4th March: Sir Simon Rattle returns to London, Alison Balsom at the Bristol Proms, Eric Lu, 17, wins National US Chopin Competition

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Classical News


Simon Rattle: new concert hall was not precondition for accepting LSO job

Rattle, who takes over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017, denies appointment was dependent on venue being built


All hail the return of Simon Rattle!

Rattle’s return to the UK to join the London Symphony Orchestra will lift the entire British classical music scene, says Ivan Hewett


Sir Simon Rattle returns to London for his ‘last big job’

Conductor’s homecoming boosts hopes for new venue to replace Barbican

Classical Music Magazine

Simon Rattle joins the LSO: Reaction to classical music’s ‘worst-kept secret’

The reaction to news of Simon Rattle’s appointment as music director-elect of the London Symphony Orchestra has been generally positive, with the official revelation of ‘classical music’s worst-kept secret’ generating statements from across the industry.

Classic FM

Alison Balsom launches Bristol Proms with Paddington Station fanfare

Trumpeter Alison Balsom has signalled the launch of this year’s Bristol Proms with a spectacular fanfare performance at London’s Paddington Station.

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Königsmacher

Am 11. Mai ist es so weit: Die Berliner Philharmoniker wählen den Nachfolger von Simon Rattle.

Die Welt

Simon Rattle geht zum London Symphony Orchestra

Der bis 2018 amtierende Chef der Berliner Philharmoniker will danach nicht nur geehrter Dirigiersenior sein.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Jazz im März

Im März hören Sie Höhepunkte vom Pori Jazz-Festival in Finnland und Vokal-Akrobatik der Legenden Al Jarreau und Bobby McFerrin.

The New York Times

Simon Rattle to Return to His Roots, Taking Over the London Symphony

Their long flirtation is over, and now they are engaged: Simon Rattle, the Liverpool-born maestro who rose to become chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, said on Tuesday that he would return to Britain in 2017 as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.


Eric Lu, 17, Wins National US Chopin Competition

At the end of this year’s National Chopin Competition in the United States, 17 years old Eric Lu, was awarded First Prize which includes a cash award of $75,000, concert appearances and automatic acceptance as a competitor at Warsaw’s International Chopin Competition in October.

El Mundo

Segundo ’round’ para el compositor Conrado del Campo

La Fundación Juan March, en colaboración con la Zarzuela, dedica un ciclo al compositor madrileño y recupera su ópera ‘Fantochines’


Classicalite @Classicalite: UPDATE: @TenorKaufmann Cancels Met Performance of ‘Carmen’ Due to Illness http://www.classicalite.com/articles/18325/20150303/jonas-kaufmann-cancels-met-performance-carmen-illness-flu.htm …

Zeit Online Kultur @zeitonline_kul: Klassik-Langeweile: München diskutiert über seinen Konzertsaal. V. Hagedorn fordert stattdessen neue Spielpläne (raw) http://www.zeit.de/kultur/musik/2

Klassik.com @Klassikinfo: 24 Stunden lang Beethoven – Der neue Leiter der MaerzMusik Berlin über das Programm 2015 http://www.klassikinfo.de/Interview-Berno-Odo-Polzer.2031.0.html …

Simon Rattle leading the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in October. Photo: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

Simon Rattle leading the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in October.
Photo: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times