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N EWS LET TER AP RIL 2010 IMZ INTERNAL NEWS

IMZ NEW MEMBERS

• IMZ AT BANFF WORLD TELEVISION FESTIVAL - LIST OF NOMINEES

• LE THÉÂTRE ROYAL DE LA MONNAIE

• IMZ WORLD MUSIC FILM SCREENINGS AT WOMEX 2010 - LAST CALL

• AXELLE GALL

•“GOLDEN PRAGUE PREMIERES 2010” - IMZ AT THE 47TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE - REMINDER CALL! • IMZ BOARD ELECTIONS 2011- REMINDER CANIDACY DECLARATION • DANCE SCREEN AT CINEDANS 2010 - REMINDER CALL!

• ROSS MACGIBBON •AKTIS FILM INTERNATIONAL • ACCENTUS MUSIC


N EWS LET TER AP RIL 2010 IMZ MEMBER NEWS • ROSE D’OR REMINDER CALL • 47TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE WEBSITE UPDATED

LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION PARTNERS • BERNHARD FLEISCHER MOVING IMAGES

• 16TH QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION • EUROARTS MOVED PRODUCTION ARM TO BERLIN • THE GUSTAV MAHLER CELEBRATION • C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT AT MIPTV 2010

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• INTERNATIONAL FRANZ LISZT PIANO COMPETITION APPLICATION

• SOUNDING IMAGES KINSHASA SYMPHONY • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET THE DENMARK TOUR • MOZARTEUM FOUNDATION SALZBURG

• VIDEODANZABA CALL FOR ENTRIES • DANCE CAMERA WEST


N EWSL ET TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS IMZ At Banff World Television Festival The 31st Banff World Television Festival will take place 13 – 16 June 2010 at the

Download a list of the 2010 “Rockie” Award Nominees and categories here. For

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. International broadcasters,

f u l l c a t e g o r y d e s c r i p t i o n s , v i s i t h t t p : / / w w w. b a n f f 2 0 1 0 . c o m /

producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives from over 25

2010.program.categories.php. More information on the pilots competition go to

countries will be attending. A core feature of the festival is the Banff World

http://www.banff2010.com/banff.international.pilots.competition.php.

Television Awards, also known as the “Rockies”, one of the world’s most prestigious events celebrating outstanding work by international TV creators responsible for the continuing evolution and originality in the industry. This year, pilots are also being recognised, with the inaugural Banff International Pilots Competition and Awards awarding talent and creativity in conceptualising and creating online and television pilots. Previously on… The IMZ presided one of the 68 jury panels from over 30 countries around the world that have been designated by the BANFF organisers to select Rockie Award nominees in each one of the 34 categories. All this year’s Banff World Television Award nominees, chosen from 900 entries from more than 43 countries, were announced at the MIPTV broadcast and digital media conference in Cannes, France.

An international Final jury will screen the programmes just before the BANFF festival taking place 13 – 16 June in Banff, Alberta, and selects category winners, special jury prizes and Grand Prize winners. There will be 5 separate award ceremonies for winners from each of these 34 categories, culminating in the Banff World Television Awards on 15 June 2010. www.banff2010.com


N EWSL ET TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 2010 CALL FOR ENTRY! 16 April is the deadline for entries to the 9th IMZ-organised World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX taking place 27 October – 31 October 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

WOMEX is “the most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.” (UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity) 2009 brought a new city (Copenhagen) and a new partnership. Many of the city's key cultural players banded together to make the invitation, and then created WorldMusicFair

You may submit any world music programme that has not been presented at

Copenhagen (WMF CPH) to become the local production partner. First and foremost

WOMEX before. We are looking for undeniable cinematic quality – a film that

Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Wonderful Copenhagen. The other principal

grabs and moves the viewer, with an intriguing storyline, dramatic composition, strong visuals and first-rate camera work. We welcome new/unheard/unseen

members comprise the Danish Center for Culture and Development (CKU/DCCD), Global Copenhagen and World Music Denmark in cooperation with Welcome Meeting

subjects and niches but are open to established artists as well. In addition the

Management.

quality of the music itself is most important and one of the key criteria for the selection process.

There were over 2700 delegates and 650 exhibiting companies from 92 countries in 280 Trade Fair Stand Units. Furthermore, having inaugurated a new structure, WOMEX 2009

Your proposals may be submitted online here

presented 57 acts including 340 artists on 6 stages and 23 Conference Sessions.

For full details go to the Application Info or contact: r.pfletschinger@imz.at.

www.womex.com

The proposed entries may also become part of our “World music film on Tour”distribution project. For more information click here.


N EWSL ET TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS Election of the IMZ Executive Board 2011 The IMZ Executive Board will be elected by all IMZ members in a two-step

On three different evenings six IMZ members will have the possibility to

election procedure. Find the Candidacy Declaration Form, which you have to

present their latest programme to the professional audience of the festival.

fill in, if you want to be a candidate for the Board: here.

For the “Golden Prague Premieres 2010” we are looking for music and

The closing date for receipt of the candidacy declaration form at the IMZ is

dance television programmes and films, which have not had their premiere

30 June 2010.

yet. Deadline for submitting programmes: 31 May 2010

“Golden Prague Premieres 2010” - IMZ at the 47th ITF Golden Prague - CALL for ENTRY IMZ and ITF Golden Prague are happy to announce that the 47th edition of the ITF Golden Prague, is taking place on 16 – 20 October 2010 at Žofín Palace, Prague. “Golden Prague Premieres 2010” We are very pleased to inform you of the enlarged co-operation between IMZ and ITF Golden Prague. IMZ and ITF Golden Prague offer six special screening slots - “Golden Prague Premieres 2010”:

For further information, please contact Katharina Jeschke 1at the IMZ office (k.jeschke@imz.at), use our homepage http://www.imz.at or click here to find the application form, to be sent to Katharina Jeschke until May 31st the latest. If you want to offer a cocktail around your “Golden Prague Premiers 2010” please contact Zuzana Svobodová at the ITF Golden Prag office (zuzana.svobodova@ceskatelevize.cz).


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS dance screen at Cinedans 2010! CALL FOR ENTRY! Submit your dance films and videos! Bright prospects for lovers of video dance: Come and join us in the Dutch city of Amsterdam! The IMZ and Cinedans would like to cordially invite you to participate in dance screen at Cinedans 2010: On 8 – 12 December, the 12th international festival and competition for dance films and videos will take place in cooperation with Cinedans, the Dutch international film, dance and media festival. In Cinedans, we have found synergetic partners to co-organise this event. Additionally to programming dance films and videos Cinedans also focuses on crossover projects and media installations. The Cinedans festival further features commissioned film projects, live games and workshops and will take place from 8 – 12 December 2010. dance screen at Cinedans 2010 will be featuring an irresistible programme of events! In addition to the extensive film programme for all lovers of dance and dance film/video, which brings together the newest, most exciting, trend-setting, controversial, most beautiful works of its kind, lively panels and productive discussions on the state of the arts, inspiring lectures, hot topic talks on community focal points and presentations will let us explore the variety of our alluring playgrounds.

The video library is as always a wide fishing pool for programmers offering a varied overview on the art form. Focussing on excellence and innovation, the dance screen at Cinedans 2010 competition forms the centre of the festival, which thus will culminate in the dance screen at Cinedans 2010 Award Gala, presenting the main award, endowed with EUR 3,000, and further prizes in each category plus a Student Award as well as an Audience Award. Hence high time to put out our first call for entries! You may submit your work(s) in the following categories: A) Live performance relay Multi-camera relay of a live dance performance B) Camera re-work Adaptation of an existing choreography C) Screen choreography Television/film/data productions with a choreography specifically created for the screen, movement based video clips, experimental films, animation & fiction D) Documentary Profile or feature of e.g. a choreographer, a dance company, dance history, etc.

Competition Rules Online entry form Deadline for submission and receipt of material is 30 June 2010! Join us and explore the many-splendoured languages of video dance! Find more information www.dancescreen.com

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If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Katharina Jeschke from the IMZ office at k.jeschke@imz.at or telephone +43-1-889 03 15.


N EWSL ET TER IMZ NEW MEMBERS The IMZ would like to extend a warm welcome to its latest new members! For a start, the company profiles…

Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Situated in Brussels, the heart of Europe, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie is one of the most beautiful European theatres and, with a seating capacity of 1150, the biggest of its kind in Belgium. The national opera since 1963, La Monnaie maintains a strong multicultural identity with performers from all over the world, audiences from France, the Netherlands, and Germany as well as other European countries, and staff from more than 30 different nationalities. The Monnaie's presence in major theatres around the world has grown a great deal in recent years through co-productions, tours and international production hire. The artistic programme covers four centuries of opera, ranging from baroque (Monteverdi, Cavalli, Traetta, Handel, Hasse, Gluck) to the classical repertoire (Mozart, Rossini, Verdi,

Wagner, Musorgsky, Puccini, Strauss), while keeping a special place for contemporary music (Schoenberg, Bartok, Britten, Ligeti, Hosokawa, Boesmans). The main concern of La Monnaie is to maintain an international standard of production and to present the works in a creative and contemporary way, inviting the finest creative artists of our time: singers – Mireille Delunch, John Graham-Hall, Véronique Gens Kurt Gysen, Elena Mosuc, Jeremy Ovenden; conductors – Har tmut Haenchen, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Carlo Rizzi; directors – Luc Bondy, Romeo Castelluci, Stefan Herheim, Laurent Pelly, Deborah Warner; choreographers – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sasha Waltz; and visual artists – Jan Fabre, Zhang Huan, Anish kapoor … www.lamonnaie.be

Ross Mac Gibbon

a freelance director and producer specialising in multi-camera work. If you want to get in touch with Ross, please contact him via his email address: rossmacgibbon@btinternet.com and Mezzo-Soprano, Axelle

Gall, whose appearances

in such legendary opera film productions as Zeffirelli’s Cavalleria Rusticana, with conductor George Pretre and starring Placido Domingo, have become significant examples of the history of music in the media. www.axelle-gall.at


N EWSL ET TER IMZ NEW MEMBERS Aktis Film International Aktis Film International GmbH was established in January 2009 by Stelios Ziannis, former head of world sales at Kinowelt International.

year the major markets MIDEM, EFM, MIPTV, Cannes Marché du film, MIPCOM…

The company runs offices in Leipzig and Halle. Their main focus lays on international sales of TV, DVD and theatrical rights of high quality programme.

Contact:

In June 2009 Aktis Film started a co-operation with Arthaus Musik regarding TV sales of parts of the Arthaus Musik catalogue of opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, performing arts and fine arts e.g. The kiss of a divine nature – The Contemporary Perotin, Fazil Say – Alla Turca, Andreas Scholl Countertenor, Capriccio, Norma, Don Pasquale from Teatro alla Scala Milano. The company is partner of Studio Halle, an association of production, postproduction and distribution companies based in the City of Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. IMZ member since January 2010, Aktis Film International attend every

Stelios Ziannis, President Aktis Film International GmbH Altenburger Str. 7, 04275 Leipzig Tel: +49 (0)341 3500 2611, info@aktisfilm.com www.aktis-film.com


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IMZ MEMBER NEWS

Paul Smaczny Founded accentus music After 20 years at EuroArts Music, Paul Smaczny is happy to announce

Rose d’Or Reminder Call For Entry

that he founded his own independent production company accentus

Save the date! The 50th Rose d’Or Festival

Competition Categories 2010:

music in March 2010. The company is based in Leipzig and has

is taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland: 18 –

meanwhile completed its first productions. More information on

. Arts Documentary & Performing Arts

22 September 2010.

accentus music projects and upcoming productions – such as Claudio Abbado’s return to La Scala – will follow shortly. Please visit www.accentus.com to subscribe to the newsletter.

Contact: p.smaczny@accentus.com

. Comedy

30 days to go!

. Drama & Mini Series

Enter your programmes into the competition until 14 May 2010! For further details and more information, please visit the festival’s website

accentus music UG

www.rosedor.com

Dittrichring 14

If you have questions or need any

D-04109 Leipzig

assistance, please feel free to contact the

Tel. +49-341-989841-0 Fax. +49-341-989841-10

. Children & Youth (NEW!)

50th Rose d'Or Competition:

Competition Manager Dina Baenninger: dina.baenninger@rosedor.com T +41 41 242 09 08

. Game Show . Multi Platform . Music Video Clip (NEW!) . Reality . Sitcom . Soap & Telenovela (NEW!) . Variety & Live Event Show Special Category . Social Award (NEW!)


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS – 15 May). From 18 – 21 May, 4 members of the jury

The festival’s website www.festivalgoldenprague.cz

16TH QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION (MAY 2010)

has already been updated with the information and

Of the 172 candidates whose DVD’s have been

Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts with the National

necessary entry forms for the 47th ITF Golden

screened by the pre-selection jury, 83 have been

Orchestra of Belgium, conducted for the first time

Prague. You are most welcome to visit, enter your

admitted to the first public round of this year’s piano

by American conductor Marin Alsop. On 10 June

programmes and register yourselves..

competition. Find out the names and nationalities of the candidates on www.qeimc.be (link to: http://

then, the 4th, 5th and 6th prizewinners will give their

w w w. c m i re b. b e / d a t a / p re s s e /

will perform at the closing concert on 14 June.

candidates_piano2010.pdf)

All IMZ members are warmly invited to attend the

47TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE, ZOFIN PALACE, 16 – 20 OCTOBER 2010

Please note the deadlines: Entry Forms deadline: 30 April 2010 Programme submission deadline: 15 May 2010 Personal registration deadline: 15 September 2010

– David Lively, Anne Queffélec, Staffan Scheja and Tamás Vasary – will give public master classes. The 12 finalists will perform from 24 – 29 May at the

laureates’ concert. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd laureates

competition sessions and the laureates’ concerts. Chaired by Arie Van Lysebeth, the international

Please contact Michel-Etienne Van Neste

preselection jury consisted of Valentin Gheorghiu,

(mevanneste@qeimc.be).

Cécile Ousset, Peter Rösel, Staffan Scheja and Boyan

This year’s competition will be podcasted as from

Vodenitcharov.

the first round and streamed live on the

What is next? The selected pianists will come to

competition’s website as from the semi-finals. Find

Brussels to compete in the First Round (3 – 8 May) and 24 of them will go through to the Semi-final (10

www.cmireb.be/en/p/2/12/piano2010.html)

more information on: www.qeimc.be (http://


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Furthermore, Kelleher is

As well as relocating, the production team has also

tasked with maximising physical revenue, expanding

been restructured – with the support of Isabel

WCJ’s digital partnerships and product range and

Iturriagagoitia Bueno and Benjamin Benedict, Bernd

building trusted artist and label destinations, similar to

Hellthaler is again taking over as head of EuroArts’

Warner Music has appointed former NVC Arts boss

www.warnerclassicsandjazz.com

production division in addition to his work as CEO of

John Kelleher to the newly created position of head

(from Music Week 06/03/10)

Medici Group Europe. The Legal and Business

JOHN KELLEHER HEAD OF WARNER CLASSICS AND JAZZ

of Warner Classics and Jazz. The move follows the appointment of former Universal Classics & Jazz managing director Bill Holland as A&R consultant at Warner UK in February.

Contact: John.Kelleher@warnermusic.com

Business Manager will be Dr Rüdiger Tiedemann, who is joining from Taschen Verlag. In addition to her existing work as Bernd Hellthaler’s personal assistant, Juliane Müller will also assist the team in the new

In his new role Kelleher, who has been a consultant to Warner Music for the last nine years, will oversee the

Department will be run by Andreas Mann, while the

production division. Isabel Iturriagagoitia Bueno and Benjamin Benedict

leadership and new strategic direction. Kelleher’s

EUROARTS MOVED PRODUCTION ARM TO BERLIN

responsibilities will include the reinvigoration of

Against the background of a success story lasting

Berliner Philharmoniker: in 2010 these are the Europa

WCJ’s audio and video catalogue, which includes the

more than thirty years, EuroArts Music International

Konzert from Oxford with Alisa Weilerstein and

NVC Arts imprint he used to head as well as Erato

is now striking out in a new direction. In March the

Daniel Barenboim, the Waldbühne Concert with

and Teldec. WCJ’s artists include José Carreras,

company moved its production arm from Leipzig to

Renée Fleming and Ion Marin and the Gala from

Placido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and

Berlin.

Berlin with Sir Simon Rattle. Other projects include

division’s day-to-day operations, giving it unified

will be producing three annual events with the

the Bachfest with András Schiff and the Gustav Mahler


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Celebration from Kaliště (SEE BELOW!) on 7 July

THE GUSTAV MAHLER CELEBRATION –

the Czech Boy's Choir, will commemorate the

2010, the last-named a co-production with Nordisk

LIVE FROM KALIŠTĚ

composer with this live concert.

Film TV, Czech television, NRK television and ARTE France. Also in the planning stage is a closer

An unusual group of co-producers have joined to

EuroArts will be represented by Isabel Iturriagagoitia Bueno as producer and Bernd Hellthaler as executive

collaboration with the distinguished director Frank

celebrate Gustav Mahler's 150th birthday on 7 July.

Scheffer. A number of jazz and crossover projects are also being planned for the coming months, including a

On that day, the great composer’s birthday will be celebrated with a 90-minutes live outdoor TV concert

Gershwin All-Stars Tribute Concert.

from his native town Kaliště in the Czech Republic.

EuroArts Music International welcomes new partners

Production company will be Nordisk Film TV,

Republic, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in

for its co-productions and will itself be involved in

producer and director is Stein-Roger Bull. Co-

Norway.

this capacity in the future. In planning its new and

producers will be Czech TV, NRK-TV, ARTE France

exciting projects, it will extend its range of activities

and last but not least EuroArts, who will also take

from classical music to jazz and crossover continuing to privilege quality, expertise, creativity and

care of the distribution on DVD and for television.

internationality.

10.00 pm).

Contact / Producers:

World-famous soloists Thomas Hampson (baritone),

Isabel Iturriagagoitia Bueno, i.iturria@euroarts.com Mobile: 00 49 172 798 50 97 Benjamin Benedict, b.benedict@euroarts.com Mobile: 00 49 175 726 72 55

The event is planned to be broadcasted live (8.30 -

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Birgitte Christensen (soprano), the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck and the Prague Philharmonic Choir as well as Boni Pueri,

producer. Stein-Roger Bull, the initiator of the project, is especially proud that the Gustav Mahler society of the Czech Republic are supporting the event as well as Václav Klaus, President of the Czech

The event will be produced live in HD and the distribution by EuroArts will start with immediate effect (Programme number: 5814).

For further information and distribution details, please contact Ulrike Siebert, Head of Marketing & Communications, u.siebert@euroarts.com

www.euroarts.com


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT AT MIPTV 2010 C Major Entertainment welcomes you to MIP TV 2010 – You’ll find them at booth R31.01A (Beta Film) – where they are looking forward to presenting you their new catalogue! Among the highlights: The Infernal Comedy – starring John Malkovich The Infernal Comedy is a stage-play for a baroque Orchestra, two Sopranos and one actor. It is based on the real-life story of Jack Unterweger, a convicted murderer, acclaimed imprisoned poet, pardoned and celebrated author and journalist, notorious womaniser and prime example of reintegration, who gradually was suspected of killing a growing number of prostitutes in Vienna, Graz, Prague and Los Angeles. Recorded live at the Ronacher Theater, Vienna. With Music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber. Conductor: Martin Haselböck. Orchestra: Wiener Akademie. Soloists: Laura Aikin, Aleksandra Zamojska, John Malkovich. Director: Michael Sturminger. Length 102’. Format HD. Production: FILM+CO in coproduction with ORF. Also available: Inside The Infernal Comedy – Documentary (Director: Matthias Leutzendorff. Length 43’. Format HD) TV Distribution: C Major Entertainment © Nathalie Bauer


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis World-renowned Beethoven-specialist Christian Thielemann conducts Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D Major, op.123 at the stunning Semperoper Dresden with the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Chorus of the State Opera. Soloists: celebrated Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Granača, Bulgarian Soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, Canadian Tenor Michael Schade and German Bass Franz-Josef Selig. (Foto: Krassimira Stoyanova, Elina Granača © Matthias Creutziger) Director: Michael Beyer. Length: 95’. Format HD. Production: Unitel in coproduction with ZDF/3Sat. TV Distribution: C Major Entertainment

Richard Strauss: Elektra After its overwhelming success with The Rosenkavalier, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden now presents Richard Strauss’ Elektra. Staged by legendary German Director Herbert Wernicke and led by the most famous Strauss conductor of our time, Christian Thielemann, tenor René Kollo will return to the operatic stage for this outstanding event. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Chorus: Munich Philharmonic Choir. Soloists: Linda Watson, Jane Henschel, Manuela Uhl, René Kollo, Albert Dohmen. (Foto: Linda Watson, Jane Henschel © Andrea Kemper) TV Director: Andreas Morell. Length: approx. 110’. Format HD. Production: Unitel in coproduction with ZDF/3Sat. TV Distribution: C Major Entertainment


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Richard Wagner: Rienzi from the Deutsche Oper Berlin Young German Director Philipp Stölzl, who has made his mark for his commercials and music videos for artists like Madonna and Luciano Pavarotti, staged this spectacular production from the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing, one of the most talented German conductors of his generation, leads an ensemble of first-class singers. Performing as Rienzi is young Grammy Award-winning German singer Torsten Kerl, one of the most successful heroic tenors of our time. Orchestra: Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin. Chorus: Choir of Deutsche Oper Berlin. Soloists: Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund, Ante Jerkunica, Kate Aldrich, Krzysztof Szumanski. (Foto © Bettina Stöß) TV Director: Johannes Grebert. Length 150’. Format HD. Production: Unitel in coproduction with ZDF / arte. TV Distribution: C Major Entertainment Zubin Metha and Staatskapelle Dresden play Webern, Mahler and Strauss The legendary Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the orchestras with the richest traditions in the world, performing works by the three giants of the late romantic era, Anton Webern, Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. Joining them is world-renowned bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, whose interpretation of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder is beyond comparison. On the rostrum: Zubin Metha. The programme in detail: Anton Webern: Sechs Stücke für Orchester op. 6 (13’); Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (25’); Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30 (37’). (Foto © Arthaus Musik) Format HD. Length: 43’ (Mahler & Webern + 5’ interview with Quasthoff and Metha) and 75’ (the complete concert); Production: ARTHAUS MUSIK in coproduction with MDR / arte. TV Distribution: C Major Entertainment For further information, please contact Katrin Herzog, Sales & Marketing Assistant at C Major Entertainment: k.herzog@cmajor-


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS ELECTRIC SKY PRESENT PLACIDO DOMINGO, BARITON Electric Sky is pleased to welcome Placido Domingo to their performance catalogue as he makes his Royal Opera baritone debut in the Verdi opera Simon Boccanegra. In this classic production, conducted by the music director

SERVUSTV CARLOS KLEIBER – LIFE AND LEGEND A FILM BY ERIC SCHULZ

of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano and directed by Elijah Moshinsky, it all makes for a potent operatic combination of family drama and political intrigue. Set against the class driven battle for the control of 14th-century Genoa: Confrontations and curses, public drama and private turmoil – and running through it all the poignant situation of a father and daughter, long parted yet rediscovering each other when it is too late for anything but tragedy to be the outcome… Simon Boccanegra: Plácido Domingo, Amelia: Marina Poplavskaya, Fiesco: Ferruccio Furlanetto, Gabriele Adorno: Joseph Calleja, Paolo: Jonathan Summers, Pietro: Lukas Jakobski. www.electricsky.com

On 11 July 2004, Carlos Kleiber got into his car and drove from Munich, via the Alps, to his holiday home in the remote Slovenian village of Konjsica. There he wrote a final letter to a friend in which he bid farewell to the world. A short time later the conductor, increasingly plagued by illness and suffering, was found dead…


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS To mark Kleiber’s upcoming 80th birthday on 3 July 2010, the documentary Carlos Kleiber – Life and Legend represents the first film dedicated to the enigmatic personality of the late conductor. The film follows in the traces of Kleiber’s final

AKTIS FILM INTERNATIONAL Just completed: The documentary Michael Nyman in Progress

journey and, by means of the recollections of friends and others who knew Kleiber,

Michael Nyman in progress is a film about a very special moment in the famous

as well as rare archive footage – including the only interview Kleiber ever gave, which

composers artistic life. Composing with innovative minimalism for films as

up to now had been believed lost – portrays a conductor as renowned for his

memorable as The Draughtsman’s Contract, The Ogre, Man on Wire, and most

difficult personality as his brilliant work.

famously for Campion´s The Piano, he has reached an international audience. But

Featuring Michael Gielen, Plácido Domingo, Brigitte Fassbaender, Alexander Werner,

now, Michael Nyman is about to become a filmmaker himself!

Manfred Honeck, Otto Staindl, Klaus König, Karl Friedrich Mess, Anne Kirchbach,

Featuring unprecedented access to the composer and his working life, this film shows

Martha Scherer a.o.

one of the great composers of our time in all his diversity and endless energy.

A Production of ServusTV HD / 56 min From the makers of Wagners Mastersinger, Hitler’s Siegfried – The Tenor Max Lorenz (FIPA 2009) Completion: June 2010 Contact: ServusTV Frank Gerdes frank.gerdes@servustv.at T +43(0)662 84 22 44-28157 www.servustv.com

Foto: Michael Nyman © Silvia Beck


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Director: Silvia Beck. With Michael Nyman, Steve Reich, Volker Schlöndorff. Documentary, Germany 2010: 52min version (80min version in postproduction). HD video 16:9, Dolby SR 5.1. Production:

SOUNDING IMAGES’ KINSHASA SYMPHONY: PREMIERE

THE WORLD

Monarda Arts, Halle and Arthaus Musik in co-production with WDR, ARTE. International TV Sales: Aktis Film International GmbH.

After its successful premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2010, Kinshasa Symphony will be the opening film at the “Visions du Réel” Festival in Nyon.

For more information, please contact: Stelios Ziannis, President, Aktis Film International GmbH Tel: +49 (0)341 3500 2611,

With two showings completely sold out, keen interest from the audience, not only in the film itself but also in the subsequent discussion with musicians from the Congo and the

info@aktisfilm.com

directors, the premiere of Kinshasa Symphony – Berlin, 17 March! – was a complete success.

www.aktis-film.com “For me, the strongest impression at the Berlin Film Festival was Kinshasa Symphony, no doubt about it. I left the cinema groggy with emotion and joy and wandered alone through the city streets hugging that impression, just like I used to after extra-special movies I saw when I was a youngster. […] For us, culture is so lifeless, a consumer article just like any


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS other, available everywhere, live or digital, at the flick of a switch. It makes us forget how life-enhancing something as simple as a musical instrument can be […]”

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S COPENHAGEN TOUR. San Francisco Ballet has announced that it will perform at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall 21 – 27 August 2010. Over seven performances, the company will

(German movie director and Oscar-prize winner Volker Schlöndorff)

present two mixed-repertory programmes featuring works by SF Ballet Artistic

On 15 April 2010, Kinshasa Symphony opens the prestigious “Visions du Réel”

Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, SF Ballet Choreographer in

festival in Nyon (Switzerland). Of course, other festivals are queuing up for the film... For a list of festival dates, please visit www.kinshasa-symphony.com! Kinshasa Symphony will be arriving at German cinemas in September 2010. The distributor is Edition Salzgeber. For more information, contact Beatrix Conrad, project contact “Kinshasa Symphony”, e-mail: Bea.Conrad@sounding-images.de

Residence Yuri Possokhov, George Balanchine, and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tivoligardens.com. As America’s oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933. It performed the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first production of Coppélia choreographed by an American choreographer. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances a year locally, nationally, and abroad. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson for 25 years, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. In 2005, San Francisco


N EWSL ET TER Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Tomasson's Prism.

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(© Chris Hardy)

Ballet won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award, its first, in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Dance,” for its 2004 London tour. In 2006, San Francisco Ballet was the first non-European company elected “Company of the Year” in Dance Europe magazine’s annual readers’ poll. In 2008, San Francisco Ballet celebrated its 75th anniversary with a host of initiatives that included a New Works Festival of 10 world premieres by 10 renowned choreographers. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s tenure with the

Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-

Company.

François Vilanoba in Wheeldon's Within The Golden Hour.

San Francisco Ballet’s 2010 Touring Schedule Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark / 21 – 27 August 2010

(© Erik Tomasson)

Programme A (21 August eve, 22 mat & eve, & 27 eve) Prism (Tomasson) Within the Golden Hour (Wheeldon)* Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers (Tomasson) Double Evil (Elo)*

Sarah Van Patten and Garen Scribner in Elo's Double Evil. (© Erik Tomasson)


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Programme B (24 August eve, 25 eve, & 26 eve) Fusion (Possokhov)* Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Balanchine) Concerto Grosso (Tomasson) Sandpaper Ballet (Morris)

Pascal Molat in Tomasson's Concerto Grosso. (© Erik Tomasson) Sofiane Sylve and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. (Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

*European Premiere For updated touring information, please visit www.sfballet.org.


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBERS NEWS MOZARTEUM FOUNDATION SALZBURG PRESENTS…

In the framework of the prestigious music festival “Dialogues” (6 – 9 May 2010), the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg will be celebratorily equipped with the new Propter Homines Organ. The programme of the inauguration, as it is typical for the festival: Old music performed in direct context with new music, film music will alternate with music for accordion or bandoneon, and also organs built by pupils will be played. On the programme: works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Händel and Poulenc, Olivier Messiaen and Arnold Schönberg such as new compositions by Heinz Holliger, Wolfgang Mitterer and Klaus Lang. With Dame Gillian Weir, Teodoro Anzellotti, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg a.o. As a special guest the “master of the bandoneon”, Dino Saluzzi has been invited together with cellist Anja Lechner to celebrate music which has its roots in the Tango Nuevo. Ultimately, two film classics will complete the programme: Nosferatu by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1921), with live organ, sampler and electronics sounds by Wolfgang Mitterer, and The phantom of the opera (1925), with the original film music performed live by legendary cinema organist Dennis James.

Find the full programme details on www.dialoge-festival.at

Tickets and Information: Ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg Theatergasse 2, 5020 Salzburg Tel. 0662 – 87 31 54, Fax 87 44 54 Email: tickets@mozarteum.at


N EWSL ET TER LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION PARTNERS BERNHARD FLEISCHER MOVING IMAGES CARLOS KLEIBER – A DEEPLY PRIVATE MAN (A FILM BY GEORG WÜBBOLT)

CARLOS KLEIBER A DEEPLY PRIVATE MAN a film by Georg Wübbolt

He has achieved cult status in music circles and has built a loyal fan base, but he never made it to a household name. In complete contradiction to his contemporary Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber refused to participate in the international music business – he showed a strong reluctance to record company moguls, corporate sponsors, agents and journalists – in fact, he refused most interviews… Carlos Kleiber, the eccentric and reclusive conductor was a fabled perfectionist, known as much for the rarity of his appearances as for the brilliance of his interpretations, and Carlos Kleiber was a deeply private man, hugely devoted to his family, who loved to read, study and write. As he once told Leonard Bernstein: “I want to grow in a garden, I want to have the sun, I want to eat and drink and sleep and make love, and that's it.” Striving for perfection, Kleiber only performed a fraction of musical repertoire, while actually he had an enormous amount of knowledge about countless works. Musicians still go into raptures that making music with Carlos Kleiber, whether in rehearsal or performance, was incomparable. His performances were renowned for their hyperaware intensity. They were minutely expressive and dizzyingly dangerous. Everybody wanted to be a part of these exclusive musical moments, but only a fortunate few could enjoy… Carlos Kleiber left the classical-music world wishing for more at the age of 74 in 2004 after long illness.

BERNHARD FLEISCHER Moving Images


N EWSL ET TER LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION PARTNERS The film Carlos Kleiber – A deeply private Man uncovers some of the legendary Kleiber-mysteries and tries to clear up preconceptions of one of the most elusive conductors: what where the real reasons he cancelled that often? It sheds light on the relationships with his family, including his father and mother, traces the developments of his career and covers the ‘mythologising’ that started during the lifetime of the maestro. As Carlos Kleiber disposed to close the door to his closest family circle for any biographers and his children indeed respect his wish, the filmaker has to do his research amongst the conductor’s musical companions, collaborators and friends. Interviews will be shot with Otto Schenk, Dr. Otto Staindl, friend and attending physician of Carlos Kleiber, members of the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Münchener Philharmoniker, the Berliner Philharmoniker, singers like Julia Varady, Placido Domingo, and Helen Donath, furthermore: Sir Peter Jonas, Martin Engstroem and Hans Hirsch (both formerly Deutsche Grammophon) and others. Many of them own letters or small notepads by Kleiber, documentary reproductions, photographs or private video copies of rehearsals and concerts. In addition to this, his rare records are milestones, and extracts of them will certainly be included in the film… (Shot in HD. Length: 60 min. From the creators of Herbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen) If you are interested in joining in as production partner, please contact: Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images GmbH office@bfmi.at www.bfmi.at


N EWSL ET TER RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS LESFILMSDUPRÉSENT ZANZIBAR MUSICAL CLUB: an invitation to explore a millenary Muslim

APPLICATION FOR 9TH LISZT COMPETITION OPEN!

culture where traditions are transmitted through music; to go deep into a

The digital application form for the 9th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition is now

reality where music is the social link par excellence and to disco over a

available on the competition website: www.liszt.nl. Candidates can use this form to apply until

world fed with Arabic tones, Latin rhythms, Indian melodies and African

15 June 2010. All pianists regardless of nationality and born between 27 March 1981 and 28

drums…

March 1994 are eligible to apply.

The music documentary film directed by Philippe Gasnier and Patrice

The 9th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition will be held from 27 March to 9 April

Nezan and produced by lesfilmsduprésent (France), EIKON Südwest

2011 at the Vredenburg concert hall in Utrecht. The Competition will also be celebrating its

(Germany) and ZDF/ARTE

25th anniversary as well as the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. During the Finals,

For more information, please contact Nicole Craime, Sales and Marketing

the pianists will perform with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Jaap van Zweden. The international Jury consists of Lucas Vis (non-voting

assistant, lesfilmsduprésent at contact@lesfilmsdupresent.fr.

chairman), Arnaldo Cohen, Nikolai Demidenko, Philippe Entremont, Enrico Pace, Piotr Palecny, Jerome Rose, Mûza Rubackyté, Tamás Vásáry and Jan Wijn.

Please note the company’s NEW ADDRESS:

The International Selection Rounds for the 9th Liszt Competition will be held in Shanghai,

lesfilmsduprésent

Moscow, New York and Utrecht in September 2010.

19 rue de la république - 13200 Arles - France

For more information, please contact:

Tel: 00 33 4 90 49 69 66

Ernest Loot

Fax: 00 33 4 90 49 50 06

International Franz Liszt Piano Competition E: e.loot@liszt.nl www.liszt.nl


N EWSL ET TER RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS VIDEODANZABA 2010 CALL FOR ENTRIES The International Festival VideoDanzaBA opens its call for selection for its twelfth Edition, to be held 4 – 12 September 2010. The call opens in two categories: • Video-dance as an art form • Documentaries on dance For entry form and regulations, please visit www.VideodanzaBA.com.ar

DANCE CAMERA WEST ANNOUNCES NINTH ANNUAL DANCE MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES – JUNE 2010 Dance Camera West (DCW), recognized internationally for its month-long presentation and celebration of dance on screen, announces its Ninth Annual Dance Media Film Festival screening at venues throughout Southern California in June 2010. Dance on screen, or “screendance,” is a unique cinematic experience that focuses on the intersection of cinematography and choreography. The festival includes this as well as all forms of dance

Pieces must be sent by regular mail up to 15 June 2010 to:

media. “The hybrid screendance medium is diverse, encompassing a broad range of cinematography styles, exhibition formats, and subject matter traversing global perspectives,"

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL VIDEODANZABA

says Dance Camera West founder and director, Lynette Kessler, “The festival includes

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everything from experimental shorts to documentaries – ranging from surreal visual

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abstractions to strict narratives.” Once again DCW partners with the city’s most prominent

(C1426 DAU) Buenos Aires – Argentina www.VideoDanzaBA.com.ar www.movimiento.org/profile/VideoDanzaBA

venues in offering a host of screenings, installations, and panel discussions with visiting international artists. Read more on http://www.dancecamerawest.org/2010_DCW_PR.html

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blog: http://www.movimiento.org/profile/VideoDanzaBA

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