15th March: Classical Music magazine relaunch, Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients and Bernard Haitink made honorary member of Vienna Philharmonic

Friday 15th March 2019

Classical Music relaunches as the voice of the industry

In April 2019, Classical Music magazine will be relaunched as the voice of the classical music industry, promoting the crucial role that music plays in the UK’s cultural landscape.

CM will serve everyone involved in creating a sustainable and productive future for classical music, from musicians, to administrative staff, to artist managers, to record labels, and more.

The magazine will offer:

  • A platform for campaigners, researchers, new initiatives and opinions in the classical music sector
  • Daily updates of online news to keep you in the loop with all the latest developments
  • A channel for sharing experiences, advice and resources
  • Tools for professional development and wellbeing at every level of the industry

Read more here.

JACK Quartet and violinist among Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients

The Avery Fisher Artist Program has announced the latest recipients of its $25,000 career grants. They are the JACK Quartet, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, pianist Henry Kramer and sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo.

JACK Quartet

Yu is a former winner of the Menuhin Competition (2010).

The Avery Fisher Artist Program has been administered by the Lincoln Center since 1974 as part of a major philanthropic gift by electronics pioneer and amateur musician Avery Fisher. Recipients of 153 Career Grants awarded since then include, Augustin Hadelich, James Ehnes and Hilary Hahn, the Dover Quartet, and pianists Kirill Gerstein, Jonathan Biss and Yuja Wang.

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Bernard Haitink nommé membre honoraire du Philharmonique de Vienne

Le chef néerlandais Bernard Haitink devient membre honoraire de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Vienne. Âgé de 90 ans, il a dirigé l’ensemble plus d’une centaine de fois depuis 1972. Son titre lui sera officiellement décerné à la fin du mois de juillet 2019. Il dirigera ensuite le Philharmonique de Vienne au Festival de Salzbourg les 30 et 31 août.

Bernard Haitink est également, entre autres, chef honoraire de l’Orchestre royal du Concertgebouw et membre honoraire de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin.

Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink has been made an honorary member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. At 90 years old, he has conducted the ensemble over 100 times since 1972. His position will be awarded officially at the end of July this year, and he will conduct the orchestra at Salzburg festival on the 30th and 31st August.

Amongst others, Haitink is also the honorary conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and an honorary member of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Read more here.