2nd November: NYOS’s new Artistic Director, BBC 4’s new documentary & Ludovico Einaudi

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Classical News

In today’s classical news, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland has appointed Nicolas Žekulin as its Chief Executive and Artistic Director. BBC Four has announced the release of a documentary which will explore racial diversity and access in classical music. Also, read about how composer Ludovico Einaudi straddles the world of classical and pop music.

Music Teacher Magazine

NYOS announces new chief executive and artistic director

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) has appointed Nicolas Žekulin as chief executive and artistic director. Žekulin, currently head of artistic planning at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will assume the role in February 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

Boston Globe funds classical critic with the aid of nonprofit consortium

A consortium of nonprofit groups are helping to fund a classical music critic for the Boston Globe.


New chamber music ensemble offers classical music outreach through Canadian-heavy repertoire

A two-week, six-city tour that brought Canadian classical music to Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics has helped establish the mandate of a new professional, nonprofit chamber music ensemble in London.

The Violin Channel

New British Documentary to Explore Racial Diversity in Classical Music

BBC Four has announced the upcoming release of a new documentary which will explore racial diversity and access in classical music.

The Huffington Post

Italian Composer Ludovico Einaudi’s Classical Pop Career Rises to a Crescendo

Not unlike his music, Ludovico Einaudi’s career has been unique and slowly building up in intensity. The Italian composer has straddled the world of classical and pop music for about 20 years, building a following outside the usual “star-making machinery” of the music business.


Classical Music Videos to Help Us Chill Before Election Day

Election day is fast approaching. And for many it is a time of high anxiety. To help us all to cope, we have assembled a list of the best classical music videos that will chill our tempers and calm our nerves.

Texas Public Radio

YOSA Honors Bowie’s Classical Side

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio continues its recent theme of interpreting classical music through a rock-n-roll filter. The recent passing of rock legend David Bowie made Troy Peters think something had to be done.


Proteste gegen Auftritte des Pianisten Denis Matsuev in den USA

In den USA hat eine Aktivistengruppe im Vorfeld von Konzerten des russischen Pianisten Denis Matsuev in Boston und New York gegen dessen Unterstützung von Wladimir Putins Politik protestiert.

Musik Heute

Hamburger Kammersängerin Ursula Boese gestorben

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper trauert um ihr früheres Ensemblemitglied Ursula Boese. Die Kontra-Altistin sei bereits am 25. Oktober gestorben, teilte das Haus am Dienstag mit. Sie wurde 88 Jahre alt.

Volkstheater Rostock: Protest gegen Orchester-Verkleinerung

Gegen den Plan des neuen Rostocker Volkstheater-Intendanten Joachim Kümmritz, das Orchester des Hauses zu verkleinern, regt sich Widerstand. In einem offenen Brief protestiert die Philharmonische Gesellschaft gegen Kümmritz’ Vorschlag, die Musikerzahl von 73 auf 63 zu reduzieren.

BR Klassik

Musikwelt 4.0 – Roboter am Instrument

BR-KLASSIK widmet sich der “Zukunft der Arbeit” und fragt nach dem Musikmarkt der Zukunft und den Rollen der Künstler angesichts globaler Digitalisierung.


The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera How high can you go? We countdown the hardest soprano roles: https://t.co/T9q3JvlC2n

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Boston Modern Orchestra Project Elevates Great Contemporary Classical – Harvard Crimson https://t.co/E5X6qo22SP

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@fideliotrio will premiere Adrian Williams’ piano trio @GlosCathedral on Sunday

Nicolas Zekulin

Photo: Rhinegold Publishing/ NYOS/ Nicolas Žekulin