Dmytro Choni

Der 1993 geborene ukrainische Pianist Dmytro Choni hat sich als Gewinner zahlreicher renommierter Klavierwettbewerbe bereits auf internationaler Ebene einen Namen gemacht. Als Stipendiat der Internationalen Musikakademie in Liechtenstein ist er dieses Jahr Artist in Residence beim VP Bank Classic Festival im Grand Resort Bad Ragaz (7.-15. Februar). Remy Franck hat sich mit dem jungen Musiker unterhalten. Das Interview können sie hier lesen.

Bryn Terfel

British bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has broken an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, the Lyric Opera of Chicago said in a statement announcing the cancellation of Terfel’s recital on Sunday. New York’s Carnegie Hall has also cancelled his recital set for 9 February. Terfel also stepped out of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in March.

The International Classical Music Awards are celebrating this year their 10th anniversary. ICMA was created in 2010 as the successor of the MIDEM Classical Awards, formerly Cannes Classical Awards. The Award ceremony and Gala Concert scheduled for the 30th of April 2020 in Seville and hosted by the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville will be the tenth in a row. Read More →

Ariane Mathiak

Die 1980 geborene französische Dirigentin Ariane Matiakh, die seit dem vergangenen Herbst Generalmusikdirektorin in Halle ist, soll angeblich ihren Posten bereits im ersten Jahr ihrer Amtszeit verlassen. Das meldete MDR Kultur. Read More →

Rudolf Buchbinder
(c) Bruno Fidrych

After the Hong Kong Cultural Centre has been temporarily closed from 29 January 2020 until further notice, the Hong Philharmonic has cancelled the advertised 31 January and 1 February 2020 performances of a Beethoven program with Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. Read More →

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming eight-concert tour to East Asia appears to be in jeopardy given the increasing threat posed by the coronavirus, the Boston Globe reported. The tour, scheduled from 6 to 16 February foresees concerts in Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Read More →

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, scheduled to begin an eight-week-long U.S. tour by mid-January, was forced to cancel the first concerts of the tour. According to the local organizers U.S. immigration officials have denied entry to the symphony, which is made up of 81 musicians. No reasons were given by tour organizers, but they did say they hope to save some of the later dates on the tour which is set to last through the month of March. Read More →

Die Zahl der Musiker in Berufsorchestern sei zum ersten Mal seit der deutschen Wiedervereinigung wieder gestiegen, meldet die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV. Deutschlandweit gibt es mit 9.766 Stellen insgesamt 20 mehr als bei der letzten Erhebung 2018. Damals wies die DOV-Statistik noch einen Abbau von 70 Stellen aus: « Im Jahr 2018 gab es bei den öffentlich finanzierten, regelmäßig spielenden Berufsorchestern 9.746 Stellen. Die Zahl der Orchester blieb von 2018 bis 2020 konstant bei 129 ». Read More →

Elisabeth Leonskaja
(c) Jo Schwartz

Elisabeth Leonskaja has been awarded the ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Jury member Radio Romania Muzical has published an interview with the pianist, in which she is talking about her career. Read More →

Bryn Terfel

Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, has been forced to cancel his participation in yesterday’s performance of The Flying Dutchman at the Bilbao Opera in Spain, after suffering a fall in which he broke his right foot. He was replaced by Moldovan bass-baritone Roman Ialcic, the opera house announced. Read More →

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