In our news today, Italy proposes to save the European Youth Orchestra, Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists & Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music. Also, Argerich’s Lugano festival faces closure due to a lack of sponsorship & metro users in India are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music.
Europe’s youth orchestra has been saved by a proposal from Italy.
The finals of the 2016 Montreal International Music Competition – this year dedicated to the violin – are currently under way, featuring six shortlisted violinists competing for over $86,000 in prizes – including a top prize of $30,000 and concert engagements.
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Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music.
The ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’ is at risk of closing due to a lack of sponsorship. Swiss bank BSI – the festival’s main sponsor since its inception – will no longer be funding the event and no other sponsor can be found, according to Ticino News.
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Metro users in Bengaluru [Bangalore], India, are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music. Speakers in all stations on the metro network will play Carnatic-style music – a type of Indian classical music associated with the southern part of the country – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It follows a successful trial that proved popular with passengers.
A light show on the sails of the Sydney Opera House opened the VIVID Festival, a festival which celebrated light, music and new ideas. This light show, called Lighting the Sails was inspired by the ancient songlines of Indigenous Australia.
A 13-year-old opera singer stole the judges’ heart on Tuesday during the season premiere of America’s Got Talent. Laura Bretan from Chicago received a standing ovation and a ticket straight to the live shows after a spine-tingling rendition of Nessun Dorma.
Nach zwei erfolgreichen Opernproduktionen mit Flüchtlingen – ‘Cosi fan tutte’ und ‘Zaide’ – haben Cornelia Lanz und der Verein ‘Zuflucht Kultur’ ein weiteres Projekt initiiert.
Der österreichische Dirigent Manfred Honeck ist zum Ehrenprofessor ernannt worden.
Um dem französischen Musikerbe des 19. Jahrhunderts weitere Verbreitung zu verschaffen, startete jetzt das Bru Zane Classical Radio.
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