Since we founded HELLO STAGE all musicians asked us how they could find a manager. Young musicians hoped that managers could bring them engagements. Established musicians wished for a new manager to boost their careers. Musicians pin their career hopes on management. First of all, let us get back to
Over the last few weeks I have read and mentioned several alarming studies about how much musicians actually earn – or one should write how little. In Germany around 20% to 30% of musicians live below the poverty line. After reading my blog post on the Bertelsmann Study about career
French cellist Marianne Dumas has long been in love with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello. Before recording them, she spent considerable time researching about them. And she made some amazing discoveries, which were even acknowledged by Yo-Yo Ma, Ton Koopman, and others. Here discoveries are based on the
The Bertelsmann Foundation introduced this week its study about career aspects for young singers in Germany. The motivation for the study is simple – the Bertelsmann Foundation is behind the Neue Stimmen competition for singers, one of the most prestigious competitions for voice. They have realized that even for their
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 (“London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music”) invite you to the 4th UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL. Cello recital will take place on Sunday 19th May 2019 @ 1:15 p.m., at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (Victoria Line Carriage, 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow,
Sonaten für Trompete und Klavier Saturday, 11 May 2019 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Kulturetage Messestadt München (map) Sonaten für Trompete und Klavier, und Solo-Klavier von Hansen, Ewazen, Schubert, Brahms. Albert Castillo, Trompete / Ryuzo Seko und Mayuko Obuchi, Klavier Besucher der Kultur-Etage kennen den Trompeter Albert Castillo als meisterhaften Interpreten klassischer
Piano and cello recital: from the 19th century to today. London, Saint Botolph, Aldgate, April 25th, 2019 Brighton, April 26, 2019 Sheva Collection is proud to present its first concert in London. World-renowned Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius and Italian pianist and Sheva founder Ermanno De Stefani will interpret some of
In our latest career podcast for classical musicians – Be Your Own Manager – Bernhard Kerres digs up a study about what was the most important factor in the careers of Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and other abstract painters in the period of 1910 to 1925. Surprisingly it was not
ThunderBach is the title of a new composition by the Romanian composer Gabriel Malancioiu, written for Thunder Tube, flute, vibraphone, and piano, based on Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach and AC / DC ‘s hit Thunderstruck. It will be premiered in the autumn by one of the best Romanian
Your vote counts – the world premiere of the prize-winning works with public voting. Bringing a breath of fresh air to the chamber music scene and reviving classical music – that was the aim of Marie-Luise & Christoph Dingler (The Twiolins ) when they created the Progressive Classical Music Award.
WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 invites you to the 3rd UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL International Jazz Day Cello recital will take place on Sunday 21st April 2019 at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum in London. Czech Cellist František Brikcius will perform Solo Cello Suite No. 5 by J. S. Bach (1685 –
Puerto Rican composer William Ortiz Alvarado was raised and educated in the United States, but his Latino identity plays a vital role in his music. Particularly, his experience as a Nuyorican in the 1970s have informed the aesthetics of his music, which transforms the sounds of the streets into art
U.S. ARTIST VISA UPDATE As of 5 April, 2019 Most of you are aware by now that in fall 2018 a number of significant policy and procedural changes were imposed on the already exasperating process of obtaining U.S. artist visas. Not surprisingly, these changes were the work of Donald Trump,
On 23 of April 2019, in the program of “Banatul” Philharmonic from Timișoara will take place the first performance of Gabriel Mălăncioiu’s piece REVEDERE, written for two sopranos and a piano on a poem by Mihai Eminescu. The first performers of the piece will be Stanca, Bianca and Remus Manoleanu.
Gabriel Mălăncioiu‘s piece for solo flute, FLAUROS – IN MEMORIAM CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI, will be performed in Bucuresti on April 16th, 2019. Flutist Daria Tofanescu will perform the work at the George Enescu National Museum. April 16th, 2019 6 pm George Enescu National Museum Bucuresti
The Romanian composer Gabriel Malancioiu has received Silver Medal for his work Song of the Avadhut for soprano and violin. Composed already in 2015 it was honored at this year’s Global Music Awards in the category of classical contemporary music. Congratulations!
On Friday, March 22, Pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays the world premiere of a musical work by Krzysztof Penderecki as part of the Torgau Rathauskonzerte 2019 (Germany). The composition ‘Ciaccona, Aria & Vivace’ (Schott Music Publisher) is the first solo piano music by the renowned Polish composer. A special highlight in
The masterclass is directed to young conductors who want to increase their musical experience and work as professionals in the world of classical music. Based on the experience of the creators of successful programmes like Florence Conducting Masterclass and Italian Opera Workshop, Taipei Conducting Masterclass aims to develop in the
Das Trio Nausicaa tritt in kammermusikalisch ungewöhnlicher Besetzung auf. Nun kehren Elisabeth Maria Krauß (Violine), der Pianistin Chiung-Wen Hsu und Albert A. Castillo an der Trompete nach ihrem Erfolg mit dem „Brahms/Ewazen-Projekt“ in die Kultur-Etage zurück. Auf dem neuen Programm steht die Suite aus „Die Geschichte vom Soldaten“ von Igor
The third edition of the Anacapri Masterclass will be even more interesting, lively, open and international. It will be held from July 6th to 14th, 2019. The staff of professors is prestigious, the formula that joins the classical tradition to jazz is revived in the beautiful Anacapri: a wonderful stage,
Friday, March 22nd, 20196:30 PMSt. Chrysostom’s, 4A Anson Rd, Manchester M14 5BG CHARITY CONCERT AT ST CHRYSOSTOM’S MANCHESTER by students from the Royal Northern College of Musicin support of Manchester South Central Food Bank. OPEN TO ALL & NO TICKET REQUIRED A member of staff from the Manchester South Central
A major new suite for winds has just been published at Bell Music Publishing. Castle Music, Suite for Winds, by David Seymour comprises 8 short movements in a variety of styles influenced by early music and modern folk. They are mostly fairly upbeat and are all strongly written. It is
The solo viola provisional at the Royal Theater of Madrid, Spain, Ewelina Bielarczyk, will teach in Albarracín in Spain this summer. It is a very special place housing various summer courses. More information at www.cursodealbarracin.com/ewelina-bielarczyk/
As a classical pianist, I studied several instruments and picked up handbells. I was also fortunate to study composition and conducting years ago at Asbury University in the state of Kentucky, United States. Unless my pastor of worship of Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Watertown, South Dakota, United States, decides
BENJAMIN MORRISON-VIOLIN ADELA FRASINEANU-VIOLIN WOLF-DIETER RATH-VIOLA WOLFGANG HÄRTEL-CELLO WITH MIKI AOKI-PIANO MEMBERS OF VIENNA PHILHARMONIC IN NEW YORK CITY SUNDAY, 3RD MARCH 2019 7 PM Tarisio, 244 W 54th St 11th Floor, New York, NY 10019 Admission Free, reception following the concert
Sunday, March 3, 2019 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Rosslyn Hill Chapel (map) 3 Pilgrim’s Pl Hampstead, London PROGRAMME: W A Mozart – Quintet for horn, violin, two violas and cello in E flat major K407 Alexander von Zemlinsky – Maiblumen blühten überall for soprano and string sextet Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen for string septet ARTISTS: Raphaela Papadakis soprano, Mark
Acclaimed pianist and composer Tian Jiang will launch his newest CD album – “MOTSWARI FANTASY/NIGHT SYMPHONY” next month in South Africa. This original music is Tian’s personal creation of his impressions of the South Africa nature and animals when he stayed at the Motswari Game Reserve in Tibavati, South Africa.
“Friends in Common Time,” featuring Rebecca Jeffreys on flute and Alexander Timofeev on piano, continues to receive positive reviews and radio play in Europe. Gramophone reviewer Donald Rosenburg states “Flautist Rebecca Jeffreys and pianist Alexander Timofeev may not always be ‘Friends in Common Time’ on their new disc, given the
Performing Arts Institutions enjoy the company of hundreds, often thousands of people attending their events every day. The first thing an audience member hears is, “Please turn off your phone. Taking photos, videos or any other kind of recording is forbidden.” These concert halls, opera houses, and theatres forgoe the
The competition Bringing some fresh air in the chamber music scene and reviving the classical music – that was the goal of Marie-Luise & Christoph Dingler (The Twiolins), when they originated the Progressive Classical Music Award (previously known as Crossover Composition Award). The competition is held every three/four years to
In our latest Be Your Own Manager Podcast, Bernhard Kerres talks with flutist Daniela Mars on career issues, social media, contemporary music and more. The Brazilian-Scottish flutist Daniela Mars is not only a rising star on her instrument but also an influencer on Instagram. She shares her passion for music,
Last week Spotify announced the acquisition of Gimlet and Anchor, two leading podcasting companies. In a blog post Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify, explains his rationale behind these two acquisitions. Spotify sees itself as a leading audio company not only a music service. Gimlet is one of the
In honor of Black History Month, join MusicTalks for an exciting concert by Diverse Concert Artists celebrating African-American composers. Discover Chevalier Saint-Georges (the “Black Mozart”), Florence Price, Jazzy string quartet music, and songs by Steve Wonder and Michael Jackson. The concert will honor the incredible life and music of these composers and
A review in the SF Chronicle of a concert by the Oakland Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan mentioned the Afro American composer Florence Price. The concert on January 25, 2019, seemed to have been a huge success. The reviewer, Joshua Kosman, hears references to Antonin Dvorak in Price’s music but
Joseph Petric (accordion, Toronto) and Martin Carpentier (clarinet, Montreal) are working with the Canadian Music Centre to issue a call for scores and proposals focused on works written for accordion and clarinet. The new piece will be performed during 2020 in Toronto and Montreal. Gabriel Malancioiu is one of the six composers selected
Our Be Your Own Manager Podcast is well established. Many musicians thinking about their career find it helpful. But there is so much more to say about performing arts and classical music. That’s why we are starting the Haydn 1791 Podcast. Haydn 1791 is a new network of consultants for
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 (“London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music”) invite you to the 1st UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL. Cello recital will take place on Sunday 17th February 2019 @ 1:15 p.m., at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (Victoria Line Carriage, 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow,
Helena Wessman, currently the General Manager for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Choir and Berwaldhallen, is named Rector of the Royal Colleges of Music in Stockholm. The appointment requires the approval of the board of the Royal College which is expected in February. She will start at
We have reached over 200 recordings and our goal is to reach twice as more during 2019. My K-12 piano students and I wish to all HELLOSTAGErs and the entire classical music community a year full of health, wealth, talent, luck and music creation. Love, K.L.
2019 Winter Euro Music Academy will be held on February 17 – 23, 2019, Gyeongju City in South Korea. Participants are taught masterclasses taught by great teachers and have a chance to advance to the round of an international competition. We are pleased to announce that Euro Music Academy and
Dear HELLO STAGE visitor, I just realeased a video portrait about me as a pianist with excerpts from works of Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt and Viktor Ullmann. It is in German with English subtitles and takes about 7.5 minutes. I am curious about your thaughts. Thank you for watching it.
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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) just announced the appointment of Alistair Mackie as its new Chief Executive. He will start in April 2019. He follows Dr. Krishna Thiagarajan who left the orchestra at the end of the summer 2018 to take up his new position as President and CEO
We proudly annouce the release of our home made “mother & daughter” project “Das Munotglöcklein”. Giving birth to a new inspiring version of the Swiss folk tune. From composing to the premiere performance in Ely cathedral UK. This is the official video in full length.
Talent Music Summer Courses with Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius in Italy Cello Course with Czech cellist FRANTISEK BRIKCIUS in Italy (26th – 31st August 2019) Talent Music Summer Courses & Festival: www.talentsummercourses.it/cello www.facebook.com/events/363957490818453/
There’s a growing rankle in musical circles. Across the board, dissatisfaction is being voiced with what we term the ‘traditional classical music industry’. From schools and conservatoires, to international competitions, the recording industry, and much more, musicians are finding voice to express their disappointment at an industry that has largely
Invitation au CONCERT LES VÊPRES DE NOËL Vous êtes cordialement invités au Concert les Vêpres de Noël. Le concert aura lieu dimanche le 23 décembre 2018 à 16:00, à l’église Sainte-Marie de Mirande ( Mirande, 32300, Gers, Occitanie, France ). Lectures de la fête de la nativité. La violoncelliste
The Sonata by GUSTAVO BRITOS ZUNÍN is composed in a single movement in three parts, which the central is calm and reflective and the first and third are fast and bright. The whole sonata is very lyric and expressive. I still remember the email conversations with the composer some weeks
In today’s podcast, Bernhard Kerres speaks with John Anderson, the Founder and General Manager of Odradek Records (www.odradek-records.com). What makes Odradek so special? It is a non-for-profit label co-investing in albums together with its artists. And the project selection works anonymously via peer review. John speaks in this podcast about
My name is Oleg, I am 50 years old, and I am a professional opera singer. I want to share with you one interesting observation from my life. Have you ever thought what a close connection is between a singer and an accompanist and how much does he influence a
The Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Yip Wing-sie, passes the baton at the end of the 2019/20 season. She has been leading the orchestra since 2002 developing it into a household name in Hong Kong which has been recognized internationally. Her 16 years of leadership have been marked
Celebrated pianist Tian Jiang, the American String Quartet, the great bass-baritone Simon Estes and others will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on December 18th to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Antonin Dvorak. Program includes music by Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak.
The French Ensemble Ouranos has published a delightful teaser for their upcoming album. The short video features Györgi Ligeti’s Bagatelle No. 1 and shows, how delightful music can be. It is an example of spreading classical music to wider audiences. Enjoy – and share!