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In today’s news: Warner Classics to issue a concerto recording of Leeds International Piano Competition. The New York Philharmonic is reportedly thinking about changing its dress code. Australian Helpmann Award nominations announced. Karabits contract with Weimar orchestra not extended. How to arrange a concert during the World Cup. Bachfest in Leipzig reaches record audience numbers. Guennadi Rojdestvenski passes away.

Gramophone

Warner Classics and Leeds International Piano Competition strike a deal

The record label will release a recording, both on CD and digitally, shortly after the September finals, ‘featuring The Leeds winner, or a finalist of their choice’ playing a Concerto with the Hallé conducted by Edward Gardner, and a selection of recital repertoire from the earlier rounds.

The Guardian

Rising clarinet star’s ex-girlfriend must pay $375,000 for trying to sabotage his career

Ontario court calls case of Eric Abramovitz, whose girlfriend faked a rejection letter from his dream school, ‘despicable interference’.

Rhinegold

New partnership for Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition have announced a partnership, which will allow all five of the competition’s Song Prize finalists to give a debut recital at Wigmore Hall.

iNews

Women could finally wear the trousers thanks to a sartorial revolution in classical music

The New York Philharmonic is reportedly thinking about changing its dress code. Currently female performers are required to wear floor-length black skirts or gowns for formal evening concerts.

Classic FM

New releases: Summer Night Concert 2018, Patrick Gallois – Francois Devienne Flute Concerto No.13

World exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases.

Limelight Magazine

2018 Helpmann Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 2018 Helpmann Awards are in, with Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures’ much-lauded Muriel’s Wedding the Musical taking the lion’s share with 11 nods.

Pizzicato

Weimar verlängert Vertrag von Karabits nicht

Die Verhandlungen über eine Vertragsverlängerung des ukrainischen Dirigenten Kirill Karabits am Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar sind gescheitert.

Concerti

Klassikkonkurrent Weltmeisterschaft?

Sommerzeit – Festivalzeit. Für viele Liebhaber klassischer Musik die schönste Zeit im Jahr. Denn jetzt lässt sich das Angenehme mit dem Angenehmen verbinden: Internationale Klangkörper und Künstler bevölkern nicht nur die Hauptstädte oder Ballungszentren, sondern ziehen im Rahmen akribisch geplanter Veranstaltungsreihen aufs Land.

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Bachfest Leipzig 2018 mit Besucherrekord

Das Bachfest Leipzig kann auf eine weitere erfolgreiche Auflage des Festivals zurückschauen: So konnte der erst im Vorjahr aufgestellte Besucherrekord mit fast 80.000 Gästen aus 40 verschiedenen Ländern gebrochen werden.

Le Monde

Le chef d’orchestre russe Guennadi Rojdestvenski est mort

Le chef d’orchestre russe Guennadi Rojdestvenski est mort samedi 16 mai à l’âge de 87 ans. « Le Bolchoï est en deuil », a annoncé sur Twitter le théâtre moscovite, dont il avait dirigé l’orchestre en 2000 et 2001.

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Guennadi Rojdestvenski (c) Alexei Nikolsky

 

(Written on June 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: New statistics shown up that only 76 classical concerts include at least one piece by a woman, Classic BRIT Awards 2018, what time looks like to Philip Glass, and Robert Trevino stays at the Basque National Orchestra. Furthermore, the Bachfest Leipzig attracts mass audiences with its ‘Cantata Ring’, and the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho reflects on creativity as she receives a BBVA Foundation award.

The Guardian

Female composers largely ignored by concert line-ups

Women in Music project finds that in 1,445 classical concerts across globe only 76 include a work by a woman.

Classic FM

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe win big at Classic BRIT Awards

The cellist at the Royal Wedding Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the much-loved duo of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe each scooped two awards at the returning Classic BRIT Awards ceremony. Kanneh-Mason took home the Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Choice award, while Ball & Boe won the Classic FM Album of the Year and the Best Group category.

Broadway World

Robert Trevino Extends Music Directorship Of Basque National Orchestra

The new contract will see Trevino as the orchestra’s artistic leader until the 2021/22 season.

Nautilus

The Smaller the Theatre, the Faster the Music

How is composing music of a given meter similar to painting flowing water? In this conversation between the composer and musician Philip Glass and the painter Fredericka Foster, two artists set out to tackle this question, before flowing into questions of memory, physics, and death.

WQXR 

Ten Landmarks in Keyboard Virtuosity

The history of the keyboard is just as much the history of the virtuoso who, for reasons competitive and otherwise, has time and again advanced technique and reimagined what is possible with 88 keys.

Der Tagesspiegel

Da läuft noch was

Alle reden von der WM? Nicht in Berlin. Die Kultur fährt am kommenden Wochenende eine beeindruckende Ballung an Konkurrenzveranstaltungen auf.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Diese Liebe ist unersättlich

Kommet zuhauf: Mit seinem „Kantaten-Ring“ zieht das Bachfest Leipzig ein Massenpublikum an und kann dieses auch begeistern.

Musik heute

Europäisches Kulturerbe-Siegel für Leipzigs Musik-Stätten

EU-Kulturkommissar Tibor Navracsics und Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) überreichten die Siegel am Mittwoch stellvertretend an neun historische Stätten wie die Thomaskirche, das Bach-Archiv, die Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” und das Gewandhaus.

El País

Kaija Saariaho: ‘Me entristece que tengamos que seguir resaltando que soy una mujer’

La compositora finlandesa reflexiona sobre la creatividad al recibir el galardón de la Fundación BBVA.

Pizzicato

Daniel Meyer stays with the Erie Philharmonic

The Erie Philharmonic’s Music Director Daniel Meyer has renewed his contract with the orchestra for the next four years.

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Composer Emily Hall: ‘One work at least by a female composer – that should be standard now’ © Rob Orchard/The Guardian

(Written on June 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: Lost John Coltrane recording from 1963 to be released, Scottish composer is awarded with Queen’s Medal for Music, the Mayor of London has created a map of the music facilities across London, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra signs to Deutsche Grammophon. Plus an interview with composer Helmut Lachenmann, and theatre and orchestra are discussing digital and #metoo.

The Guardian

‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording.

The Sunday Post

Scottish composer Thea Musgrave awarded with Queen’s medal for music

The 90-year-old received her award at Buckingham Palace during an audience with the head of state. Ms Musgrave said: “Although much of my career has been on an international stage, this Medal represents my British heritage.”

Rhinegold

Mayor maps London’s music spaces

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has created a map of the music facilities across London, responding to data which shows that the steady decline in the number of grassroots music venues has stabilised.

Richmond News

Shanghai Symphony signs China’s first orchestra record deal

Deutsche Grammophon on Thursday announced a recording contract with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a first global label deal for a Chinese orchestra. Led by China’s most celebrated conductor Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will premiere on the German label next year with a CD of to-be-announced works by Chinese and Russian composers.

Music News

‘British artists continue to inspire fans all around the world’: BPI reports another stellar year for UK music

BPI chief Geoff Taylor has declared music to be the UK’s “international calling card” after new research showed British music accounted for 13% of all music consumed worldwide in 2017. Top-selling albums by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sam Smith – and classic acts including The Beatles and Roger Waters – are credited with boosting the figures, compiled by the BPI.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Helmut Lachenmann im Gespräch

Man hat mich immer wieder in eine Ecke gestellt.

Musik heute

Theater und Orchester diskutieren Digitales und #MeToo

Bei der Jahreshauptversammlung des Deutschen Bühnenvereins geht es vom (heutigen) Freitag an um die Themen Digitalisierung und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.

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Asheville Symphony taps Darko Butorac as Music Director

Asheville Symphony (North Carolina) has announced that conductor Serbian born Darko Butorac will become Music Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season.

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John Coltrane © Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC

(Written on June 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: France Musique’s new website, Tom Service is appointed music professor at Gresham College, conductor Jonathan Sternberg has passed away, Michael Hann examines the National and Bon Iver’s open-access publishing platform. The violinist Carolin Widmann about responsibilities as an artist and teacher. The Theater Augsuburg is taking the last hurdles to being funded by the state. Karl-Heinz Steffens is leaving the Staatsphilarmonie Rheinland Pfalz, and Esa-Pekka Salonen is leaving New York. At the Radio France Festival all 555 Sonatas of Scarlatti will be played.

Planet Hugill

France Musique launches English language website

The French broadcaster has launched an English language website which provides a welter of on-line resources and concerts.

Gramophone

Conductor Jonathan Sternberg has died at the age of 98

The New York-born conductor was a pioneering figure in the early years of the LP era. He made a number of premiere recordings with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and also conducted the European premieres of several contemporary American works.

Rhinegold

Tom Service appointed music professor at Gresham College

Tom Service has joined Gresham College’s music professorship, which dates back to 1597. As Gresham professor of music, the journalist and BBC presenter will deliver free public lectures, which will be live-streamed and made available on YouTube.

The Guardian

People: how the National and Bon Iver’s streaming service frees musicians

Can the new, open-access audio ‘publishing platform’ attract more than just superfans of its indie-rock creators?

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall wins teaching excellence Gold Award

Employability and student satisfaction of Guildhall students recognised in highest government ranking.

New York Times

A Manifesto for a 21st-Century Concert. (Drinks Allowed.)

“The concert experience has become predictable,” the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen said this week. “I’m not talking about artistic quality or content of the program, but the ritual itself. It’s quite predictable — and, visually, mostly dead boring, to be totally honest.”

Nmz

„Vielleicht müssen wir uns viel stärker einmischen“

In allen Stilen ist sie zu Hause, der Gegenwartsmusik fühlt sie sich besonders verpflichtet: die Geigerin Carolin Widmann.

Klassik.com

Kabinett segnet Pläne für ein Staatstheater Augsburg ab

Das Bayerische Kabinett hat der Umwandlung des Theaters Augsburg in ein Staatstheater zugestimmt.

Klassik-Heute

Abschied von Karl-Heinz Steffens in Mannheim

Unter der Leitung von Karl-Heinz Steffens, der die Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz zu einem herausragenden Orchester formte und das Konzertleben in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar mit attraktiven Programmen facettenreich gestaltete, verabschiedet sich der Chefdirigent und Generalmusikdirektor nach neun Jahren vom Rosengarten-Publikum.

France musique

Le pari fou de l’été : jouer les 555 sonates de Scarlatti

En juillet 2018, le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier et France Musique lancent un pari un peu fou : interpréter et enregistrer les 555 sonates de Domenico Scarlatti.

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France Musique’s new English language website © Planet Hugill

(Written on June 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses its darkest aspects, and in Scotland parents and teachers call for children’s music tuition to be protected. Additionally, German project TONALi offers young talents a stage and the possibility to organise their own concert formats, and Leipzig announces a new music fair.

Classical-Music.com

BBC Symphony Orchestra to get new home in East London

BBC Symphony Orchestra to leave iconic Maida Vale studios and open a new hub in Stratford in 2022/2023.

Rhinegold

Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music launch new recording

Soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music will celebrate the release of a new recording on 29 June with a live performance at St Jude’s Church in Hampstead Garden.

The Guardian

Sex, betrayal, suicide: is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?

Puccini’s Orientalist story of the sexual exploitation of an Asian woman may seem repulsive in the #metoo era – but we shouldn’t flinch from a masterpiece’s savagery, says the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production.

Classic FM

Parents in Scotland can’t afford music lessons for their children

Teachers will call for children’s music tuition in Scotland to be protected, as authorities in Clackmannanshire confirmed plans this week to double the cost of musical instrument lessons to £524 a year.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music launches new team to enhance songwriter and publisher relationships

Apple has promoted one of its long-term music-focused legal directors to the new role of Global Director Of Music Publishing. Elena Segal will head up a new team that will manage relationships between the Apple Music streaming service and the mysterious world of music publishing and songwriting.

Concerti

Kulturmanager von morgen

Das Projekt TONALi bietet jungen Talenten eine Bühne und darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eigene Konzertformate zu organisieren. Bevor musikalische Talente vor ein Publikum treten können, ist eine umfangreiche Organisationsarbeit zu leisten. Finanzplanung, Sponsoren-Akquise, Marketingmaßnahmen und Buchungen von Spielstätten – all das sind Herausforderungen, an denen auch junge Menschen wachsen können.

Nmz

Komponist Lachenmann setzt auf Hörner – Uraufführung in München

Die Avantgarde-Musikreihe «musica viva» des Bayerischen Rundfunks präsentiert ein neues, großes Orchesterwerk von Helmut Lachenmann. Der erteilt politischer Musik eine Absage. Wird es mit acht Solo-Hörnern dieses Mal vielleicht romantisch?

Pizzicato

Leipzig kündigt neue Musikmesse an

In Leipzig wird im November 2019 eine Musikmesse unter dem Namen ‘musicpark’ statfinden. Ähnlich wie ‘Musicora’ in Paris soll sich die Publikumsveranstaltung an Musikbegeisterte, Hobbymusiker, Musikschüler und Einsteiger wenden, die Instrumente ausprobieren, kaufen oder live erleben möchten.

BR Klassik

Folkert Uhdes letzte ION “Momente, die in Erinnerung bleiben”

Am 6. Juni beginnt die 67. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Für den künstlerischen Leiter Folkert Uhde wird es seine letzte Saison sein. Im BR-KLASSIK-Interview verrät der Konzertdesigner, ob er in den sechs Jahren Musica Sacra seine Ziele erreichen konnte und was er von Nürnberg gelernt hat.

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(Written on June 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, Staatskapelle Weimar wants to premiere Liszt Opera, and Wiener Philharmoniker releases professor from duty after abuse allegation.

Classical Music

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018-19 season

As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the orchestra will perform the first complete performance of Stanford’s little-known Mass Via Victrix 1914-1818

The New York Times

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Original Baroque manuscripts left by Jesuits are found in South America, of which 500 students in a rural village are taught to play.

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

OrchKids is a free after-school program that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop, started a decade ago that reaches 1, 300 children in 6 schools.

Gramophone

17th-century painting reveals piece of music in great detail

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a second source of a 17th-century musical work by the little-known composer Robert Ramsey.

The Guardian 

Opera’s roads not taken: two rarities in Italy

Opera houses must produce plenty of Carmens and Toscas to stay afloat, but bold progamming in northern Italy this season means you can catch an early Verdi and electrifying Zandonai.

The Mirror 

‘Dancing’ robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Thousands of high-speed robots are seen harmoniously assembling entire car bodies in just 68 seconds with amazing precision as part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Limelight

Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director

Iain Grandage has been named as the new Artistic Director of Perth Festival. The acclaimed composer, musician, collaborative artist and programmer will succeed Wendy Martin, taking up the position for festivals between 2020 and 2023.

Der Tagesspiegel

70. Gründungsjubiläum Was der RIAS Kammerchor 2018/19 plant

Von Barock über zeitgenössische Musik zurück zum Ende des ersten Weltkriegs: Der RIAS Kammerchor zeigt mit dem Programm 2018/19 alle seine Facetten.

SWR2

Schweizer Musikpreisträger 2018 Grand Prix für Jazzmusikerin

Für die Vergabe der Schweizer Musikpreise ist ein Expertengremium und eine Jury zuständig. Diese bestimmte in diesem Jahr die Musikerin Irène Schweizer für den Hauptpreis.

nmz

Staatskapelle Weimar will nahezu vergessene Liszt-Oper uraufführen

Eine nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene, unvollendete Oper von Franz Liszt (1811-1886) will die Staatskapelle Weimar am 19. August konzertant uraufführen.

klassik.com

Missbrauchs-Vorwurf: Wiener Philharmoniker vom Dienst freigestellt

Nachdem sich mehrere Personen an das Rektorat der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien gewandt hatten, hat dieses einen Professor fristlos entlassen.

france musique

Disparition de la chanteuse Maurane dont la raison « s’envolait avec Glenn Gould et Bach »

La chanteuse belge Maurane est décédée à l’âge de 57 ans. L’artiste a été retrouvée sans vie à son domicile dans la périphérie de Bruxelles, le lundi 7 mai.

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The town of Urubichá, S. America, has a music school with 500 students © Lena Mucha for The New York Times

(Written on May 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Paavo Järvi talks Brexit impact for musicians, Alexander Pushkin poetry transformed into opera by a direct descendent, Roxanna Panufnik to release new album, conductor Hartmut Haenchen receives prize from Leipzig Richard Wagner Foundation, conductors Thielemann and Sächsische Staatskapelle return Echo-Award, and Bamberger Symphoniker receive award for best concert program.

Classic FM

‘Brexit will isolate British musicians,’ warns Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi

“Brexit won’t make the lives of British musicians any easier. It will isolate a lot of them and create logistical and financial barriers,” the Estonian maestro told Classic FM.

Diana Adamyan has won the 2018 Menuhin Competition

17-year-old Diana Adamyan from Armenia managed to take the night’s big prize, followed by 10-year-old Christian Li and 11-year-old Chloe Chua for a joint Junior Award.

The Guardian

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time

Alexander Pushkin’s direct descendant, the London-based writer and lyricist Marita Phillips, has created the first stage version of his turbulent life story to be written in any language.

Classical Music 

Roxanna Panufnik celebrates her 50th birthday with two commissions and an album release

Celestial Bird is due to be released on Signum Records on 7 September and will feature two tracks commissioned by Ex Cathedra.

The Academy of Ancient Music appoints new leader

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has appointed Bojan Čičić as leader of the orchestra.

Limelight

Details announced for 2018 Accompanists’ Guild of SA Festival

Pianists Lisa Moore and Sonya Lifschitz headline the festival, where they’ll be playing a two piano rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Prospect Magazine

Leonard Bernstein invented how we do modern classical music

Whether he was conducting, composing or communicating, Bernstein was a stylish innovator.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Auch Dirigent Thielemann und Staatskapelle geben Echos zurück

Von einem „Symbol eines Zynismus“ spricht die Sächsische Staatskapelle, die nicht länger in derselben Siegerliste stehen mag wie Kollegah und Farid Bang.

BR Klassik

Von Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen erhält den diesjährigen Preis der Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Siftung. Er ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Der gebürtige Dresdner soll die Auszeichnung während der Wagner-Festtage im Mai in Leipzig entgegennehmen.

klassik.com

Bamberger Symphoniker erhalten Auszeichnung für bestes Konzertprogramm

Der Preis für das beste Konzertprogramm, der vom Deutschen Musikverleger-Verband (DMV) verliehen wird, geht für die Spielzeit 2017/18 an die Bamberger Symphoniker.

nmz

Rebell, Visionär, Bewahrer, Erneuerer – Jean Guillou in der Elbphilharmonie

Bezeichnend ist es allemal, dass das Geburtstagskonzert für Jean Guillou in Hamburg stattfindet – und nicht etwa in Paris.

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Bamberger Symphoniker © Andreas Herzau

 

 

 

 

(Written on April 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera receives large sums from Arts Council, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, streaming services considered going public, Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, winners of  “Deutscher Pianistenpreis” are announced and Saudi Arabia inks deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.

The Times

Opera beats pop to Arts Council handouts

The Arts Council has been branded “too posh for pop” after figures emerged showing that pop music gets a fraction of the cash handed to opera.

The Guardian

Concrete Dreams: new show celebrates Southbank’s history of performance

An innovative new exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre gives visitors a performer’s perspective of its newly renovated brutalist venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.

No more operas from Turnage, as Twitter row with critics turns toxic

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage became embroiled in a spat with opera critics over his newest work, Coraline, before declaring: ‘I’m done with the genre’

Music Week

Qobuz contemplates going public after successful Spotify IPO

French-owned Qobuz who has carved itself out a niche amongst fans of classical music, jazz and hi-res audio, is considering going public.

Broadway World

Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boosey & Hawkes

Grammy winning composer, Eric Whitacre with Boosey & Hawkes covering future compositions and a collection of works for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble.

Limelight

Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will end his tenure as Chief Conductor at the end of 2019.Sir Andrew Davis will step down from his role as Chief Conductor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the end of his contract in December 2019, the Orchestra announced today. The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will continue his artistic relationship with the orchestra as Conductor Laureate.

SWR2

Das Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra als Vorreiter – Komponistinnen im Fokus

Ein Drittel aller Werke, die das Orchester in der Konzertsaison 2018/2019 spielen wird, stammt von Komponistinnen – ein starkes Signal für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, auch im Konzerthaus.

klassik.com

Deutscher Pianistenpreis kürt Gewinner

Der südkoreanische Pianist Hans Suh hat den 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis gewonnen. Suh nahm den mit 20.000 Euro dotieren Preis von Maryam Maleki, der Präsidentin des International Piano Forum, und dem Vorjahresgewinner  Eric Lu entgegen. Der Publikumspreis, welcher mit 3.000 Euro dotiert ist, ging an Tomoki Sakata aus Japan.

Musik Heute

International Opera Awards nach München und Frankfurt

Die Bayerische Staatsoper hat bei den International Opera Awards den Preis als bestes Opernhaus gewonnen. Das teilten die Veranstalter am Montagabend in London mit. Die Oper Frankfurt wurde für die Wiederentdeckung von Ernst Kreneks “Drei Opern” ausgezeichnet. Ihr Intendant Bernd Loebe erhielt den Preis in der Kategorie “Leadership in Opera”.

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Arabie Saoudite : la France et l’Opéra de Paris vont aider à la création d’un orchestre

Lors de la visite officielle du prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane à Paris, Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture, a annoncé que la France allait aider l’Arabie Saoudite à se doter d’un orchestre symphonique et lyrique.

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Der Gewinner des 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis, Hans Suh, © International Piano Forum

(Written on April 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: UK’s Ivory ban will exempt musical instruments, Buxton’s Stephen Barlow steps down, Cecil Taylor dies at age 89, Rafael Karlen to be the new Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer-in-Residence and Christa Ludwig is honoured by Ehrenpreis der Österreich Deutschland Gesellschaft.

International Piano

Paloma O’ Shea Santander competition shortlist announced

Madrid-based Paloma O’ Shea Santander International Piano Competition has named the 20 pianists who have been selected to participate in the first stage of the competition.

Classical Music 

Ivory ban will make exemptions for musical instruments

The UK ban on ivory sales, which is to be introduced after proposals were backed following public consultation, will make exemptions for musical instruments that contain a small percentage of the material.

Buxton’s Stephen Barlow steps down

Stephen Barlow has announced that he will step down as artistic director of Buxton International Festival, after a seven-year tenure. The 2018 edition will be the last under his leadership.

 The Guardian

Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards

Hamilton, arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation, has won big at the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards, taking seven Oliviers.

The Blade

Opera honoring MLK previewed at museum

A preview of ‘I Dream’, an opera by composer Douglas Tappin, was held at the Toledo Museum of Art during a luncheon hosted by the Toledo Opera Guild and The Links Inc.

The New York Times

Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

Cecil Taylor, a pianist who challenged the jazz tradition that produced him and became one of the most bracing, rhapsodic, abstract and original improvisers of his time, died on Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his legal guardian, Adam C. Wilner. No cause was given, but friends said he had been in failing health for some time.

Limelight

2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer-in-Residence announced

Rafael Karlen is to take up residence in the Sydney terrace house bequeathed by the renowned Australian composer. The winner is selected from a competitive annual application process. Previous winners include Barney McAll, Cat Hope and Jon Rose.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Deutsche Theaterlandschaft: Ein Preisschild für Sozialarbeit

Wie sieht die Zukunft des deutschen Stadttheaters aus? Darüber streitet sich die Szene. Aber eins sollte bei der Debatte nicht vergessen werden. Während die einen so stolz auf die deutsche Theaterlandschaft sind, dass sie um eine höchstrichterliche Anerkennung der hiesigen Bühnen durch die Unesco buhlen und sich eine Eintragung in die internationale Liste des immateriellen Weltkulturerbes wünschen, sehen die anderen das deutsche Stadttheatersystem als so rückschrittlich an, dass sie nicht nur grundlegende Reformen fordern, sondern auch jedes Abweichen von ihrer Vorstellung eines progressiven Stadttheaters als „ästhetisches wie politisches Verbrechen“ bezeichnen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Piano-Legende Menahem Pressler- Das Wunder der singenden Pausen

Die 94-jährige Piano-Legende Menahem Pressler tritt im Kammermusiksaal mit dem Schumann Quartett auf. Das Schumann Quartett gehört vielleicht zu den besten Streichquartett-Ensembles der Gegenwart. Das beweisen die vier Musiker schon gleich am Anfang im Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie.

klassik.com

Ehrenpreis für Sopranistin Christa Ludwig

Die Mezzosopranistin Christa Ludwig wird mit dem Ehrenpreis der Österreich Deutschland Gesellschaft ausgezeichnet. Ludwig wird die Auszeichnung in der Residenz des deutschen Botschafters in Hietzing entgegennehmen. Der Preis ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert.

Hamburger Abendblatt

Dirigent Robert Stehli starb mit 88 Jahren

In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten gehörte der in Zürich geborene Musiker zu den Konstanten des Hamburger Musiklebens. Seine Maxime als Musiker war einfach formuliert und als Ziel eine lebenslange Aufgabe: Robert Stehli wollte das Publikum “auf hohem Niveau unterhalten”. Auf die Frage, wie man ein guter Dirigent werde, gab er die selbstkritische Antwort: “Ich weiß es nicht.”

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Dress rehearsal of the opera ‘I Dream’ at the Valentine Theatre © GRAND LUBELL PHOTOGRAPHY

(Written on April 9, 2018 )

In todays news: Ycat select finalists, baby-opera is coming to the Met, Bowhead whales sing jazz, Mozart is played with light beams, the Dublin Piano Competition turns 30, Alan Gilbert’s plans for the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, German theatres and orchestras apply for UNESCO World Heritage, and Swiss scientists reconstruct Pasticcios of Mayr and Donizetti.

Classical Music

Ycat finalists prepare for public auditions

The Young Classical Artists Trust (Ycat) has named the eight artists who will appear in this year’s public final auditions.

Opera Now

The Met to showcase opera for under twos

Ten free performances of BambinO will take place at the Met’s List Hall from 30 April to 5 May. The show is intended for children aged between six and 18 months old.

The Guardian

Bowhead whales: jazz artists of the deep whose calls rival birdsong

From late autumn to early spring, off the east coast of Greenland, some 200 bowheads, serenade each other with compositions from a vast repertoire of song.

Dallas News

True stories from wounded war veterans inspire a new opera

A new one-act opera dramatising present-day soldiers’ recoveries and homecomings after battle injuries will have its world premiere at Texas Christian University.

Mashable UK

YouTuber performs mesmerising rendition of Mozart using vibrant colours

Rousseau’s channel is dedicated to playing classical music but with a visualiser that shows the notes scrolling down to the keys and then exploding when played.

Limelight

Musica Viva announces 2018-2019 FutureMakers

Musica Viva has announced the participants in its 2018-2019 FutureMakers program. Pianist Aura Go and percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott will follow the inaugural FutureMakers – Arcadia Winds – to become the second stream of musicians to go through the two-year program.

Irish Times

Dublin piano competition celebrates 30-year anniversary

The Dublin International Piano Competition, which will run from Friday, May 18th, to Tuesday, May 29th, is 30 years old.

Die Welt

„Ich will auch Risiken eingehen“

Er ist der neue Star in Hamburgs klassischer Musikszene: Alan Gilbert wird im kommenden Jahr neuer Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters.

Musik Heute

Deutsche Theater und Orchesterlandschaft für Unesco-Liste eingereicht

Die deutsche Theater- und Orchesterlandschaft soll als immaterielles Kulturerbe der Menschheit anerkannt werden.

Codex Flores

Rekonstruiertes Pasticcio von Mayr, Donizetti und weiteren Komponisten

Ein Team rund um den Schweizer Musikwissenschaftler Nicolas Trees hat ein Pasticcio von Johann Simon Mayr, Gaetano Donizetti und weiteren Autoren mit dem Titel «Die kleinen Strassenmusikanten» rekonstruiert.

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Charlotte Hoather as Uccellina in BambinO (2017) © James Glossop

(Written on April 4, 2018 )