10th September: Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic, Han-Na Chang resigns from Qatar Philharmonic and winners of 21st Johannes Brahms Competition announced.

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Classical News


Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show

A line up of five lead vocalists will join electronic group Clean Bandit and the 70-strong BBC Philharmonic orchestra in a ground-breaking live BBC Radio 1 broadcast this evening.

BBC Music Magazine

Han-Na Chang resigns from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

South Korean conductor’s departure is due to persistent administrative difficulties

The Strad

Francisco Fullana and Michiaki Ueno named winners of 21st Johannes Brahms Competition

Prizes were awarded in violin, viola, cello, piano, vocal and chamber divisions


Avery Fisher Hall To Be Renovated in 2019, Finally

Renovation of New York’s Avery Fisher Hall is now planned for 2019, the New York Times reported.

Classical Source

Czech Philharmonic 2014/15 Season

The Czech Philharmonic have announced their 2014/15 season to include extensive touring in Europe and North America, Prague Season, New Documentary Film and Dvořák Symphonies and Concertos on Decca


Scotland in the Spotlight

What’s a Scot to do when his annual classical music festival coincides with the nation’s most important decision in centuries?


Danish broadcaster DR to disband chamber orchestra in budget cuts

DR’s 75-year-old chamber orchestra to disappear amid cuts to journalist numbers and BBC buy-ins

BBC Music Magazine

The Sixteen to tour with Monteverdi’s Vespers

Concerts and workshops will be included in the choir’s ambitious tour

Die Welt

Hindemith-Preis 2014 geht an das Zehetmair-Quartett

Das Zehetmair-Quartett erhält in diesem Jahr den Paul-Hindemith-Preis.

Die Presse

Dirigent Pretre sagt bis Dezember alle Termine ab

Der 90-jährige Maestro hat sich den Oberschenkelknochen gebrochen. Er hätte mit den Wiener Philharmonikern in der Scala und im Musikverein dirigieren sollen.


„Es geht um die Botschaft“

Kurz gefragt Gidon Kremer

Sacramento City News

Sacramento classical music groups receive $1.1 million windfall from estate of former U.S. Forest Service worker

Read more here.

Three classical music organizations in the Sacramento region will share in a $1.1 million bequest from the late J. David Ramsey, a former U.S. Forest Service worker.

Read more here.

Le Parisien

Philharmonie, Pleyel, Radio France: le grand chambardement du classique à Paris

Paris, jadis sous-équipé en grandes salles symphoniques, va voir exploser cette saison l’offre classique, avec l’ouverture du Grand Auditorium de Radio France le 14 novembre, de la Philharmonie deux mois plus tard, sans compter la future Cité musicale de l’Ile Seguin en 2016, avec 1.100 places pour le classique.


Classic FM @ClassicFM: Post your questions for @alisonbalsom here: http://classfm.co/12rBfN  (she’ll be online to answer them at 1.30pm!)

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst joins us this Season as Artist in Residence http://bit.ly/1ll5PWX  http://bit.ly/1qwnu9Z 

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms: Don’t miss the last few days of the #bbcproms 2014 season. Promming (standing) tickets available for every concert, priced at just £5.

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra: We open our 2014/15 season on 24 Sep with music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich new Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg http://bit.ly/Y66bWV 

clean-bandit-Justin-SutclifClean Bandit, Photo: Guardian