17th January: BBC Music Magazine Awards, Rebecca Saunders wins Ernst von Siemens prize, Plácido Domingo awarded International Opera Awards fellowship

Thursday 17th January '19

BBC Music Magazine reveals nominees for 2019 Awards The nominations for the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards have now been revealed, with 21 of the best classical recordings from over the past year chosen by an …

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16th January: 2019 ABO Conference, and a new home for the Royal Concertgebouw

Wednesday 16th January '19

2019 ABO Conference programme announced This year’s ABO Conference will be hosted by the Ulster Orchestra at the ICC Belfast from 23-25 January. The theme, cross border, will inspire debate about border issues in the UK classical music industry, including Brexit, digital, diversity …

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11th January: Gustavo Dudamel erhält Stern auf dem Walk of Fame, mehr Konzert-Toleranz, Elbphilharmonie Tourismusmagnet, John Joubert dies at 91

Friday 11th January '19

Stardirigent Gustavo Dudamel wird mit eigenem Stern geehrt Nach Artur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Ennio Morricone und Hans Zimmer bekommt jetzt auch der 37-jährige Star-Dirigent Gustavo Dudamel einen Stern auf dem berühmten "Walk of Fame" …

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We are hiring – Senior Account Manager

Wednesday 2nd January '19

We are looking for a Senior Account Manager to join WildKat in London! Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below. WildKat PR Is a game-changer in the …

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WildKat – 2018 in review

Friday 21st December '18

2018 has been yet another fantastic year for us - we've welcomed some fantastic new clients and new people to our team, expanded our services and achieved some great results along the way. We don't like …

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21 December: BBC Proms Japan, Global Awards return and Mozart goes digital

Friday 21st December '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? BBC Proms announces the launch of BBC Proms Japan The BBC Proms has announced that it will be adding Japan to its growing list of international tours, following Australia in 2016 …

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14th December: Grammy nominations, Maximilian Orders and saving Stradivari’s spruces

Friday 14th December '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? Classical Grammy nominations announced The 2018 Grammy nominations have been announced, with several string performances among the classical contenders. Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet were nominated in the Best Chamber Music/Small …

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7th December: Erich-Kästner-Preis, Bundeswettbewerb Gesang, ‘Inspirational Women Awards’

Friday 7th December '18

Intendant der Dresdner Sinfoniker erhält Erich-Kästner-Preis Der Mitbegründer und Intendant der Dresdner Sinfoniker, Markus Rindt, hat am  2. Dezember 2018 den Erich-Kästner-Preis des Dresdner Presseclubs erhalten. Damit ehre man das vielfältige Engagement des Musikers gegen Nationalismus, …

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30th November: JIM-Studie 2018 veröffentlicht, Lucerne Piano Festival, Awards for Young Musicians

Friday 30th November '18

JIM-Studie 2018 liegt vor - Musik machen ist eine der beliebtesten Freizeitaktivitäten von Jugendlichen Die JIM-Studie (Jugend, Information, Medien) ist eine seit 1998 jährlich veröffentlichte Basisstudie zum Medienumgang der Zwölf- bis 19-Jährigen, die vom Medienpädagogischen Forschungsbund …

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23rd November: BBC’s Richard Baker dies, BVMI criticises YouTube’s anti-Article 13 campaign

Friday 23rd November '18

Bundesverband Musikindustrie criticises YouTube campaign against Article 13 Germany's music industry association BVMI criticizes the YouTube campaign against Article 13 of the planned EU copyright reform.  "The current version of Article 13 is the result of intense …

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9th November: Poor families priced out of music lessons and EUYO commemorates the Armistice

Friday 9th November '18

What happened in this week's Classical News?  Poorer children in UK priced out of learning to play musical instruments, report warns ‘To deny people who cannot afford music lessons the possibility of trying is criminal’ - David Arnold, composer Poorer …

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Junior Account Manager

Monday 5th November '18

  We are looking for a Junior Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!   Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below. WildKat PR WildKat is a creative …

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19th October: Research highlights gender imbalance in top orchestras, and Google’s new Piano Genie uses AI to improvise classical music

Friday 19th October '18

New research highlights gender imbalance in the world's top orchestras A statistical analysis of the gender balance of 22 top international orchestras by Quartz at Work has shown that there are still large gender gaps, which are especially …

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12th October: Montserrat Caballé dies, secondary music education declines, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Simon Rattle top industry list

Friday 12th October '18

Legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé dies aged 85 Montserrat Caballé, the celebrated Spanish soprano who won a new generation of fans after singing Barcelona with Freddie Mercury, has died at the age of 85. A spokesman for Barcelona’s St …

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5th October: BBC Radio 4’s Power List, Charles Aznavour dies, and James Davison wins Jazz Young Musician 2018

Friday 5th October '18

Marin Alsop and Chi-chi Nwanoku placed in top ten of Woman's Hour 2018 Power List Women from across the classical world feature throughout BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Power List. Conductor Marin Alsop and double-bassist and …

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28th September: Women in Music Power List 2018, Musician’s touring visas and Met Opera commissions female composers

Friday 28th September '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? Top industry names honoured in BBC Woman's Hour power list Beyoncé has been named music's most powerful woman by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. The superstar came first in a list of …

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21st September: Eric Lu wins Leeds Piano, Spitalfields announce 2018 lineup

Friday 21st September '18

Friday #ClassicalNews Round Up US pianist Eric Lu wins top prize at Leeds competition The 19th Leeds piano competition was won on Saturday night by Eric Lu, a 20-year-old from Boston in the United States, whose sparkling and supremely …

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WildKat’s Founder, Kat, shortlisted for Women of the Future Awards 2018

Thursday 20th September '18

We are incredibly proud to announce that our founder, Kat Alder, has been shortlisted for the Arts and Culture category at the Women of the Future Awards 2018! The Women of the Future Awards, founded by …

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20th September: Classical Pianist replaces concert halls with the outdoors and Belgian oud player helps refugees preserve musical culture

Thursday 20th September '18

Today's Classical News Round-Up Belgian builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West's few masters of the oud and of …

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19th September: The International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments takes place in Warsaw

Wednesday 19th September '18

The 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments is a triumph in Warsaw When it comes to the making of pianistic history, no venue worldwide has witnessed more than Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. The annals of the …

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Welcome Assaf Kacholi!

Tuesday 18th September '18

Mit großer Begeisterung starten wir eine neue, spannende Zusammenarbeit mit dem lyrischen Tenor Assaf Kacholi. Assaf Kacholi ist einer der vielseitigsten Sänger Europas und ist schon auf den größten Bühnen weltweit aufgetreten. Er ist kreativ und …

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18th September: Marcel Johannes Kits wins Enescu Cello Competition and Ariane Matiakh is the new music director of the Halle Staatskapelle

Tuesday 18th September '18

Classical Music - News Round-Up Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits wins George Enescu International Cello Competition The Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits has won first prize in the cello category of the George Enescu International Competition after …

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September 17th: Eric Lu wins Leeds Piano competition and the ARD competition comes to a close

Monday 17th September '18

Classical Music - News Round-Up US pianist Eric Lu wins top prize at Leeds competition The 19th Leeds piano competition was won on Saturday night by Eric Lu, a 20-year-old from Boston in the United States, whose sparkling and …

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Welcome JazzKorea 2018!

Monday 17th September '18

JazzKorea is an exceptional festival in many regards. While many festivals will claim to support cultural exchange and break up traditional boundaries, JazzKorea actually does. Already in its sixth years of existence it has established …

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September 14th: Simon Rattle announces free music school for young people and Gramophone Awards winners

Friday 14th September '18

Simon Rattle to open free school for young musicians in 2019 Sir Simon Rattle has revealed plans to create a new music school: the LSO East London Academy, reports Classic FM. The Academy is being developed by the …

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September 13th: LSO is the UK’s most popular classical ensemble, and European Parliament backs controversial Article 13

Thursday 13th September '18

Classical music news round-up London Symphony Orchestra tops first chart ranking UK classical ensembles The London Symphony Orchestra is the UK’s most popular according to the first chart to rank classical ensembles, the i reports. Recordings by the …

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September 12th: A new era on the horizon for New York’s classical industry, and goosebumps make you more successful

Wednesday 12th September '18

If you get goosebumps listening to music, you’re more likely to be successful People who get goosebumps are higher achievers, form stronger relationships and live happier, healthier lives, according to a new study. New research says over …

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September 11th: Pavel Šporcl wins ‘Torch-Bearer Award’ and violinist Sheng Zhongguo dies aged 77

Tuesday 11th September '18

Pavel Šporcl wins 'Torch-Bearer Award' for his services to music The Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl is in New York to receive a special prize that recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to their cities, communities …

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Welcome Duo Morat Fergo!

Monday 10th September '18

“We started to speculate about how Schubert would have composed his Moments Musicaux for the guitar and realized that it was not possible to reach the original polyphony and harmonies on one guitar, but that …

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September 10th: Berlin Philharmoniker has a new composer in residence, and the Last Night of the Proms ends in style

Monday 10th September '18

Die Engel, die ich rief Der Brite George Benjamin ist „Composer in Residence“ bei den Berliner Philharmonikern. Eine Begegnung mit dem Komponisten, der auch dirigiert. „Letztlich geht es für den Dirigenten darum, unsichtbar zu werden“, sagt George …

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