Das Stuttgarter Ballett hat sich von seinem russischen Musikdirektor Mikhail Agrest getrennt, der erst seit Herbst im Amt war. Tamas Detrich, Intendant des Balletts, erachtete das Vertrauen in den Dirigenten so beschädigt, dass nur eine Beendigung des Vertrags möglich war. Read More →

Today the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced the winners of 26 awards for the 2022 edition. « Our international and independent Jury has selected the winners from a nomination list comprising 377 productions and a wide range of artists and labels. Our winners are the expression of the highest artistry, and the list of awards shows that our jury is not content with a superficial evaluation of the music industry but performs a comprehensive and in-depth analysis. The winner list comprises many renowned as well as lesser-known and young musicians and no less than 17 labels! » said Remy Franck, President of the Jury. Read More →

Café Zimmermann & Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian
(c) Beate Wins

Mit einem neuen Kalenderjahr beginnt auch wieder eine Saison der Konzerte im Rahmen des Festivals alter Musik ‘Rencontres musicales de la Vallée de l’Alzette‘. Manche Bräuche übernimmt man sehr gern von Jahr zu Jahr, so auch diesen. Vom Auftaktkonzert im Jahr 2022 berichtet Uwe Krusch. Read More →

The Cannes Orchestra was given the appellation « Orchestre National en Région and Cannes now be called National Orchestra of Cannes. On its website the orchestra says: « This label testifies to the recognition of the requirement and the musical work accomplished these last years by the 37 musicians of the Orchestra and Benjamin Levy, and also salutes an active policy carried out in parallel of the concert activities as regards transmission and artistic and cultural education. »

Gustavo Gimeno
(c) Alfonso Salgueiro

Vor ihrer kurzen Tournee nach Deutschland und Spanien präsentierte sich das Hausorchester der Philharmonie Luxemburg mit der Pianistin Beatrice Rana in einem ersten Zusammenspiel bei Rachmaninows Rhapsodie über ein Thema von Paganini. Dazu servierten sie als kurzes Vorspiel ‘subito con forza‘ der koreanischen Komponistin Unsuk Chin und die Symphonie von César Franck. Uwe Krusch berichtet. Read More →

The 72 musicians San Antonio Symphony are still on strike since late September. After renegotiating the contract for the 2021-22 season with the board, the musicians rejected a proposal that would reduce pay and eliminate 30 full-time positions. According to the management’s proposal musicians who lost their full-time jobs would be offered part-time contracts with no health insurance. Read More →

Orcherstre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Gustavo Gimeno
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Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, chief conductor Gustavo Gimeno and the Luxembourg Philharmonic are ready for a one week tour which will bring them first, next Sunday, to Cologne and from 18-22 January to various halls in Spain and on the Canary Islands: Auditorio Palacio de Congresos Zaragoza, Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, Auditorio de Tenerife and Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Read More →

Stéphane Denève
(c) Henry Fair

The Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that Stéphane Denève has been appointed Permanent Guest Conductor starting in the 2023-2024 concert season. Read More →

Nach zweiwöchiger Schließzeit öffnet das Theater Münster am kommenden Wochenende wieder seine Spielstätten im Großen und Kleinen Haus gemäß eines angepassten Hygienekonzepts. Read More →

Australian conductor Carlo Antonioli will assume the role of Assistant Conductor Fellow with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for one year, starting this month. Read More →

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