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26th February: Youth Music teams up with PRS Foundation, Accusations against Domingo are true, Lang Lang’s piano lesson to Lewis Hamilton

Wednesday 26th February '20

Youth Music teams up with PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners PRS Foundation has announced that its nationwide Talent Development Partner programme will receive support from national charity Youth Music. The PRS Foundation’s network of Talent Development …

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24th February: Conductor stops performance over ‘phone miscreants’, Record attendance for Leopold Mozart exhibition, winners of the Victoires de la musique classique 2020

Monday 24th February '20

Conductor stops performance over 'phone miscreants' A conductor has twice stopped an opera in Cardiff after mobile phones rang in the audience. Carlo Rizzi was conducting Welsh National Opera's new production of Verdi's Les Vêpres Sicilienes, …

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21st February: UK cultural life shackled by post-Brexit artist visa policy, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival announces Star line-up, Artists threaten to withdraw their works from the Opéra de Lyon

Friday 21st February '20

UK cultural life ‘diminished and shackled’ by post-Brexit artist visa policy A leading composer has criticised the UK’s post-Brexit immigration laws, which will restrict the movement of EU artists to the UK, subjecting them to the …

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WildKat announces John Malkovich to star in Aleksey Igudesman’s The Music Critic

Wednesday 19th February '20

WildKat announces John Malkovich to star in Aleksey Igudesman's The Music Critic John Malkovich is set to star in a show in which classical music, theater, and comedy collide, written and conceived by Aleksey Igudesman (one half of the irrepressible …

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WildKat welcomes SOLO

Wednesday 19th February '20

WildKat is thrilled to welcome SOLO, the 'live playlist' concert series that puts the spotlight on the performer Curated by composer Alex Groves, the 'live playlist' concert series SOLO presents solo instrumental recitals with some of …

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19th February: Research shows increased interest in orchestral music among young people, Ernst von Siemens Award, Grand Prix de la Culture for Eyvazov

Wednesday 19th February '20

RPO research shows increased interest in orchestral music among young people According to new research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), 73% of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music, rising to 83% of …

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WildKat welcomes Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Monday 17th February '20

WildKat welcomes Jukka-Pekka Saraste Jukka-Pekka Saraste began his career as a violinist before establishing himself as one of the most outstanding conductors of his generation, demonstrating remarkable musical depth and integrity. A musician renowned for his …

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17th February: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment refusal to tour by plane, Bonn Opera crumbles, Classical music victories: millennials in the spotlight

Monday 17th February '20

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment fights climate crisis with refusal to tour by plane The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) have announced that they will travel by train, rather than plane, for their …

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14th February: Spitalfields 2020 programme, Friedrich Nietzsche’s first exhibition, Victories of Classical Music 2020

Friday 14th February '20

Spitalfields Music Festival announces 2020 programme Dunedin Consort - Requiem Aeternam - Fri 15 November 2019 - University Chapel, Glasgow (photographer - Andy Catlin www.andycatlin.com) Artistic curators Edmund Finnis, Kate Molleson, Errollyn Wallen CBE and CEO Sarah …

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13th February: PPL promotes Sarah Mitchell, Florian Ludwig new Music Director, Julie Guibert appointed Head of the Ballet de l’Opéra National de Lyon.

Thursday 13th February '20

PPL promotes Sarah Mitchell to head up membership and communications PPL has promoted Sarah Mitchell to the role of director of membership and communications. Continuing to report into PPL’s CEO, Peter Leathem, Mitchell adds communications to her …

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12th February: Angela Hewitt’s unique piano destroyed, Fire in record production plant, Netrebko wins Polar Music Prize

Wednesday 12th February '20

Virtuoso mourns beloved £150,000 piano smashed by movers A unique piano which was treasured by the Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt as her “best friend” was broken beyond repair when it was dropped by specialist instrument movers.The …

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WildKat PR welcomes the revolutionary start-up NomadPlay!

Wednesday 12th February '20

WildKat PR welcomes NomadPlay! ‘The karaoke of the classical’ according to Le Figaro, ‘an application that promises a plunge into the heart of the orchestra’ according to France Musique. Since its launch in 2019, the application …

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WildKat welcomes William K.z.

Tuesday 11th February '20

WildKat is delighted to announce that we are working with experimental composer William K.z. on his debut EP release ‘After a Long Time' William K.z. is an experimental composer who studied at the Royal Northern …

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WildKat welcomes Vuvu Mpofu

Monday 10th February '20

WildKat welcomes Vuvu Mpofu WildKat is delighted to welcome the exciting young South African soprano Vuvu Mpofu. Not yet 30, and already a rapidly rising star in the international firmament, Vuvu has been roundly applauded for …

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10th February: save Radio New Zealand classical music station, Music Oscar for Berlin composer Guðnadóttir, Italian soprano Mirella Freni died

Monday 10th February '20

Calls to save Radio New Zealand classical music station reach crescendo Plans to cut Radio New Zealand Concert and replace it with a youth station meet resistance from die-hard fans Radio New Zealand Concert, the staid …

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7th February: Finalists for International Opera Awards 2020, 50.000 Euro Benefizkonzert für Auschwitz-Stiftung, Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées présente Les Petites noces

Friday 7th February '20

Finalists announced for International Opera Awards 2020 The International Opera Awards has announced its 2020 finalists.Two opera companies received recognition in three categories each: Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Education & Outreach, New Production, World Premiere) and …

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6th February: Classic FM sees increase in younger audience, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Announced, Plácido Domingo Theatre in Mexico

Thursday 6th February '20

Younger audience increase for Classic FM, as 610,000 under 25s listen every week Classic FM is growing a new, younger audience for classical music, according to figures released today. Every week, 5.5 million people tune in to …

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5th February: ISM launches post-Brexit survey for musicians, no medal for al Sisi at Semperopernball, David Kessler has died

Wednesday 5th February '20

ISM launches post-Brexit survey for musicians The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has today (Tuesday 4 February 2020) launched a survey in order to gather vital evidence allowing musicians the opportunity to have their say on …

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WildKat welcomes back Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Tuesday 4th February '20

WildKat is delighted to welcome back the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in their 64th Year! Founded in 1957 by Yehudi Menuhin, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy takes place annually with an impressive feat of around 50 …

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4th February: Birthday concert for George Benjamin, Konstanzer Philharmonie looking for new chief conductor, Peter Serkin has passed

Tuesday 4th February '20

Philharmonia presents 60th birthday concert for George Benjamin The Philharmonia Orchestra is celebrating the 60th birthday of British composer and conductor George Benjamin on 5 March 2020 with a concert at London’s Southbank Centre, conducted by …

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3rd February: Hildur Guonadottir wins BAFTA, Höppner cancels, Record attendance at La Folle journée

Monday 3rd February '20

'Joker' Composer Hildur Guonadottir Wins Best Score at 2020 BAFTA Awards Joker was one of the big winners at the 2020 BAFTA Awards, earning three trophies, including one for original score by Hildur ​​Guðnadóttir. Guðnadóttir's score for …

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WildKat welcomes Shiva Feshareki

Tuesday 21st January '20

WildKat is delighted to welcome Composer, Curator and Turntablist extraordinaire Shiva Feshareki Shiva Feshareki is an internationally acclaimed composer & electronic artist, and the ‘cutting-edge expression of turntablism’. Existing at the intersection of many artistic scenes, …

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Fidelio Arts Ltd welcomes conductor Susanna Mälkki to its roster for Worldwide General Management

Monday 20th January '20

Fidelio Arts Ltd welcomes conductor Susanna Mälkki to its roster for Worldwide General Management Susanna Mälkki is Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra since 2016 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from …

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WildKat welcomes Michel van der Aa

Wednesday 15th January '20

WildKat is delighted to announce that we are working with composer Michel van der Aa on his new album ‘Time Falling’ Michel van der Aa, winner of the 2015 Johannes Vermeer Award and 2013 Grawemeyer award, …

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WildKat welcomes Ensemble Correspondances

Thursday 9th January '20

WildKat is excited to count Ensemble Correspondances among its artists in 2020! Since its creation in 2008, Ensemble Correspondances has dedicated itself to 17th century French sacred music. Gathering around Sébastien Daucé during their studies at …

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Let’s plant new ideas together…

Thursday 19th December '19

We've had a fresh and vibrant year at WildKat with lots of growth in the company – expanding our teams, blossoming our services and stemming into new territories. To share our successes with you, as …

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Zemlinsky Prize winners announced

Thursday 5th December '19

WildKat is pleased to announce we will be working with the Zemlinsky Prize, one of the world’s richest and most prestigious competitions for orchestral composition. An international initiative of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the Zemlinsky …

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WildKat welcomes Jack Liebeck

Tuesday 3rd December '19

In the 25 years since his debut with the Hallé, Jack Liebeck has worked with some of the world’s leading conductors and major orchestras across the globe and most of the UK orchestras. Jack’s fascination with …

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Michael Sanderling announced as Chief Conductor for Luzerner Sinfonieorchester from 2021/22

Thursday 21st November '19

Michael Sanderling has been appointed Chief Conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. The Berlin-born artist was unanimously elected by the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester’s board of directors and will take up his new post in 2021, at the …

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WildKat welcomes RADA

Tuesday 12th November '19

We are delighted to welcome the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) as a brand-new client. World-renowned as a center for excellence, with an incredible track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, just some of RADA’s …

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