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Today’s news: CBSO appoints Ula Weber as conductor of the Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019, UMG drops its plans to float and Salzburg Festival celebrates women. Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?

Rhinegold News

CBSO announces new Children’s Chorus conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has appointed Ula Weber as conductor of the CBSO Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Music Week

UMG IPO plan dropped, Vivendi seeks strategic partner

The Universal Music Group IPO is off. Despite the buzz surrounding a potential public offering that could have capitalised on the streaming boom, parent company Vivendi has now ruled out such a move.

Music Business News

Spotify appoints Austin Daboh as Head of Shows & Editorial in the UK

The move is effective immediately, and will see the highly-rated exec oversee the strategic growth and development of Spotify’s Shows & Editorial initiatives in the territory. Daboh will also continue to lead Spotify’s work in the UK urban music space.

BBC News

How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?


Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces composition prize

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has announced a brand new composition prize, named for its outgoing Managing Director of 17 years, Nicholas Heyward. The Heyward Prize celebrates Heyward’s contribution to furthering Australian composition across his tenure.


Neue Klänge im Konzertsaal

Die japanische Komponistin Keiko Abe ist nicht nur eine virtuose Marimba-Spielerin, sie machte das Instrument dank ihrer zahlreichen Kompositionen auch zu einem beliebten Soloinstrument in den Konzertsälen

Die Welt

Diese Frauen machen einen fix und fertig

Bisse, Küsse, Sensationen: Bei den Salzburger Festspielen werden die Frauen gefeiert – Asmik Grigorian als Salome, Sandra Hüller als Penthesilea. Die flaue Inszenierung der „Zauberflöte“ fällt hingegen durch.


Tómasz Stańko: Eine Trompetenstimme, rau und herzlich, ist verstummt

Am Morgen vom 29. Juli 2018 verstarb dort Tómasz Stańko wenige Tage nach seinem 76. Geburtstag. Als der prominente Trompeter im Frühjahr einen Arzt konsultierte, dachte er selbst zunächst noch an eine Lungenentzündung. Die Diagnose fiel schlimmer aus.


Tiroler Festspiele: ‘Die Grünen’ fordern Suspendierung von Gustav Kuhn

Nach den massiven Vorwürfen gegen den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Gustav Kuhn, hat der Kultursprecher der ‘Grünen’, Georg Kaltschmid, eine vorläufige Suspendierung Kuhns gefordert, bis zur rechtlichen Klärung der massiven Vorwürfe durch die Staatsanwaltschaft und gegebenenfalls Gerichte.

(Written on July 31, 2018 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome award-winning composer Douglas Knehans to our roster of artists.

Image: Douglas Knehans © Tina Gutierrez Photography


Knehans’ music is about immediacy, drama, power, playfulness, architecture, harmonic structure, melodic expressiveness and more importantly depth and dimension. His music is about both love and life and a number of important critics see it that way too when they say his music “… tells an exciting story, ever- intensifying in color, thematic ideas, texture and tempo.” (The Washington Post)

His latest release Unfinished Earth is inspired by the relationship between nature and mankind. The disc features two works – “Tempest” and “Unfinished Earth” – represent contrasting views of how the external metaphors of wind and earth reflect more intimate internal worlds of the human heart and mind. The release is brought to life by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms, and features soloists Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist of London Symphony Orchestra.” 

Knehans’ works have been released on various record labels which earned him numerous commissions, awards and fellowships in Australia and the United States from the Victorian Council, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony. He has also worked with leading ensembles including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and soloists like soprano Merlyn Quaife throughout his career. Once hailed by Fanfare Magazine for his “incisive, hauntingly beautiful recordings”, it’s no wonder that Knehans has garnered the attention and warm appreciation of audiences and performers around the globe.

We’re excited to be running a UK press campaign for the release of Knehans’ new release Unfinished Earth. The recording will be available to stream on NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY and purchase on Ablaze Records from 6 April 2018. 

(Written on January 30, 2018 )