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IMZ At Classical:NEXT IMZ At ICMA 2014 – International Classical Music Award IMZ Session The Future Is Audio-Visual! At IAMA Media Day – Review IMZ World Music Film Screenings At WOMEX 14


New Productions ACCENTUS Music A Memorial To Abbado, Satiesfictions & Leipzig Mahler Cycle Arthaus Musik Gluck, Mozart, Gulda & New Reference System Clasart Classic The Met Live In HD Series: Eugene Onegin Starring Netrebko C Major Entertainment Jonas Kaufmann & Plácido Domingo EuroArts EUROPAKONZERT – Back In Berlin La Monnaie / De Munt Au Monde & Rigoletto ORF-Enterprise Selva Morale E Spirituale & Salute To Vienna San Francisco Symphony West Side Story On SFS Media Unitel Richard Strauss Year 2014 & A Russian Night Windrose The Sounds Of Sax & The Lion Of The Opera What’s On… gebrueder beetz filmproduktion On Screen In Canada, Belgium, Germany ZDF Music On ARTE ZDF/3sat All About Strauss Festival/Competition News BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2015 – Suggest A Candidate! Laurels, Prizes and Praises ServusTV Best Film For Television At FIFA 2014 gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Before The Last Curtain Falls – HotDocs Special Jury Prize


2014 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Call for Entries Classical:NEXT 2014 Conference & Showcase Programme Dance Camera West Restructure Dance In June EFA Atelier for Young Festival Managers Poznan Deadline Extended International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Digital Emmy® Awards Winners


Encuentros Foundation & Composer Alicia Terzian


... picked from the IMC Music World News Bulletin: Music news from around the world – brought to you by the International Music Council

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SCHEDULE IMZ At Classical:NEXT 14 – 17 May 2014 | Vienna, Austria IMZ At EVDH Workshop On Video Dance 26 May – 1 June 2014 | Madrid, Spain Music Film Festival At FIE 2014 20 – 29 June 2014 | Iași, Romania Vienna Music Film Festival In Yekaterinburg 24 June – 13 July 2014 | Yekaterinburg, Russia Film Festival At Wiener Rathausplatz 28 June – 31 August 2014 | Vienna, Austria International Emmy® Awards Semi-Final Judging 2014 2 – 3 July 2014 | Vienna, Austria IMZ At ITF Golden Prague 4 – 8 October 2014 | Prague, Czech Republic IMZ At WOMEX 14 22 – 26 October 2014 | Santiago de Compostela, Spain IMZ At Viennese Ball Iasi 5 December 2014 | Iasi, Rumania


What is NEXT in classical music film?

IMZ AT CLASSICAL:NEXT 14 – 17 May 2014 | Vienna (Austria) Only 8 days to go until Classical:NEXT 2014 will open its doors from 14 – 17 May at the MAK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst) in Vienna!

& 23 will be open to all participants of Classical:NEXT and offers festival directors, curators and further film aficionados a glimpse at the IMZ treasure chest of audio-visual jewels.

Have you registered yet? If not, please note that we have a special registration deal for all IMZ members: All IMZ members can register under the "Company Additional"-rate, just write "IMZ MEMBER" on your registration form!

The IMZ Video Library catalogue… … comprises the best of the various genres of classical music in audio-visual media. … gives an overview of the productions and programmes from the extensive IMZ membership base and network.

The IMZ has curated two IMZ Film Screenings, which are also open for the general public:

Find more information about the film programme here.

15 May 2014, 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm): Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Director: Rhys Thomas 16 May 2014, 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm): Gergiev – A Certain Madness Director: Alberto Venzago The IMZ is very proud to announce that Alberto Venzago will be present and is looking forward to welcoming you at a Q&A subsequent to the screening. On 15 May 2014, 12:00 – 12:45pm, Franz Patay (IMZ Secretary General) and Bernhard Fleischer (Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images) will hold a conference session inviting all delegates to learn more about Being successful in financing your audio-visual music production. At this year’s edition of Classical:NEXT, the IMZ will also be represented with its own IMZ Video Library for the first time: The IMZ Video Library at stand no 22

We look forward to seeing you at Classical:NEXT in Vienna, soon! Classical:NEXT is an annual event that addresses head on the challenges facing the international classical and art music community, both in its entirety and within its various sectors. Classical:NEXT also offers an ideal opportunity to promote new talent, new creative ideas and future-oriented business practices. At last year’s Classical:NEXT, 1000 professionals and more than 500 companies came to Vienna from more than 40 countries.


IMZ AT ICMA 2014 – INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 16 April 2014 | Warsaw (Poland) The International Classical Music Award is an independent and

well-acknowledged award recognising creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire and artistic excellence in classical music. Comprising 17 leading media organizations from 13

countries: The international jury consisting of representatives of various significant organizations, magazines, online services and radio stations. At this year’s edition, the IMZ, represented by Franz Patay, was again member of the jury. The winners received the ICMA Awards at the Award Ceremony, held on 16 April 2014 at the Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Poland in the framework of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.

The Awards were presented by ICMA President Remy Franck. Among the winners: Charles Dutoit, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andreas Staier, Adrien Boisseau, Joseph Moog, Andrea Bacchetti, Daniel Hope, Holger Schröter-Seebeck and Signum Quartet. After the Award Ceremony, the Gala concert took place at the Philharmonic Hall featuring a brilliantly powerful performance by Daniel Hope, winner in the category DVD documentary with the film Terezin – Refuge in (Benedict Mirow, Nightfrog). The IMZ sends its congratulations to all the winners, among them many IMZ members!

REVIEW OF IMZ SESSION THE FUTURE IS AUDIO-VISUAL! AT IAMA MEDIA DAY 10 April 2014 | Milton Court, London (UK) On the first day of the 24th International IAMA Conference, held in London from 10 – 12 April 2014, an interested crowd of international artists’ managers joined Hazel Wright, (Hazel Wright Media Ltd.), Franz Patay (IMZ Secretary General) and Bernhard Fleischer (Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images) at the IMZ session The Future Is Audio-Visual!. Franz Patay opened the session by introducing the IMZ and its network activities and gave a brief abstract of how the market for audio-visual music and dance film productions and then later on also its related services and products such as e.g. live-streaming online and into cinemas have developed and changed within the last decades.

Following his contribution, Hazel Wright and Bernhard Fleischer gave insight into their daily working life as distributors and producers tackling issues such as - How, and by whom, are programmes being commissioned, financed and made? - What’s in for the artists or performing arts companies depending on their fame? - Why do the producers/distributors need full clearance to move the programmes around freely to reach break even? At the conclusion of the presentation, the invitation to ask questions was embraced by many members of the audience. The IMZ would like to thank Hazel

Wright and Bernhard Fleischer for their valuable time and contribution to this IMZ event! The International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA) is the only worldwide association for classical music artist managements. It is dedicated to serving all its members' needs including Affiliate and Group members and it strives to raise professional standards in the business of music.


IMZ WORLD MUSIC FILM SCREENINGS AT WOMEX 14 22 – 26 October 2014 | Santiago De Compostela (Spain) Many Thanks for all the film and video submissions to the 13th IMZ World Music Film Screenings At WOMEX 14, 22 – 26 October 2014 in Santiago De Compostela, Spain!

start with the challenging process of preselecting the films for an exceptionally diverting IMZ World Music Film Screening programme at WOMEX 14.

Around 30 exciting programmes have reached us and we will soon

The final selection will be revealed by end of June.

Meanwhile, you can start planning your trip to Santiago De Compostela and register at the Smart Rate valid until 20 June.


ACCENTUS MUSIC Memorial Concert For Claudio Abbado

ARTHAUS MUSIK (WT) has just started and will be completed end of 2014. The film by Youlian Tabakov and Anne-Kathrin Peitz is a coproduction with WDR/ ARTE; supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung.


"In his absence he could not have felt more present" (The Guardian): On 6 April, within the LUCERNE FESTIVAL at Easter, the musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA honored Claudio Abbado with a deeply moving memorial concert, which ACCENTUS Music was filming in coproduction with SRF and ARTE. During the first movement of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony the conductor’s stand remained empty – it was this symphony that Abbado had conducted at his last concert. Bruno Ganz, a close friend of the great maestro, recited Hölderlin’s Brot und Wein, and Andris Nelsons conducted Berg’s Violin Concerto To the Memory of an Angel, played by Isabelle Faust, and the finale from Mahler’s Symphony No 3, which the composer originally planned to entitle What love tells me.

New Documentary About Erik Satie The first film composer, an advertising specialist, a humorist par excellence, a writer, a church founder and the inventor of furniture music – A new music film by ACCENTUS Music pays tribute to the eccentric, ingenious man of so many talents: Erik Satie. Production of Satiesfictions

Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo Ed Euridice (Cinema Edition) At the baroque theatre of Český Krumlov Castle director Ondřej Havelka captures much more than a stage performance. Combining period details with modern psychological interpretation, he chooses a cinematic approach that literally takes us behind the scenes of this unique venue. This is the perfect new release to celebrate Gluck’s 300th anniversary in 2014! (102184 / 108103)

Riccardo Chailly & Gewandhausorchestra Mahler Cycle Continued ACCENTUS Music will carry on the acclaimed Leipzig Mahler Cycle with Symphony No. 3 in September. A production of ACCENTUS Music in cooperation with MDR, ARTE Concert, Unitel Classica and Gewandhaus zu Leipzig.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail The unique live opera film experience in the spectacular setting of Hangar-7 – A public’s favourite from Salzburg Festival 2013. (102183 / 108102)

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IMZ MEMBER NEWS | 7 Friedrich Gulda Chopin And Beyond … If you want to hear a really different Chopin, this is it. A highlight for every Gulda fan! The concert from Münchner Klaviersommer 1986 also features German composer and performance artist Limpe Fuchs. (102190)

Arthaus Musik’s New Reference System Arthaus Musik uses a reference system by McIntosh and Dr. Feickert Analogue to listen to its products. The high-end system enables an optimal quality check of all media such as CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl for Arthaus Musik as well as a first-rate sound of its high-quality products. Thus, Arthaus Musik is able to demonstrate their products in best possible sound and video quality at special events or fairs. The reference system includes the Firebird turntable by Dr. Feickert Analogue with a Frank Schröder tonearm as well as McIntosh’s Audio/Video Player MVP 891 and MA6900 Integrated Amplifier. The speakers are Martin Logan Motion 40. McIntosh equipment and Martin Logan speakers are provided with friendly support of Audio Components GmbH.

CLASART CLASSIC Presents Eugene Onegin Starring Anna Netrebko Clasart Classic presents one of the highlights of the current Met live in HD series: English director Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev who “knows the Tchaikovsky style like few other conductors” (The New York Times). Anna Netrebko opens her third consecutive Met season as Tatiana, the naïve heroine from Pushkin’s classic novel, reinforcing the characters pathos “with limpid tone, expressive point, dynamic sensitivity and unexpected restraint” (Financial Times). Mariusz Kwiecien portrays the self-confident title character, in a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world’s leading opera houses, and Piotr Beczala reprises his acclaimed performance as Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski. Reviewing Warner’s production, the Sunday Telegraph praised its “mixture of haunting visual and emotional impact: cutting straight to the heart of the work, [Warner] shows how Onegin is


simultaneously about two colliding Russian societies – rustic provincialism and cosmopolitan decadence – and three wasted lives.” In addition to Eugene Onegin, Clasart Classic provides about 70 further outstanding productions from the Met Live in HD series for TV.


C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT Amore Infinito – Concert for John Paul II

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Jonas Kaufmann – You Mean The World To Me You are my Heart’s Delight… just one of the golden oldies from one of the most artistically rich and thrilling eras in European cultural history: Berlin during the last years of the Weimar Republic. Together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Jochen Rieder, Jonas Kaufmann brings these tenor gems alive in the legendary recording studios of the Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße. Length: 60 min. Also available is the documentary: Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean The World To Me by Thomas Voigt and Wolfgang Wunderlich – focussing on three aspects: Franz Léhar, Richard Tauber and the heydays of the silver operetta era; Robert Stolz, Joseph Schmidt and the invention of sound movies; the diversification of musical styles through international commercialization. It includes excerpts of Kaufmann’s correpetitions with Stellario Fagone in Munich and the recording session for his album at Funkhaus Berlin. Length: 60 min. A Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images programme in coproduction with ZDF/ARTE and Sony Classical.

Gala concert from Poznań (Poland) to celebrate the canonization of John Paul II on 27 April. Star tenor Plácido Domingo is performing songs from his Amore Infinito album, that have been composed to poems by Karol Wojtyła. He is joined by the sopranos Angel Blue and Micaëla Oeste, his son Plácido Domingo jr. and Polish pop singer Justyna Steczkowska as special guest. Eugene Kohn conducts the Orchestra of the Musical Theatre of Poznań. Length: 90 min. A production of Artemis Entertainment.

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In May, the world is looking at Europe and in particular to Germany, not only because of the European elections, but also because the EUROPAKONZERT once again took place in Berlin. In celebration of the founding in 1882 and to celebrate the common heritage of the Old World, the programme of this year’s EUROPAKONZERT has an international flavour: Otto Nicolai’s Singspiel The Merry Wives of Windsor, which received its premiere in Berlin in 1849, is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy of the same name, and its lively overture has long since secured a place on the concert stage. Also inspired by a Shakespearean comedy hero is Edward Elgar’s symphonic study Falstaff. We then turn from comedy to the tragic twists of fate: The Fifth Symphony of Piotr I. Tchaikovsky is characterised by a sombre main theme that for the Russian composer symbolises “a complete resignation before fate, which is the same as the inscrutable predestination of fate”. The concert is conducted by a maestro who has been associated with the Berliner Philharmoniker for 50 years now: Daniel Barenboim. Produced by EuroArts Music & rbb



LA MONNAIE/ ORFDE MUNT ENTERPRISE in coproduction with NHK & SMG. For further information about the new Blu-ray Disc Series and additional materials about the EUROPAKONZERT, please have a look at the new EUROPAKONZERT website:

Au Monde & Rigoletto

Release Highlights In May On DVD & BD:

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem and the Gala Concert 1999: Grand Finales

Two new Classic Archive ™ titles: Celebrating Strauss and a new edition of the series Collector’s Edition Ensembles

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On 30 March, the opera Au monde, a new world creation directed by Joël Pommerat and conducted by Patrick Davin, was premiered at La Monnaie. A family saga gone awry, this contemporary opera by Belgium's foremost composer Philippe Boesmans, can be seen on from 23 April until 13 May.

Selva Morale E Spirituale HD | 60 min. Led and conducted by maestro Rubén Dubrovsky, the Vienna Bach Consort, one of the most important baroque ensembles in Austria, will not fail to impress with Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale. The powerful vocal support by the very talented soloists Soetkin Elbers and Theresa Dlouhy (soprano), Jakob Huppmann and Markus Forster (counter-tenor), Jan Petryka and Markus Miesenberger (tenor) as well as Gerd Kenda and Joel Frederiksen (basso) makes this concert a remarkable pleasure. Available for TV

Salute To Vienna HD | 90 min.

La Monnaie / De Munt’s next production, Rigoletto, will be staged by Robert Carsen with Carlo Rizzi at the helm of the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. Their new take on Giuseppe Verdi’s classic will be available on as of Wednesday 28 May.


Viennese Operetta at its best: Conducted by the renowned Strauss-specialist maestro Peter Guth and the young Venezuelan conductor Manuel López-Gómez, Salute to Vienna electrifies with an enchanting medley of arias from The Bat, The Merry Widow, The Land of Smiles and The Riviera Girl, plus a firework of Strauss waltzes. Great vocal impressions are guaranteed by the British star tenor Russell Watson, the celebrated Austrian soprano Daniela Fally and multi-award-winning Russian tenor Dmi-


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY try Korchak. The Vienna Boys’ Choir and the State Opera Ballet of Vienna round off the fulminant setting. Available for TV For any further information, please contact ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG: Marion Camus-Oberdorfer, marion., Head of Content Sales International Diane Mitsche, diane.mitsche@orf. at, Sales Manager TV

New On SFS Media: West Side Story – Live Recording Of The FirstEver Complete Concert Performances

The performances were recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in late June and early July 2013 after Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony became the first orchestra to receive permission from all four West Side Story rights-holders to perform and record the musical score in its entirety in a concert setting. Beginning 20 May, West Side Story will be available for an exclusive early download from where it is now available for pre-order.

Release Date: 10 June 2014 Distribution: harmonia mundi (North America), Avie (International), The Orchard (Digital). Online: In June 2014, Michael Tilson Thomas and the 15-time Grammy Award–winning San Francisco Symphony release a live recording of the first-ever complete concert performances of the score from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. This collector’s edition recording features a talented cast of Broadway actors led by Alexandra Silber (Maria) and Cheyenne Jackson (Tony), alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Presented in premium audio hybrid sacd, as well as studio master quality download, this album is the latest in the Orchestra’s own SFS Media collection. “This is a new and rare opportunity to hear Bernstein’s complete score sung by a sensational young cast and a knock-your-socks-off orchestra. The San Francisco Symphony totally understands and feels this music. We show the Broadway roots of the piece and how its universal qualities translate into the way we think about it today.” (Michael Tilson Thomas)



UNITEL Richard Strauss Year 2014 With Christian Thielemann And The Staatskapelle Dresden:

WINDROSE Strauss. A documentary by Andreas Morell. Length approx. 45 min. Produced by 3B in coproduction with Unitel for ZDF/3sat.

Richard Strauss Birthday Gala © Matthias Creutziger

A Russian Night Open-Air Concert With Mariss Jansons And The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Sounds Of Sax Looking for pre-buys for the bicentenary of Adolphe Sax’s birth in November 2014! Adolphe Sax, the Belgian inventor of the instrument that bears his name, was born 200 years ago (November 1814). This 52-minute documentary will tell the story of the man and his fabulous invention, that he had designed to revolutionize the symphony orchestra – from the dream that was not realized in his lifetime to its fulfillment today on the contemporary classical music scene. HD | 52 min. documentary | Completion November 2014 | by Diane Perelsztejn

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Live on 11 June (Strauss’ 150th birthday) from Semperoper Dresden. On the programme: famous arias and orchestral pieces. With Christine Goerke, Anja Harteros and Camilla Nylund. A production by Unitel and MDR/ARTE. Also from the Semperoper: Four Last Songs (Vier letzte Lieder) combined with Straus’ last composition Malven orchestrated by Wolfgang Rihm. Starring Anja Harteros (“a miracle” according to the FAZ). Also on the programme: Strauss’ Alpensinfonie. A production by Unitel.

Christian Thielemann: My Strauss

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Live on 6 July. At Munichs beautiful Odeonsplatz the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra –conducted by Mariss Jansons and featuring the Balalaika ensemble Terem-Quartet – presents works by Tschaikowsky, Shostakovitsh, Khatchaturian, Glasunov and Rimski-Korsakov. Production: Bayerischer Rundfunk in coproduction with Unitel. Unitel is distributed by C Major Entertainment.

Christian Thielemann – widely regarded as the most sought-after Strauss conductor of our time – on his personal artistic relationship with


The Lion Of The Opera Known for having tutored Ruggero Raimondi and Luciano Pavarotti, Leon Magiera is a great conductor and pianist from Bologne. The portray film is an invitation to re-discover 60 years of international opera life from his point of view – resorting to his


personal archives and recalling his work with great conductors such as Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado. HD | 60 min. | Completion 2015 | by Maria Chemello

GEBRUEDER ZDF MUSIC BEETZ FILM- ON ARTE PRODUKTION 18 May | 6:30pm, ARTE Before The Curtain Falls: Three Festival Premieres Within 10 Days After the Canadian International Documentary Festival HotDocs on 28 April, the gebrueder beetz filmproduktion’s new documentary Before the Last Curtain Falls (by award-winning director Thomas Wallner) will be on screen at DOCVILLE in Leuven, Belgium on 4 May and at DOK. fest Munich on 8 May. Find the trailer and more information on the film here.

Daniil Trifonov spielt Rachmaninow, Chopin, Skrjabin und Strauß Director: Christopher Nupen Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is not just another remarkable piano talent, he is a super-gifted musician for whom composing, improvising and performing flow seamlessly into each other: “What he does with his hands is both technically and musically unbelievable. It is also his touch – he has tenderness plus also the demonic element. I have never heard anything like this before.” (Martha Argerich) 25 May | 11:25pm, ARTE

Spuren ins Nichts – Der Dirigent Carlos Kleiber

Documentary by Eric Schulz With Brigitte Fassbaender, Veronika Kleiber, Plácido Domingo, Otto Schenk, Michael Gielen u.a. 25 May | 0:15am, ARTE

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow: Die Zarenbraut Stage director: Dmitri Tcherniakov TV director: Andy Sommer A gem of the Slavic opera repertoire. Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera on Tsar Ivan the Terrible, one of history's most mysterious figures, and his marriage with a commoner ope-




ned the 2013/2014 season of the Staatsoper Berlin. Starring Anatoli Kotscherga, Olga Peretyatko, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Tobias Schabel, Anita Rachvelishvili, Anna Tomowa-Sintow a.o. The Staatskapelle Berlin is conducted by Daniel Barenboim.


ERRATUM: Unfortunately, a wrong date slipped into the April edition of the IMZ Newsletter. PLEASE NOTE These are the correct TV dates for the ZDF/3sat Strauss Special in June:

All About Strauss!

7 June | 8:15pm

On 11 June 2014, music lovers around the world will be celebrating the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss.

A documentary by Andreas Morell

Christian Thielemann – Mein Strauss

ZDF/3sat kicked off the celebrations with a Strauss Special that started on 5 April with the Alpine Symphony from the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Strauss-maniac Christian Thielemann.

7 June | 9:00pm

What’s next? In June, ZDF/3sat will present two famous Strauss operas – Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos – both of them from Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, starring Renée Fleming and conducted by Christian Thielemann. When it comes to documentary… There will be two 3sat premieres: Christian Thielemann – Mein Strauss and Richard Strauss – Ein verkannter Visionär, starring the composer Manfred Trojahn, the singer Marlis Petersen, pianist Stefan Mickisch and extreme climbers Thomas and Alexander Huber, also known as the Huberbuam.

14 June | 8:15pm


Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

From Festspielhaus Baden-Baden 2009

Ariadne auf Naxos Starring Renée Fleming 14 June | 10:35pm

Richard Strauss – Ein verkannter Visionär

A documentary by Christoph Engel and Dietmar Klumm


BBC CARDIFF SERVUSTV GEBRUEDER SINGER OF BEETZ FILMTHE WORLD PRODUKTION Karajan – The Second COMPETITION Life Before The Last Curtain Best Film For Television At FIFA 2014 2015 Falls – HotDocs Special In Montreal Jury Prize

Looking For Your Suggestions The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2015 is opening its doors for business and is looking for eligible singers who might like to take part in the next competition. Cardiff Singer, as it’s affectionately known, is one of the world’s most highly regarded classical singing competitions, and past winners and participants include some of the greatest talents on the operatic and concert stage today. Cardiff Singer’s artistic director David M. Jackson would like to invite the IMZ community to propose their favourites! Please pass on the following links – to an application form, and the rules for entry – to any eligible young singer you think might be interested in entering the 2015 Competition, or pass names and contact details on to David M. Jackson and his team at the BBC.

The ServusTV documentary Karajan – The Second Life wins at the International Festival of Films on Art 2014 (FIFA) in Montreal in the category Best Film for Television. After winning the ROMY 2013 (Best Producer/TV documentary) and the title Bester Dokumentarfilm 2013 from the Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, this award is the third important decoration for the film by director Eric Schulz.

The gebrueder beetz filmproduktion’s coproduction (Savage Film, BE) Before the Last Curtain Falls (Thomas Wallner – ZDF/ARTE, Canvas, Telenet) has won the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary at HotDocs in Toronto and was part of the Top20 Audience Picks! The Jury qualifies the film as “A frank and tender look at a group of vibrant, mature artists in the autumn of their lives who bare their scars and joys with grace and humour […] a visually rich and deftly told tale of mortality, gender identity and the transformative power of performance”. The German premiere of the film will take place at DOK.fest Munich on 8 May with a glamorous party including the director and cast at Munich’s Glam Club. The Belgian premiere will take place at DOCVILLE in Leuven on 4 May.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact




INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES International Digital Emmy® Awards On 7 April, at MIPTV-Cannes, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the International Digital Emmy® Awards at a ceremony attended by over 300 international executives from the television, broadband, and mobile industries, organized in partnership with Reed Midem and sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada. And The Winners Are... Shujaaz.FM Reloaded, (Well Told Story) a multi-media communications platform that inspires young people to become entrepreneurs and raise awareness about challenges they encounter in their daily lives. Winner Digital Programme: Children & Young People

#7DaysLater (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) / Ludo Studio P/L) a digital crowd-sourced comedy series that challenges Australia's most popular YouTube creators, won the Ficton category. D-Day: As It Happens (Windfall Films and Digit London for Channel 4) a 24 hour event, in which viewers could follow the lives of seven real people in 1944, across TV, the web, and Twitter, in real time. Winner of the Non-Fiction category. The Pioneer Prize was presented to YouTube, with Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment accepting.

2014 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Call for Entries The competition is designed to motivate novice writers under the age of 30 outside of the United States and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. The 2014 competition is now officially open! Please click here to find the guidelines and rules of the competition. The winning scriptwriter will be flown to New York City and presented with

a $2,500 prize at the International Emmy® World Television Festival on 22 November 2014. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2014. Additionally, if you are interested in participating as a juror, please contact

DANCE CAMERA WEST 13th Annual Dance Media Festival RESTRUCTURE DANCE Save the date to celebrate 30 new international dance films! Festival highlights this year explore the theme RESTRUCTURE, with performances by Los Angeles dance company BODYTRAFFIC on a large-scale “fast-formal” sculpture, created by artist Gustavo Godoy. Special programming also includes the 3rd Annual Dance-A-Long, the CalArts @ Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition and an interactive performance from Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company at Grand Park. Stay tuned for festival schedule, panel discussions and updates via


CLASSICAL:NEXT 3rd Edition of the International Music Forum 14 – 17 May 2014 | Vienna (Austria) 2014 Conference & Showcase Programme > Classical:NEXT is expo, conference, showcases and networking > Opening Keynote by US Baritone Thomas Hampson > Enlarged exposition > 4 days of varied programme on the future of classical music > Showcase and concert highlights every night > Register at: What is it? Why attend? More than 1,000 professional delegates from over 40 countries worldwide are gathering in Vienna from 14 – 17 May 2014 to encounter new concepts of promotion and marketing, innovative concepts to sustain audience numbers, and financial strategies necessary to survive and thrive. Classical:NEXT is the one-stop global hub designed to fit the individual needs of each participant: agents or media, composers or musicians, festivals, presenters or promoters, distributors or labels, educational or scientific institutions. At Classical:NEXT you not only meet your immediate peers and partners but representatives from all areas of the classical music arena and both artistic and business themes have their rightful place. Three days of a varied conference programme, presentations, individual mentoring sessions and round tables are held to serve insights into the dynamics of the scene, including a particular focus on the classical music markets of Brazil and South Korea. Best practice in music making and alternative concert formats, the next generation of artists and new soundscapes are presented, and the future of the orchestra is also on the programme as are reforms in education.

> Explore the entire conference programme > Who is coming to Classical:NEXT 2014? > Read what the others say Opening night with Opera Star Thomas Hampson and Music:LX On 14 May, the Luxembourg Export Office will present a musical journey from early to contemporary in the beautiful columned hall of the MAK Vienna. And Keynote speaker, US Baritone Thomas Hampson will present his ideas on the future of the classical music genre. 8 Jury selected artists & ensembles featured at C:N Showcase Nights On 15 and 16 May, solo musicians and ensembles from Brazil to Japan, from London to Vienna will highlight their skills and creative visions during the official showcase nights at the Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club Vienna. off C:N showcases from South Korea to Sweden Both countries will showcase their musical excellence in the Musikverein Vienna as well as in the Vienna Konzerthaus, each hosting an off C:N showcase. off C:N presentations focusing on Internet solutions Companies like Sinfini Music (London), Qobuz (Paris), or Hello Stage (Vienna) will feature their latest online services in the framework of the conference programme. Read the entire programme from 14 to 17 May.

EUROPEAN FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION (EFA) Atelier For Young Festival Managers POZNAN 20-27 October 2014 | Poznan (Poland) Deadline Extended Until 30 May! The next Atelier for Young Festival Managers will take place from 20–27 October 2014 in Poznan, Poland. To give more passionate festival managers the chance to take part in the Atelier POZNAN 2014, The Festival Academy (initiative by the European Festivals Association) and the Malta Festival Poznan extend the deadline for the Call for Applications until 30 May 2014! Young festival managers from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Festivals, cultural organisations, networks, foundations, universities etc. are invited to delegate a young festival manager to participate in the Atelier, and to spread the information broadly. The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is an intense and rigorous 7-day training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to become involved in programming or in programming-related departments within a festival. It is all about sharing experiences and passing on knowledge to a next generation of festival makers: knowledge about programming a festival; While focusing on the very essence of art festivals: the arts and the artist.


ENCUENTROS FOUNDATION & COMPOSER ALICIA TERZIAN In 2013, the International Encounters for Contemporary Music Foundation of Argentina celebrated the 45th anniversary of its creation, which means that they have devoted 45 years to making the contemporary music and their musicians from around the world known to the Buenos Aires audiences through concerts, seminars, international meetings, composition competitions, radio auditions... all these activities being free for the public! ENCUENTROS INTERNACIONALES DE MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA FOUNDATION
(1968-2013). Created by the composer Alicia Terzian in 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Since 1979 it is the Argentine Section of the International Society for Contempo-

rary Music. - 700 public free concerts - 220 seminars with key players of the contemporary music world - 320 Argentine composers were awarded in the TRINAC/TRIME Competitions - 2016 radio auditions broadcast on Radio Provincia, ex Radio Municipal, Radio Nacional, Radio Cultura Musical - 250 international artists invited (soloists, ensembles, choir and orchestra conductors, musicologists) - 33 international tournees with 320 concerts celebrating contemporary Latin American music at the most important festivals and theatres of the 5 continentes

Alicia Terzian In The World: ... at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva: In February 2014, she joined the jury of the Piano Competition dedicated to works by Latin American composers. ... at the 11th International Contemporary Piano Competition of Orleans (France) in March: President of the Jury ... at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid: lecturing on Overflying the creative world of Alicia Terzian During her stay in Madrid, Alicia Terzian – composer, musicologist, conductor – was interviewed by Eva Sandoval for Radio Classical Spain. Listen to Música viva - Entrevista a Alicia Terzián.

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