11th June: Women in music, Kiri Te Kanawa, Van Cliburn Competition winner…

Tuesday 11th June 2013

The Independent

Jenni Murray to conduct BBC Philharmonic orchestra – despite having no musical training

Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray has announced that she will be conducting the BBC Philharmonic orchestra – despite not being able to read music.

Classic FM

Kiri Te Kanawa hits out at skinny culture in opera singers

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has condemned the idea that female opera singers should have to be skinny to be successful.


Winner of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced

First place goes to 26-year-old Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko

Classical Music Magazine

PPL announces increase in income despite declining record sales

PPL, the UK-based organisation which licenses recorded music played in public, has revealed and increase in its income by 11% to £170.8m, despite a tough market and declining CD sales.


Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones too busy writing an opera for reunion

After talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion, the band’s bassist says ‘2014 is full of opera’, since he is adapting a Strindberg play

Der Tagesspiegel

Koskys “Ball im Savoy” an der Komischen Oper und das Känguru boxt dazu

Barrie Kosky holt an der Komischen Oper Paul Abrahams „Ball im Savoy“ nach Berlin zurück. Katharine Mehrling entpuppt sich als der Star des Abends.