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In our news today, Sacconi Quartet performs at Bromsgrove’s Artrix next Friday, Charles Owen becomes Steinway UK ambassador, and Reignwood becomes LSO principal partner. Also, St John’s Smith Square announces Christmas festival programme, and NDR Elbphilharmonie sells affordable tickets.

Bromsgrove Standard

Sacconi Quartet to give Bromsgrove classical music fans a treat at Artrix

Classical music fans will be in for a treat when award-winning chamber music ensemble Sacconi Quartet performs at Bromsgrove’s Artrix next Friday (October 7).

Classical Music Magazine

Charles Owen becomes Steinway UK ambassador

Steinway & Sons has appointed Charles Owen as its first UK ambassador. The new role will see Owen lead three masterclasses at Steinway Hall.

Reignwood becomes LSO principal partner

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced a new principal partnership with Chinese investment firm Reignwood for the next three years. Building on the company’s existing sponsorship, the partnership will run until 2019.

SJSS announces Christmas festival programme

St John’s Smith Square has announced the programme for its 31st annual Christmas festival, which will take place 9-23 December. The event will launch with a concert from the Choir of King’s College London, featuring Tavener’s Ikon of the Nativity and Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil.

Quad-City Times

City of jazz, blues fests gets 1 devoted to classical music

Organizers say the six-day festival that starts Wednesday in Chicago will feature more than 80 composers, 300 musicians and over 50 world premieres at venues city-wide.

The Violin Channel

Founding Violinist to Exit Poland’s Szymanowski String Quartet

The Hannover-based Szymanowski String Quartet has announced today that co-founder and long standing 1st violinist Grzegorz Kotow will leave the ensemble, effective immediately – after more than 2 decades with the group.

Broadwayworld

The Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts this November

BAC Salon is a series of concerts presented in a salon setting, without a division between stage and auditorium. This series takes music written for intimate spaces, jazz and classical alike, back to its natural setting.

RBB Kulturradio

Ticketverkauf für die “Konzerte für Hamburg” hat begonnen

Die rund 60.000 Karten für die einstündigen Konzerte in der neuen Elbphilharmonie sollen für jedermann erschwinglich sein und sind daher schon für 6, 12 bzw. 18 Euro erhältlich.

klassik.com

Brandenburger Symphoniker wollen ihren Chefdirigenten behalten

Das Orchester des Brandenburger Theaters macht sich dafür stark, weiterhin mit seinem bisherigen Chefdirigenten Peter Gülke zusammenzuarbeiten. Geschäftsführer Klaus Deschner wolle dagegen die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Dirigenten nicht fortsetzen.

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Kraftwerk-Mitglied lehrt künftig an Musikhochschule

Falk Grieffenhagen (47), Mitglied der legendären Elektropop-Band Kraftwerk, lehrt ab dem Wintersemester das Fach Visual Music an der Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

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Sacconi Quartet. Photo: Sacconi Quartet @ Bromsgrove Standard

(Written on October 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today: new Steinway flagship store opens in New York, a huge donation is made to the Royal Danish Opera, and André Rieu launches a new waltz for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Also, Christopher Renshaw’s ‘Carmen la Cubana’ will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, and New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist.

Rhinegold Publishing

Huge donation set to make the Royal Danish Opera great again

An unspecified donation has been made to the Royal Danish Opera of ‘hundreds of millions’ of kroner – tens of millions of UK pounds – by the AP Møller Foundation. The grant will be used to strengthen the company’s core repertoire, to offer discount tickets for younger and older patrons, and to assist with the Copenhagen Opera House’s sizeable infrastructure, heating and lighting costs.

Classic FM

André Rieu launches brand new waltz for HM The Queen

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, the King of the Waltz has written a brand new piece of music titled ‘The Windsor Waltz’.

The Strad

New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist

Australian musician Monique Lapins replaces Douglas Beilman, who performed with the ensemble for 26 years.

theguardian

Carmen with cha-cha-cha: adaptation with all Cuban cast opens in Paris

Reimagined in 1950s Cuba and directed by Christopher Renshaw, Carmen la Cubana will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet over 140 years after Paris debut.

Classical Music

BBC Young Musician keyboard winner announced

15-year-old Jackie Campbell has won the keyboard category final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition.

Guardian

What I’m really thinking: the orchestral musician

Musician gives an honest insider’s view into the less glamorous aspects of being a professional orchestral musician.

The Strad

Patrons should buy modern instruments for young musicians, says violin maker Stefan-Peter Greiner

In conversation with Pauline Harding, the German luthier discusses his ideas on sound adjustment, ‘Stradivari frequencies’ and creating the ideal working environment.

WQXR

Steinway’s Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas, New York.

Telegraph

Pianist, teacher, writer and broadcaster Jeremy Siepman dies aged 74

Jeremy Siepman carved an entertaining niche bringing to life the works of the great composers through a multitude of books, recordings and broadcasts.

MUSIK HEUTE

Frankfurter Musikmesse zieht positives Fazit

Die Frankfurter Musikmesse hat zum Abschluss ein positives Fazit gezogen. Die Schau und ihre Begleitmesse Prolight+Sound zogen wie im Vorjahr knapp 110.000 Besucher aus rund 130 Ländern an.

BR-KLASSIK

Mehr Klassik im BR Fernsehen

Klassische Konzerte, Dokumentationen und das Klassikmagazin “KlickKlack” – ab Montag, den 11. April startet das BR Fernsehen mit einem neuen Programmschema.

Deutscher Musikrat

Hannes Reich gewinnt den 2. Deutschen Chordirigentenpreis

Beim gestrigen Finalkonzert mit dem RIAS Kammerchor vergab der Deutsche Musikrat zum zweiten Mal die mit 5.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung an einen jungen Dirigenten.

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Opera News @Operanews Waltraud Meier says it’s easier to remember the text of a 6 hour Wagner opera than her acceptance speech! #ONAwards

Top Classical Music News @topcmnews Austria’s new interior minister is a professional musician #ClassicalMusic

BR KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Das Geheimnis wird gelüftet. #Elbphilharmonie Eröffnungssaison jetzt im Livestream

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

(Written on April 11, 2016 )

Limelight

Love Song Dedications for Valentine’s Day: 10 Classical Muses

A Valentine’s Day tribute to the women (and men) who inspired the great composers.

The Times

French baroque opera: a hard game for hard men

Extortion, beatings, sexual violence, musical fatwas and calls for composers to be burnt at the stake: the opera stage was a dangerous place in 17th-century France.

Gramophone

Gustavo Dudamel and LA Philharmonic take up residency at London’s Barbican

March events include three concerts of 20th and 21st century music and an international symposium focusing on education

Classic FM

Watch: Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ meets Liszt

Watch our incredible performance video of AyseDeniz Gokcin performing Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ in the style of Liszt at Steinway Hall, and a fascinating interview with Classic FM’s John Brunning.

Steve Reich and Max Richter talk Radiohead and Radio Rewrite

Musical masterminds Steve Reich and Max Richter’s latest projects have seen them both ‘re-imagine’ other people’s work – Vivaldi for Richter, and Radiohead for Reich. The two composers explore what it means to take inspiration from a wide range of musical styles, from rock to Baroque.

 

Classical Source

The Royal Opera House Heads To Brazil

The Royal Opera House is expanding its international links, creating a long term education, audience engagement and skills programme in Rio de Janeiro designed to strengthen and develop links between the ROH, Theatro Municipal and the arts education communities in both countries.

The Wagnerian

Leipzig Celebrates its Famous Son Richard Wagner in 2013

Leipzig is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner, who was born here on 22 May 1813.

Music Industry News Network

The Music Sales Group Launches Its New Digital Education Division

The Music Sales Group today announced the launch of its new digital education division, MusicFirst™, offering teachers and students easy-to-use, affordable, cloud-based music education services and related activities.

Music Week

Sarah Brightman signs licensing deal with Universal Music Germany 

Soprano singer Sarah Brightman has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Germany’s KOCH/Universal imprint.

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(Written on February 14, 2013 )

Earlier this week, the WildKat PR team interviewed GéNIA to find out more about her latest album release, ‘Piano Book No.1’ featuring piano pieces by Gabriel Prokofiev on the nonclassical label. She also talks about her teaching and piano yoga. Take a look for yourself!

(Written on September 29, 2010 )