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In today’s news: Juillard School named Argus Quartet as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet, and look at the new Steinway piano. The Kulturpalast Dresden reopened last friday, and Douglas Bostock will leave Argovia Philharmonic in 2019. Antonello Manacorda fills in for Elbphilharmonics principal conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Barber of Seville in the Hong Kong Opera.

The Violin Channel

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet.

 Classic FM

This new Mussorgsky-themed Steinway piano is utterly stunning to look at

Designed by Steinway artist Paul Wyse and based on ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, this Steinway Model D grand piano is completely crazy, in the best possible way.

The Strad

Ask the Experts: can beginner violin lessons be given by a cellist?

Strad readers submit their problems and queries about string playing, teaching or making to our experts.

The Guardian

Fight the Power: which songs define Trump’s first 100 days?

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has ridiculed the president by releasing a scathing Spotify playlist.

Berliner Zeitung

Dresden  – Der alte Kulturpalast ist nach fünf Jahren Umbauzeit fertig

Die Quälerei hat ein Ende, die Musiker können aufatmen. Sie können spielen, sie werden überall gehört.


Douglas Bostock verlässt ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ 2019

Das Schweizer Orchester ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ in Aarau hat den in der Saison 2017/18 auslaufenden Vertrag mit seinem Chefdirigenten Douglas Bostock um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert. Der 1955 geborene Brite will aber 2019 nach 18 Jahren seine Tätigkeit in Aarau beenden.


Antonello Manacorda übernimmt Dirigate von Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock ist erkrankt und musste seine Auftritte mit dem NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester am 4., 5. und 7. Mai absagen. Für ihn übernimmt Antonello Manacorda die Leitung der Konzerte in der Elbphilharmonie.

Le Parisien

Strasbourg: le métal investit pour la première fois une scène d’opéra en France

Plusieurs centaines d’amateurs de heavy metal se trouvaient rassemblés samedi soir à l’Opéra national du Rhin (OnR) à Strasbourg pour assister à Metal Oper’Art, premier festival du genre en France, a constaté un journaliste de l’AFP.

South China Morning Post

Rossini as rom-com: Opera Hong Kong sets The Barber of Seville in Hollywood’s golden age

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world.

The Irish Times

National Concert Hall needs to go beyond classical music

‘The building looks imposing, officious. Getting people in the door is a big thing’


30 Death of a cutting-edge Finn composer

2 Klarinettist Eduard Brunner gestorben


Classic FM


(Written on May 2, 2017 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Music Education in England: about to be decimated? 

Michael Gove appears to be not only contradicting his own National Plan for Music, but he might be about to destroy Music Education altogether.

The New York Times

Strasbourg Music Festival Closes, Cites Poor Ticket Sales

Thea Strasbourg Music Festival closed its doors just days before Sunday’s opening concert. France’s oldest classical music festival, the event was scheduled to run through June 15 and feature prominent artists such as the pianist Krystian Zimerman and the conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner, leading the English Baroque Soloists.

The Telegraph

Glyndebourne: the love story that started it all 

It was English soprano Audrey Mildmay who spurred the opera-loving aristocrat John Christie into creating a professional opera at Glyndebourne, says Rupert Christiansen.

Video games concert announced for Wembley Arena

A concert of video game music starring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Wembley Stadium has been announced, with highlights to include soundtracks from Halo, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy.

Die Welt

Durch den Schlamm, den Dreck zum Licht

Adriana Hölszky ist Deutschlands bedeutendste Komponistin. Die Nacht, das Abgründige, Querständige zieht sie an. Ihre Stücke schnalzen, schnarren, schreien. Man kann sich ihnen nicht entziehen.


Wenn Spaniens Gitarren erklingen…

Pepe Romero und Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos bei den Philharmonikern in Hamburg.


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Children violin

Children join in a mass violin lesson, part of the Sounds Venezuala Southbank Centre weekend.

– The Guardian

(Written on June 6, 2014 )