Artistic Director: Avanti! Summer Sounds

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Barbara Hannigan has been named artistic director for Summer Sounds with Avanti!. XXIX Summer Sounds in Porvoo, 25 – 29 June 2014 Its been 10 years since I first started working with Avanti! and we share special musical memories from Finland and abroad. It is particularly thrilling to return to Summer Sounds with this delicious programme of concerts, celebrating our …

Gramophone: Soprano of our time

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“Soprano of our time: Barbara Hannigan” Barbara Hannigan speaks with Rebecca Schmid of Gramophone Magazine about the world premiere of let me tell you. “It started out as a birthday present. The soprano Barbara Hannigan, asked to sing at a surprise party for the writer and critic Paul Griffiths, moved toward bigger plans. When the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen was …

Lucerne Festival: Artiste étoile 2014

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Barbara Hannigan has been named Artiste étoile for the 2014 edition of the Lucerne Festival. Praised for her creative intelligence and colorful vocal personality, Barbara took part in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra’s European tour with Pierre Boulez in the fall of 2011, singing Pli selon pli. This past summer she performed in Lucerne with the Berlin Philharmonic under the …

Opernwelt: Sängerin des Jahres 2013

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Opernwelt named Barbara Hannigan ‘Soprano of the Year’ (‘Sängerin des Jahres’). Additionally, George Benjamin’s opera Written on Skin was named ‘Production of the Year’ (‘Urauffürung des Jahres’). “Barbara Hannigan scheut vor nichts zurück. Als Agnès in George Benjamins «Written on Skin» (Uraufführung des Jahres) bestätigt die kanadische Sopranistin erneut ihren herausragenden Einsatz für zeitgenössische Musik; Komponisten wie Salvatore Sciarrino, Magnus …

Gramophone Classical Music Award 2013

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Gramophone unveiled today the 11 recordings which have beaten more than 800 new releases to win the 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards for best in their category. Celebrating its 90th anniversary year with a new-look, streamlined Awards format, Gramophone announces these for the first time in advance of the Awards Ceremony on September 17 which, this year, is dedicated to …

Musical Personality of the Year

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Soprano Barbara Hannigan today receives one of the most important awards in French music, the ‘Prix de la personnalité musicale de l’année’ (Musical Personality of the Year) by the Syndicat de la Critique. Awarded by French music critics to an artist who has had a profound impact on French music over the past year, the award specifically recognises Hannigan’s ground-breaking …