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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For Music Lovers

Christina Sandsengen – From Rock and Metall to Classical Music

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

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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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For the Music Industry

📀”Alquimia”📀 Nuevo Album de Abraxaz! Disponible por “Streaming”🎧🙌👉

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

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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

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Appointments

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

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For Musicians

THE ARTIST VISA UPDATE FROM HELL

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

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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

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Justina Auskelyte
Career Advise

Violinist on a Bike – Meet Justina Auskelyte

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“!

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For Musicians

MULTITASKING- YOUR VIRTUE OR CURSE?

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

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For Musicians

YOU BEYOND THE ARTIST

„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.

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Career Advise

3 REASONS MANAGERS DON’T TAKE YOU ON

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

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Career Advise

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

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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

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