In our news today, Yannick Nézét-Séguin takes over as music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured with short-term funding & Ayana Tsuji wins the Montreal International Violin Competition. Also, Bavarian State Opera’s stalwart conductor Heinrich Bender dies at the age of 91 and Detroit Symphony Orchestra receives a huge donation.
Yannick Nézét-Séguin has been named as the next music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Canadian conductor, 41, will succeed James Levine, 72, who stepped down last month due to ill health.
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Following an international campaign, the future of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured, at least in the short term. It was announced on 1 June by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, that a resolution had been passed to ensure the ensemble would continue to exist.
Ayana Tsuji has won the Montreal International Violin Competition, and managed to take home a huge range of special prizes too.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) – which brands itself as ‘the world’s most accessible orchestra’ – has received a USD2.9m (€2.6m) donation for education projects. It is the largest bequest DSO has received in over a decade, and ensures the short-term future of its education and outreach efforts.
As this year’s top instrument for one-handed musicians is announced, we look at what’s out there if you’re unable to make music by traditional means.
She has appeared in top theatre shows across the country and Europe. But singer Rhianydd Beaumont was more than happy to share her skills with a group of Huddersfield youngsters.
Nur eine gute Stunde Zugfahrt trennt Philadelphia von New York. Dank dieser Nähe und seiner herausragenden künstlerischen Arbeit übernimmt Dirigent Nézet-Séguin nun eine Doppelrolle.
Über 50 Jahre war Heinrich Bender in verschiedenen Rollen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper tätig. Das Münchner Publikum kannte ihn aus fast 2000 Abenden am Dirigentenpult.
Der ehemalige Tänzer des Moskauer Bolschoi-Theaters, Pawel Dmitritschenko, der für einen Säureanschlag auf den damaligen Ballettchef Sergej Filin verantwortlich ist, kommt frühzeitig aus der Haft frei.