Wuliangye(五粮液) signed Five years £500k sponsorship with Philharmonia Orchestra

Wuliangye(五粮液) group, Chinese top Baijiu (Chinese alcoholic beverage) manufacturer signed five years £500k sponsorship with Philharmonia Orchestra as “Principal International Partner”.

Official announcement from orchestra says its “is the first of its kind, bringing together one of China’s premiere brands with one of the UK’s cultural leaders”.

Orchestra’s current major sponsor includes BB Energy, Citi Bank, Elephant Communications, Krug, McDermott Will & Emery, Meridien Piccadilly and sappi.

Philharmonia Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy is planning China tour at June 2015, at Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre (June 17&18) and Beijing NCPA(20&21).

Source: Philharmonia Orchestra “Wuliangye announced as Philharmonia’s New Principal International Partner “

Philharmonia Orchestra China tour Shanghai Detail (Chinese )

Philharmonia Orchestra China tour Beijing Detail (Chinese)

Seoul Philharmonic to cancel thier US tour in April

Even though there is no official announcement on their official website, according to some media, Seoul Philharmonic seems to cancel their US tour originally planned to be April in seven cities.

“In a written statement to tour venues, the production agency and the SPO said “the cancellation is due to a recent and significant cut in tour funding from the City of Seoul.”

It continued, “The SPO, which is heavily subsidized by the City of Seoul, has failed to secure sufficient financial support from alternative sources”

The Korea Times says.



LFJ2015 English website open and Time table ver1 announced

La Folle Journée, originally from France and came to Tokyo Japan, renew their website to 2015 version and has announced 2015 program(May2-4).

This years artists includes
Bach Collegium Japan (orch)
Ricercar Consort(ensemble)
Sinfonia Varsovia(orch)

Vox Clamantis(chor)

Akane Sakai(pf)
Anne Queffélec(pf)
Boris Berezovsky(pf)

Ekaterina Derzhavina(pf)
Mami Hagiwara(pf)

Yulianna Avdeeva(pf)
Zhu Xiao-Mei(pf)

Augustin Dumay(vn)
Shunske Sato(vn)
Tatsuki Narita(vn)

full list is available here.