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Three Choirs appoints new chief executive

The Three Choirs Festival Association has appointed Alexis Paterson as its new chief executive. She will take up the position in mid-January 2016, succeeding Dominic Jewel (who will become managing director of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain in December 2015). Paterson will join the Three Choirs Festival from Cheltenham Festivals, where she has … Continue reading Three Choirs appoints new chief executive

Romanian culture minister resigns amid opera row

Romania’s culture minister has resigned amid a dispute at the Romanian National Opera, Bucharest which has seen staff protests and three performances cancelled. Vlad Alexandrescu announced that he would be stepping down in a letter to the Prime Minister posted on his Facebook page on 27 April. Alexandrescu explained that the situation at the opera house was … Continue reading Romanian culture minister resigns amid opera row

Having an administrator would relieve the pressure on musicians in small groups

Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those articles knocking music administrators. In some ways, we need them more than ever. But it’s one area of the industry that I am particularly interested in. While the back offices of big or established organisations are supported administratively, the same is not so of those very small outfits … Continue reading Having an administrator would relieve the pressure on musicians in small groups

Having an administrator would relieve the pressure on musicians in small groups

Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those articles knocking music administrators. In some ways, we need them more than ever. But it’s one area of the industry that I am particularly interested in. While the back offices of big or established organisations are supported administratively, the same is not so of those very small outfits … Continue reading Having an administrator would relieve the pressure on musicians in small groups

Jasper Parrott | ABO/Rhinegold awards

For his agency’s work with British orchestras, the executive chairman of HarrisonParrott received the ABO/Rhinegold artist manager of the year award. THE CITATION The ABO/Rhinegold Artist Manager award goes to an individual and his company, for the conspicuous and imaginative support they gave to two UK orchestras in the course of last year. When all … Continue reading Jasper Parrott | ABO/Rhinegold awards

Second time lucky | Jirí Belohlávek

On his second stint as artistic director and chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Jirí Belohlávek is on a roll, as British audiences can hear for themselves this month.  Stepping up: Jirí Belohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic outside the Rudolfinum in Prague. © PETRA HAJSKÁ You cannot hear the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra play without being aware that it’s … Continue reading Second time lucky | Jirí Belohlávek

London Mozart Players | The show must go on

A year after losing its last thread of core funding, how did London Mozart Players find its feet again? On 28 January 2014 the London Mozart Players released its first statement suggesting that a drastic change was being undergone. It simply announced that managing director Simon Funnell was to leave the orchestra, saying: ‘The London … Continue reading London Mozart Players | The show must go on

Jasper Parrott | ABO/Rhinegold awards

For his agency’s work with British orchestras, the executive chairman of HarrisonParrott received the ABO/Rhinegold artist manager of the year award. THE CITATION The ABO/Rhinegold Artist Manager award goes to an individual and his company, for the conspicuous and imaginative support they gave to two UK orchestras in the course of last year. When all … Continue reading Jasper Parrott | ABO/Rhinegold awards

Second time lucky | Jirí Belohlávek

On his second stint as artistic director and chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Jirí Belohlávek is on a roll, as British audiences can hear for themselves this month.  Stepping up: Jirí Belohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic outside the Rudolfinum in Prague. © PETRA HAJSKÁ You cannot hear the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra play without being aware that it’s … Continue reading Second time lucky | Jirí Belohlávek

Radcliffe Trust and Wigmore Hall | Chamber duo

The Radcliffe Trust is marking its 300th anniversary with an imaginative set of commissions, and has found the ideal partner in the Wigmore Hall. Toby Deller reports When the wealthy doctor John Radcliffe died in 1714, he left an endowment to be used for charitable purposes. The first major task for the Radcliffe Trust, set … Continue reading Radcliffe Trust and Wigmore Hall | Chamber duo

Radcliffe Trust and Wigmore Hall | Chamber duo

The Radcliffe Trust is marking its 300th anniversary with an imaginative set of commissions, and has found the ideal partner in the Wigmore Hall. Toby Deller reports When the wealthy doctor John Radcliffe died in 1714, he left an endowment to be used for charitable purposes. The first major task for the Radcliffe Trust, set … Continue reading Radcliffe Trust and Wigmore Hall | Chamber duo