Appeal for Tanglewood player who has gone missing in New York
Zachery Camhi, 23, was last seen walking out of the East Side New York hotel on Lexington Avenue a week ago. he’s a music student at Boston University and a gifted double-bass player who is a Tanglewood alumnus. A Find Zachery Camhi site has been launched. Please share on social media.
Just in: Nicola Benedetti switches manager
Rampaging AskonasHolt say they have captured the Scottish violinist. Nicola has been with boutique manager Charlotte Lee from the start of her career. Charlotte broke away from IMG last year with a clutch of violinists – Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Benedetti – and other artists. We hear Charlotte will continue to manage her in […]
Heartless Fort Worth cancels another concert month
The obdurate administrators of the Fort Worth Symphony, determined to cut musician wages, have cancelled all concerts for October and the first week of November. The musicians, refusing to sign a reduced contract, are on strike. Hard to remember that Van Cliburn called this heartless place his home.
The music theatre that became a bookstore
This is El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires. It used to be a tango theatre. It’s still a house of dreams. Click here for glorious images.
Another music director calls it quits
After 12 years with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Bill Eddins has decided not to renew his contract at the end of the season. An engaging, outspoken character, Eddins will be titled emeritus music director at the relatively early age of 52. He has also been principal guest conductor of the RTE Orchestra in […]
One principal flute conducts another
This is the new release from Juliette Bausor, who has just joined the London Philharmonic as principal flute. She is conducted by Jaime Martin, who used to be principal flute with the LPO before taking a different career path. So he’s handing over the baton in more senses than one.
David Beckham does 22 push-ups on a piano (but can he play a scale?)
Celebrity at work. Lang Lang’s next.
This week we started to sound really good. Really good
Our weekly diarist Anthea Kreston is getting the red-carpet treatment with the Artemis Quartet. The quartet has been awarded an ECHO Award – the European equivalent to a Grammy. It is the fourth for the Artemis – and will be my first time walking the Red Carpet. I never anticipated that I would still be […]
Just in: Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels Vienna Opera
The Russian baritone, who is receiving treatment for brain cancer, made a strong start to the season in Sochi earlier this month. But he has just notified Vienna that he is too unwell to sing the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccangera, due to run from Friday. He will be replaced by Marco Vratogna. We wish […]
Hot tweet: Berlin names Korean principal flute, 19
The Konzerthausorchester in Berlin has named Yubeen Kim as its new principal flute. Yubeen’s quite a catch – easily the hottest contestant at last year’s flute competitions. And only 19. He inherits the seat vacated by Silvia Careddu, who went on to become principal of the Wiener Symphoniker and, very quickly, of the Vienna Philharmonic. […]