21st May: Philharmonia Orchestra and Colburn School announce Salonen Fellows, winners of Vienna Classic Strings competition and Heinz Holliger celebrates his birthday

Tuesday 21st May '19

Philharmonia Orchestra and Colburn School announce inaugural class of Salonen Fellows The Philharmonia, together with principal conductor and artistic advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School in Los Angeles, have …

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20th May: WildKat announces investment, Crouch End’s Young Conductors and Nederlands wins Eurovision

Monday 20th May '19

WildKat announces major investment and global expansion plans Creative agency WildKat has received a near seven-figure euro investment by Edition Capital, allowing the company to open offices in Paris, New York and LA in 2019 with …

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17th May: PRS for Music’s new CEO, BBC NOW announces 2019/20 season and an appeal is launched for Notre-Dame donations

Friday 17th May '19

PRS for Music announces new CEO Andrea C. Martin has been appointed chief executive of PRS for Music and will take up the position on 17 June. Martin has worked for a diverse range of data-focused and subscription-based organisations …

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New investment sets WildKat up for global growth

Friday 17th May '19

In an unprecedented move, leisure and entertainment investor Edition Capital is backing expansion of the creative agency WildKat WildKat, the creative agency for music and culture, has received a near seven-figure euro investment by Edition Capital, …

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16th May: Jamie Cullum seeks musicians for technology project, BSO announces 2019/20 season and Berlin’s music education press conference

Thursday 16th May '19

Pioneering music technology project from Jamie Cullum The world famous musician Jamie Cullum is looking for amateur musicians to join him for a one-off spectacle that promises to combine amazing music with connective technology. With the support …

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15th May: ROH admits one female conductor of 19 is ‘not acceptable ratio’, BBC Phil launches new app for concert-goers and Etienne Perruchon dies aged 61

Wednesday 15th May '19

One female conductor 'not acceptable ratio', admits Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House has acknowledged that it is not acceptable to have only one female conductor on its main stage in its next season and vowed it …

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14th May: Doris Day has died aged 97, Songlines seeks Attenborough remixes and Residentie Orkest The Hague appoints Anja Bihlmaier as chief conductor

Tuesday 14th May '19

Doris Day, ‘Qué Será Será’ singer and iconic Hollywood actress, dies aged 97 Iconic Hollywood actress, singer and animal welfare activist Doris Day has died in her California home, aged 97. The news comes following a statement …

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13th May: 200th birthday gala for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Arts Council England opens second cohort for environmental programme and Dresden Music Festival pays homage to the Bauhaus movement

Monday 13th May '19

The Coburg Connection: celebratory gala marks 200th birthdays of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert The Royal Choral Society and the Coburg Philharmonic Orchestra are to join forces for a concert to celebrate the bicentenaries of Queen …

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10th May: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic announces 2019/20 season, BBC Radio 3 reveals New Generation Artists, and Bamberg Symphony unveils theme for 2019/20 season

Friday 10th May '19

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 2019-2020 season announced The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, the 14th under the baton of chief conductor Vasily Petrenko (pictured), has been announced. Ten years on from his landmark Mahler cycle in …

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9th May: [PIAS] announces Berliner Philharmoniker deal, hidden barriers for disabled artists and composer Georg Katzer has died

Thursday 9th May '19

[PIAS] announces global distribution deal with Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings [PIAS] has announced a new global distribution agreement with another of the world’s top orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker. The organisation’s in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings has signed a …

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8th May: ISM releases report on Brexit impact, Oxford Lieder Festival 2019 lineup, and a new format for Lucerne Festival

Wednesday 8th May '19

ISM releases fourth report on the impact of Brexit on musicians The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published its fourth report into the effects of Brexit on the music profession. Titled Impact of Brexit on Musicians, …

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7th May: Jess Gillam tops classical charts, Janet Fulton wins Solomon Prize, Lower Saxony orchestras and theatres missing funds

Tuesday 7th May '19

Jess Gillam becomes youngest saxophonist ever to hit the classical charts top spot On Friday 3 May, Jess Gillam’s critically-acclaimed album RISE reached the top of the Official UK Classical Chart making her the youngest saxophonist …

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3rd May: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra names Osmo Vänskä as music director, Nicholas Collon is chief conductor of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Julia Fischer launches Kindersinfoniker

Friday 3rd May '19

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra names Osmo Vänskä as its next Music Director Osmo Vänskä will become the new Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra next year. He will step down from his position as Music Director of …

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Installation Artist creates an Architectural Utopia

Thursday 2nd May '19

South Korean artist Dai Goang Chen shows a vision of the future in which all installation elements are modelled based on the concept of Yin and Yang and the Wu Xing "In The View from Mount …

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2nd May: CBSO announces 2019-20 season, Wigmore Hall International Song Competition announces competitors and an interview with Maria de Alvear

Thursday 2nd May '19

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces 2019-20 centenary season CBSO has launched the first season of a two-year-long centenary celebration, with events, commissions and initiatives inspired by the orchestra’s history and its hopes for the future. Highlights …

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WildKat is hiring in Paris

Wednesday 1st May '19

WildKat is hiring a Junior Account Manager as we expand to Paris 🇫🇷 This position will be based in Paris and we are looking for a French-speaker, though confidence in English speaking and writing is crucial.  About WildKat WildKat …

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1st May: 2019 International Opera Awards, opportunities for NYCGB alumni, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra ends strike

Wednesday 1st May '19

2019 International Opera Awards winners announced The winners of the 2019 International Opera Awards were announced on 29 April during a ceremony held at London’s Sadler’s Wells theatre. Considered opera’s answer to the Oscars, the awards celebrate …

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WildKat PR is hiring in Berlin

Tuesday 30th April '19

Team Assistance (maternity cover) WildKat PR is looking for a part-time team assistant from 15 July in Berlin. You are super organised, have a good view of the big picture and a weakness for numbers and order? Then …

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30th April: Vanessa Reed exits PRS Foundation, Jess Gillam acts on music education pledge and Spotify reaches 100 million paying users

Tuesday 30th April '19

Vanessa Reed exits PRS Foundation Vanessa Reed has been appointed president and chief executive of New Music USA, following 11 years at the helm of PRS Foundation. During her time as chief executive of the UK’s leading …

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29th April: Kurt Weill opera to be heard again after 80 years, Music for Syria aims to raise £90,000 in 90 minutes and Bundesjugendorchester celebrates 50th anniversary

Monday 29th April '19

Kurt Weill opera silenced by Nazis to be heard again after 80 years German composer Kurt Weill is ranked high among the best of the 20th century and his music remains popular outside the classical world, from the …

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26th April: Notre Dame organ unharmed in fire, Isata Kanneh-Mason signs with Decca and Lorenzo Viotti takes up conducting position at Netherlands Philharmonic and Dutch National Opera

Friday 26th April '19

Notre Dame organ 'unharmed' in fire After last week’s fire that ripped through the roof of the Notre Dame, many musicians were nervously awaiting news regarding the state of the 8,000-pipe organ. The cathedral's many famous organists include …

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WildKat is hiring in New York and Los Angeles

Thursday 25th April '19

We are hiring 2 Senior Account Managers as we expand across the Atlantic.  About WildKat WildKat is a game-changer in the classical music industry.  We believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative …

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25th April: British Airways mark centenary with new composition, Royal Academy of Music partners with Czech Philharmonic and Berlin reaches new heights as a cultural centre

Thursday 25th April '19

British Airways engineer re-imagines famous theme from Lakmé to mark airline’s centenary To mark its centenary, British Airways has released a new composition based on the famous piece of music, Flower Duet, which featured in Delibes’ …

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24th April: Liverpool Philharmonic announces BAPAM partnership, Shortlist announced for Scottish Awards for New Music, Ellen Reid awarded Pulitzer Prize

Wednesday 24th April '19

Liverpool Philharmonic and BAPAM announce new partnership Liverpool Philharmonic has announced a new partnership with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). BAPAM provides free, specialist health support to performing artists and will be working in …

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23rd April: Heather Harper obituary, Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike continues and Martin Böttcher has died aged 91

Tuesday 23rd April '19

Soprano Heather Harper has died aged 88 The soprano Heather Harper, who has died aged 88, was one of the best loved and most respected singers of her generation. She graced the concert and opera stages …

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18th April: Daniel Kramer quits as artistic director of ENO, ROH loses appeal against hearing damage case and Berlin’s cultural senator’s mid-term review

Thursday 18th April '19

Daniel Kramer quits as artistic director of English National Opera Daniel Kramer, the artistic director of English National Opera, is quitting his job after less than three years at the helm. Staff at the company were briefed …

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17th April: San Francisco Ballet takes on modern day issues at Sadler’s Wells, Primephonic enables offline listening and music therapy instruments win prizes

Wednesday 17th April '19

San Francisco Ballet takes on modern day issues at Sadler’s Wells Dance choreographers are meeting some of the world’s most prevalent social issues head-on in works created for San Francisco Ballet, which makes its long-awaited return …

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16th April: Parisians sing ‘Ave Maria’ outside Notre-Dame Cathedral, further line-up announced for Sound Unbound and Munich celebrates 100 years of Weinberg

Tuesday 16th April '19

Crowd sings ‘Ave Maria’ outside burning Notre-Dame Cathedral to honour its legacy Last night (Monday 15 April), a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame de Paris, devastating the 12th-century structure. Firefighters rushed to try to contain the blaze, which …

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15th April: Yo-Yo Ma to perform at US-Mexico border and Music at Paxton festival returns for 2019

Monday 15th April '19

Yo-Yo Ma performs at US-Mexico border Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed a 15-minute excerpt from Bach’s Cello Suites on the border between United States and Mexico. He was joined by city leadership from both Laredo, Texas and Nuevo …

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12th April: Stradun Classic festival returns, John Gilhooly awarded Musicians’ Company Cobbett Medal, acoustician Tateo Nakajima contracted for new Munich concert hall

Friday 12th April '19

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra’s Stradun Classic festival returns for 2019 Stradun Classic festival, taking place in Dubrovnik and organised by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, returns this year from 1 – 11 October 2019. This year the festival will …

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