Itamar Zorman candidate for Warner Music Prize – Itamar Zorman is one of a select group of young musicians under consideration for the new $100,000 Warner Music Prize
Carnegie Hall Debut – Itamar Zorman had a very successful Carnegie Hall recital debut (with pianist Kwan Yi) on 5 November. The recital was part of Carnegie Hall’s ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series. Read a review from Classicalite
First Album Release – Itamar Zorman’s first solo album, entitled ‘Portrait’, has just been released on the Profil label. Together with pianist Kwan Yi, the album features works by Hindemith, Messiaen, Schubert Chausson and Brahms
Wigmore Hall Beethoven Series Continues – Llŷr Williams continues his three-year long exploration of the Beethoven Sonatas at the Wigmore Hall on 25 February, 2015. The opening concert of the series brought the audience to its feet, and was well received by the critics.
Successful debut at Mozartwoche – Antonello Manacorda made a very successful debut at Salzburg’s Mozartwoche on 23 January, conducting a staged version of Schubert’s “Alfonso und Estrella”
New Recording – Antonello Manacorda’s new recording of Mahler’s 4th Symphony, with Het Gelders Orkest and soprano Lisa Larsson was released in November.
New Recording – The newest release in Mitsuko Uchida’s ongoing collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra and Decca features Mozart’s piano concertos nos 18 and 19.
Debut in Liverpool – On 14th February Philippe Bach made his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a sold-out Valentine’s Day Gala at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
New production of Káťa Kabanová – The Meiningen Theatre’s new production of Leoš Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová , conducted by Philippe Bach had its successful première on 17th October, with performances to run throughout the season
Christian Baldini conducts San Fransisco Symphony – On 7 December, Christian Baldini made his debut with the San Fransisco Symphony in a fund-raising matinée concert of family favourites, followed by another family concert on 31 January.
Sir András Schiff Selects – Roman Rabinovich concluded his recitals of the eponymous series which included performances in Berlin, Zurich and New York. His final concert in New York received rave reviews, including by Anthony Tomassini in the New York Times
New Teaching Honour – Joseph Swensen has been named inaugural Starling Professor of Violin at Indiana University
European conducting dates – Joseph Swensen will be in France and the UK, conducting the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine
Opening of Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Sunday Morning Series – Liza Ferschtman was the soloist in the opening concert of the Concertgebouw’s 2014-2015 Sunday Morning Concert Series, playing Chausson’s ‘Poème’ and Ravel’s ‘Tsigane’ with Het Gelders Orkest, conducted by Antonello Manacorda