26th September: Conductors’ Competition, Performers’ Photographs, and Music in Swiss Schools

Wednesday 26th September 2012


Anne-Sophie Mutter accepts first honorary doctorate in Trondheim

Violinist receives degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Classic FM

Gramophone Awards 2012 Nominations: full list

Gramophone have announced the nominations for their prestigious Classical Music Awards 2012, taking place on 27 September at London’s Dorchester Hotel – who do you think the winners will be?

Slipped Disc, Arts Journal

High fives: Swiss cast huge vote for big increase in school music funds

The Swiss had one of their periodic referenda on Sunday. The matter under decision was a change to the constitution that would make music teaching obligatory and well funded in schools.

The Arts Desk

Stewart Lee presents John Cage’s Indeterminacy, Cafe OTO

Is the avant-garde po-faced? An attempt to prove otherwise

Classical-Music, BBC Music Magazine

Winners of International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti announced

A 32-year-old Chinese conductor has taken top honours at this year’s International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti.

The Globe and Mail (found on Arts Journal)

How a violinist can play a $4-million Stradivarius, no strings attached

The thing Andréa Tyniec wants is not to come last. This is not the kingdom of God, after all, where the last shall be first. No. It’s the slashing arena of ambitious concert violinists, and the Canada Council’s triannual Musical Instrument Bank contest.

Classical Source

Exposure! Iconic Images Of Pavarotti, Domingo, Carlos Acosta And Darcey Bussell To Feature In Exhibition Of Renowned British Stage Photographer Clive Barda

The Royal Opera House is showcasing some stunning images of some of the world’s finest artists to have graced its stage including Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Carlos Acosta and Darcey Bussell in a unique retrospective exhibition by renowned stage photographer Clive Barda.

University of Buffalo, News Desk (found on Musical Chairs)

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba to Perform First American Tour Oct. 22

Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community.

The Globe and Mail