Classical Music Magazine
Pianist Martin James Bartlett is the winner of the BBC Young Musician 2014 competition, which took place at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 18 May. The 17-year-old from Essex won the prestigious award with a consummate performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini performed live with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits.
On Sunday judges chose a new Young Musician of the Year. Mark Simpson, the only state-school educated winner in the contest’s history, argues cuts will ensure he remains so
A remarkable video has emerged from Lithuania of a musician playing a violin which is strung with human hair. Tadas Maksimovas came up with the idea of using his own long hair as strings to promote Street Musicians’ Day.
She is the Radio 3 breakfast presenter whose chatty style has won a new audience yet infuriated classical music purists. But Clemency Burton-Hill has defended her inclusive approach, telling the high culture “gatekeepers” that it’s time to come down from their ivory towers.
Classic FM Online
Circus performer Hannibal Clem is set to appear at English National Opera tonight, two years after accidentally tearing his oesophagus live on stage.
New York Times
A listing of summer classical music festivals around the country.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Er gründete das „Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival“ und konnte Leonard Bernstein dafür begeistern. Hinter seinem Wirken als Musikmanager trat das als Musiker mitunter in den Hintergrund. Dem Pianisten, Dirigenten und Organisator Justus Frantz zum Siebzigsten.
Bulgarischer Bass wurde 77 Jahre alt
Königin Elizabeth II. übernimmt die Schirmherrschaft für das Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival 2014. Das gab Ministerpräsident Torsten Albig am Freitag in Kiel bekannt.
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