From major record deals to Beethoven marathons, anniversaries to retirements, premieres, award winners and innovators; this week we're highlighting the top classical music newsmakers of 2012.
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Timothy Chooi laureate at the QE competition in Belgium
Avan Yu winning Sydney
Since we're talking about DG and TaffelMusik's independent label, I'd like to add another 'record' breakthrough. Brasstronaut crowfunding their newest album Mean Sun.
From NowToronto article
After getting turned down twice for FACTOR recording funding, they paid $15,000 out of pocket to record with Colin Stewart at the Hive, money they eventually recouped through a crowd-funding campaign.Van Breemen, who co-owns Unfamiliar Records with Greg Ipp, has strong opinions about FACTOR’s direct board approval process, which sees large grants go to already established artists and labels before emerging ones. He’s careful, though, to try to keep his focus on the music, the live show and the self-sufficiency the band gained through the rejection.So what’s the best attitude for musicians to take in these arts-funding-challenged times
?“You have to be a realist. You don’t have to be an optimist, but you can never have an entitled attitude. That’s the most dangerous thing. When you start feeling like a certain amount of time put into building a project should equate to a certain amount of success, you’re putting yourself in a really sketchy place.”
will the requiem be offered as a concert on demand
Another honor for Jeff Ryan Is being the inaugural composer on Naxos' Canadian Classics series
with the Linearity of Light, Fugitive Colours, and Equilateral.
Onlytony, Yes the Ryan Requiem will be on Concerts on Demand right very soon.