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New Artist Management Signings

May 18, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
CAMI Music, not to be confused with the defunct CAMI—though both originated on Ronald Wilford’s watch—has signed composer Andy Akiho, who specializes in large-scale, theatrical works such as Seven Pillars, … » Read

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Two Conductors Moving Up

May 18, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kahchun Wong is to move from his current post as principal guest to chief conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra as of fall 2023, when his two-year tenure in the guest position ends.  He is the current chief conductor of the … » Read

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Ivo van Hove to Take Over Ruhr Triennale

May 17, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister for Culture for North Rhine-Westphalia, has announced that beginning November 1, 2023, Ivo van Hove will become artistic director of the Ruhr Triennale for a three-year term. Van Hove will succeed the current … » Read

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SPCO Taps New Artistic Partners

May 17, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) has named two artistic partners—the South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and German violist Tabea Zimmermann—as of the 2022-23 season. Zimmermann, widely considered to be the world’s … » Read

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Teresa Berganza Dies at 89

May 16, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Teresa Berganza, the Spanish mezzo-soprano renowned over her 40-year career for her distinctive legato and skill with language, died on May 13 in Madrid. She was 89. Born in Madrid in 1933, Berganza began her career as a 22-year-old in the era of … » Read

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Manhattan School Creates New Division under New World Symphony VP

May 16, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On July 1 J. T. Kane will be joining the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) as dean of the newly created Instrumental Studies and Orchestral Performance Division. Kane is currently VP for musician advancement and dean of orchestra at the New World … » Read

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Artistic Leadership Update, Kansas to Canada to G.B.

May 13, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Conductor/composer Yaniv Segal (pictured) is to be the next music director of the Salina (KS) Symphony; he was one of five finalists for the job who guest conducted this season for a post that drew more than 100 applications. Known for … » Read

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MTT and the 'Democratization of Classical Music'

May 12, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Michael Tilson Thomas’s impact on the musical life of Miami has been profound. For 35 years he was artistic director of the New World Symphony, the ensemble he co-founded as a launching pad for young classical musicians. The plaudits MTT … » Read

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Alexander Toradze Dies at 69

May 12, 2022
Pianist Alexander Toradze, who suffered heart failure during a performance with the Vancouver Symphony on April 23 but carried on to its end before being hospitalized, died yesterday at this home in South Bend, IN. He was 69. He appeared to have … » Read

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Philly O Gets $3 Million for Stutzmann's Chair

May 12, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The co-chair of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center has given $3 million to the former to endow its principal guest conductor chair, occupied by French contralto/conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, 57. The current season is the first of the … » Read

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