11th October: 2016 ECHO Klassik Awards, Pentatone’s new VP & Marriott Classical Music Festival

Tuesday 11th October '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Deutsche Phono-Akademie announced its 2016 ECHO Klassik awards. Pentatone, a Dutch music label, appoints new vice president, Renaud Loranger. Also, Marriott Classical Music Festival returns for its third year. The Strad Cellist Sol Gabetta …

21th June: US refugee orchestra performs with Syrian singer, new multimedia opera & Decca DJs go classical

Tuesday 21st June '16

Classical News In our news today, Syrian soprano singer performs together with US refugee orchestra in New York, Dutch composer JacobTV creates multimedia opera & Decca DJs go classical. Also, South Africa will host the World Choir Games (WCG) …

24th November: Y=X factor: how to write the perfect song, Simon Rattle’s still unknown successor, Metropolitan Opera with 22 million deficit

Monday 24th November '14

Classical News Guardian Y=X factor: how to write the perfect song Can science help us write a hit? Mezzo soprano and physicist Christine Rice goes in search of a formula for the most popular songs – from Handel …

6th December: Nelson Mandela, Sergei Filin attack, and composer wins $100,000 prize

Friday 6th December '13

Slipped DiscNelson Mandela’s classical pianistOne of Mandela's closest friends was pianist Harold Ruben who refused to play in front of segregated audiences in South Africa before moving to London to teach at the Royal College of …

William Berger in South Africa

Friday 31st August '12

William Berger has announced three concerts in Cape Town, South Africa this September.On September 14th and 15th he will be performing Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus with the St George’s Singers and the Camerata Tinta Barocca at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church …

Interview with Alessandro Crudele

Friday 18th February '11

In late 2010, Alessandro Crudele toured South Africa to critical acclaim as a guest conductor with the Joannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras. The magazine 'CLASSICFEEL' conducted an interview with Alessandro to talk about his role …

Success in South Africa

Thursday 11th November '10

Over the past month, the young conductor Alessandro Crudele has been leading orchestras in South Africa, building upon his already excellent reputation in a new territory. He has conducted the Johannesburg Philharmonic and the KZN Philharmonic in …

Alessandro Crudele tours South Africa

Tuesday 5th October '10

Alessandro Crudele will embark on his tour of South Africa tomorrow, 6th October in Johannesburg. The tour, which lasts for five weeks, will see Alessandro perform with two of South Africa's critically acclaimed orchestras, the …