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In today’s news: a closer look at Classic FM, the numbers are in for British music exports, the winners of the Gilmore Young Artist Awards have been announced, Facebook is negotiating with the music industry, Cardiff doesn’t want to be European Capital of Culture anymore and a nude violinist raises body awareness. also in the news: a street artists who turns to opera, no winners at the ARD Violin competition and Silbermann Tage have opened in Saxonia.

The Guardian

Classic FM at 25: The sweet sound of success

When it launched 25 years ago, no-one would have predicted that Classic FM would become the UK’s biggest commercial radio station. John Crace goes behind the scenes to find out why Titanic is in, but Gilbert and Sullivan are out

Classical Music Magazine

British recorded music exports at highest level since 2000

British recorded music exports have risen to their highest levels this century, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) has announced.

2018 Gilmore Young Artists announced

Pianists Wei Luo and Elliot Wuu have been named as recipients of the 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Awards.

The Telegraph

Facebook to pay music industry millions in royalty fees to protect its users from breaking copyright

Facebook is to pay millions in royalty fees to the music industry to protect its users from copyright violation when they upload videos that contain illegal uses of songs.

BBC News

Cardiff pulls out of European Capital of Culture race

Cardiff has ruled itself out of bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

Limelight

Violinist skydives nude for men’s body image awareness

Australian violinist Glen Donnelly played Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending as he fell 15,000 feet in his birthday suit.

Washington Post

This legendary street artist has done walls, shoes and Bieber albums. Now he’s trying opera.

What you see, on the white wall, are elegant sweeping marks, a script you can’t quite make out or have forgotten to learn. What the artist hears is music. His name is Marquis Lewis, better known as Retna […]

BR Klassik

ARD-MUSIKWETTBEWERB 2017 FINALE VIOLINE

Kein erster Preis wurde im Fach Violine vergeben. Ein zweiter Preis ging jeweils an den Italiener Andrea Obiso und Sarah Christian aus Deutschland, die auch den Publikumspreis erhielt.

Codex Flores

Rein durch Gedankenkraft komponieren

Forschende der TU Graz entwickeln ein Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI), mit dem sich durch Gedankenkraft Musik komponieren lässt: Aus einer BCI-Methode, die hauptsächlich zum Buchstabieren dient, hat das Team eine entsprechende Anwendung entwickelt.

Musik Heute

Silbermann Tage in Freiberg eröffnet

Wenige Tage nach der Wiedereröffnung des Wohn- und Arbeitshauses von Gottfried Silbermann (1683-1753) haben am Mittwoch in Freiberg (Landkreis Mittelsachsen) die Silbermann-Tage zu Ehren des berühmten Orgelbauers begonnen.

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Music History‏ @today_classical

in 1922 FP of Sir Arthur ‘ Colour Symphony in England.

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(Written on September 7, 2017 )

Katherine Bryan is rapidly confirming her place as one of Britain’s brightest musical stars of the future, and tomorrow marks the day of her new CD release, Silver Bow. The disc provides a fresh view on much-loved and frequently played violin works, such as The Lark Ascending, and includes both classics from the violin repertoire and personal favourites of Katherine. Katherine is not only the artist of this CD, but also the architect, since she has transcribed and adapted all of the solo violin parts. This adaptation showcases the flute in a new light, highlighting the instrument’s versatility and beauty.

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In groundbreaking performances, Katherine uses a range of techniques from ‘pop-tonguing’, flutter tonguing and note bending, to stretch the boundaries of the flute and offer a fresh and exciting interpretation. Some pieces have needed significant adapting, such as Paginini’s Caprice, where a new variation has been formed, retaining the same harmonic pattern but creating new music that is idiomatic for the flute. Accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, led by Jac Van Steen, the innovative blend of instruments offers a new perspective on familiar compositions.

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Katherine describes how ‘today the modern flute is able to transport its listeners through many emotions, evoking numerous sound colours and nuances, and is capable of speaking above an orchestra’. Katherine sees herself foremost as a musician rather than a flautist, and describes the flute as simply ‘a vehicle through which to interpret music’. In recognising that every instrument has different characteristics, Katherine hopes to uncover different facets of pieces, which have traditionally been played on the violin.

Silver Bow is Katherine’s third release on Linn Records. In addition to a set of live concerts, Katherine has enjoyed regular performances, with Silver Bow featured as Classic FM’s Album of the Week and yesterday she performed on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty. If you missed out on this superb performance, click here to catch up.

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(Written on September 17, 2015 )

We are delighted to announce that we will be working once again with acclaimed flautist Katherine Bryan on the release of her new CD, Silver Bow.

Appointed principal flute with the Royal Scottish Orchestra at the age of just 21 and with several successful CDs already under her belt, she certainly is living up to her label as one of Britain’s future musical stars.

Katherine Bryan

Her new disk is particularly innovative. Keen to highlight the versatility and beauty of the flute, Katherine has taken a selection of violin music and adapted it for the flute. The CD pushes the boundaries of her instrument, using complex techniques to show off the flute rather than imitate the violin in classic works such as The Lark Ascending to Zigeunerweisen.

Her skill and musical interpretation allow the flute to achieve its full instrumental capacity, in her words, ‘to transport its listeners through many emotions, evoking numerous sound colours and nuances, and is capable of speaking above an orchestra.’

Silver Bow will be released in the UK on Linn Records on 18th September and is available for pre-order here. In the meantime, keep an eye on her website, Facebook and Twitter for updates, and also on the WildKat blog.

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(Written on August 11, 2015 )

With the voting currently open for the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame, we in the WildKat PR London office took some time to talk about our three choices and why we love them so much. Counted down over the Easter weekend, we’ll all definitely be tuning in to see where our favourites come! Alluding to the regular battle between Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto, we also did our own poll to see which would win. Watch our vlog to find out…

Make sure you cast your own vote here

(Written on February 13, 2015 )

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LeoGroup purchases multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin with digital currency bitcoin

Financial advisory firm Leo Group LLC has purchased a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin from the maker’s ‘golden period’ using bitcoin – the first time an instrument of such value has been bought using the digital currency.

Classical Music Magazine

NMC overcomes funding crisis arising from Holst Foundation’s dissolution

NMC, the label devoted to recording works by British contemporary composers, has overcome a funding crisis which threatened to overshadow its 25th anniversary celebration.

Classic FM Online

The Lark Ascending tops Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014

 the soaring violin melody has taken the number one spot in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, the piece at the top of the chart for the past three years, now sits at number two.

Julian Lloyd Webber awarded ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award

The British cello star picked up the award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) in partnership with Classic FM at the ISM conference in Birmingham Conservatoire this afternoon.

Guardian

How to do justice to Christ’s Last Words

Haydn’s meditations on Christ’s Seven Last Words are among the great pieces of Easter music. But could Ruth Padel, steeped in Darwin and Freud, write poetry about this cornerstone of Christianity?

The Hollywood Reporter

Musicians Union Slams Lionsgate Over ‘Draft Day’ 

The American Federation of Musicians is pressing the case that U.S. films and television programs should be scored domestically, not overseas, especially when they receive U.S. production tax credits.

New York Times

Every Number Tells a Story

In a series called Collected Stories, the composer David Lang curates an alluring set of programs that explore the idea of storytelling in music.

Tofaki

Smiling with a cramp

Nils Frahm is re-creating living spaces in his studio

Berliner Zeitung

Barenboim und Domingo: Sonne über dem Tonsatz-Gestrüpp

Ein Stelldichein der Leichtigkeit und Inbrunst lieferten sich die Staatskapelle unter Daniel Barenboim mit dem gefeierten Tenor Plácido Domingo bei ihren Feiertagskonzerten.

Classical Music on Twitter

Classic FM: @ClassicFM He’s topped the #HallOfFame once again. Here’s 8 reasons why we love Vaughan Williams: http://classfm.co/RWV8

Arts Professional: @ArtsPro #Goodwatch: @LDNmusicmasters debate on class, race, and classical music http://bit.ly/1ndxA2E

Jim McCauley: @JimMcCauley Classical nerds angry about game soundtrack, game nerds angry about classical nerds. This could run and run! http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2014/chart/position/7

Michel van der Aa: @vanderaanet Call for scores, composers competition on freedom -> http://callforscores.wordpress.com/

Lincoln Center: @LincolnCenter Free concert Thursday! Pianist Jenny Lin plays classical works & Broadway standards. http://bit.ly/1kP9UPG

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(Written on April 22, 2014 )