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Olivia Brown has taken up the position of Director, London Office at WildKat PR.  Previously Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing, Olivia will continue to be responsible for creative strategy at WildKat, exploring and implementing new services, and running the branding and social media strands of the company.

Her new role will also entail overseeing all business here in the UK and Ireland, and working with Carolin Denz (Director, Berlin Office) to develop and progress the WildKat brand, as well as working with the Founder, Kathleen Alder, to adapt WildKat to our ever-changing industry.

Kathleen Alder, Founder of WildKat PR commented: “It is with great delight that we announce the promotion of Olivia Brown to Director, London Office. Olivia has always been a dedicated and hardworking member of the WildKat PR team and has displayed a great deal of passion to the field of music and performing arts. Olivia first joined us in her ‘year in industry’ while studying at the University of Leeds, and after joining the London office as a full-time member of staff has overseen the expansion of our traditional services such as PR, marketing and social media to include more creative services such as branding, surveys and a more tailored approach to our services.

“Olivia has a proven track record of team leadership and a determination to provide the best possible service for our extensive client roster, and I am excited to see where she will lead the London office in the future. Olivia’s youth, talent and enthusiasm befits the overall company ethos and she will join myself and our Berlin Director Carolin Denz in running the company overall.”

Olivia commented: “It’s been an incredibly exciting and rewarding adventure to experience WildKat transform in the past 5 years, from when I started as an intern to the newly created position that I began last year.

“I am incredibly grateful to Kat for providing me with the structure and support to confidently lead the company from within, which is often very rare in our industry. Meanwhile, Kat continues to champion the young leaders of the classical music industry, regardless of age, gender, or background. As Director, London Office, I look forward to further leading the company into exciting new territories, both through anticipating the future of the industry and reacting to it, and also overseeing our expansion into the U.S. and France in 2018.”

(Written on September 25, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Brindley Sherratt gives advice to a younger generation of singers, Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello, and YCAT announces two new artists. Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek has died aged 71, and Paris will open the doors of its monuments for classical music performances this June.

Guardian

Singing? I’m still trying to get the hang of it

Singing was never his first choice, but three decades into an internationally acclaimed career, British bass Brindley Sherratt puts pen to paper to risk a few words of advice for a younger generation.

Music Teacher

Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello

Jian Wang has been appointed as Birmingham Conservatoire’s international chair in cello. He will visit Birmingham Conservatoire on a regular basic, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Classical Music Magazine

YCAT announces two new artists

YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) has selected pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and cellist Jamal Aliyev for representation following the Public Final Auditions at Wigmore Hall on 25 May.

Chicago Tribune

Don’t call It Brexit radio

Had it launched at any other time, Union JACK might not have attracted quite so much attention. 

LA Weekly

Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Is Embracing the Darker Side of Classical Music, and It’s Thrilling

Yuja Wang brought the requisite star power and overt glamour that nearly filled Disney Hall on Friday night, as the astonishing Chinese pianist reunited with simpatico conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and continued her recent obsession with the morbidly engrossing Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.

Le Figaro

Les monuments de Paris ouvrent leurs portes à la musique classique

Le Festival de Paris proposera pour sa première édition, du 9 au 29 juin, cinq concerts dont le premier se déroulera à la Tour Eiffel avec la soprano Patricia Petibon.

Quebec Huffington Post

Gregory Charles lance une école de musique virtuelle

Ça allait de soi, pour un aussi grand amoureux de musique, qui prend tant de plaisir à transmettre ses connaissances : Gregory Charles annonçait mercredi matin la mise sur pied de l’Académie Gregory, une école de musique virtuelle dont le premier tutoriel, Je suis pianiste, enseignera les rudiments du piano, à compter du 1erseptembre prochain.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Pianist ohne Nostalgie

Der französische Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard denkt an die Zukunft der Klaviermusik. Dafür wird er in München mit dem Siemens-Musikpreis ausgezeichnet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jiri Belohlavek ist tot

Er führte die tschechische Philharmonie zu internationaler Anerkennung. Jiri Belohlavek ist nach schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 71 Jahren gestorben.

neue musikzeitung

Evangelische Kirche sieht Elbphilharmonie als G20-Ort kritisch

Die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) sieht die Elbphilharmonie als Veranstaltungsort für den G20-Gipfel in Hamburg kritisch.

Twitter

BBC Music Magazine  Whose tune is it anyway? We take a look at works of classical music which are often misattributed
Music History  in 1776 Birth of John George .

Image: Jiri Belohlavek

(Written on June 1, 2017 )

Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover with extensive experience in delivering PR strategies? WildKat PR is looking for a Head of Press to join their London team

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WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, with offices in London, Berlin and New York. We adamantly believe in challenging the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values, and developing a strong digital and online focus.

As a young, enthusiastic music-loving company, our expertise and creativity allow us to devise innovative campaigns tailored to individual artists’ needs. With clients such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Cellist Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School, our reach extends across a wide range of genres, as well as internationally, to offer professional PR support worldwide.

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Job Description – Head of Press

WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual to join our London team, and both lead and advise our account managers across a diverse range of PR work. At a time of continued rapid international growth, you will devise, develop, plan and implement forward looking PR strategies for print, online, TV and radio as well as social media.

Your strong network and excellent relationships with editors and journalists, alongside your impeccable, up-to-date knowledge of the industry, will enable you to deliver imaginative and diverse PR campaigns

By providing managerial, strategic and creative direction, you will help our team explore new avenues, communicate more effectively and thus enhance our clients’ profiles by reaching new audiences and shaping innovative campaigns.

You will work alongside the Business Development Manager, and both the Junior and Senior Account Managers will report to you. By liaising with both our Berlin and New York offices, there will be opportunities to work abroad and impact the market internationally.

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Christmas at WildKat London

Essential skills and experience:

  • 3 Year’s experience in defining and delivering PR strategies
  • An excellent network and strong relationships, primarily with classical music, as well as lifestyle, culture, technology, fashion and mainstream media outlets in the UK
  • Superb track record of liaising and working with press to deliver consistent results and high value PR
  • Energetic and creative with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-manage
  • Confidence to represent our brand at all levels
  • Preferred skills and experience:

  • Multi-lingual
  • Marketing experience
  • Degree-level education in preferably an arts subject
  • Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Open plan office; friendly and collaborative environment
  • A diverse role, providing opportunities to expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just in PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
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    Perks of the job

  • Annual company ski trip
  • Yoga in the office
  • Team lunches
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • Opportunities of travel
  • Deadline: 5pm Monday January 25th 2016

    Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Please email fleur@wildkatpr.com for further information about this role.

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    (Written on December 18, 2015 )

    WildKat PR are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative new scheme heralded by our founder Kathleen Alder. The Noted Innovation Fellowship focuses on providing support to talented 22-35 year olds with original ideas in the area of arts administration which will shake up, progress and lead the classical music industry and culture sector into the future; it needs more than just artists.

    Whilst there are many funding opportunities dedicated to discovering and supporting new performing talent, Kathleen has recognised a clear need in the industry for financial support to be awarded to young professionals keen to make their mark behind-the-scenes. Currently, aspiring arts prodigies are most likely to be supported by those who have had over 20 years’ experience and although their experience is vital and appreciated, Kathleen believes there is much more untapped potential to attract fresh new talent.

    As well as offering £3,500 to help implement the recipient’s idea, the Fellowship will provide industry opportunities and mentorship by some of the most high profile names working for prestigious organisations such as Executive Producer of Opus Arte/Royal Opera House Ben Pateman; Grammy award winning music producer Christopher Alder; and Suzanne Davidson, the Executive Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The list continues to grow. Alongside the standard prize winnings, the Fellowship will be customized around the individual and their idea in order to maximize their full potential.  With this Fellowship, Kathleen aims to educate and inspire a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.

    WildKat PR are excited for the talent that will emerge from this venture.

    For application details, click here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) on 15th February 2015.

    Kat1-11-590x260 Kathleen Alder. Photo: International Arts Manager 

     

    (Written on January 13, 2015 )