26th February: Conducting Prodigies, Collaborations and Original Compositions.

Tuesday 26th February 2013

CTV News (via musicalchairs.info)

Toronto composer Mychael Danna wins best original score Oscar for ‘Life of Pi’

The musician bested giants in the field including Dario Marianelli for “Anna Karenina,” Alexandre Desplat for “Argo,” John Williams for “Lincoln” and Thomas Newman for “Skyfall.”

Classic FM

6-year-old prodigy conducts at Arizona music festival

6-year-old Jonathan Okseniuk has completed a landmark conducting performance with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, and is now being earmarked for greatness.

Classic FM

Stewart Copeland composition to be premiered by Millfield School

As part of their new music programme for 2013, pupils of the independent Millfield School will perform a piece composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland at London’s Cadogan Hall.

Classic FM

Brits 2013: One Direction and Amore’s opera collaboration?

Opera quartet Amore bumped into pop superstars One Direction last night, suggesting a possible future classical collaboration with Harry Styles.


Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli musicians record Britten’s War Requiem

Large-scale recording, featuring 300 performers, is due for release in September on Signum Classics / Winged Lion


Classical Source

Norwegian Nirvana: Anders Beyer Presents His First Bergen International Festival [22 May–5 June 2013]

 Highlights include Tan Dun’s opera Marco Polo directed by Netia Jones, Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and a performance of Britten’s War Requiem.