London Music Masters in collaboration with the Royal College of Music publishes report on impact of community engagement
Music education charity London Music Masters has published the results of a research paper examining the impact of community engagement on professional musicians. Performing musicians remain linked to negative well-being indicators - with orchestral musicians in particular showing a greater tendency to suffer from performance anxiety, injuries and stress during their careers, especially managing portfolio careers. Whereas there is numerous data on the impact on the community, this is the first study of its kind into the impact on the health and well-being of professional musicians.
Raphael Wallfisch performs the Elgar Cello Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch is to perform a concert of Sibelius and Elgar with Osmo Vanska and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 October. Firmly positioned at the forefront of championing British composers of the last century, Wallfisch has performed numerous works by British composers including Elgar and Finzi. This concert titled ‘Darkness and Light’ sees Wallfisch perform Elgar’s music again. This is the third of a series of four concerts where Vänskä conducts all of Sibelius’s symphonies.
Gianluca Marcianò calls for talented string musicians to join the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy for the 2017 festival
Enterprising conductor and Artistic Director Gianluca Marcianò announces the creation of the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy in Lebanon with co-founder Maxim Novikov. The objective of the Orchestra Academy is to select players of the violin, viola, cello and double bass and prepare them for the demands of a professional career, with an opportunity to perform at the 2017 Festival with world-renowned musicians. The full programme for the 2017 Al Bustan Festival will be announced on 15 December.
Charles Owen announced as new Steinway & Sons UK Ambassador ahead of Bach partitas album release
British pianist Charles Owen has been appointed Steinway & Sons’ UK Ambassador ahead of the release of his latest album – Bach’s Six Keyboard Partitas – on Avie. As part of his new position, Owen will host a series of three exclusive master classes at Steinway Hall in London. Steinway & Sons explain that the master classes are “aimed at the UK’s next generation of pianists, students will have the opportunity to spend the day at Steinway Hall, to perform a piece of their choice on a Steinway & Sons grand piano and to receive personal feedback and advice from Charles himself, guiding and improving each student’s technical skills and performance.”
Joanna Marsh to mark 40th anniversary of the admission of women undergraduates to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, has commissioned Resident Composer Joanna Marsh to write three new works, commencing with Martha and Mary to mark the 40th anniversary of women’s admission as undergraduates of the College. On 22 October 2016 following a seminar with Sidney Sussex alumnae discussing their careers in various fields, the Choir of Sidney Sussex will perform the world premiere of Marsh’s new anthem Martha and Mary during Evensong.