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In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists. Graduates fight crime with Music. 103 year old pianist shares her love of music. Trumpeter Alison BCellist Sebastian Fritsch wins Hamburger Tonali competition. Roberto Alagna cancels appearance at Beyreuther Festspiel. Can music making cause health problems? The Venezuelan musicians in the Barcelona classical music scene. Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.

Rhinegold

BBC Radio 3 announces six New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3 has announced the six musicians selected to join its New Generation Artists scheme from 2018-2020.

The Times

The university graduates fighting crime with classical music and social media apps

Police Now is a scheme to attract lateral thinkers with degrees to the force. Recruits tell what it’s like dealing with murder call-outs and moped gangs.

BBC News

The 103-year-old pianist

Colette Maze was born in 1915 and has played the piano for over a century. Here she shares her love of the instrument and her secrets to growing old.

The Telegraph

Trumpeter Alison Balsom: ‘The way we treat music is criminal’

As she takes over the Cheltenham Music Festival, star trumpeter Alison Balsom tells Ivan Hewett why she’s on a mission.

Limelight

Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Eight finalists are in the running for this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, geared towards professional development and boasting a combined prize pool of $70,000.

klassik.com

Cellist Sebastian Fritsch gewinnt Hamburger Tonali-Wettbewerb

Der Cellist Sebastian Fritsch hat den diesjährigen Tonali-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Fritsch erhielt neben dem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro auch den mit 3.000 Euro dotierten Publikumspreis sowie den saltarello-Sonderpreis.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Kann Musik krank machen – und wenn ja, welche?

Schlechte oder zu viel Musik gehört zum probaten Instrumentarium akustischer Kriegsführung – spätestens seit dem dreizehnten Jahrhundert vor Christus. Und auch die Liste der Musikerkrankheiten ist endlos.

Bayrischer Rundfunk

Roberto Alagna sagt kurzfristig ab

Dreieinhalb Wochen vor der Eröffnung stehen die Bayreuther Festspiele ohne Lohengrin da. Der französische Tenor Roberto Alagna, der die Titelpartie in der Wagner-Oper zum Auftakt des Festivals am 25. Juli singen sollte, hat abgesagt. Das teilte ein Festspielsprecher am Samstag mit.

El País

Con los chelos y los violines a otra parte

Un grupo de músicos venezolanos forma la Camerata Internacional de Barcelona

Twitter

© Simona Bednarek

(Written on July 2, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Ekaterina Bakanova makes an impression with her last minute debut performance, Debbie Wiseman is appointed as Classic FM’s new composer in residence and how pianist Kim Cheol-woong’s life changed when he was hear playing a love song.

The Guardian

One hell of a way to make a Royal Opera debut

Russian soprano Ekaterina Bakanova stepped in to sing Violetta at Covent Garden with only hours’ notice, and gave the performance of her life

Classical Music Magazine

XV Tchaikovsky Competition viewing statistics

Medici.tv streamed the XV Tchaikovsky Competition in its entirety for the first time this year, bringing it to audiences around the world. Here are some statistics which give an idea of who was watching, and how!

Classic FM

Debbie Wiseman appointed Classic FM’s new Composer in Residence

Britain’s top female composer for film and TV will write 12-movement Musical Zodiac for Classic FM.

BBC

Interrogated for playing the wrong tune

Fifteen years ago, Kim Cheol-woong was a successful pianist living in North Korea – but his life suddenly changed when someone heard him playing a Western love song.

Opera News

James S. Marcus, Longtime Metropolitan Opera Guild Board Member and Former Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, has Died

JAMES S. MARCUS, a longtime board member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and former chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, died on Sunday in New York City after a short illness.

BR.de

Münchner Posthalle soll zum Konzertsaal werden

Nach dem Olympiagelände ist jetzt die Posthalle an der Friedenheimer Brücke im Gespräch für den neuen Münchner Konzertsaal. Ein Investor will das Gelände kaufen und zum Musikzentrum umbauen – ein Projekt mit dem vielversprechenden Namen “Die Resonanz”.

Neue Musikzeitung

Vize-Ballettintendant Detrich soll in Stuttgart Reid Anderson folgen

Der Stuttgarter Ballettintendant Reid Anderson soll von seinem Stellvertreter Tamas Detrich abgelöst werden. Detrich habe bewiesen, dass er ein würdiger Nachfolger sein werde und auch neue Impulse für die Kompanie setzen könne, sagte Kunstministerin Theresia Bauer am Dienstag in Stuttgart.

Klassik.com

Dorian Dreher erhält Studio-Preis der Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung

Der Regisseur Dorian Dreher erhält den Studio-Preis der Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung für die szenische Interpretation von Schuberts “Schwanengesang” am Nationaltheater Mannheim

The New York Times

SubCulture in New York Cancels Much of Its Schedule

One of the bright spots in classical and contemporary music in recent years has been the rise of the cool space: the proliferation of new rooms with downtown or Brooklyn vibes that feel more like nightclubs than concert halls, where emerging talents are free to experiment, and audiences can listen to live music in unstuffy settings.

NPR music

Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic

When the Berlin Philharmonic chooses a new chief conductor, it’s a big deal. In May the orchestra, often hailed as the world’s finest, sequestered itself for a secret vote and some European papers likened the event to a papal conclave.

Tweets

Gramophone @GramophoneMag‘s Symphony No 3, introduced by Lorin : @MaestroMaazel

Young People in Arts @YPIA_uk: Our seventh season in numbers – An infographic to celebrate our new website: .

RDMR @RDMR1: This lunchtime, senior @guildhallschool musician Julian Clef performs Brahms, Scriabin & Beethoven (for free!) at @stgilescg@CoLFestival

Ekaterina Bakanova’s stunning surprise debut
Photo: www.ekaterinabakanova.com/ The Guardian

(Written on July 8, 2015 )

Last night, WildKat PR attended ‘Shape-shifting: Classical Music in the Media’ an event organised by YPIA (young people in the arts), an organisation which aims to provide regular networking opportunities for young people working in the arts. Last night’s panel discussion focussed on the changing ways in which audiences consume classical music beyond the concert platform and explored the evolving media through which the genre is promoted and developed in the age of the Internet. The four inspirational panellists were John Bridcut, Steve Long, Ben Pateman and Hannah Taylor.

The event achieved its aim of attracting a notably young audience. The panellists agreed that the classical music industry has changed remarkably in the last twenty years – improved recording technology has made it far easier and cheaper for people to make recordings, therefore reducing the label market. It is also harder for musicians to make money; they are having to look to alternate ways of making a living including teaching and outreach.

Despite this, there was a consensus amongst the panellists and audience that live music is alive and well, compared to the deteriorating recording industry. Where there is diminishing classical music audiences, it is not the fault of the music but perceptions of the audience – in the UK classical music is seen as a kind of club for the elder and elite; the ‘rules’ of a concert often put newcomers off. This was compared to Berlin where a speaker had attended a concert packed with young people where audiences were allowed come and go, drink beer and check their phones; and San Francisco, where the city orchestra has a twitter zone where audiences can tweet about the performance uninterrupted. It was pointed out that audiences vary widely between types of performance: ballet audiences are often younger and in their 20s, whereas opera audiences are much older.

“What is wrong with opera?”
“Where can we begin!?”

The speakers encouraged young artists, agents and PR managers in the audience to make use of new technologies availabel to promote themselves and in turn keep the industry moving. Social media is very accessible, youtube was highly recommended by the panel – anyone can build up a following over time. The Aurora orchestra and composer Eric Whitacre were given as examples of social media-savvy members of the classical music industry.

The speakers were all extremely well-informed in their fields and successfully engaged their young audience. WildKat PR wishes YPIA well with their event series – you can join them for networking drinks on April 9th.

YPIA photo 1

YPIA photo 2

(Written on March 21, 2014 )