World Premiere that will rock this year’s BBC Proms

The World Premiere that will rock this year’s BBC Proms

Owen White Management are pleased to announce the BBC Proms debut for solo violinist Daniel Pioro. Recognised as one of the most groundbreaking violinists of his generation, Daniel Pioro joins Radiohead guitarist and award-winning composer Jonny Greenwood with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble for a Late Night Prom that reflects their shared musical vision. PROM 70 on the 10th September tipped by The.

5 star reviews at Opera Holland Park for Conductor John Andrews

5 star reviews at Opera Holland Park for Conductor John Andrews

Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna conducted by John Andrews opened at Opera Holland Park on Monday 22nd July as part of a double bill with Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. This new production directed by John Wilkie stars Claire Presland, Richard Burkhard and John Savournin Rupert Christiansen in The Telegraph writes “with delicate orchestral colours that evoke Ravel, and something of the conversational sparkle of Verdi’s Falstaff… John Andrews conducts with grace and.

Daniel Pioro wows with BBC Proms debut

On 10 September Daniel Pioro gave the world premiere of Horror vacui for solo violin and 68 strings written for him by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. The concert at the Royal Albert Hall featured the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. The programme opened with Daniel Pioro playing Biber’s Passacaglia in G minor for solo violin. click here The Daily Telegraph described the performance as “the.

Daniel Pioro performs on award winning film score

Daniel Pioro performs on award winning film score

Jonny Greenwood won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score for his score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Phantom Thread in a ceremony last week in London. The soundtrack features music performed by violinist and OWM artist Daniel Pioro. The track Phantom Thread IV featuring Daniel’s solo violin was played by Elizabeth Alker on Radio 3. It takes inspiration from Bach’s Andante from sonata no.2 for solo.

Italian baritone Christian Federici joins Owen White Management

Christian Federici recently sang the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Marseille with great success.  He joins OWM in the footsteps of the late great Italian baritone, Claudio Desderi, a former OWM artist with whom he studied.   He will soon be singing Belcore L’elisir d’amore  for the Piccolo Festival of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Testo in Ambrosini’s Tancredi appresso il combattimento in Montepulciano. Next season he makes his debut at. Paris to Poland with an Ondes Martenot

From Paris to Poland with an Ondes Martenot

Congratulations to Owen White artist Ondes Martenot player Augustin Viard, who has just performed Arthur Honegger’s Oratorio ‘Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher’ in Poland, with the Polish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Liebreich. Augustin writes that the “performance in Katowice was amazing! It was a full house and the audience were very enthusiastic. Florence Darel was a great Jeanne.”’ Before the rehearsals could even begin though it was no simple.

Kamilla Dunstan joins Owen White Management

Mezzo soprano Kamilla Dunstan is currently rehearsing at the Glyndebourne Festival where she is covering Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte.  Earlier this year she sang the lead role of Fanny Price in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park with Opera South.  Born in Yorkshire and brought up in New Zealand she trained at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio and she is now studying with Claire Rutter. Documentary Premiere for OWM artist

BBC Documentary Premiere for OWM artist

OWM artist, pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz with baritone Jóhann Kristinsson, feature ​t​his Saturday on BBC2 at 9pm i​n​ a documentary presented by historian Dr Lucy Worsley on ‘Queen Victoria: My Musical Background’. The film explores Victoria’s relationship with music and how royal patronage changed the face of British culture in the 19th century. Ammiel and Jóhann perform in a sequence which explores how the lieder repertories of Beethoven, Schubert and later Schumann were brought to the.

Gilliam Ramm in Interview

Gilliam Ramm in Interview

To celebrate the new release of the first ever recording of Thomas Arne’s raunchy masterpiece The Judgement of Paris conducted by John Andrews, we have an interview with one of the soloists on the album, Gillian Ramm. She talks about discovering her voice in Australia, the challenges of maintaining an international career alongside family life, and her passions. Gillian has two children, lives in Brighton and is married to the. Pioro to make Wigmore Hall debut solo recital this June

Daniel Pioro to make Wigmore Hall debut solo recital this June

Daniel Pioro will perform works by Biber, Beethoven and Vaughan Williams with pianist Roderick Williams at the Wigmore Hall on 2 June at 11.30am. The programme includes works featured on his new album DUST recently released on the Bedroom Community label. For further information about the recital click here

Our Leading lady returns to Opera Awards

The prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards begin today at the Wigmore Hall. These annual awards set up in 1956 which have a record of “spotting winners” feature 11 young singers. This year we are delighted to announce that the Jurors for the 2019 awards include Soprano Mary Plazas along with Graham Johnson, James Bowman, Richard Jackson and Ann Murray. Mary Plazas won the 1991 Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship and then went.

Opera in Oman

Our Artist Samuel Pantcheff is appearing at the Royal Opera House, Muscat this week with Scottish Opera This acclaimed opera for babies BambinO written by Lliam Paterson and directed by Phelim McDermott which originally premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, is enjoying a 7 day run in Oman. Baritone Samuel Pantcheff revives his role as Pulcino alongside Hazel McBain as Uccelina. This unique show has been praised by critics as “a.

In Conversation – Daniel Pioro

In our new series ‘In Conversation’ we talk to Violinist Daniel Pioro as his debut album ‘Dust’ is released on digital download. You have been described as one of the most innovative violinists of your generation but where do you find your inspiration? In the quotidian. I try to pay attention to everything I experience around the violin that makes me Feel. These deep emotions and colours that we experience,.

International Violin Masterclasses in France

A rare chance to study with one of Ireland’s most distinguished performers in the idyllic surroundings of the wine region of Burgundy. This summer violinist Fionnuala Hunt is launching a series of Violin Masterclasses in the village of Santenay, France from Monday 22nd July to Saturday 27th July. The classes are being offered to interested students on a first come, first served basis up to a maximum of 10 participants..

Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra : Opening Night Reviews

‘I can’t immediately recall a better evening of coloratura singing in London” (Robert Thicknesse of The Critics Circle) English Touring Opera opened their spring season with the first professional performance of Rossini’s Elizabeth I (Elisabetta REGINA D’INGHILTERRA) to tour England in 200 years, directed by the company’s artistic director, James Conway Conducted by John Andrews with Mary Plazas in the lead role of Elizabeth and Joseph Doody as courtier Gugliemo,.

Piotr Lempa awarded ARAM

Congratulations to Piotr Lempa who has been made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). This honour is awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.

Happy 28th Birthday to Us

Happy Birthday to Owen White Management which opened its doors 28 years ago this week. Founders John Owen and Trudy White started the company with a list that included pianist Martin Jones and soprano Mary Plazas who are still both current OWM artists. During this time OWM has been privileged to manage some distinguished names such as Charles Rosen, Franco Gulli, Martyn Hill and Wolfgang Holzmair, and is now championing.

Thomas Humphreys Makes Barbican Debut

Next week baritone Thomas Humphreys makes his Barbican concert hall solo debut. Thomas will sing in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the London Concert Choir with Canticum and the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Mark Forkgen. Thomas Humphreys says “I’m extremely excited to be making my debut in one of the world’s foremost concert halls, performing a work which has been extremely important to me throughout my career so far.” The. Russia with Love : David Titterington in Moscow

From Russia with Love : David Titterington in Moscow

The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory should need no introduction. Regarded as one of Russia’s most important concert venues, the sense of history is overwhelming as you ascend the grand staircase leading to the Hall. On 10 February, David Titterington was invited to perform on the recently refurbished organ of the Great Hall. There was a great sense of anticipation as the audience gathered beforehand watched over by the venerable.

BBC awards Conductor John Andrews Recording of the Month

BBC awards Conductor John Andrews Recording of the Month

Continuing the critical acclaim of the recording of Arthur Sullivan’s Oratorio ‘Light of the World,’ BBC Music Magazine rates the new CD Choral Disc of the Month. Critic George Hall awards 5 stars to the performance and 5 stars to the recording of this ‘almighty revival of Arthur Sullivan’s biblical oratorio.’ He writes “Conductor John Andrews does an excellent job, bringing constant motion to the score and drawing refined playing. Andrews : The Review of the Reviews

John Andrews : The Review of the Reviews

The premiere recording of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s forgotten oratorio, The Light of the World, with John Andrews conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and an impressive line up of soloists, was released in December on the Dutton Epoch label. Since then the recording has been receiving extensive online and national press coverage. John Andrews was interviewed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on 21 December, with Sean. Viard : A Tribute to Ingmar Bergman

Augustin Viard : A Tribute to Ingmar Bergman

Ondes Martenot player Augustin Viard is rapidly becoming known as one of the leading players of his generation, and for bringing together eclectic contemporary styles. An unusual programme devised for France Culture ‘In the head of Ingmar Bergman’ with organist Sarah Kim was broadcast in December. Produced to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the legendary Swedish filmmaker this podcast explores the music from and inspired by Bergman’s films.. Pioro performs on BBC Radio 3 ahead of the release of his album

Daniel Pioro performs on BBC Radio 3 ahead of the release of his album

Daniel Pioro Debut Album Release February 2019

David Titterington to perform in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

David Titterington returns to Moscow to perform in the International Organ Festival “Organ Art”. His programme entitled “The Universe of Bach” will be played on the magnificent organ in the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory on 10 February 2019. For further details click here

Three OWM artists open ETO’s Spring 2019 season

John Andrew’s conducts Rossini’s Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra for English Touring Opera this season with Mary Plazas starring in the title role and Joseph Doody singing the role of Guglielmo. This is the first fully staged professional production of Rossini’s opera in the UK for two hundred years. The premiere was at Hackney Empire on Saturday 2 March 2019 and James Conway’s production will now tour the UK. For further details.

Owen White Management announces new Artist Communications Director

Owen White Management is pleased to announce that Clare Bowskill has joined the team in charge of Artist Communications. Clare brings more than 20 years of experience in communications working for major television networks including ITV and BBC Worldwide and as Head of Publicity for a major charity. More recently she moved into the world of performing arts as the Visitor Services Manager for Brighton Dome and Festival working directly.

Daniel Pioro to perform at St George’s, Bristol on Sunday 21 October at 8pm

Daniel Pioro performs an evening of electronic and acoustic music in collaboration with Icelandic composer and musician, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, at St George’s Bristol on Sunday 21 October at 8pm. The artists, with special guests, perform works from Daniel’s debut album for Bedroom Community Dust. Further information here

Augustin Viard, ondes Martenot, joins Owen White Management

Owen White Management is delighted to announce representation of the French ondes Martenot player, Augustin Viard. Already establishing a reputation as a soloist with performances of major works in France, Holland, Germany and Mexico, he is also interested in a variety of contemporary styles including improvisation. He plays on the score of Andreï Zviaguintsev’s Oscar nominated film Loveless.

David Titterington to give inaugural lecture-recital as Professor of the University of London

Professor David Titterington will give his inaugural lecture-recital as Professor of the University of London on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 19.00 in Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. Organ works will include Ned Rorem’s A Quaker Reader, extracts from Olivier Messiaen’s Livre du Saint-Sacrement and the premiere of a new work by Rhian Samuel.

Remembering Claudio Desderi 1943-2018

The great Italian baritone, conductor and teacher, Claudio Desderi, passed away in Florence on Saturday 30 June. I was fortunate to have known him for nearly 30 years, and to have seen his masterly interpretations of Falstaff and Leporello. I will never forget my first experience of watching his inspirational master classes at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, preparing young Italian singers for the Mozart-Da Ponte Project. At that.

Jennifer Rhys-Davies sings Berta at The Grange Festival

Jennifer Rhys-Davies is currently singing Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia at The Grange Festival. The production opened on Saturday 9 June directed by Stephen Barlow and conducted by David Parry. Dominic Lowe writing for backtrack said “Jennifer Rhys-Davies stole every scene in which she appeared….her “Il vecchiotto cerca moglie” was a masterpiece of comic showmanship…” full review. There are further performances on 15, 17, 22, 27 and 30 June..

Nicholas Jenkins to conduct the Orchestre National de Lille

Nicholas Jenkins will conduct a programme of Poulenc’s Sept répons des ténèbres and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestre National de Lille and the Philharmonia Chorus at the Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle this Thursday 15 March. For full details click here

John Andrews conducts Rossini for English Touring Opera

John Andrews conducts showcase scenes and arias by Rossini in a programme entitled Fireworks! for English Touring Opera. It opened at the Hackney Empire on 22 February 2018 and is currently touring to venues throughout the UK. For further details click here. It has also recently been announced that he will conduct Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna for Opera Holland Park in 2019.

Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan joins Owen White Management

OWM is pleased to announce the European representation of Canadian baritone, Tyler Duncan. On the operatic stage he has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and the Spoleto Festival. He has a busy concert and recital career, and he recently made his UK recital debut at the Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson.

Cynthia Millar performs in The Exterminating Angel at the Royal Danish Opera

Cynthia Millar has already performed the solo ondes martenot part, written especially for her by Thomas Adès in his opera The Exterminating Angel, at the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The work will next be performed at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen opening on 23 March. For further details click here

Louise Winter sings Gertrude in Hamlet for Glyndebourne on Tour

Louise Winter performed the role of Gertrude in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Glyndebourne on Tour in Autumn 2017. She is pictured here with William Dazely as Claudius and Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts as Polonius. For full details of dates and venues click here Strizhak, bass, joins Owen White Management

Yakov Strizhak, bass, joins Owen White Management

OWM is pleased to announce representation for the UK and Ireland of bass, Yakov Strizhak. He was born in Kazakhstan and trained in St Petersburg, where he won the St Petersburg Spring Festival Competition. He has since worked with conductors including Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, and Andrey Petrenko, and performed with New Israeli Opera, Komische Oper Berlin and at the Gergiev Philharmonic Festival in Rotterdam. The photo shows him as.

Susan Platts (left) as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House

Susan Platts made her Royal Opera House debut as Third Lady in Tom Guthrie’s revival of David McVicar’s production of Die Zauberflöte on 12 September 2017.  The photo shows her with Roderick Williams, Angela Simkin and Rebecca Davies. For further information please click here

Tenor Joseph Doody joins Owen White Management

Recent graduate of the National Opera Studio, tenor Joseph Doody, has joined Owen White Management. His repertoire includes roles from the bel canto tradition, particularly Rossini, as well as Albert Herring and Tom Rakewell.

Louise Winter as Anaide in Zazà for Opera Holland Park

Louise Winter has been singing with Opera Holland Park for the first time as the dipsomaniac mother of Leoncavallo’s Zazà in Marie Lambert’s production. The final performance is on Saturday 29 July. For further details click here

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