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In today’s news: Oboist Nicholas Daniel performs Britten in the middle of a boating lake, the winners of the 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition are announced, composition for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and how to cope with the pressures of life as a soloist.

The Guardian

Britten’s water music: recreating a world premiere with midges, vintage cars and an iPad

Oboist Nicholas Daniel loves Britten and his Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. But why is he performing them on a punt in the middle of a boating lake?

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition announced

Andra Patterson and George Stevenson were jointly awarded the first prize for the over 18 category, and Gareth Flett and Joseph Rognvald Pickering won first prize for the under 18 category.

Classic FM

An incredibly poignant composition for the victims of the Grenfell tower tragedy – for 20 cellos and piano

As London mourns those lost in the Grenfell Tower fire, young composer Thomas Hewitt Jones has been moved to put pen to manuscript and compose a piece of music.

The Violin Channel

New Guinness World Record Set for Fastest Piano Playing Fingers

Portuguese-American pianist Domingos-Antonio Gomes has set a new Guinness World Record for the most piano keys hit in one minute

The Strad

How I cope with the pressures of life as a soloist – Jordi Savall

The viola da gamba player and conductor advocates concentrating on the little things rather than stressing about the whole


Film composer wins Shostakovich Prize

Russian film composer Eduard Artemyev, as well as film director Nikita Mikhalkov were awarded the Shostakovich Prize on Saturday evening at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Der Tagesspiegel

Berlin zahlt Sing-Akademie 11,37 Millionen

Viel Geld für die Sing-Akademie: Der Chor wird vom Land für sein ehemaliges Gebäude Unter den Linden entschädigt. Das Abgeordnetenhaus hat jetzt die Einigung gebilligt.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der größte Komponist seiner Zeit

Der Todestag von Georg Philipp Telemann jährt sich zum zweihundertfünfzigsten Mal. Siegbert Rampes exzellente Biographie erzählt vom Ansehen eines Komponisten, das selbst über Eheskandale erhaben war.

neue musikzeitung

Lichtspielszenen zwischen Wald und Meer – Wim Wenders’ Operndebüt mit Bizets, Perlenfischern“ an der Staatsoper

Gerade diese Oper zu inszenieren, war Wenders’ expliziter Wunsch – da er ihre Musik so liebt.

El Mundo

La intimidad de los grandes del ‘jazz’

Un libro recoge las imágenes del francés Jean- Pierre Leloir, que fotografió a corta distancia a las grandes figuras del ‘swing’ de los años 50 y 60

Los Angeles Times

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching.


in 1902 Birth of American and conductor Antonia

Classic FM: ‘In Memoriam: Grenfell’, by composer Thomas Hewitt Jones.

(Written on June 26, 2017 )

Classical News


Elim Chan wins 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

The 28-year-old UK conductor is competition’s first female winner


Are theatre audiences too white?

The British performing arts – and theatre in particular – are under fire for attracting predominantly white, middle-class audiences. Is this criticism fair?

BBC Music Magazine

Voce Chamber Choir performs our exclusive carol

Suzi Digby conducts the London-based choir in Thomas Hewitt Jones’s Lullay, my liking

The Strad

Violin professor Maya Glezarova turns 90: former students pay tribute

Mikhail Kopelman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Liana Gourdjia recall their studies with the denizen of the Russian School of violin playing

International Arts Manager

Rei Hotoda named associate conductor of Utah Symphony

Rei Hotoda has been named associate conductor of the Utah Symphony, making the American maestra the first woman to hold the position.


Warner Classics appoints new UK head

Lemanski moves from indie to major

Klassik Akzente

APPlaus, APPlaus! – iTunes prämiert die Vivaldi-App der DG!

Mit der App „Vivaldis Vier Jahreszeiten“ hat die Deutsche Grammophon einen originellen Weg gefunden, die beiden Komponisten Antonio Vivaldi und Max Richter und ihre Beziehung tu den „Vier Jahreszeiten“ aus allen Blickwinkeln zu beleuchten.

Kritik und Distanzierungen nach Scheckübergabe an Separatistenführer

Geldstrafe für Sopranistin Anna Netrebko?

El País

Al Ateneu Musical de Cullera gana el histórico certamen Villa de Altea

El concurso internacional ha coincidido con el 125 aniversario de la Sociedad Filarmónica Alteanense

Codex Flores

Vorwürfe gegenüber Morton Feldman

Die amerikanische Komponistin Bunita Marcus, die jahrelang end mit dem 1987 verstorbenen Morton Feldman gearbeitet hat, erhebt diesem gegenüber schwere Vorwürfe des sexuellen Missbrauchs und der professionellen Ausbeutung.


BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine: Daniil Trifonov’s fantastic recent performance at Carnegie Hall is now available to watch, for free, on our website:

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic: Messiah time again! @CJGillett can’t get a Handel on the number of times he’s had to sing it 

Bachtrack ‏@bachtrack: It’s Messiaen’s birthday! Here is his piece for flute and piano, Le merle noir: 

623x445xVoce625.jpg.pagespeed.ic.LutGDVnPdeVoce Chamber Choir. Photo: BBC Music Magazine

(Written on December 10, 2014 )

Classical News


Wolfgang Rihm wins the Grawemeyer

$100,000 composing award honours the prolific 62-year-old musician

Classic FM

Alfie Boe to star in orchestral version of The Who’s Quadrophenia

Who guitarist Pete Townshend has announced that an orchestral version of his band’s seminal concept album Quadrophenia will be released, named Classic Quadrophenia, with tenor Alfie Boe taking the lead role.

Classical Music Magazine

British Composer Awards announced with nine going to first-timers ‒ and five to women

The British Composer Awards were announced last night in a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

BBC Music Magazine

Exultate Singers perform our exclusive carol

Listen to the Bristol-based choir’s version of Thomas Hewitt Jones’s ‘Lullay, my liking’

The Strad

Double bassist and composer Alvin Brehm has died aged 89

The New York-born musician led an active career as a player, teacher, composer and administrator

Berliner Zeitung

Fête de la Musique bis 2017 gerettet

Seit die GEMA höhere Gebühren von den Organisatoren verlangte, stand die Finanzierung auf der Kippe.

Grawemeyer Award 2015 geht an Wolfgang Rihm

Auszeichnung ist mit rund 80.000 Euro dotiert

Ji-Yeong Mun gewinnt Genfer-Klavierwettbewerb

Südkoreanische Pianistin erhält Preisgeld von 20.000 Schweizer Franken

The New York Times

Another Opera Crisis Is Averted in Italy

Gianandrea Noseda Is to Stay at Teatro Regio in Turin

El Mundo

Cuando España descubrió el piano

El Museo del Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid ha hecho un hueco en sus salas para albergar una exposición peculiar que recorre la historia del piano en España, y en particular los 200 años de los ‘castizos’ pianos Hazen.


Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic: ★★★★☆ Love string quartets? Want to hear something new? Meet @Brooklyn_Rider @MercClassics 

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Is there equality in US orchestras? These are revealing graphics: 

IntArtsManager @IntArtsManager: Concours de Genève has awarded the CHF20,000 first prize in its piano discipline to 18-year-old Ji-Yeong Mun

jpmaestro-master675Gianandrea Noseda, music director of Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, at this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. He had threatened to leave his company unless changes were made. Photo: Ruby Washington/The New York Times


(Written on December 3, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Former Royal Academy of Music director jailed for £230,000 fraud

Janet Whitehouse, the former director of finance at the Royal Academy of Music who earlier this month pleaded guilty to charges of having defrauded the RAM of more than £230,000, was today sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment.

The Independent

Song of the suicided Bomber: How ‘Babur in London’ negotiated a cultural minefield

The daring new opera featuring British terrorists planning an attack is being staged next month.

Israeli orchestra strikes note of controversy with Wagner work

A seven-decade old cultural taboo will be broken next month when an Israeli symphony orchestra will play works by Richard Wagner inside the country for the first time since the state’s foundation in 1948.

The Guardian

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra concert to be live-streamed

Sell-out Venezuela orchestra concert to be live-streamed on Guardian website on 23 and 26 June.

Arts Journal – Slipped disc

Orchestra goes looking for unpublished composers

Now here’s one they haven’t tried before. The Britten Sinfonia want to hear from composers – but only if they haven’t been published before.


Hear the score behind the final Olympic film

Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones captures the spirit of the Games.


(Written on May 31, 2012 )