Polish-English violinist Krysia Osostowicz will replace Gina McCormack who has decided to leave the Brodsky Quartet for family reasons. Her husband, Leif, is suffering from MND (Motor Neurone Disease) and she feels she cannot commit to the Quartet’s busy schedule when concerts start again. Read More →

Der deutsche Pianist Stefan Mickisch ist am Wochenende im Alter von 58 Jahren gestorben. Das meldete die Mittelbayerische Zeitung. Mickisch galt als Wagner-Experte und hielt Einführungsvorträge bei den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth. Read More →

The new Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic Hall
(c) Zaha Hadid Architects

The project of the new building of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society in Yekaterinburg developed by the architectural bureau Zaha Hadid has been delayed by the pandemic. Read More →

Russian conductor Alevtina Ioffe will has been appointed as Music Diretor of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Alevtina Ioffe is leaving her post as Music Director of the Moscow State Opera and Ballet Theatre for Young Audience Natalia Sats and remains Principal Guest Conductor of the Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Saha, Republic of Yakutia, Russia.

Johannes Fritzsch

The German-born, Australia-based conductor Johannes Fritzsch who was the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor from 2008 to 2014 will be Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor to the orchestra until 2023, i.e. when a new Chief Conductor is announced. QSO has been without a Chief Conductor since Alondra de la Parra left the orchestra at the end of 2019 after deciding not to extend her three-year contract. Read More →

Centre for Music, London
(c) Diller Scofidio And Renfro

The City of London announced that the planned £288m concert hall will not be built. “Members of the City of London Corporation’s policy and resources today agreed that, given the current unprecedented circumstances, plans for a centre for music will not be progressed,” a spokesperson said. Read More →

Die Schließung der Mozart-Museen und andere Folgen der Pandemie sorgen bei der der Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg für finanzielle Probleme. Die Organisation befinde sich in der „wirtschaftlich angespanntesten Lage seit Jahrzehnten“, heißt es in einer Presseaussendung. Read More →

The English conductor and pianist Steuart Bedford died at the age of 81 on Monday, February. Born in London on July 31, 1939 he was a specialist f British music and especially of the works by Benjamin Britten, of which record many compositions. Read More →

James Gaffigan

American conductor James Gaffigan, 42, has been named principal Guest Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra in Trondheim, Norway. He is still Music Director in Lucerne (until the end of the season), Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Music Director Designate of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra.

Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony
(c) Michael Sahaida

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced today that Music Director Manfred Honeck was on the podium at Heinz Hall last week for the first time in a year to begin a month-long residency recording concerts for the orchestra’s digital platform. Read More →

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