In today’s news: Eurovision Choir of the Year to be streamed online, Common and Kind announces collaborative fundraiser, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard signs with Pentatone. Damián Gorandi new Franz-Liszt-scholar, Kian Soltani receives Leonard Bernstein Award, and all places for Carl Bechstein Competition filled.
Former Birmingham Conservatoire principal Professor George Caird has been appointed as interim principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD).
Classical Music Magazine
Common and Kind, a collective which aims to demonstrate the power of music to bring people together, has announced a fundraising concert at the Union Chapel.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard has signed with Pentatone, ending an exclusive relationship with Deutsche Grammophon that began nearly a decade ago.
Choir and Organ
The inaugural Eurovision Choir of the Year competition will take place in Arena Riga on 22 July. Nine choirs from nine European countries will compete for the title, each performing a six-minute unaccompanied set.
The violinists are: Christina Jihee Nam, 14 (US), who will play the Tchaikovsky concerto; Qing Yu Chen, 17 (US), who will play Prokofiev’s Concerto no.2, and Johan Dalene, 16 (Sweden), also performing the Tchaikovsky concerto.
Jonathan Henderson will premiere the Australian composer’s new work with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.
The New York Times
Yuval Sharon has instigated a mobile opera involving 126 performers, 24 limousines and six composers.
Damián Gorandi heißt der neue Franz-Liszt-Stipendiat 2017 der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar.
Die Carl Bechstein Stiftung veranstaltet gemeinsam mit der Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz vom 17. bis 19. November 2017 den vierten Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb für Kinder und Jugendliche.
Der 24-jährige Cellist gehört laut Intendant des Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestivals, Christian Kuhnt, “zu den großen Hoffnungsträgern unter den jungen Instrumentalisten unserer Zeit”.
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