WQXR Presents "19 for 19": Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year

WQXR Presents "19 for 19": Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year

Contrary to the misguided and musty reputation often bestowed upon classical music, this art form is very much alive — and in the hands of many talented and creative musicians ushering it forward. That’s why WQXR is kicking off 2019 by introducing “19 for 19,” a group of artists we love that includes long-time heroes, established favorites and newcomers set for stardom.

Top 18 of '18

8VA’s Top 18 of ‘18

June 2018
The Strad Magazine

Anne Akiko Meyers cover story

February 10, 2018
South China Morning Post
Yo-Yo Ma and Second Youth Music Culture Guangdong

September 2018
BBC Music Magazine
21st Beijing Music Festival Preview

February 19, 2018
The New York Times
Long Yu: Violin, Percussion...and Ping-Pong?

January 3, 2018
New York Arts
Haochen Zhang Sells Out Carnegie Hall

Strings: Shanghai Orchestra Academy Taps International Principal Players in Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Strings: Shanghai Orchestra Academy Taps International Principal Players in Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) launched in 2014, offering professional training along with a master’s degree in music curriculum (from the nearby Shanghai Conservatory of Music). There is a heavy emphasis on internships with professional orchestras.

Observer: 8VA Named One of the Most Powerful Entertainment and Media PR Firms of 2018

Observer: 8VA Named One of the Most Powerful Entertainment and Media PR Firms of 2018

One of the planet’s few PR firms specializing in classical music, 8VA deserves an ovation for mellifluous work on clients like Lang Lang, The Cliburn, organist Cameron Carpenter, Anne Akiko Meyers, more. Bonus fact to make you smarter: 8VA also means a “musical notation used to instruct the musician to play the note an octave higher than written.”

The Strad: Postcard From China

The Strad: Postcard From China

The 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition showcased so many impressive performances that the scoring was a s tight as could be. Charlotte Smith attended the finals.

Classical Classroom: On Discovering Hidden Classical Gems with Marc-André Hamelin

Classical Classroom: On Discovering Hidden Classical Gems with Marc-André Hamelin

In this Classical Classroom episode, Marc-André Hamelin talks about how (and why) he finds music that’s new to him, about a few pieces he’s found that he loves, and gives advice on how you, too, can go a-(record)hunting.

Violin Channel: Julian Schwarz – 'Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations'

Violin Channel: Julian Schwarz – 'Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations'

In a VC exclusive guest blog, American cellist Julian Schwarz shares his top considerations for preparing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme'