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In today’s classical news: The Womadelaide festival makes efforts to become more environmentally conscious as the issue headlines as the festival’s theme this year. For their 2017-18 program the Arts Council of Korea and the Arts Council of England collaborate on a new series of artist partnerships. Seventeen year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist, and Victoria Bond becomes the first woman conductor to be awarded a doctorate from Juilliard’s orchestral conducting program. A brief history of opera business, and German Musikwettbewerb announces winners in Leipzig.

The Guardian

Music to our ears: sustainability headlines Womadelaide festival

From encouraging bike riding and compostable plates to better recycling, organisers have diverted 98% of waste from landfill – and they want to do more.

Golden Plains: cult music festival brings dreamy wonder to a family farm

Neil Finn, Nicolas Jaar and Cash Savage are highlights as fans pay tribute to ‘a farmer of happiness’.

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New partnerships for Korean and UK artists

Arts Councils from Korea (ARKO) and England (ACE) are funding a new series of artist partnerships, as part of the UK-Korea 2017-18 cultural season. In total 21 performing and visual arts projects will receive just over €1.6m in grants.

Classical Music Magazine

Nikita Mndoyants to make New York debut

Nikita Mndoyants, winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC), will make his New York debut at Carnegie Hall on 7 June.

Pizzicato 

Fedoseyev Named Principal Guest Conductor Of Moscow’s Helikon Theatre

Moscow’s Helikon Theatre announced the appointment of Vladimir Fedoseyev, 84, as Principal Guest conductor.

The Violin Channel

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – 2016 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’

17 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

In der Dunkelloge wird soupiert

Sprechen wir nicht von berühmten Stimmen, sondern erst einmal über die gezahlten Gagen: Michael Walter legt eine gut geerdete und überaus detailreiche Geschichte des Opernbetriebs vor.

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Zum Tod von Karl Korinek

Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um das ehemalige langjährige Aufsichtsratsmitglied und den ehemaligen Präsident der Freunde der Wiener Staatsoper Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Korinek, der am vergangenen Donnerstag, 9. März 2017, 76-jährig einem Herzleiden erlegen ist

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Wichtigster Preis für musikalische Nachwuchsprofis vergeben 

In Leipzig sind die Gewinner des deutschen Musikwettbewerbs gekürt worden: das sind der Berliner Hornist Tillmann Höfs, der Hannoveraner Oboist Juri Schmahl und der Regensburger Komponist Steven Heelein.

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Write Me a Concerto: Yo-Yo Ma and Esa-Pekka Salonen on Their New Work

CHICAGO — A few years ago, after they had shared more than a couple post-concert martinis, Yo-Yo Ma had a request for the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen: Write me a concerto.

The New York Times

A Thousand More Will Rise: Victoria Bond Finds Inspiration in Women Past and Present 

As the very first woman conductor to be awarded a doctorate from Juilliard’s orchestral conducting program, Victoria Bond  knows what it means to take that first courageous step into uncharted territory.

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Classical Music News  English National Opera launches ENO Studio Live

Music History   in 1847 FP of ‘s opera Macbeth at the Teatro della Pergolain Florence.

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(Written on March 14, 2017 )

In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.

Klassik

Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

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Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet

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Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.

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(Written on February 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, University of St Andrews is to reveal plans for a new music centre later this month. A charity has launched a research project and announced funding to support up to 20 postgraduate students on the investigation of music that were written during the Holocaust. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is the first prize winner of Indianapolis Competition. Anipo, a French organisation is encouraging musicians to fit electronic chips to their instruments and bows and register them with the network in order to fight instrument thefts. Also, an “opera without voices” for Syria, and the Elbphilharmonie’s small hall is compared to a cave.

Classical Music Magazine

University of St Andrews to reveal plans for new music centre

The University of St Andrews is to unveil plans for a new £8m music centre later this month.

CMUSE

Research project launched to study the music of the Holocaust

A London-based charity has announced funding to provide support for up to 20 postgraduate students to investigate the music written during the Holocaust.

The Violin Channel

Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize Winner

Italian-born German violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi.

The Strad

Musician network Anipo aims to prevent instrument theft with electronic chip

The French organisation is encouraging musicians around the world to fit electronic chips to their instruments and bows and register them with the network.

Pizzicato

Robert Moody Quits As Music Director Of The Winston-Salem Symphony

Robert Moody, Music Director Of The Winston-Salem Symphony (North Carolina) has announced his departure in May 2018.

The New York Times

A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner

Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim is to present Bruckner’s nine numbered symphonies in nine concerts.

Der Tagesspiegel

Grotte mit Galerie

Zweiter Tag der Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung: Auch der Kleine Saal ist optisch und akustisch gelungen. Ein Konzert mit dem Hausensemble Resonanz.

Die Welt

Liebe Hamburger, das kommt Weltklasse sehr nahe

Der Akustiktest geht weiter: Jetzt wurde auch im kleinen Saal der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie das erste Konzert gegeben. Eine schmale Schachtel mit vielen Möglichkeiten und warmem Klang.

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Bayerische Staatsoper sucht neue Doppelspitze – Zeit für Experimente?

Die Berufung von Bogdan Roščić zum künftigen Intendanten der Wiener Staatsoper war ein kulturpolitischer Paukenschlag. Die Auswirkungen dessen heizen jetzt die Diskussion an, wer 2021 in die Chefetage der Bayerischen Staatsoper einziehen wird.

El Mundo

Una ‘ópera sin voces’ para Siria

El compositor Alfredo Aracil y el diseñador Alberto Corazón presentan el Museo Reina Sofía ‘Siempre / Todavía‘.

Los Angeles Times

James Conlon to stay at L.A. Opera at least through 2020-21 season

James Conlon, the popular music director of the L.A. Opera celebrating his 10th anniversary with the company this year, will be sticking around for a while longer.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2017 für Sheva Tehoval und Konstantin Lee

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Find out more about the man behind the work on our January cover CD, Carl Orff.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK It’s ‘s Women In Music event in association with &

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(Written on January 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, winners of the British Composer Awards 2016 are revealed, nominees for 59th Grammy Awards announced, and the question is raised whether independent music shops can survive on today’s high street. Also, Billboard acknowledges the most powerful executive women in music, and two German online publications appoint female editors for the first time.

Classical Music Magazine

British Composer Awards 2016 winners revealed

Thirteen composers were presented with awards at the ceremony at the British Film Institute on 6 December, which highlighted the best compositions that premiered in the UK in the 12 months leading up to 31 March 2016.

Nominees for 59th Grammy Awards announced

The nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. More than 22,000 submissions were registered across 84 categories for this year’s awards.

The Guardian

Independent thinking: can music shops survive on today’s high street?

Small retailers everywhere are struggling to compete with online competition. But one classical music store in north London is surviving – and even thriving.

CMUSE

Stravinsky piece performed after remaining hidden for 106 years

The Mariinsky Orchestra performed the Funeral Song by Igor Stravinsky on 2 December, marking only the second time the work has been performed since its composition in 1909.

The Violin Channel

Notos Quartett Awarded 1st Prize at Dutch Almere Chamber Comp

Notos Quartett has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Almere International Chamber Music Competition, in Almere, Holland

Billboard.com

Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives

From making records to protecting rights, negotiating contracts to discovering talent, the female executives included on Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music list represent the best of today’s dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers.

Klassik.com

Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz erhält Auszeichnung für bestes Konzertprogramm

Die Jury hob in ihrer Begründung die stilistische Breite der Programme hervor, darüber hinaus honoriere der Verband mit dem Preis die bedeutende Stellung, die Sinfonik des 20. Jahrhunderts sowie zeitgenössische Musik in den Konzerten des Orchesters einnehme.

Zeit.de

Erstmals Frauen an der Spitze von wichtigen Onlinemedien

“Spiegel-Online” und “SZ.de” werden künftig von Chefredakteurinnen geführt. Im Spiegelverlag war dem Wechsel eine Kontroverse mit der Redaktion vorausgegangen.

Musik heute

Anthony Bramall wird Chefdirigent am Gärtnerplatztheater

Anthony Bramall (Jahrgang 1957), derzeit stellvertretender Generalmusikdirektor der Oper Leipzig, wird den Posten in der Spielzeit 2017/18 antreten. Bramall hat schon mehrfach am Gärtnerplatztheater gearbeitet.

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Turner Preis für Helen Marten

Die Britin bekommt den renommierten Preis für ihre poetische Kunst aus Alltagsgegenständen.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Kanton Schwyz zeichnet und Bratscher Cyrill Greter aus

3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Schriftsteller rufen zu einer Kundgebung vor der russischen Botschaft in Berlin gegen den Krieg in auf.

Teatro La Fenice @teatrolafenice  Buon COMPLEANNO a Pietro !!

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(Written on December 7, 2016 )

The Independent

Jenni Murray to conduct BBC Philharmonic orchestra – despite having no musical training

Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray has announced that she will be conducting the BBC Philharmonic orchestra – despite not being able to read music.

Classic FM

Kiri Te Kanawa hits out at skinny culture in opera singers

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has condemned the idea that female opera singers should have to be skinny to be successful.

Gramophone

Winner of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced

First place goes to 26-year-old Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko

Classical Music Magazine

PPL announces increase in income despite declining record sales

PPL, the UK-based organisation which licenses recorded music played in public, has revealed and increase in its income by 11% to £170.8m, despite a tough market and declining CD sales.

Guardian

Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones too busy writing an opera for reunion

After talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion, the band’s bassist says ‘2014 is full of opera’, since he is adapting a Strindberg play

Der Tagesspiegel

Koskys “Ball im Savoy” an der Komischen Oper und das Känguru boxt dazu

Barrie Kosky holt an der Komischen Oper Paul Abrahams „Ball im Savoy“ nach Berlin zurück. Katharine Mehrling entpuppt sich als der Star des Abends.

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(Written on June 11, 2013 )