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Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

11 opera musicians sacked in Barcelona as Euro crunch kicks in 

The Liceo opera has laid off 11 musicians from its orchestra.

So there was this mezzo who put her head down and … 

A mezzo- soprano whose talents include singing underwater….

Gramophone Blog

Music in the mountains at the Engadin Festival 

International Stars gather in a beautiful corner of Switzerland….

Opera News 

Future Perfect

Philip Kennicott offers his views on what opera will become in 10 years.

Classic FM

Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 

Titled a ‘Symphony of British Music,’ the closing ceremony is bound to be a celebration of UK talent.

Charlotte Dujardin accompanied by Elgar and Holst, wins gold in Olympic dressage

Team GB wins gold and bronze medals inspired by patriotic classical music soundtrack.

Jon Lord’s final studio work set for release 

Deep Purple star and classical composer Jon Lord’s ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ has been recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yuja Wang turns heads in racy dress 

The Chinese pianist proves she is a style icon as well as a talented concert performer.

(Written on August 10, 2012 )


Vijay Iyer: the scientist who turned to jazz

Vijay Iyer, who next month visits the UK with two different trios, has made it his life’s work not to fit into any preset roles or identities.

NY Times

Jonas Kaufmann Withdraws From the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Die Walkuere’

Stuart Skelton will take over in Monday’s performance.

The Times

Yuja Wang: more than a sexy starlet

Her hemlines have made headlines, but there is much more to the rising piano star.

Classical Music Magazine

Festival 2012 corrals 12,000 events into purview

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Science Museum will break new ground for Festival 2012.

Arts Journal – Norman Lebrecht

Chaos at Malaysian Philharmonic as French conductor cancels

Alain Lombard pulled out from the latest concerts of the troubled orchestra, officially for health reasons, after two days of rehearsals.


Leeds International Piano Competition launches new award

Orchestra prize winner selected by Sir Mark Elder and members of the Halle.

Asher Fisch appointed principal conductor of West Australian Symphony Orchestra

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has appointed Seattle Opera principal guest conductor Asher Fisch as its new principal conductor and artistic advisor for a three-year term from 2014.

(Written on May 3, 2012 )

Classical Music Magazine

Runnicles Assembles Star Cast For BBCSSO Tristan.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform the three acts of Tristan und Isolde over a set of three concerts that will take place between September 2012 and April 2013 at both Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and Glasgow’s City Halls.

LA Times

Muse/ique’s New Season To Feature Steven Page.

Muse/ique will kick off its 2012 season this month with a lineup that includes Steven Page, formerly of the band Barenaked Ladies, and appearances by actors Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Wendie Malick.

New York Times

Playing It Safe In Programming Philharmonic.

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic’s 2012-13 season.


ENO Launches Worldwide Search For Opera Creators.

English National Opera is launching Mini Operas, a worldwide, online search for scriptwriters, composers and film-makers that aims to preserve and redefine the future of opera.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

International Women’s Day – A Little Listening.

Jessica Duchen celebrates women in music.




(Written on March 8, 2012 )

NY Times 

Kid Rock to Team Up With Detroit Symphony

Kid Rock has agreed to do a benefit concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to help raise money for that cash-strapped symphony

LA Times 

South Korean conductor to travel to North Korea

Classical music has often served as a form of soft diplomacy in cases of Cold War detente.


Get ready for Music Nation!

Amateurs and professionals join together for a music-packed weekend across the UK

The Telegraph 

Hayley Westenra shocked by proposal

Hayley Westenra, the soprano, reveals exactly what transpired when her French boyfriend, Arnaud Sabard, proposed to her on a secluded spot in New Zealand.

BBC Music Mag 

Beautifully performed Strauss from Christianne Stotijn

Download a free track performed by the mezzo-soprano

Yuja Wang on YouTube

Watch the brilliant young pianist play the Flight of the Bumblebee and Stravinsky’s Petrushka 

The spread of Venezuela’s ‘kindly virus’

Children from a deprived part of Scotland are the latest to discover the joy of making music thanks to the global growth of El Sistema

(Written on February 28, 2012 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Times (£)

I, Culture Orchestra at the Festivial Hall

What’s the next best thing to an elixir of youth? If you are the 87-year-old Neville Marriner, the answer is an elixir of youth orchestra…

The Times (£)

Hallé/ Elder at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

London’s Beethoven symphony immersion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly is now over, but Ludwig himself goes on for ever.

LA times

An open house at Los Angeles Opera

More than 6,000 visitors turned out Saturday for a Los Angeles Opera open house at the Music Center, taking part in activities that included listening to the company’s general director, Placido Domingo, getting a closer look at opera sets and props, and dressing up for a repast at a pretend Café Momus from “La Boheme.”

LA times

Yuja Wang and James Conlon with L.A. Philharmonic

When the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in early 2009, all attention was on the diminutive 22-year-old pianist’s flying fingers in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

(Written on November 8, 2011 )

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced that Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier, whose current position was to have ended with the 2010/11 season, will continue his relationship with the LA Phil as Resident Conductor. The new appointment, a two-year term, begins with the 2011/12 season.

Bringuier joined the LA Phil as Assistant Conductor in the 2007/08 season, and his contract was continued in the 2009/10 season, when he took on the role of Associate Conductor. He is also currently in his second season as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, who recently announced his own contract extension with the organization through the 2018/19 centennial season of the orchestra, said, “It’s a very exciting time for our Los Angeles Philharmonic family, and to have Lionel continue with us in his new role makes me very happy. He is a wonderful colleague and creative partner.”

President and CEO Deborah Borda added, “We first met Lionel when he was 19, and we knew we’d come across a very special musician. He’s developed into an extraordinary artist, and is now in demand all over the world. In recognition of this, we are delighted that he will continue with us in this specially created new position of Resident Conductor.”

Bringuier stated, “The Los Angeles Philharmonic has allowed me to grow and develop as a musician and it’s a pleasure to extend that relationship in a place that I consider home. I’m also honored to continue to be able to work with Gustavo, and be able to learn from him.”

For more information, please visit Lionel’s new website, or contact WildKat PR or the Los Angeles Philharmonic on 213.972.34222

Lionel Bringuier talks about being the resident conductor of the LA Phil:

(Written on August 2, 2011 )