25th September: Patricia Kopatchinskaja receives Grand Prix Musik, instrument-maker creates da Vinci’s ‘viola organista’

Monday 25th September 2017

In today’s news: Instrument-maker creates da Vinci’s ‘viola organista’, The Refugee Orchestra Project’s film explores topics like jobs the refugess get, and Abbey Road Red connects tech startups with studio’s experts and facilities. Kay Kuntze stays at Theater&Philharmonie Thüringen, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin to perform at Festival “Berlin Atona”, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja receives Grand Prix Musik.

The Observer

How Front Row sparked real drama in Theatreland

Outrage ensued when Amol Rajan, Giles Coren and Nikki Beds admitted to being less than ardent theatre-goers. Daivd Mitchell on whether we should take their honesty onboard.


Music stars ‘take a knee for America

Veteran Stevie Wonder makes a stand (or is it kneel?) on stage in solidarity with activist NFL players as row with #45 continues.

Classic FM

Leonardo da Vinci’s forgotten musical invention recreated for the first time

A Polish instrument-maker has painstakingly created the first ever example of the ‘viola organista’.

The Drum

The Refugee Orchestra Project’s first film looks through the lens of 15 refugees to shatter stereotypes

The campaign film explores topics including the jobs refugees get, the hardship they have come from and discrimination they face in the countries they immigrate to.


The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup

Abbey Road Red is connecting tech startups with the famous studio’s experts and facilities.


Musica Viva moves into slick new national office

The new premises at Green Square boasts administrative space, a performance and recording studio, and a production suite.


Unknown viola work by Shostakovich was found in Moscow

A previously unknown work of Dmitri Shostakovich has been found in the personal archives of the Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky (1900-1972), stored in the Russian State Archives in Moscow.


Kay Kuntze bleibt Intendant in Altenburg und Gera

Der Vertrag von Kay Kuntze als Generalintendant der Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen GmbH ist bis zum Jahr 2022 verlängert worden.

Klassik Heute

Robin Ticciati und das DSO beim Festival “Berlin Atonal”

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin und das Festival ›Berlin Atonal‹ treffen am 29. September im Projekt ›Parallax‹ zusammen.

Codex Flores

Grand Prix Musik 2017 für Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Der Schweizer Grand Prix Musik 2017 geht an die Violinistin Patricia Kopatchinskaja.


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