NEW! OLIVER MEARS TO JOIN ROYAL OPERA HOUSE AS DIRECTOR OF OPERA

12/09/2016

OLIVER MEARS TO JOIN ROYAL OPERA HOUSE IN MARCH 2017

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Oliver Mears © Sim Canetty-Clarke

The Royal Opera House announced today that Oliver Mears will join the Royal Opera House at the beginning of March 2017 to succeed Kasper Holten as Director of Opera, who leaves on 11 March 2017. Read more

NEW! ARABELLA STEINBACHER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON

10/09/2016

Arabella Steinbacher in conversation with Michael Cookson, Dresden 2016

My first exposure to the playing of Munich born violinist Arabella Steinbacher was in 2011 when reviewing her recording of the Shostakovich violin concertos on Orfeo. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/June11/Shostakovich_Steinbacher_C687061A.htm

A child prodigy on the violin Steinbacher started lessons aged 3 and 5 years later became the youngest violin student of Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Academy of Music. In 2000 Steinbacher won the Joseph-Joachim-Violinwettbewerbes Hannover when she was 19 and the Förderpreis des Freistaates Bayern a year later. In 2004 she made her concert debut playing at short notice for an indisposed soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Sir Neville Marriner in Paris.

Certainly a thrilling musician, Steinbacher has made an impressive reputation for herself with several excellent recordings under her belt. One of the finest violinists around compared to a group of talented soloists of her generation, curiously, she is not as well known as her talent deserves; especially in the U.K.    Read more

R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – JOHAN BOTHA (1965-2016)

08/09/2016

JOHAN BOTHA (1965-2016) HAS DIED

Johan Botha, Tenor

Johan Botha (1965-2016)

Michael Lewin International Artists’ Management announces: This morning Johan Botha lost his battle against a severe illness.

For 23 years we have worked together with Johan Botha. His death not only means the loss of an irreplaceable artist but more importantly the indescribable loss of a great person. Read more

NEW! Interview with Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns about the World Premiere of The Exterminating Angel

28/07/2016

Christian Arseni Interviews Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns about the world premiere of The Exterminating Angel at the 2016 Salzburg Festival  

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Thomas Adès (c) SF/Anne Zeuner

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NEW! INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CONDUCTING: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN

12/07/2016

Inside and Outside Conducting: Geoffrey Newman Interviews Christopher Seaman

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Christopher Seaman (c) Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

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R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – ALBERTO REMEDIOS CBE (1935-2016)

18/06/2016

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Alberto Remedios (1935-2016)

The death has been announced of Liverpool-born internationally renowned tenor Alberto Remedios CBE Read more

NEW! Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director

03/06/2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin (c) Marco Borggreve

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NEW! Peter Brook’s Musicality

19/05/2016

Battlefield from the Mahabharata, written by Jean-Claude Carrièrre: C.I.C.T. Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Music by Toshi Tsuchitori; Costumes by Oria Puppo; Lighting by Philippe Vialatte. Teatro Argentina, Rome 14.5.2016. (JB) Read more

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