In today’s news: Protest violinist and former El Sistema student Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela, and Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece. Michael Haensel has died, Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour, and “Bundesakkordeonorchester” receives partnership with “Deutscher Musikrat.”
Classical Music Magazine
Gramophone announces 2017 Awards shortlist
The Awards will mark their 40th anniversary in 2017 with a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2, which will be streamed live by medici.tv.
The Violin Channel
Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2017 ARD International Violin Competition
Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).
Protest violinist Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela
Wuilly Arteaga, a former El Sistema student who has become known worldwide for taking his violin on street demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, was arrested and detained three weeks ago, attracting a number of petitions for his release.
Music Business Worldwide
Gustavo Lopez exits Universal after 21 years, launches talent uno for Latin music.
Long-serving Universal Music executive Gustavo Lopez has officially left the major after 21 years to launch his own services company in Los Angeles.
Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece
The opera singer has been working with El Sistema Greece on workshops with refugee children from countries including Afghanistan and Syria: ‘El Sistema is building a cultural revolution here, through music education.’
Andrew Lloyd Webber Strikes Deal for Musical Theatre Advancement in China
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be expanding his musical theatre empire into China, starting with a Chinese makeover of his hit musical, Tell Me On A Sunday.
Robot conductor to lead Italian orchestra in Bocelli concert
The humanoid robot YuMi will conduct the Lucca Philharmonic in an operatic highlights concert in Pisa.
Früherer Intendant des Ludwigshafener Pfalzbau-Theaters gestorben
Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Michael Haensel ist im Alter von 73 Jahren nach langer, schwerer Krankheit gestorben.
Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi auf Tournee
Das Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi touren ab dem 19. August durch Schweden, Deutschland und Italien mit Folkmusik-inspirierten Werken von Strawinsky, Rachmaninow und Arvo Pärt.
Bundesakkordeonorchester erhält Privilegierte Partnerschaft des Deutschen Musikrates
Auf einstimmigen Beschluss des Präsidiums hat der Deutsche Musikrat die Privilegierte Partnerschaft an das Bundesakkordeonorchester vergeben.
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