October 23rd: Prodigy suicides, Gender Pay Gap & First Lady of China visits RCM

Friday 23rd October 2015

Classical News

In today’s news, Arts Professional reveals a stark gender pay gap in arts salaries and Classic FM reports that ‘1 in 10 violin prodigies attempt suicide’. Also, First Lady of China visited the Royal College of Music and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales embarks on a tour of South America

Classic FM

Terrifying new study suggests ‘1 in 10 violin prodigies attempt suicide’

The harsh truth of being a virtuoso musician at a young age is spelled out in a new book – and violinists don’t come out of it well

Classical Source

First Lady of China visits the Royal College of Music

Today, the Royal College of Music open its doors to the First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, Madame Peng Liyuan

The Strad

Trio Isimsiz wins Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2015

The London-based piano trio receive €15,000 and concert engagements

Arts Professional

Arts salary survey reveals stark gender pay gap

Full-time working women earn less than men doing the same level of work at all stages in their careers, with the gap at senior levels having grown since 2006


BBC National Orchestra of Wales first for Patagonia

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) is embarking on its first tour of South America


Keine Zeit für Nettigkeiten

Die Cellistin Alisa Weilerstein schätzt das Musizieren mit Familienmitgliedern – und das nicht nur, weil der Vater ihr schon früh eine Begegnung mit Don Giovanni bescherte



The House of Marley setzt auf nachhaltige Eleganz mit Premiumklang: „One Love, One World“ – der Speaker-Experte The House of Marley lässt die Botschaft von Musik-Legende Bob Marley weiterleben


Salzburger Festspiele verlängern Zusammenarbeit mit Wiener Staatsopernchor

Die Salzburger Festspiele und die Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor haben gestern in Wien einen 5-Jahresvertrag für den Zeitraum 2017 bis 2021 unterzeichnet

El Mundo 

Muere Gloria Van Aerssen, mitad superviviente de Vainica Doble

Ha fallecido a los 83 años, 15 después que Gloria Santonja, con quien formó dúo creando uno de los fenómenos musicales más singulares de la escena española

El Pais 

García Calvo: “La ignorancia y la intuición han guiado mi carrera”

Guillermo García Calvo (Madrid, 1978) no consta en Wikipedia. Y no por falta de méritos. Se deshizo del anonimato y del trabajo gregario cuando una indisposición de Daniele Gatti en la Ópera de Viena precipitó su debut en el teatro más carismático de Europa


Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : The truth behind the spirits, sprites and spooks haunting concert halls. @auroraorchestra http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/other-features/scary-creepy-and-ghostly-classical-music-for-halloween-2015 …

Classical Diary ‏@ClassicalDiary : Music is a big family. We fully support @Music_in_Exile and all musicians against those who’d like to silence us > http://www.theywillhavetokillusfirst.com/ 

Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag : Here is your complete guide to #Beethoven‘s symphonies explored by 9 leading conductors. http://bit.ly/beethovensymphonies …


First Lady of China visits the Royal College of Music/Classical Source