Daily News Roundup: 14 December 2016

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  •  Decca launches a publishing division and it has appointed Natasha Baldwin as the head. Decca Publishing will help expand opportunities for ‘neo-classical’ composers to write for television, film and video games. It will also work with Universal Music Publishing Classical.
Natasha Baldwin - Photo: Decca Publishing

Natasha Baldwin – Photo: Decca Publishing

  • The English Symphony Orchestra has appointed Michael Young in the new role of assistant conductor. The British conductor will take the new position in January 2017.


  • The board of the Camerata Nordica, orchestra based in Oskarshamn in Sweden, has cancelled the rest of the season. It also announced the resignation of its artistic director Terje Tonessen, all due to ‘unstable finances’.


  • Hungarian cellist István Várdai has been granted an extended loan of the ‘Du Pré-Harrell’ Stradivari. It is one of the 65 surviving cellos by the famous maker, which was made in 1673.


  • Violist and viola teacher Paul Leggett died while swimming in Australia’s Northern Territory. The 48-year-old teacher developed a cramp and disappeared beneath the water according to ABC News. His body was recovered the following day. He was a principal violist with the Melbourne Opera and a member of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.
Paul Leggett

Paul Leggett

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