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!
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
Growing up with rock and metal music I wasn’t really introduced to classical music before I was a teen. My grandad would listen to his vinyls and talk to me about the composers. But it wasn’t before I was introduced to classical GUITAR that I fell deeply in love. From
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’
Acclaimed Pianist Tian Jiang will perform the Dvorak Piano Quintet Op. 81 with the famed American String Quartet at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on December 18th, 2018. Please join them to celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Antonin Dvorak among other wonderful artists.
Opening Charity concert FESTIVAL BRIKCIUS < 1918 > for Lékaři bez hranic – Médecins Sans Frontières, that will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 7 p.m., at the Baroque Chapel of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Praga (Vlašská 34, Praha 1). Czech cellist František Brikcius will perform
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
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
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.
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
RICHARD ROBERTS & TOKYO SINFONIA Richard Roberts, eminent Solo Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, will appear with the Tokyo Sinfonia Wednesday evening, Oct. 31, in a richly varied programme of solo works for the violin. Roberts has served for over three and a half decades as First Solo Concertmaster
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
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
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
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
Well … like many others I started playing piano first and only 2 years later did I add the harp. By then, I was 7. The harp … why?! Who the bloody h*ll knows! What I remember is that I was listening over and over to a recording found in
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
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
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
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,
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
The board of the Oslo Philharmonic is delighted to announce the engagement of Finnish conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the orchestra from August 2020. Mäkelä currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Alquimia-Nuevo Album “Alquimia” el nuevo álbum de la banda Abraxaz disponible por Streaming. El día viernes 21 de Setiembre se estreno el álbum “Alquimia” de la banda Abraxaz a nivel mundial por streaming la banda estuvo paralizado grabando su nueva placa “Alquimia” que fue grabado y mezclado en “Xodt Music Records”. “El proceso fue largo pero satisfactorio nos hizo experimentar con nuevos
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
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
I hope everyone is having or had a wonderful summer…because we are just about the ruin it. So be prepared for some serious sunburn, chiggers, sand fleas, and food poisoning as we give you the latest updates: I. NEW USCIS POLICY ALLOWS VISA PETITIONS TO BE DENIED WITHOUT FIRST ISSUING
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
An Interview with Lithuanian Violinist Justina Auskelyte who is going around on a bike in her new hometown of Malmö playing the music of Bach, Paganini and others in coffee shops, barber shops, parks etc. Hear all about Justina‘s project, “Violinist on a Bike“!
Multitasking has always been one of my virtues, or so I thought. How about you? Talking on the phone arranging meetings (sometimes two caller on two lines), while preparing the copies for my next coaching and at the same time with one free hand comforting my cat or eating. The
„Everything We Do On Stage Is An Intensification Of What We Do In Our Everyday Lives” F.M. Alexander As artists we are aware of the need to live a balanced lifestyle. Our artistic life depends on a healthy background. Touring and performing or rehearsing test our physical and emotional limits.
Wondering how to get management? Here are some brilliant tips and a must-read for all artists! You pour your heart into your performances. You practice — even when there are a million other things you’d rather be doing. You take time to grow your network and expand your reach. But
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
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