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Peter Ruzicka will step down as Intendant in 2020

Prof Dr Peter Ruzicka will step down as Intendant and Managing Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival as of 30 June 2020. Peter Ruzicka’s contract was from the start intended to run for five years, and this period will be completed on the aforementioned date. The position of Intendant and Managing Director is advertised (in …

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SEATTLE SYMPHONY NAMES KRISHNA THIAGARAJAN PRESIDENT & CEO

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Symphony Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chief Executive Krishna Thiagarajan as its next President & CEO, Leslie Jackson Chihuly Chair. The search committee, co-chaired by Board Chair Leslie Jackson Chihuly and Board Chair Designate René Ancinas and comprised of members of the board, …

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CEO for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is Western Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts organisation. With a world class reputation for excellence, engagement and innovation, WASO’s resident company of professional musicians plays a central role in creating a culturally vibrant Western Australia. Each year the Orchestra performs over 175 concerts with some of the world’s …

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ON THE LIMITATIONS OF VOCAL REPERTOIRE

Photo credit: Detail from the Singing Angels. Jan van Eyck (circa 1390–1441) Wikipedia In the education and performance of classical singers, a large portion of the repertoire is basically ignored. Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque music play an insignificant role in the practice of vocalists, regardless whether they focus on opera, concert, or lied. At …

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IS IT TIME TO REWRITE ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES?

Another concert programme, another artist biography comprising a dry list of eminent teachers and mentors, concert halls performed in, orchestras and conductors worked with, recordings made and “forthcoming engagements include”. All standard information: exchange the names and the impersonal text could be used for any international virtuoso. Wouldn’t it be refreshing, once in a while, …

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