For the final round starting on Monday 24 May, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels has announced the six finalists: Jonathan Fournel, 27, France, Keigo Mukawa, 28, Japan, Sergei Redkin, 29, Russia, Tomoki Sakata, 27, Japan, Dmitry Sin, 26, Russia, Vitaly Starikov, 26, Russia. Read More →

The Concours Musical International de Montréal has announced the winners of its 2021 Piano Edition. First Prize was awarded to South Korean Pianist Su Yeon Kim, who will collect awards and scholarships valued at over $180,000, an unprecedented total sum for the CMIM. The prize also includes a concerto performance with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and a solo album recording on the Steinway & Sons label. Read More →

Andres Orozco-Estrada

Die Corona-Hilfen, mit denen in Österreich wirtschaftliche Einbrüche im Kulturbereich abgefedert werden sollen, sind in die Kritik geraten. Die Zeitung Der Standard berichtet von einigen Leistungen, die laut dem Beitrag zumindest Fragen aufwerfen. Read More →

Russian baritone Vladimir Redkin died in Moscow, on 12 may, at the age of 65. Born in Moscow on January 8, 1956 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory He also studied with Giulietta Simionato in Milan. He was a soloist at Moscow’s Bolshoi from 1986- 2016. He has performed in leading opera houses, the Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Toronto, Hamburg and Barcelona.

(c) Alfonso Salgueiro

Dass immer wieder auch herausragende musikalische Ereignisse in der gegenwärtigen Lage stattfinden, durften die Zuhörer im schon lange geplanten und nun endlich realisierbaren Konzert zum eigentlich zwanzigsten Geburtstag von United Instruments of Lucilin genießen. Auch Rezensent Uwe Krusch durfte zwei Uraufführungen und ein dem Ensemble liebgewordenes Werk hören. Read More →

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

The Italian press is full of the clash between La Scala’s Music Director Riccardo Chailly and former Music Director Riccardo Muti reported by the Ansa agency. After the concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Muti, Riccardo Chailly went to greet Muti in the dressing room that, with an act of courtesy, he had given him. Read More →

British conductor Christopher Warren-Green, 65, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s music director, will end his job at the end of the upcoming season, his 12th with the orchestra.  He will then assume the titles of conductor laureate and music adviser to the Symphony as it searches for his replacement. Christopher Warren-Green is also Music Director & Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra.

The American Solti Foundation announced the young American conductors who have been selected as 2021 recipients of The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award. They are, Assistance Award (in alphabetical order) are conductors: Read More →

Pietari Inkinen

Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen, 41, will become the next Music Director of the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, the national radio symphony orchestra in Korea, for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022. Read More →

Roman trumpet
(c) Musée archéologique du Département du Nord

French archeologists made a sensational discovery while working on the site of the roman forum in Bavay, near Maubeuge and close to the French-Belgian boarder. On their Facebook page Forum antique de Bavay, musée archéologique du Département du Nord they report about « small copper alloy tubes, an elaborate mouthpiece and fragments of a bell, » explains Patrice Herbin, head of the Department’s archaeology and heritage service. Read More →

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