28th June: Aung San Suu Kyi, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Bryn Terfel

Thursday 28th June 2012

BBC Music Magazine

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes honorary ambassador for Leeds Piano Competition

Competition’s top prize to be named after the Burmese opposition leader.

NY Times

Budget Woes Prompt Cuts at Seattle Opera

The Seattle Opera says an anticipated $1 million budget shortfall this season will mean cuts in salaries and staff and a reshaping of its programming, with a four-opera season instead of five beginning in 2014.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Berlin Philharmonic swoop for the BBC’s chief horn

Martin Owen, principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, is being passionately wooed by the big band from Berlin.

The Guardian

A guide to Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music

His work required orchestra and conductor to perform star-jumps while shouting out the darkest parts of the Bible and Dostoevsky.

Bryn Terfel: ‘I’d like to sing Citizen Kane’

Opera star Bryn Terfel is everywhere this summer, launching his Welsh music festival and kicking off the Proms.