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In today’s news: Orchestral musicians ‘living on breadline’, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces 22 new grants, National Youth Orchestra applications open, WDR Symphony Orchestra with new Principal Conductor – Cristian Macelaru, Beat Furrer receives Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2018, „Stars & Rising Stars“ in Munich and Bruno Julliard unveils the outlines of his reform of the Paris conservatories.

BBC News

Orchestral musicians ‘living on breadline’

Although rank-and-file members of the BBC Philharmonic or City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra are paid about £30,000 a year, wages have stagnated as funding cuts take hold.

Classical Music Magazine/Rhinegold

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces 22 new grants

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has announced 22 new grants worth a total of £630,060 to support emerging artists and the provision of music education, performing arts training, and heritage skills.

The Guardian

Communication skills: how one choir are honing theirs to reach a new audience

Classical audiences are dwindling. Why not try new ways to engage with your audience? Toby Spence has worked with the Bach Choir on a bold project for their new concert that they hope will do just that

Classical Music Magazine/Rhinegold

National Youth Orchestra applications open

Applications are open to musicians aged 13-18 who play at Grade 8 (with distinction) level or equivalent.

SWR2

WDR Sinfonieorchester mit neuem Chefdirigenten – Cristian Macelaru folgt auf Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Cristian Macelaru wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2019/2020 neuer Chefdirigent des WDR Sinfonieorchesters. Er folgt dem derzeitigen Chefdirigenten Jukka-Pekka Saraste, der das Orchester neun Jahre lang geleitet hat.

BR Klassik

Beat Furrer erhält Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis 2018 – „Mit offenen Ohren durch diese Welt”

Wenn Beat Furrer komponieren will, zieht er sich in ein einsames Forsthaus im sogenannten Gesäuse zurück – an einen Ort, der ist, wonach er klingt […].

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Kammermusik-Tage in Witten: Genussarbeit

Bei den Tagen für neue Kammermusik in Witten kann man erleben, welchen Wert eine gewisse Askese hat. Hier geht es um nichts als die Musik, auf sie konzentrieren sich alle Sinne.

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„Stars & Rising Stars“ in München – Wo die Sterne von heute und morgen strahlen

Bei „Stars & Rising Stars“ treffen talentierte Newcomer auf etablierte Interpreten.

france musique

Bruno Julliard dévoile les grandes lignes de sa réforme des conservatoires parisiens

Interviewé par Le Lettre du Musicien, Bruno Julliard, le premier adjoint de la ville de Paris, en charge de la culture, annonce notamment que la capitale va investir 3,5 millions d’euros dans l’achat d’instruments pour les conservatoires.

Platea Magazine

La joven violinista española María Dueñas gana el Concurso Yankelevitch

Con tan solo 15 años de edad, la joven violinista española María Dueñas se ha alzado con el primer premio en el certamen Yankelevitch, dotado con un violín valorado en 40,000 dólares, con la firma del luthier Eugenio Degani.

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Beat Furrer (c) Manu Theobald

(Written on May 3, 2018 )

Classical news

In our news today, mayor Sadiq Khan speaks about the future of arts in London, The Royal Opera House announces Friday Rush ticket scheme, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians reject proposed contract. Also, Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition reveals scores of finalists, and korean conductor Chung Myung-whun becomes music director for Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Stage

Sadiq Khan: ‘London must plan for arts as it does for transport’

London must plan for the future of its culture in the same way it plans for transport and housing to safeguard the next generation of talent, mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH announces Friday Rush ticket scheme

The Royal Opera House has replaced its day ticket scheme with Friday Rush tickets. Every Friday at 1pm, 49 tickets will be made available to buy online for each main-stage performance – including those that are sold-out – from Saturday to the following Friday.

Star Telegram

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians reject proposed contract

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs its “A Night at the Oscars” program, with actor and guest conductor for the evening Damon Gupton in January. The orchestra took a moment to address the audience about ongoing contract disputes.

The Strad

Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition reveals scores of finalists

The inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition has released the scores of its six finalists, following the announcement of the results last week.

The Telegraph

Revenge at last for Germans as Berlin Philharmonic take on London musicians in friendly football match

In a match between the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) team and the Berlin Philharmonic in Hyde Park the home side had what would have been their winning goal dramatically ruled out.

Korea Portal

Korean Conductor, Chung Myung-whun, Becomes Music Director For Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

The legendary South Korean conductor Chung Myung-whun has become the music director for the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. According to the orchestra’s website, Chung has began working as the music director of the orchestra on Thursday.

NRK

Jakta på Bjørnson-fiolinen

I 1908 brukte sonen til Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson faren sine Nobelpris-pengar og kjøpte ein av verdas dyraste fiolinar til ei jente han knapt kjente. Men kvar er den verdifulle fiolinen i dag?

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Erste technische Probe des NDR-Orchesters in der Elbphilharmonie

Am Freitagvormittag hat das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester zum ersten Mal im Großen Saal der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg geprobt. Die Musiker waren nach Angaben der Kulturbehörde begeistert von dem Klang.

Musik heute

Polnischer Saxophonist gewinnt Eurovision Young Musicans

Der polnische Saxophonist Łukasz Dyczko hat den Wettbewerb “Eurovision Young Musicians” (EYM) gewonnen. Der 19-Jährige errang am Samstagabend in Köln neben einem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro die Gelegenheit, als Solist in einem Konzert mit dem WDR-Sinfonieorchester aufzutreten.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Vom Wunderkind zum Popstar

Der Mann, der die Musik befreien wollte: Die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz widmet Ferruccio Busoni eine Ausstellung zum 150. Geburtstag. Notenblätter, Briefe, Fotos und Gemälde zeigen viele Facetten der Persönlichkeit des Komponisten.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms An expression of ‘moral outrage’ – Charlotte Bray on her new work ‘Falling in the Fire’

BBC Music @bbcmusic An asteroid’s been named after on what would have been his 70th Birthday

ARD Competition @ARD_competition We got the results from the jury! Twelve participants may proceed to the second round

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Sadiq Khan: ‘London must plan for arts as it does for transport’. Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

(Written on September 5, 2016 )