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Pias Has Bought Harmonia Mundi

  • 29/09/2015

In June it was announced as a serious option, today the Belgian group Pias Recordings confirmed that from 1 October on, Harmonia Mundi belongs to its portfolio. Within the group, Eva Coutaz will be a consultant for Harmonia Mundi productions. Pias was until now, not active in the field of classical music.

Penderecki Centre Launches Youth Orchestra

  • 22/09/2015
Penderecki Centre Launches Youth Orchestra

John Axelrod
(c) Hoffmeister / ICMA

The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, southern Poland has created a new orchestra bringing together young music students. Called Santander Orchestra, it is supported by MyWay Foundation which promotes talented musicians and Bank Zachodni WBK, which is part of the Santander International Group. After several weeks of rehearsals, the 64-strong orchestra will go on a five-city tour of Poland, performing under the baton of Krzysztof Penderecki and the American conductor John Axelrod.

Jodie Devos… and Thomas Hampson

  • 16/09/2015

Jodie Devos, ICMA « Young Artist of the Year » 2015 just gave a recital at « Festival van Vlaanderen » in Gent (Belgium), together with Thomas Hampson. They sung  « Dunque io fils? » from Rossini’s « Il Barbiere di Siviglia » and « Lippen schweigen » from Lehar’s « Lustige Witwe ». An unfogettable moment for the young singer who posted on her Facebook  page: « What an incredible night! I had the great pleasure and chance to sing with this amazing singer! Thank you so much Thomas Hampson! I’ll never forget it!! »

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Performs Say’s Nâzim Oratorio

  • 25/08/2015
The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Performs Say’s Nâzim Oratorio

Fazil Say
(c) Marco Borggreve

ICMA’s partner, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, Turkey) will perfom the Nâzım Oratorio by Fazil Say on 29 & 30 August. This 75 minutes long oratorio for narrator, mezzosoprano, baritone, children’s voice, piano, mixed choir and orchestra, op. 9 is an homage to the famous Turkish poet Nâzim Hikmet. It was composed in 2001. The concerts will take place at the Odeon Concert Hall inside the Bilkent University Campus, a semi open-air theatre with 4.000 seats.

Happy Birthday, Maestro Kitajenko!

  • 18/08/2015
Happy Birthday, Maestro Kitajenko!

Dmitrij Kitajenko in concert
(c) Gerd Mothes

ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dimitrij Kitajenko turns 75 today. He was born on 18 March 1840 in St. Petersburg and studied at the Glinka School of Music and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, later also with Leo Ginzburg in Moscow and in the legendary conducting class of Hans Swarowsky and Karl Österreicher in Vienna. Read More →

Sara Domjanic auf dem Weg des Erfolgs

  • 11/08/2015
Sara Domjanic auf dem Weg des Erfolgs

Sara Domjanic

Sara Domjanic, Stipendiatin des ICMA Partners ‘Internationale Musikakademie im Fürstentum Liechtenstein’ ist auf dem Weg des Erfogs. Sie hat kürzlich ein umjubeltes Debüt beim Menuhin Festival in Gstaad absolviert, wo sie mit dem ‘Festival Academy Orchestra’ unter der Leitung von Kevin Griffiths Wieniawskis Konzert Nr. 2 in d-Moll spielte. Am 15. und 16 August 2015 führt sie auf Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt das Violinkonzert von Bruch mit den Pressburger Symphonikern unter der Leitung von Jochem Hochstenbach auf. Und soeben ist sie für den ‘Kissinger Sommer’ 2016 verpflichtet worden, wo sie als Solistin mit dem ‘Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille’ unter der Leitung von Lawrence Foster musizieren wird. Weitere Details unter www.saradomjanic.com.

Charles Dutoit To Open The D-Marin Festival In Bodrum

  • 10/08/2015
Charles Dutoit To Open The D-Marin Festival In Bodrum

Charles Dutoit
(c) ICMA /Hoffmeister

Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit (ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award 2014) will open the D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival in Bodrum with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). Charles Dutoit will conduct two concerts with Denis Matsuev (piano) and Sarah Chang (violin). The festival is one of the most important in Turkey and this event is the first and only classical music festival to take place in a marina.

ICMA Artist of the Year Christian Tetzlaff Wins Mahler Record Prize

  • 05/08/2015
ICMA Artist of the Year Christian Tetzlaff Wins Mahler Record Prize

Remy Franck, presenting the Mahler Trophy
(c) Patrick Varotto

The Jury of the Mahler-Record Prize in Toblach (South Tyrol) has given one of the prizes for 2015 to a CD featuring Mahlers Fourth Symphony in the chamber version of Erwin Stein, recorded for Cavi by Christiane Oelze and the Festival Ensemble Spannungen composed among others by Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff. The Jury with Attila Csampai, President, Lothar Brandt, Remy Franck, Thomas Schulz and Götz Thieme awarded this “clear-cut and incisive performance” a Special Award, concluding that “one fully senses here the subversive subtext of this ambiguous symphony”. Read More →

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