26th November: Belfast Council commits £100,000 as ‘Save The Ulster Orchestra’ campaign continues, Violinist Renaud Capuçon named artistic director of Swiss festival and Alyson Cambridge is first opera performer at Soul Train Awards

Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Belfast Council commits £100,000 as ‘Save The Ulster Orchestra’ campaign continues

Belfast City Council has offered a conditional £100,000 to the troubled Ulster Orchestra, which remains some distance from securing a £500,000 rescue package which it says is necessary to prevent its closure next year.

The Strad

Violinist Renaud Capuçon named artistic director of Swiss festival

The French artist heads the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad from its 2016 edition

Russian violinist Aylen Pritchin wins Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition

The 27-year-old receives a cash prize of €25,000

International Arts Manager

Alyson Cambridge is first opera performer at Soul Train Awards

Soprano Alyson Cambridge will become the first opera singer to perform at the Soul Train Awards, when she appears at the event on 30 November.


Backstage: Opera North’s La traviata

Giving a photographer unlimited access backstage at the opera is like letting a child loose in a sweetshop. Tom Arber took up residence with Opera North as they prepared for a new production of Verdi’s La traviata: the results can be seen in an exhibition at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds until February 2015.


Cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl gründet Verein zur Unterstützung von Kindern mit Gehörminderung

Das Ziel des gemeinnützigen Vereins ‘Get a Hearing’ ist es, durch Benefizkonzerte Hörhilfen finanzieren zu können, die Kinder mit Hörproblemen dringend benötigen, um dem Unterricht folgen zu können, die aber von den Krankenkassen nicht finanziert werden.


Lockenhaus-Gründer Josef Herowitsch ist tot

Herowitsch leitete von 1981 bis 2011 mit Gidon Kremer das Festival


Video der Woche: Aus eins mach 12

Wir finden: eine lustige Idee, die hier videotechnisch beeindruckend umgesetzt ist! Dieses Video hat großen Unterhaltungsfaktor – nicht nur für Hobby-Cellisten!

The New York Times

As Music Streaming Grows, Spotify Reports Rising Revenue and a Loss

Spotify, the company that has come to symbolize the growth of streaming music around the world, had more than $1 billion in revenue in 2013.


Mezzos And Baritones Lead At The Antonin Dvorak International Singing Competition

Singers from 20 countries (Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Rep., Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, Unites States) competed in various categories.


Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest: Now on Flickr: photos of composer Brett Dean working with the RCM Symphony Orchestra last week http://bit.ly/1y0pHDm 

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: How do you make an orchestra’s viola section smile? Programme ‘Harold in Italy’. #violajokes http://bit.ly/1E8bQfF  #WHViola

Classic FM @ClassicFM; Many thanks to cellist @corinnemorris for joining us for our web chat this morning. Read what she had to say here: http://classfm.co/fTktPW 

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Edward Thornton, a founding member of the Opera North chorus, awaits his entrance. Photo: Tom Arber