonce is to help introduce a new generation to the wonders of classical music, as the BBC launches a ‘beginner’s guide’ show for the masses.

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UK reclaims spot as No. 3 global music market

The UK is once again the world’s No.3 music market, having overtaken Germany, according to figures from the IFPI.

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank Centre announces new board appointments

Southbank Centre has appointed violinist Nicola Benedetti, visual effects pioneer Sir William Sargent, UK property and development leader Michael Hussey and publishing director Venetia Butterfield to its board of governors.

Promming tickets go online for first time in 2016

Concert-goers at the 2016 BBC Proms will be able to purchase Promming tickets online for the first time in the event’s history.

Classicalite

Wilco’s Glenn Kotche Performs ‘Ilimaq,’ John Luther Adams’ Drum Kit Opera

Glenn Kotche, Wilco drummer and contemporary classical renaissance man, will perform his collaboration with composer John Luther Adams in St. Louis this week.

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Bus Carrying Indian Opera Troupe Members Crash, 25 Dead

Police say a bus carrying members of an opera troupe plunged into a gorge in an India forest, killing at least 25 people and leaving another 11 critically injured.

nmz

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern stockt Kulturförderung um zwei Millionen Euro auf

Kulturvereine, Literaturhäuser und Bibliotheken in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern können mit mehr finanzieller Hilfe des Landes rechnen.

Pizzicato

Rektor des Mozarteums vorläufig beurlaubt

Nachdem sich der Universitätsrat zunächst hinter Rektor Siegfried Mauser gestellt hatte, der sich diese Woche in München vor Gericht wegen sexueller Nötigung verantworten muss, hat er ihn jetzt auf eigenen Wunsch vorläufig beurlaubt.

Codex flores

Anna Clyne Preisträgerin des Hindemith-Preises 2016

Die in New York lebende britische Komponistin Anna Clyne erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 20’000 Euro dotierten Hindemith-Preis, den das Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival vergibt.

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@MenuhinComp: 1st Prize winner of senior section is Ziyu He from China. Congratulations!

@WDR Auftrittsverbot für Hahn @operamrhein

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Concert-goers at the 2016 BBC Proms will be able to purchase Promming tickets online for the first time in the event’s history. Photograph: Christina Kenny / published by Classical Music Magazine

(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

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The Guardian

(Written on March 8, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news,  Southbank centre unveils classical season and Concertgebouw Orchestra to tour all 28 EU member states. Also, Ivor Bolten and Kasper Holten announce a collaboration on Wagner and Patrick Dunachie to join the King’s Singers in September 2016

The Guardian

Life, the universe and virtual reality: Southbank unveils classical season

Highlights of the centre’s 2016-17 season include a digital trip into an orchestra, a year-long festival examining music and belief, plus Radio 3 celebrates its 70th by moving in for a fortnight

Classical Music Magazine

Concertgebouw to tour all 28 EU member states

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will visit all 28 member states of the European Union over two and a half seasons as part of its RCO meets Europe tour

International Arts Manager

Ivor Bolton and Kasper Holten collaborate on Wagner

Teatro Real and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) have announced a new co-production of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

Classical Music Magazine

New King’s Singer announced

Patrick Dunachie is to replace David Hurley as countertenor with the King’s Singers in September 2016

Süddeutsche

Per Nørgård geehrt

Er ist einer der profiliertesten lebenden Komponisten: Per Nørgård, 1932 in Dänemark geboren. Jetzt hat er den Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis erhalten

Pizzicato

Berliner Staatsbibliothek erwarb Mendelssohn-Autograph

Die Berliner Staatsbibliothek hat ein Autograph von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erworben, das der Wissenschaft bislang unbekannt war

NMZ

Teure Eintagsfliegen? Neue Opern etablieren sich kaum

Nur wenige neue Opern können sich durchsetzen, die meisten verschwinden schnell wieder in der Versenkung

France Musique

Mort de Jean-Louis Martinoty, grande figure du monde de l’opéra

Le metteur en scène, ancien administrateur de l’Opéra national de Paris de 1986 à 1989, mais aussi auteur d’ouvrages sur la musique, Jean-Louis Martinoty est mort mercredi 27 janvier

Twitter

MonteverdiChoir&Orch@mco_london  Fancy more Mozart? Ivan Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra perform The Magic Flute @southbankcentre 10 May. http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-magic-flute-budapest-fes-89613

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK  International  Music and Cultural Studies Conference 2016  http://www.musiceducationuk.com/events-and-courses/2016/5/13/international-music-and-cultural-studies-conference-2016

JJ Jazz Academy @JJJAJazz  Happy birthday to the great Ronnie Scott who would have turned 89 yesterday. @officialronnies #Bestofbritishjazz

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(Written on January 29, 2016 )