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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Music Industry News

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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My Story

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

Festival Brikcius – Charity Concert 1918 for Medecins Sans Frontieres

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

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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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My Story

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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Recordings

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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My Story

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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Music Industry News

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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Music Lover News

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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Music Lover News

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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Music Lover News

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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Music Lover News

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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Recordings

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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Recordings

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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For the Music Industry

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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