5th February: Concert access for disabled people, first female conductor at New National Theatre Tokyo and piano virtuoso Yuja Wang

Wednesday 5th February 2014

The Guardian

Sexism is rife in classical music

Why is sexism still tolerated in our industry? We need an immediate and total change in attitudes across the board, says James Rhodes

If you can get in, it’s great night out – concert access for disabled people

The charity Attitude is Everything gives a mixed report on provision for disabled people at music venues, but the future sounds positive

The Japan Times

First female conductor at New National Theatre Tokyo performs ‘Madama Butterfly’

Japanese audiences, especially women, may have mixed feelings about Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly,” making it an interesting choice for the first production at the NNTT conducted by a woman in the theatre’s sixteen year history.

The Telegraph

Yuja Wang interview: ‘I can wear long skirts when I’m 40’

Yuja Wang’s short dresses have attracted as much attention as her virtuoso performances at the piano. Ahead of London concerts, she talks to Ivan Hewett.

The Independent

Wayne McGregor: ballet meets maths

Wayne McGregor mixes dance, art and maths in his new Royal Ballet piece

The Violin Chanel

$100,000 Reward Posted for Safe Return of Stolen $5 Million ‘Lipinski’ Strad

A USD $100,000 reward has today been announced for information leading to the safe return of the 1715 ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius – stolen in a violent armed robbery from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond.

Die Zeit

EU vereinfacht den digitalen Musikmarkt

Anstatt mit EU-Staaten einzeln über Lizenzen zu verhandeln, können Anbieter wie Spotify ab 2016 einheitliche Rechte bekommen. Eine neue Richtlinie schafft Hürden ab.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph