2nd September: James Rhodes ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, New MD at Helsinki Philharmonic and Stradivarius violin up for auction.

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

Pianist tackles ‘shocking state’ of school music lessons

It is likely that pianist James Rhodes will be a face that you see a lot in the coming week, ahead of his Channel 4 show Don’t Stop The Music which starts on Tuesday 9th September at 9pm. Having read the National Music Plan and considered ways to achieve it despite severely limited funds in many schools, James will promote an instrument amnesty, whereby he urges those who no longer play their instruments to donate them, to enable less affluent children to make music.

International Arts Manager

ECHO Klassik 2014 winners announced

Awards were given to artists such as Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Jan Vogler, Marc-André Hamelin and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in what is regarded as Germany’s major classical award.

The Strad

Alfonso Marconi’s ‘Stradivarius’ violin to be auctioned

The instrument, once owned by the older brother of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi is to go on sale on the 28th October, and is expected to fetch £140-180,000 in Sotheby’s.


Susanna Mälkki To Become Music Director in Helsinki

Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki (* 1969), a specialist in contemporary music, has been nominated Music Director of the Helsinki Philharmonic with a contract starting in fall 2016 until 2019.


Tod der französischen Organistin Marie-Louise Girod

Die legendäre französische Organistin Marie-Louise Girod, die von 1941 bis 2008 an der reformierten Kirche Oratoire du Louvre amtete, ist im Alter von 99 Jahren verstorben.


Intendant Buhrow: WDR-Orchester sind Dienst für die Allgemeinheit

WDR-Intendant Tom Buhrow hat den Kulturauftrag seines Senders besonders im Bereich der Musik hervorgehoben.

Berliner Zeitung

Proteus des Orchesters

Das Musikfest verspricht auch in diesem Jahr wieder das wichtigste Ereignis des Berliner Musikjahres werden.


Gramophone: @GramophoneMag Read our feature on the Mozart@Augsburg festival – a celebration of Mozart’s music at the third ‘Mozart City’… http://bit.ly/1rKf71h

Wigmore Hall: @wigmore_hall With the 2014/15 Season opening on 6 September, the excitement at WH is building. Listen to John Gilhooly’s preview: http://bit.ly/1nbze1T

Southbank Centre: @southbankcentre #UnlimitedFest starts today! http://j.mp/1njWt9h

IntArtsManager: @IntArtsManager “It’s a huge production to transform the old churches and squares.” We hear from Brazil’s biggest free music festival http://www.internationalartsmanager.com/2014/08/29/mimo-festival-brings-world-music-brazils-heritage-sites/

Royal Academy: @royalacademy see @CultureTrip’s guide to London’s 10 Best Events in September including #AnselmKiefer http://bit.ly/1pkQ7FX


Photograph: Channel 4

Photograph: Channel 4