29th June: The Ring, Matthias Pintscher and Jose Angel Salazar

Friday 29th June 2012

The Telegraph

New music scholarships for London’s talented children

Talented children who might otherwise slip through the music education net are fulfilling their promise thanks to a new scholarship scheme.

The Guardian

Damon Albarn’s opera Dr Dee – video

Dr Dee, an opera about the Elizabethan mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Dr John Dee, opened at the Coliseum on Monday night.


China holds its first Li Delun National Conducting Competition

Designed to inspire young Chinese conductors of the future.

BBC Music Magazine

Tower Bridge as a musical instrument

Composer Samuel Bordoli has written a piece to be performed on London’s Tower Bridge as part of the City of London Festival’s 50th anniversary.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

German theatre chief: Give the Ring a rest

In a perfect curtain-raiser to the Bayreuth festival and the Wagner bicentenary, the president of the German Theatre Association Klaus Zehelein says there are too many productions of the Ring.

New artistic director at Ensemble Intercontemporain

It’s the composer Matthias Pintscher.

 LA Times

El Sistema produces a new, younger Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel, 31, seems practically middle-aged compared to Jose Angel Salazar, a 14-year-old El Sistema student who has gained attention recently for his talent as a conductor.