18th November: Banks need arts graduates to put humanity back into business, Blaise Bellville: reinventing classical concerts and European project supports emerging ensembles.

Tuesday 18th November 2014

Classical News


Banks need arts graduates to put humanity back into business

A leading investment bank is seeking to hire a new generation of arts graduates as it blames “linear thinking” mathematicians and economists for elements of the financial crisis.


Blaise Bellville: reinventing classical concerts

He has set up a magazine, gigs for under-18s and a live music service. Now, with help from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Blaise Bellville is turning his attention to classical music.

Classical Source

Shadwell Opera Fundraising Concert [November 18]

Shadwell Opera are planning to mount a production of George Benjamin’s opera, Into the Little Hill, based on the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The Strad

No first prize awarded at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

Second prize was jointly awarded to Nathan Mierdl and Jian Ren

International Arts Manager

European project supports emerging ensembles

A new initiative that aims to train and develop emerging music ensembles has secured almost €2m in European Union funding.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jetzt schlägt Meese zurück

Bayreuth trennte sich von Jonathan Meese, weil dessen Pläne für die Eröffnungspremiere 2016 angeblich zu teuer für die Festspiele geworden wären. Nun meldet sich der Künstler selbst zu Wort – und Meese sieht die Sache ganz anders.

Spiegel Online

Jonathan Meese über Bayreuth: “Verlogen und zynisch”

“Strippenzieher und Marionetten”: Skandalkünstler Jonathan Meese reagiert im SPIEGEL mit harten Worten auf seine Entlassung durch die Leitung der Bayreuther Festspiele. Es habe Versuche gegeben, ihn einzuschüchtern.


Bariton Terje Stensvold beendet seine Sängerkarriere

Norwegischer Sänger feierte große Erfolge vor allem im Wagner-Fach

El Mundo

Bach y el actual cambio de ciclo

Antonio Gómez Rufo escribe para que “la gente se rebele y salga a la calle” en ‘La camarera de Bach’


With Faith: Daniel Barenboim and Pope Francis Meet and Discuss Middle East and Music

It wouldn’t be the first time the maestro Daniel Barenboim meets the pope–citing earlier performances for Pope Benedict. Now, as of Nov. 17, Barenboim, 72, was received by Pope Francis.


Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: Great playing of a @taylorswift13 tune… http://classfm.co/LJhJ66 

Philharmonia ‏@philharmonia: In this film our Principal Conductor compares #Debussy with #Ravel, two composers at the heart of #CityofLight http://bit.ly/1EUVzIh

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest: Pleased to announce that #HogarthsStages – 5 new operas premiered at the RCM in May – are now on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xzhXrZ


Blaise Bellville. Photo: The Independent