Lucerne Festival ranks as one of the premier classical music festivals in the world. Based in Lucerne, Switzerland, it has a 5 week Summer season, a week long Piano Festival in November, and a 9 day pre-Easter Festival. It has two resident ensembles. The first is the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, co-founded by the late Claudio Abbado and ceo Michael Haefliger with Riccardo Chailly appointed as its new Music Director in 2016. The second ensemble, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra was founded by Pierre Boulez and in 2016, Wolfgang Rihm became its new Artistic Director, with Matthias Pintscher conducting many of the orchestra’s performances.
The task: Since 2006, PR in the UK market. General marketing support including social media and introduction of yield management scheme and the UK Friends.
|Telegraph||Ben Lawrence review|
|The Times||Richard Morrison Review|
|Arts Desk||David Nice Review|
|New York Times||Michael Cooper comment|
|The Sunday Times||Hugh Canning review|
Longborough is a British country house opera company which was founded in 1991 by Martin and Lizzie Graham. Its 500 seater theatre is set in the most beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Each summer, it presents a 2 month season of 4 different operas. It has received huge critical acclaim for its Wagner productions and in 2013 was the only UK opera house to mount a fully staged Ring cycle during the Wagner bi-centenary year.
The task: General marketing and PR advice Introduction of new Membership schemes. Rebranding. To assist with Board and fundraising structures.
|The Times||Richard Morrison interviews Polly Graham|
|Corriere dela SeraPaola de Carolis||Interview with Polly Graham (pdf)|
|The Observer||Fiona Maddocks Review|
|Sunday Times||Hugh Canning Review|
|Spectator||Michael Tanner review|
Victor and Lilian Hochhauser have, for the past 60 years, brought most of the high profile Russian artists to the UK. They continue to bring both the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet companies to London for their summer seasons.
The task: PR and marketing support.
|Sunday Times Magazine||Anne McElvoy goes backstage at the Marinsky Ballet|
|Sunday Times||Sarah Crompton interviews Diana Vishneva|
|Telegraph||Mark Monahan interviews Viktoria Tereshkina|
|Sunday Times||Sarah Crompton interviews Kimin Kim|
|Times||Debra Craine interviews Xander Parish|
|Telegraph||Review of Don Quixote|
|The Times||David Sanderson News report on CBE|
Iván Fischer is the Music Director and a founder of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. His 30 year partnership with the orchestra is one of the greatest success stories on the classical music scene and includes a series of critically acclaimed recordings.
The task: to raise his profile in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and France.
|Spectator||Igor Toronyi-Lalic Proms review|
|Telegraph||Margarette Driscoll interviews Ivan Fischer and Julia Neuberger|
|New York Times||James Jorden Review|
|New Yorker||Alex Ross feature|
|Slipped Disc Blog||Norman Lebrecht|
|Times||Anna Picard interviews Ivan Fischer|
|Guardian||Stephen Moss interviews Ivan Fischer|
|Observer||Fiona Maddocks in Budapest|
|New York Times||Michael Cooper comment|
|Times||Richard Morrison comment|
|Frankfurter Allgemeine||Elenore Beuning interviews Ivan Fischer (pdf)|
Alma Deutscher is a 13 year old English composer, pianist and violinist. Profoundly gifted, she has composed both piano and violin doncertos and an opera, Cinderella, premiered in Vienna in 2016 and performed again in San Jose in 2017. A dvd of this performance is release by Sony in October 2018. In 2017 BBC 1 broadcast a one hour programme on Alma and in 2018 she made debut perfomances at the Aix-en Provence and Lucerne Festivals.
The task: to raise her profile as a serious composer and artist.
|Neu Zeucher Zeitung||Thomas Shacher interview|
|Le Figaro||Thierry Hilleriteau interviews Alma Deutscher|
|BBC||Radio 4 Today|
|Telegraph Magazine||Sally Williams feature|
|Sunday Times||David Lister interviews Alma Deutscher|
|Telegraph||Ben Lawrence reviews Cinderella|
|Corriere della Sera||Paola de Carolis feature|
|Der Standard||Ljubisa Tosic interview|
|Der Standard||Ljubisa Tosic Review of Cinderella|
|CBS 60 Minutes||TV Profile|
|FT||Laura Battle interview|
|BBC1 Imagine||TV Documentary|
Jonathan Nott is Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this he was Music Director of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with whom he mad a number of acclaimed recordings, including a complete cycle of the Mahler symphonies.
To raise the profile of Nott and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for its centenary celebrations in November 2018.
Considered one of the most outstanding musicians of our time, Mariss Jansons has been Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Since 1995 he has appeared annually at the Salzburg Festival.
The Task: Designated PR support
|Times||Richard Morrison interviews Mariss Jansons|
|Telegraph||Ivan Hewett Interview|