Belgian pianist Marie François, recorded her debut album last year with music studio Motormusic in Belgium. Two months ago the record company Challenge Records International presented her debut and at the end of the same month, François managed to be in the top 10 of best classical cd releases worldwide.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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