In a historic collaboration, members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will join in two concerts later this month at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Read More →

The 10th International German Piano Award will take place in October 2021 in Frankfurt, the organizer announced. Exceptionally this year, the piano competition will be held in 3 solo rounds only, on Monday, 18 and Tuesday, 19 October 2021. Read More →

The organizer of the European Competition for string instruments and chamber music, UGDA, announced that the event will take place on Sunday, 14 November 2021, at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg. Read More →

Fabio Luisi

After five years of live performances of Nielsen’s symphonies in Europe, USA, Japan, and China, Italian conductor Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra will now record the symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon. Luisi has been captivated by Denmark’s national composer Carl Nielsen (1874-1931) ever since he took over his position as chief conductor in Copenhagen. Read More →

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine der bedeutendsten Mozart-Entdeckungen der letzten Jahre kommt am 16. April in Berlin zur Auktion. Die Autographenhandlung J.A.Stargardt versteigert ein kürzlich aufgetauchtes Musikmanuskript, das der Forschung bislang unbekannt geblieben ist. Das Blatt aus dem Jahr 1783 zeigt auf der einen Seite die vollständige erste Violinstimme für zwei Orchestertänze, KV 609 Nr. 4 und KV 463 (448c) Nr. 1, sowie auf der Rückseite drei Entwürfe für das Programm seines berühmten Konzerts vom 23. März 1783 im Wiener Burgtheater. Read More →

Fabio Luisi

The NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo has announced that Italian conductor Fabio Luisi, 62, will become its new chief conductor from September 2022. Luisi will enter a three-year contract with NHK’s orchestra from September next year. Prior to that, the orchestra plans to invite him to lead concerts in Japan from November this year. Luisi is scheduled to conduct Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in December. Read More →

The latest Karajanist Community Letter is dedicated to Herbert von Karajan’s relationship with tenor Franco Corelli who would have celebrated his 100th birthday and Igor Stravinsky who died 50 years ago. Read More →

Der 1931 geborene Schweizer Musiker Rudolf Kelterborn ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 89 Jahren in Basel gestorben. Als Komponist, Dirigent, Pädagoge und Musikpublizist und gehörte er zu den einflussreichsten Figuren der Schweizer Musikszene. Read More →

Concertgebouw Amsterdam
(c) Remy Franck

Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest will give a live concert as part of a nationally organized series of pilot concerts and events, aimed at a safe and phased reopening of the cultural sector. The concert, which will be conducted by Paavo Järvi, is to take place at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Friday 16 April and is open to an audience of 425 based on the 1,5 meter protocol. Read More →

Nicolas Ellis
(c) M.G.Tremblay

Canadian Conductor Nicolas Ellis, 29, is the winner of the 2021-22 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer. Worth $125,000, the price is awarded every two years to an emerging artist in the field of classical music. It’s the biggest prize of its kind in Canada, according to a news piece of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Read More →

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