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Find all submission details here. For all further details please see the GENERAL
CALL FOR ENTRY
INFORMATION sheet Feel free to you use the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM to submit your
13 April is the deadline for entries to the 11thÂ World Music Film
proposals. The proposed entries may also become part of World Music Films on
Screenings at WOMEX organised by the Internatinal Music and Media Centre -
Tour, a non-profit distribution initiative of the IMZ.
IMZ taking place 17 October - 21 October 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. You may submit any recently produced world music programmes that
WOMEX is "the most important international professional market of world music
have not been presented at WOMEX before. We are looking for undeniable
of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds
cinematic quality â€“ a film that grabs and moves the viewer, with an intriguing
of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences
storyline, dramatic composition, strong visuals and first-rate camera work. We welcome new, unheard, unseen subjects and niches but are also open to
and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers." (UNESCO Global
established artists. In addition, the quality of the music itself is most important and
Alliance for Cultural Diversity)
one of the key criteria for the selection process.
For all inquiries, please contact Tatiana Petkova.
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The IMZ curated special classical music film programme at Classical:NEXT is
temporary staff changes:
now online! Take a look at the programme here! The screenings are scheduled for 31 May and 1 June, 16h00 – 20h00,
Ruth Pfletschinger, IMZ Executive Director, will face a new challenge in her
and are open to both Classical:NEXT delegates as well to non-business
life as she is expecting a baby in May.
audience. For those who wish to meet us, don’t hesitate to visit us at the
Starting with 1 March 2012 she will be on maternity leave, planning to get back to work sometime in 2013. We thank Ruth for her committed work at the IMZ within the last years, wish her all the very best for this great new challenge and are looking forward to having her back at the IMZ again!
IMZ stand number 13. All IMZ members will profit from a special registration rate – the "company additional"-registration rate. Please write "IMZ MEMBER" on your registration contract. Last registration reminder: make sure to register until 30 March 2012 so as to also be listed in the in the Classical:NEXT guide.
Katharina Jeschke, IMZ Project Manager, will temporarily take over Ruth´s agendas as IMZ Deputy Director.
From 30 May until 2 June 2012 international professionals from all sectors of the classical music business will gather at Gasteig in Munich for the first edition of Classical:NEXT - a new annual event with the aim to create cross-
We wish Katharina all the very best and good luck with this new scope of
sector networks and to find new solutions for the future challenges of
classical music. Find out more on www.classicalnext.com
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1980s and 1990s, to be released only after intensive and high-quality audio and visual restoration", explains Hanno Plate, Label Manager at EuroArts. The Recorded Excellence Series will further include recordings with Sergiu
Celibidache, who would have been 100 years old in 2012; another highlight in
New Sub-Label: Recorded Excellence - Historical Value
autumn will be Barenboim’s complete concert cycle of Beethoven’s 32 Piano
EuroArts Music sets a new sign in quality standard with the sub-label Recorded Excellence – Historical Value. It will be launched in March 2012 with the releases of Parsifal under Daniel Barenboim, a recording from the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden directed by Harry Kupfer, and Barenboim play s Bach's Goldberg Variations, recorded in 1992. The aim of the new label is to make accessible to music lovers and collectors top-quality concert performances that were hitherto unreleased or were no longer available, either for the first time or as re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. "We are talking here about real defining moments in music history, mainly from the
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C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT
C(H)ŒURS with the Teatro Real Madrid
Ariadne auf Naxos From Baden-Baden
A Musical Theatre by Alain Platel Music by Verdi & Wagner Choir & Orchestra of the Teatro Real Madrid · Les ballets C de la B Between group and individual: In C(H)ŒURS Ghent choreographer Alain Platel examines how “dangerously beautiful” a group can be. Reflecting on the dynamic
The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden presents Philippe Arlaud’s staging of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos – with Staatskapelle Dresden and the cast that already made the Baden-Baden Rosenkavalier a reference recording: Renée Fleming, Sophie Koch and conductor Christian Thielemann. In further roles: Eike Wilm Schulte, Robert Dean Smith and René Kollo.
of collective movements, he questions the emotions originated by the assemblage
TV Director: Brian Large. Length:
of individuals and groups.
approx. 140’. A production of Produced by EuroArts Music & Te a t ro R e a l M a d r i d i n c o production with 3sat. Read More
UNITEL in co-production with ZDF/ 3sat in cooperation with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and CLASSICA.
TV distribution worldwide: © Chris van der Burght
C Major Entertainment
Renée Fleming © Andrea Krempner
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Live From the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam:
Queens of Pop International Version - Available Now!
Nikolaus Harnoncourt Conducts Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis The rare occasions on which Nikolaus
In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the Queens of Pop. 8 pop queens were
Harnoncourt is enticed to come to
chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 27-minute
Amsterdam have become veritable
documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna
cultural happenings. And this time, he’s
Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s:
returning to conduct no less than the
Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000 – 2009: Lady Gaga and
“Mount Everest of religious choral
music”... With Marlis Petersen, soprano; Elisabeth Kulman, alto; Werner Güra, tenor;
A production of Signed media in co-production with Arte. TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment
Gerald Finley, bass; Netherlands Radio Choir; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Live signal available: Friday, 19 April 2012; TV Director : Joost
Honselaar; Length: approx. 90’. A production of AVRO in co-production with UNITEL CLASSICA. TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS ACCENTUS ACCENTUS Music And Riccardo Chailly:
“A gripping documentary” (ZDF aspekte)
Mahler Cycle To Be Continued In 2012
© Gerd Mothes
Both the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and its Music Director Riccardo Chailly have acquired a legendary status together. Having set out in May 2011 with celebrated concert recordings of Mahler 2 and 8 at the prestigious International Mahler Festival in Leipzig, the artists will continue the highly acclaimed Mahler cycle performing Symphony No. 4 in April 2012.
ACCENTUS Music Documentary Honouring John Cage ACCENTUS Music honors the outstanding American composer John Cage with an exceptional 100th-anniversary television tribute by Oscar-winning director Allan Miller. This one-hour programme will be produced this spring in Europe, Japan and the US. A production of ACCENTUS Music, in co-production with
Theatrical Release The nationwide theatrical release of Die Thomaner started on 16 February and has been accompanied by a tremendous feedback from the press. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: “[The film] provides a moving insight into the everyday lives of the members of St Thomas’s Choir today” and the ARD cultural magazine ttt stated “A touching documentary”.
WDR, subsidized by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung. © Matthias Knoch
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A splendid native 3D production, with the richness of costumes, and the
Leonardo Vinci: Parténope
With Sonia Prina (Partenope), Maria Grazia Schiavo (Rosmira), María Ercolano
colourful and elaborated sets enhancing the 3D effect, making this a captivating
(Arsace), Eufemia Tufano (Emilio), Stefano Ferrari (Armindo), Charles Do Santos (Omonte), Giuseppe de Vittorio (Eurila), Borja Quiza (Beltramme). Cappella della
The plot revolves around the myth of Parthenope, Queen of Thessaly and founder of the city of Naples, and her three suitors: Arsace of Corinth, Armindo of Rhodes, and Emilio of Capua. The latter offered to put an end to the enmity
Pietà de' Turchini. Video Director: Marco Scalfi
between his people and Parthenope's if she consented to marry him. The popular
Filmed in 16:9 HD – 3D
myth is known in as many as sixteen different versions. It was set to music by a
Recorded in Murcia, Spain, April – May 2011
number of musicians, among them Caldara, Hasse, Sarro, Handel, Vivaldi… and Leonardo Vinci. Conductor: Antonio Florio Director: Gustavo Tambascio
The Neapolitan Baroque orchestra "I Turchini di Antonio Florio" have long been considered among the best interpreters of this type of repertoire. In the cast: renowned artists who regularly appear throughout the world in the most important Baroque productions.
Duration 163’ – Sung in Italian SUBTITLES: ITA - EN - DE - FR - ES The production is available for TV & CINEMA licensing worldwide. Contact: Luca Canessa, Sales & Marketing www.dynamic.it
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Further new productions: Thomas Adès’ The Tempest; Verdi’s Un Ballo in
THE MET‘S 2012-13 SEASON
and Handel’s Giulio Cesare.
Maschera; Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda; Verdi’s Rigoletto; Wagner’s Parsifal;
An abundance of Verdi and Wagner, in celebration of their 200th birthdays, will be featured in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-13 season, which will showcase the world’s greatest singers, conductors, and directors in seven new productions – two of them Met premieres – and 21 revivals, including three complete Ring cycles. Twelve of the season’s Saturday matinees will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met’s award-winning Live-in-HD series. The new productions begin on 24 September, opening night of the season, with a staging of Donizetti’s comic masterpiece L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher, conducted by Maurizio Benini, and
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starring Anna Netrebko and Matthew
videos about the season’s new
N EWSL ET TER WHAT‘S ON...ZDF MUSIC PROGRAMMES ON ARTE
IMZ MEMBER NEWS
Programmes in Spring
New DVD Releases
"What's a greater crime? Robbing a bank or founding one?" asks Mack the Knife in Three recent Live-in-HD transmissions will be released on DVD in the
The Threepenny Opera, the world's most popular German play of the twentieth century. Actor Ben Becker presents the story, characters and social backgrounds of the work by Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill in the streets of Berlin…
coming months. Two will be
11 March 2012, 4:10 p.m., on ARTE
released on the Deutsche
MUSICA: Die großen Werke: Dreigroschenoper
Grammophon label on 3 April 2012: David McVicar’s production
Trovatore, conducted by Scene from „Il Trovatore“© Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Marco Armiliato and starring
Sondra Radvanovsky as Leonora, Dolora Zajick as Azucena, Marcelo Álvarez as Manrico, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as di Luna; and the centennial revival of
Encountering one of the most fascinating violinists of the young generation… 18 March 2012, 6:30 p.m., on ARTE MAESTRO: Patricia Kopatchinskaja spielt Tschaikowsky The conductor is Vladimir Fedoseyev
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, conducted by Nicola Luisotti and starring Deborah Voigt as Minnie, Marcello Giordani as Dick Johnson, and Lucio Gallo as
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death, the British vocal ensemble
The Sixteen and Harry Christophers celebrate the music by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Also on 3 April, EMI will release a DVD of the Met premiere production of Le Comte Ory, directed by Bartlett Sher, conducted by Maurizio Benini, and
at San Antonio de los Alemanes, a jewel of Baroque architecture in the heart of Madrid…
starring Juan Diego Flórez in the title role, Diana Damrau as Countess Adèle, and
25 March 2012, 6:30 p.m., on ARTE
Joyce DiDonato as Isolier.
MAESTRO: Tomás Luis de Victoria. Geistliche Musik der Renaissance
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IMZ MEMBER NEWS Anna Netrebko, reigning diva at the Salzburg Festival! Alongside Marianna
49TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE 13 – 17 October 2012 | Zofin Palace, Prague
Pizzolato, Matthew Polenzani and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, she is performing in
The team of the ITF Golden Prague is working on an update of the festival’s website and regulations. We will keep you posted…
Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Making his long-awaited debut at the festival,
When the new website is launched, you will receive a copy of the statutes.
Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia. 8 April 2012, 6:10 p.m., on ARTE MAESTRO: Rossini: Stabat Mater
The basics in advance: Categories of the 49th ITF Golden Prague Competition are 1) Documentary programmes dedicated to music and dance
Palestrina is one of the great musicians of the Renaissance. Presenting his life and
2) Performing Arts (Recordings of opera, operetta, musicals, dance, ballet, concerts, etc.)
work as an intriguing picture puzzle mixing the formats of feature film and
documentary: MUSICA: Palestrina – Fürst der Musik. On 29 April 2012,
Only programmes produced after 15 April 2011 will be accepted for competition.
4:10 p.m., on ARTE. With Jean Nirouët, Maurizio Dalena, Renato Moro, Raimundo Pereira, Luigi Petroni, Aurio Tomicich, Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Cappella Musicale di San Giacomo, Coro di Voci bianche „J.J. Winckelmann“ a.o. The conductor is Flavio Colusso.
Maximum number of programmes per entrant: 5. Maximum total length of all programmes entered by a single entrant: unlimited Minimum length of each programme: 5 minutes Entry forms deadline: 15 May 2012 Programmes submission deadline: 31 May 2012 Personal registration deadline: 15 September 2012 See you in October in Prague!
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invented language by the modern composer Etienne Perruchon, and Grétry’s great
Windrose & Camera lucida
the XVIIIth century.
works accompanied by a documentary to rediscover this forgotten composer from
On 5 December 2011, Camera lucida, whose catalogue is distributed by Windrose on behalf of Vox Lucida, won the PROCIREP AWARD in the documentary category. This Prize rewards every year the best French production company. Camera lucida is internationally renowned especially for its arts and culture documentaries, including music and dance. They produced for instance The Carnival Of The Animals, which won the Grand Prize of Golden Prague and the Prix Italia in 2011. Their new classical music programmes are The Chapelle Royale – Great Concerts and Henry IV’s Music, its accompanying documentary; The Great Motets (baroque music with the tenor Robert Getchell conducted by Guy Van Waas); The Philarmonic Orchestra with Myung Wung Chung and Sergio Tiempo; Hector Berlioz At The Royal Opera Of Versailles (with Sophie von Otter conducted by Marc Minkowski); Concert at Festival Presence conducted by Esa Pekka Salonen and a documentary on the renowned conductor; Orlando Furioso (the baroque opera by Vivaldi with Philippe Jaroussky and Marie-Nicole Lemieux); Antoine’s four seasons (the new classical music family programme); Dogora, the opera written in an
Explore Windrose’s line-up on www.windrose.fr and request a screener! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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IMZ MEMBER NEWS Winners Of The International Classical Music Award 2012 (ICMA)
The documentary Carlos Kleiber – Traces to nowhere, the first film about the legendary conductor, wins the International Classical Music Award 2012 in the category DVD-Documentaries. Carlos Kleiber is renowned as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century. The film, directed by Eric Schulz, follows in the traces of Kleibers final journey from Munich, where he lived, to the
Slovenian village Konjšica. The documentary
On 20 February, the jury of the International Classical Music Awards 2012
includes interviews with friends such as
announced that ACCENTUS Music’s production of Claudio Abbado and the
Plácido Domingo, Otto Schenk, Michael
Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 has won the
Gielen, Brigitte Fassbaender and Otto Staindl but also his sister Veronika Kleiber. She never
prestigious award in the category DVD
wanted to talk about the things her brother
did, but in this case she made an exception. It was her first and only interview… Carlos Kleiber – Traces to nowhere is produced by Servus TV and published on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Arthaus Musik.
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CD & DVD CATEGORIES
The International Classical Music Award is considered as one of the
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most important awards for classical music worldwide and is granted every year. The independent jury of leading music journalists from top European classical
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria – Salve Regina – Ave Maria
music media – including Crescendo (Belgium), Fonoforum (Germany),
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
PIZZICATO (Luxembourg) and Musik & Theater (Switzerland) – has chosen the
winners in 14 CD and DVD categories. The Award Ceremony and the Gala Concert will take place in Nantes, France on 15 May 2012.
The Complete List Of ICMA 2012 Winners: SPECIAL AWARDS
BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL Rameau: L’Orchestre de Louis XV Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes, Naïs, Zoroastre, Les Boréades (Orchestral Suites) Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Krysztof Penderecki
Alia Vox AVSA9882
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Joseph Moog SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ward Marston LABEL OF THE YEAR: Ondine CLASSICAL WEBSITE AWARD: classicalplanet.com
BAROQUE VOCAL Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier Ricercar RIC 311
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OPERA Frank Martin: Der Sturm Robert Holl, Christine Buffle, Ethan Herschenfeld, James Gilchrist, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & Netherlands Radio Choir
Véronique Gens, Les Talens lyriques, Christophe Rousset
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Piotr Iliytsch Tchaikovsky – Parachkev Hadjiev – Alexandre Borodin – Antonin Dvorak – Bedrich Smetana – Nicolas Rimski-Korsakov – Veselin Stoyanova
RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Krassimira Stoyanova. Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Pavel Baleff
Robert Schumann: Papillons, Klaviersonate op. 11, Kinderszenen, Fantasie op. 17, Waldszenen,Thema mit Variationen (Geistervariationen)
Orfeo C 830 111 A
Andras Schiff ECM 2122/23
CHORAL WORKS Gabriel Fauré: Messe de Requiem
Philippe Jarrousky, Matthias Goerne, Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet op. 20 - Sextet op. 71
Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
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Bela Bartók: Concerti, Cantata profana, Divertimento, etc
Camille Saint-Saëns – Eugene Ysaÿe – Ernest Chausson – Maurice Ravel
Tibor Varga, Andor Foldes, Géza Anda, Louis Kentner, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, RIAS Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay
Rachel Kolly d'Alba Orchestre Symphonique de Bienne, Jean-Jacques Kantorow
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Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod Warner Classics 2564671814
DVD PERFORMANCE Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9
SYMPHONIC Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado Accentus Music ACC 20214
Sunhae Im, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck Exton EXCL00048
DVD DOCUMENTARIES Carlos Kleiber – Traces to Nowhere
CONTEMPORARY Penderecki: Viola Concerto - Cello Concerto No. 2
Film by Eric Schulz. With Placido Domingo, Brigitte Fassbaender, Otto Schenk, Veronika Kleiber Arthaus Musik 101553
Grigory Zhislin, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Warsaw Philharmonic, Antoni Wit Naxos 8.572 211
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Her work has been characterised by her extraordinary discipline, extensive knowledge and favour for music and arts.
Elga Ponzer, from 1981 to 2011 Secretary General of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna has retired by 30 November 2011.
In December 1979, she was asked by Hans Graf, pianist and professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw / former Academy) to organise the competition, a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC). She tackled the taskâ€Ś With great knowledge, responsibility, enormous enthusiasm and success. Elga Ponzer studied ballet/dance at the mdw as well as foreign languages at the University of Vienna. She started her working life as assistant of professor Marcel Luipart at the department for dance at mdw. From 1979 to 1992, she has been assistant, then assistant professor at the Institut for Cultural Management founded at mdw by Ernst Haeusserman and Marcel Prawy. Besides the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna, Elga Ponzer was responsible for JUGEND MUSIZIERT, the PRIMA LA MUSICA Youth Competition and further mdw projects.
We wish her all the best for the future!
N EWSLE T TER RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS MELODIYA ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN COMPOSERS Revisiting Centuries Of Piano Music
Firma Melodiya and the Tikhon Khrennikov Charitable Foundation are proud to present the joint project Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and
not just performed but took part in compiling the series searching in the music archives for the compositions which, in their opinion, deserve a way back to their listeners. The series will be split in 4 sections: 1917 â€“ 1991 (music of the Soviet period)
1991 â€“ 2010 (contemporary music)
The project is conceived as a series of 30 discs featuring recordings of not only
Russian piano music (before 1917)
recognized masterpieces of Russian and Soviet music, but also as a revival of
Music of expatriate Russian composers
unjustly forgotten compositions. The Anthology is an attempt to collect together the music constituting the pride of Russian culture. The series will include works by Nikolai Myaskovsky, Aram Khachaturian, Dmitri Shostakovich, Andrei Eshpai, Tikhon Khrennikov, Nikolai Roslavets, Vissarion Shebalin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Rodion Shchedrin, Alexander Alexandrov, Arno Babajanian, Galina Ustvolskaya, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Konstantin Makarov-Rakitin and many others. A significant part of the compositions will be recorded for the first time. This series is in the first instance an outlook from the 21st century revisiting the
previous two centuries. The Anthology features some of the young virtuosos of
piano music including Andrei Korobeynikov, Nikita Mdoyants, Luka
Okrostsvaridze, Asiya Korepanova, Yuri Favorin, Ekaterina Mechetina a. o. They
N EWSLE T TER A CAPELLA AWARD LEIPZIG 2012
RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS
ROSE D‘OR 2012
The candidates of the 6th International A CAPPELLA Award Leipzig have been
6 – 10 May 2012 | Lucerne, Switzerland
music taking place in Leipzig on 27 – 29 April 2012.
In addition to the prize money of € 4,000, the A Cappella Award enables the winners
determined! Eight young vocal ensembles were chosen by the jury to compete for the prestigious award in the framework of the international festival for a cappella
to perform at Gewandhaus Leipzig at the A CAPPELLA Festival 2013. At the Nominees Night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the 36 programmes shortlisted to compete for the 2012 Rose d'Or Awards were announced.
On 29 April, at 10:30 a.m., all participants are invited to join the workshop of
Selected from over 400 entries, 36 outstanding shows from over 40 countries will compete in Lucerne for the coveted Golden Rose awards. The nominated programmes have been chosen for their quality and creativity, guaranteeing a thrilling finale to the 2012 Rose d'Or Festival…
Read more Find the full list of Nominees online at www.rosedor.ch.
former King´s Singer Stephen Connolly. Entrance free! The competition is open for the public: On 27 and 28 April (11 p.m.), at the Mendelssoh hall of Gewandhaus Leipzig
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RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS Four groups (amplified) are competing on 27 April, at 1 p.m.: Jazzva (Ljubljana, Slovenia), BMV Cabrio (Terni, Italy), Ensemble Norma (Helsinki, Finland) and Ginger & Tonic (Melbourne, Australia); and (unplugged) on 28 April, at 11 a.m.:
coherent and fragmented vision, to be appreciated by the audience both as a whole and in its components, offering the chance to attend projects and follow their evolution. Find out more on the festival’s participants, concept, and venues on
AcaBella (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ensemble quartonal (Bremen, Germany),
KrisKrosKvintet (Prague, Czech Republic) und Latvian Voices (Riga, Latvia).
Live Arts Week is conceived and created by Xing, a
The award ceremony is on 28 April 2012, 8 p.m.
cultural network based in Bologna with the purpose
For further information, please contact Georg Manthey www.a-cappella-festival.de
of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary approach toward the issues of contemporary culture.
LIVE ARTS WEEK
Bologna | 24 – 29 April 2012 Xing presents Live Arts Week, a new project born out of the fusion of the two Xavier Le Roy © Vincent Cavaroc
Bologna festivals (2000 – 2011): Netmage – International Live Media Festival and F.I.S.Co. – Festival Internazionale sullo Spettacolo Contemporaneo. Taking place in Bologna, from 24 to 29 April 2012, Live Arts Week intensifies a weave between disciplines and forms of expression, and cohabitation between artists and audiences from different backgrounds. Focused on live arts, it offers a
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programme that reflects an idea of art as experience made of temporalities, postures and the imaginaries.