Monday, 8 February 2016

Benedetti, Grimaud, Whitacre - music news Nov 2012

The 2012 Tartan Clef Awards (I mislaid this post at the time - better late than never!)
Nicola Benedetti violin

in Scotland included an award for Nicola Benedetti:

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland’s Special Recognition Award supported by Glasgow City Council – Nicola Benedetti

November 17th 2012
Helene Grimaud

Helene Grimaud has begun recording sessions this week of Brahms’ Piano Concerto no.2 with the Vienna Philharmonic and Andris Nelsons in the legendary Musikverein.

The tour has begun with the Vienna Philharmonic and Nelsons performing the Brahms second in Munich (22 Nov 2012), Paris (23 Nov) and Vienna (25 Nov).
Brahms will also feature strongly in Hélène’s upcoming tour of the Far East which kicks off on 5th January in Shanghai with a performance of both Brahms’ 1st and 2nd concertos in the same programme. She goes on to perform the 2nd piano concerto in Singapore on 12 January and then joins David Zinman and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan in Tokyo (16 and 17 Jan), Ashikaga City (19 Jan) and Iwaki (20 Jan) followed by her debut in Kuala Lumpur performing the 2nd piano concerto with the Malaysian symphony Orchestra.
Eric Whitacre conducting

Eric Whitacre has announced the first tour with his professional singing group. Beginning the 18th of March 2013 Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, then Symphony Hall, Boston, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia and Alice Tully Hall, New York on consecutive nights.

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