Sebastien Rouland
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Der Franzose Sébastien Rouland bleibt bis Ende der Saison 2025/2026 Generalmusikdirektor des Saarländischen Staatstheaters. Das teilte die Organisation gestern mit. Rouland ist seit 2018/2019 auf diesem Posten.

Diego Matheuz

The Seiji Ozawa Music Academy (The Juku) in Kyoto (Japan), an educational project that aims at nurturing young musicians through opera, established in 2000 under the leadership of conductor Seiji Ozawa,has named Venezuelan conductor Diego Matheuz as Principal Conductor of its orchestra. Read More →

Francesca Pia Vitale and Carles Pachon together with Liz Mohn, & Dominique Meyer
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Francesca Pia Vitale (*1995) from Italy and Carles Pachon (*1995) from Spain won the 2022 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. Each of the two singers will receive €15,000 in prize money. They were chosen during the final round in the Stadthalle Gütersloh among 11 candidates. Francesca Pia Vitale is also the recipient of the Audience Prize. Read More →

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

The Chicago Symphony has announced that Columbian conductor Lina González-Granados, 34, will continue in her role as the Solti Conducting Apprentice, with two residencies planned next season in May and June 2023. She became the fourth Solti Conducting Apprentice in fall of 2019. Read More →

As of July 1, 2022, Thomas Lauriot dit Prévost will leave his position as General Director of the General Director of the Théâtre du Châtelet after five years in its service, to pursue other professional projects, a press release says. Read More →

The 1st International Rachmaninov Competition for pianists, conductors and composers, which ended on June 27 in Moscow, rewarded large majority of young Russian and Chinese musicians. Yet, a French conductor, a Brazilian pianist and a British composer managed to make it into the list of winners. We will not mention their names, and if they ever list this prize in their biographies, this mention will be accompanied by the shame of having been awarded by a jury to which belonged the Russian warriors Valery Gergiev, Denis Matsuev and Boris Berezovsky.

Eleven young singers have qualified for the finale of the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. Appearing with orchestral accompaniment in the Gütersloh Stadthalle, the finalists will perform tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, beginning at 7 pm to determine this year’s first-place winners. Read More →

Jens Ibsen

The San Francisco Symphony, in partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and the SFCM President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion, announced Jens Ibsen as winner of the second annual Emerging Black Composers Project (EBCP) prize. The San Francisco Symphony, led by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, will give the world premiere of his work during the 2023-24 season. Read More →

Der Deutsche Bühnenverein und die Gewerkschaften haben sich nach Tarifverhandlungen in der vierten Runde auf eine neue Gagenregelung für die Solobeschäftigten und Bühnentechniker verständigt, teilte der Bühnenverein mit. Read More →

Die Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung verleiht den mit 20.000 € dotierten Belmont-Preis für zeitgenössische Musik 2022 an die französisch-zypriotische Sopranistin Sarah Aristidou. Jeder Ton ihres Gesangs sei durchdacht, sei Manifestation blitzender Intelligenz, Expressivität und Sinnlichkeit, so das Kuratorium. Die Preisverleihung findet am 10. November in München statt. Read More →

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