The Atlantic: What Classical Music Can Learn From Kanye West

The Atlantic: What Classical Music Can Learn From Kanye West

Since 2016, Feigenbaum and the conductor Yuga Cohler have periodically put on performances they call “Yeethoven,” including two in Los Angeles and one at New York City’s Lincoln Center. With a contingent of classical instrumentalists, they trace the similarities between the works of a 21st-century rapper/producer [Kanye West] and a 18th- to 19th-century composer.

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

After years of relying on Westerners, symphony orchestras across China are turning to a fresh generation of Chinese musical directors.

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Though [Isaac Stern] died at age 81 in 2001, his spirit lives on in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, a bi-annual international violin competition to be held starting Aug. 10 with winners to be announced on Sept. 1. The $100,000 first prize is the largest in the world for a violin competition.

Strings: Yuga Cohler on Forging a Career as a Conductor in Classical Music

Strings: Yuga Cohler on Forging a Career as a Conductor in Classical Music

Yuga Cohler is on a mission to disrupt the classical-music establishment. And he already has its attention. The 28-year-old conductor, who debuts as the music director at Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO) on May 5, gained international prominence last year with his project Yeethoven, an orchestral concert comparing the works of Beethoven and Kanye West that culminated in a sold-out show at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in January.