Concerts

Celebration of African-American Music – February 23rd, New York

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

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For Music Lovers

Discovering Florence Price

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

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Competitions

Selected to write a new piece for Joseph Petric and Martin Carpentier

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

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Editorial

The Haydn 1791 Podcast

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

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Festivals

Waltham Forest Cello Fest – the 1st Underground Lunchtime Recital

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,

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Appointments

Helena Wessman leaves for Royal College of Music in Stockholm

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

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For Music Lovers

Listen For Free My K-12 Students’ Recordings

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.

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2019 Winter Euro Music Academy

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

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For Music Lovers

Pianist Tanja Huppert in a New Video Portrait

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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For Musicians

All My Music For Free

For all music lovers out there, my entire piano output will be available for streaming completely FREE! That’s right! No time limits! No pay! This is my gift to all HELLO-STAGErs around the world. Just visit this link klapatas.bandcamp.com and enjoy endless hours of classical, jazz, minimalist, film and electronic music.  

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Editorial

The 2018 #classicalbuzz

Whenever a year comes to an end we tend to look backwards and reflect what happened as well as looking forward into the New Year. Well, Dec 31st is just another day and for mathematical reasons we agreed that this would be the last day of any given year im

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Appointments

The Trumpet Shall Sound – New CEO for the RSNO

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

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For Music Lovers

The Groupmuse App is here!

Our friends from Groupmuse have just launched a new app for iOS. Yes, Android will follow. When you create some of the most fun house concerts in the bay area it is about time to switch to mobile. Groupmuse links people with a living room – and that can be as

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For Music Lovers

“Das Munotglöcklein” for piano for four hands

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.

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For Musicians

Plans and Pay

In our latest podcast, Bernhard Kerres talks about plans for 2019 and the case for equal pay at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Are you making plans for 2019? What goals would you like to achieve? Listen to Bernhard talking about how he does it and how he reflects on 2018.

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For Musicians

BUCOLICUM for tuba solo

Gabriel Malancioiu’s piece BUCOLICUM was included in the Professional Tuba Archive collection of the Clarinet Institute of Los Angeles. The archive contains music from Baroque to the Contemporary period. A major recognition for the Romanian composer.

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Career Advise

Why play along with their system… when we can just make our own?

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

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For Musicians

Comment on the SONATE FOR BARITONE SAXOPHONE AND PIANO

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

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Career Advise

Your First Album – an Interview with John Anderson

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

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For Musicians

Opera Singer Problems and a Solution

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

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For the Music Industry

Yip Wing-sie Passes the Baton in Hong Kong

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

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Concerts

125th Anniversary of Dvorak at Carnegie Hall on December 18th

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.

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For Music Lovers

Music is Emotional

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!

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Career Advise

Booking in the Modern Age!

I have been blessed to book, manage, promote and perform in over 15 different countries , all with their own set of rules when it comes to booking, management and performance and one thing remains congruent – I have spoken with a lot of top players, colleagues in the booking

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Concerts

SINFONIA TORONTO OPENS ITS DOWNTOWN CONCERTS WITH ‘RACHMANINOFF’

Sinfonia Toronto will open its 2018-19 Downtown Concerts series with a program titled ’Rachmaninoff’. The orchestra’s Music Director Nurhan Arman will conduct the November 16 concert in Glenn Gould Studio, featuring brilliant Canadian pianist Anne Louise-Turgeon. She will appear as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s beloved ‘Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini’

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Concerts

News from Nairobi Philharmonic

For the very first time in Kenya, the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra will join the dancers of Dance Centre Kenya for a full length performance of the Nutcracker ballet at the Kenyan National Theatre. They will be accompanied by a children’s choir from Ghetto Classics a community program based in Korogocho, one of

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Concerts

“Bozar” ‘Singing Masks’ with Honoré D’O

Nadlada Thamtanakom was honoured to be the soprano soloist in ‘Singing Masks’, a specially commissioned digital and music performance under the artistic direction of renowned Belgian visual artist Honoré D’O.  This was the opening event of the two-week ASEM Cultural Festival at “Bozar”, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.  The performance took

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For Music Lovers

Hearing Music in My Head – Wallace Earl De Pue, Sr.

I was born in the basement of an apartment house, during the hight of the Great Depression in 1932. My father had a 2nd grade education; my mother had an 8th grade education.  Dad could sing and play the mandolin or guitar; Mom could read music and play the piano.

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For Music Lovers

An Unusual Composition by Gabriel Malancioiu 

Unusual composition – traditional musician vs. contemporary music ensemble I’m happy to present you the recording of the piece OBÂRȘII, played by one of the most well-known traditional musician from Romania – GRIGORE LEȘE, and one of the the best Romanian ensemble specialized in contemporary music – TRIO CONTRASTE. A

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My Mother’s Womb was my First Concert Hall

Born in a music-understanding family in Upper-Austria I came into contact with classical music from birth on. Wrong, that is not really exact! My first concert-hall was my mother’s womb. She was an excellent piano-player with a special love for the works by Franz Schubert. So I listened to these

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Festivals

PETROF FEST 2019: July 6-20 in Prague

The Petrof International Summer Festival gathers some of the most prominent artists and music teachers of the planet, who share their knowledge with students from all-over-the-world during two vibrant weeks of classes, concerts, cultural exchange and lifetime experiences in the Czech Republic. The academic program of the festival is open

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For Musicians

Fear on stage?

How to achieve tranquility in front of the public? It is the question that many musicians ask and has concrete answers. Emotional communication with the public, the development of the interpreter’s personality and effective self-criticism are some of the topics addressed. Are there insecurities that take away sleep before a

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For Music Lovers

About Stage Fright

Whether being a musician or not, how does one feel about performing music in front of people? It is terrifying, isn’t it? I understand the terrible feeling, because I experienced it a few times. It was during a chapel service at Asbury University when I performed in front of people

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For Musicians

Viennese Violin 18th century for sale

For sale is a viennese violin late 18th century from the Thir workshop. With certificates and valuation. Condition is very good. The sound open and rich. PM  for details mail(atta)nantschev(dotta)com

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For the Music Industry

Columbia Artists welcomes Marie Jacquot

Columbia Artists is pleased to welcome Marie Jacquot to its roster, with representation in North and South America and the United Kingdom. Considered one of the leading young conductors in Europe today and Deputy Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic in Wurzburg, Ms. Jacquot has completed a summer conducting the world

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TOKYO SINFONIA IN THE NEW SEASON

Orchestras the world around are busy now announcing their sparkling new musical seasons for the coming year. Every announcement promises new and exciting programmes and events to entice their musical audiences. We could do no less. SINFONIA  PLUS We launch the Tokyo Sinfonia’s Sinfonia Plus series of champagne concerts with

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For Music Lovers

Montero Wins Beethoven Prize 2018

The Venezuelan pianist, Gabriela Montero, is the recipient of the Beethoven Prize 2018 for human rights, peace, freedom, fight against poverty, and inclusion. It is the fourth that the prize initiated by the Beethoven Academy will be awarded. The Beethoven Academy was founded in 2016 organizing cultural projects to support

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Alexander Walker and Teresa Cahill are awarded the Elgar Medal

Two new recipients of the Elgar Society’s Medal have been announced and will be presented later this year. Conductor Alexander Walker has been a champion of British music and Elgar in particular over many years, performing his music both in the UK and in places as far flung as Belarus,

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For the Music Industry

Sydney Opera House becomes Billboard

A bitter controversy has started about displaying advertisements on the famous Sydney Opera House. The sails of the landmark building will be used to show projections during a horse race in Sydney. This comes at a time when betting and gambling increases in Australia and advertising for it draws worldwide

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For Music Lovers

SINFONIA TORONTO LAUNCHES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

News release ~ for immediate release ~ September 10, 2018 SINFONIA TORONTO LAUNCHES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Sinfonia Toronto is set to launch its 2018-19 season, the orchestra’s 20th Anniversary, on Saturday, October 20, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The concert titled ‘Beethoven’s Kreutzer’ will feature two internationally-acclaimed

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For Music Lovers

Prokofiev and Villa-Lobos?!

Musical synchronicity with Prokofiev and Villa-Lobos Here’s a new video from conductor Simone Menezes, in which she compares two modernist works written in 1916/17, one in St. Petersburg and the other in Rio de Janeiro. This really is a case of musical synchronicity: Prokofiev’s First Symphony “Classical”, written as an homage

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Appointments

Marta Gardolinska in Bournemouth

Young Polish conductor Marta Gardolinska has been chosen by the players of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as the new Leverhulme ‘Young Conductor in Association. She will spend two intensive years in Bournemouth with an orchestra that has a history of picking future stars early on.  In the Bournemouth Echo she just did

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Competitions

Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019

Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) August 26 – September 1, 2019. For over 30 years, Banff International String Quartet Competition has celebrated the art of chamber music while providing career support for emerging string quartets. Intended as a one-time special event, the first competition was held in 1983 to mark

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For Music Lovers

Guitarist Thibaut Garcia Back on Stage

Intense season launch for Thibaut Garcia, who is touring from Paris to New York, and London, Amsterdam, Italy… His new album, dedicated to J.-S. Bach and his influence on composers from all times, will be the core of his autumn concerts. 22 Sept – Recital, Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Netherlands) 25 Sept

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Future Ready Musicians
Career Advise

The Golden Age is Coming!

In his latest podcast, Bernhard Kerres, speaks with Christian Ehlers, the founder of Future Ready Musicians in Los Angeles. He started a series of carefully designed and scripted house concerts there. He helps musicians to develop a career outside the traditional concert halls believing that this will be the future

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For Music Lovers

Classical Music Goes Streaming

For a long time the digital distribution of music was dominated by pop and rock. And that almost destroyed classical music in the digital age. Why? Well, the focus on pop created a little known problem outside a few enlightened people – the Meta Data Problem. The first one to

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For Music Lovers

Out Love for Chopin: Harpistically Yours, Chopin

Frédéric Chopin’s music is closely associated with the piano and as a matter of fact most of his music is written for this instrument. French harpist Coline-Marie Orliac did not want to miss playing Chopin’s inspiring music and took the audacious task to transcribe it for harp. Among Chopin’s signature

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For Music Lovers

Miki Aoki releases “Tokyo Story/東京物語”

This recording was made possible by two extraordinary labels King International (Japan) and Profil Hänssler (Germany) allowing me to challenge a sensational project to record the original soundtracks from last 7 films by one of our most respected film directors, Yasujiro Ozu. The original piano manuscripts were discovered by the

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Career Advise

A Career Podcast for You

At the beginning of this year, Bernhard Kerres started a podcast with career advise for classical musicians. It follows Bettina Mehne’s and his book, Be Your Own Manager. The podcast has already over 30 episodes! Bernhard addresses issues from cold calling, involving fans, to doing your first recording. In some

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For Music Lovers

The Twiolins Win Silver for Secret Places

The German violin duo, The Twiolins, won the Silver Medal for their album “Secret Places”.  The violin playing siblings are celebrating their ten year anniversary as The Twiolins. Their music pushes classical music into new fields, sometimes cross over, always joy of playing together and sharing their music. Their album

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Editorial

A New HELLO STAGE

Hello, it has been five years since we founded HELLO STAGE. And it has been an amazing but not always easy journey. We were motivated by so many members and people who supported us. Thank you! We were fascinated by the great musicians we met around the world. Just amazing.

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