Esa-Pekka Salonen wins 2014 Nemmers prize
Finnish composer and conductor awarded the 2014 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition
American Classical Music Hall of Fame inducts five
Legendary American pianist Andre Watts, who has appeared multiple times with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is one of this year’s inductees in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
Israel National News
‘Violin Scam’ to Come to Trial
An Israeli conductor and his violinist wife were indicted on Monday by the Haifa Magistrates Court for fraudulently representing themselves as investment managers who dealt in valuable antique violins.
Voice of Russia UK
Women conductors passing on the baton in new Musin-model course
Conducting orchestras is largely a male preserve, with few women taking up the baton. But now Britain’s female conductors are working to change that, by launching a course designed to encourage more women to get onto that podium.
Robotic arm gives amputee drummer ‘superhuman’ skills
A drummer who lost his arm after being electrocuted can continue to pursue his dream, thanks to a robotic arm
The Moscow Times
Turetsky Choir Mixes Opera Vocals and Pop Styles
The Turetsky Choir will celebrate its 14th birthday this year, yet the singers in the group have known each other for 20 years, since they first turned their trained operatic voices to the creation of pop music
Premiere “Rein Gold” an der Staatsoper
Kalauernde Kapitalismusklatsche: Nicolas Stemann richtet Elfriede Jelineks Bühnenessay über Wagners „Ring“ für die Berliner Staatsoper zu.