American conductor Robert Trevino, 37, and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra have announced their ongoing mutual commitment for a further two years, with Trevino assuming the position of Artistic Advisor from the 2021/22 season. Read More →

Lucilin heute
(c) Alfonso Salgueiro

Abgesehen von den ersten Planungen 1999 hat das Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin aus Luxemburg bei den Rainy Days 2000 sein erstes Konzert gegeben. Damit feiert es in diesem Jahr seinen 21. Geburtstag, in früheren Zeiten der Zeitpunkt der Volljährigkeit. Dass das Ensemble nicht nur gerade erwachsen ist, sondern schon einen staunenswerten Weg gestaltet hat, ergibt sich, wenn man seine Geschichte sieht. So hat sich die Zahl der Konzerte bis vor Corona auf etwa 40 im Jahr erhöht. Read More →

Robert Trevino

The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, known as RAI Torino or simply The RAI, has announced the appointment of American conductor Robert Trevino, 37, as their new Principal Guest Conductor, for an initial period of three years, starting in the 2021/22 season. Read More →

Carolyn Kuan
c) Jane Shauck

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut) announced that Music Director Carolyn Kuan, 44, has signed a new, two-year contract that will continue her commitment to the HSO through May 2024. Kuan was chosen as HSO’s 10th Music Director in 2011. Her initial three-year contract was extended for two additional years in 2014, and then for an additional six years in 2015. Her new contract begins with the 2022-2023 season.

Kenneth Overton

Opera On Site is currently presenting a very special project: The Road We Came, in which historian Eric K. Washington and baritone Kenneth Overton are exploring Black music history and the landmarks of New York City. It’s an app-based musical walking tour with a timeline that begins with NYC’s earliest Black inhabitants and ends with the 2021 debut of the first African American composer at the Metropolitan Opera. Read More →

Juan Perez Floristan

The 28-year-old Spanish pianist Juan Perez Floristan has won the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Alviv. In addition to the Gold Medal, Floristan was awarded four special prizes: Best performance of an Israeli piece, Best performance of a Beethoven Concerto, Best Chamber Music performance, Audience favorite. Read More →

Nachdem die Bayerische Staatsoper letzte Woche die Gründung ihres eigenes Labels Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings – kurz BSOrec – angekündigt hatte (Pizzicato-Bericht), wurde heute mitgeteilt, dass die Naxos Music Group sich um den physischen und digitalen Vertrieb der Veröffentlichungen kümmern wird. Read More →

British composer Anthony Payne is dead, the BBC reported. Payne was born in London in 1936. He started composing at a very early age, inspired by composers like Elgar, Delius and Vaughan Williams. Read More →

Fang Zhang
(c) BBC

The Chinese-born 17-year-old percussionist Fang Zhang has been named BBC Young Musician 2020. His playing « elicited a kaleidoscope of colours and expression » that « deeply moved the jury », said Angela Dixon, who chaired the judging panel. Read More →

The Polish radio today announced the death of conductor Kasimierz Kord. He was 90 years old. Born in Krakow, Kord first studied piano in Katowice as well as in Russia before graduating in conducting from the Krakow Music Academy. Read More →

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