February 2016 News

TATJANA – A Ballet by John Neumeier (2015) Produced and distributed by Telmondis © Holger Badekow Official Sujet Partner of Avant Première 2016

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN

Avant Première Participants list now online

Avant Première Participants list now online

See who is coming to Avant Première this year! Registered participants can contact other participants in the Virtual Market.
Avant Première Screening Schedule

Avant Première Screening Schedule

Overview screening blocks of all presenting companies!
Catalogue preview

Catalogue preview

The Avant Première Catalogue is the official film directory for 500 films presented at the Avant Première Screenings and an essential resource for TV programme editors, broadcasters, distributors and producers worldwide. You can now overview all films presented by all 69 international companies. Full production details will be available in the printed catalogue on-site.
Juan Diego Flórez special guest at the Opening

Juan Diego Flórez special guest at the Opening

Celebrating anniversaries: Avant Première 2016 welcomes you to the official Opening on Tuesday 16 February 2016!
Special Screenings

Special Screenings

With the Avant Première Special Screenings major film productions invite to full length evening screenings of current highlights in performing arts films.
Market Screenings

Market Screenings

Highlighting the performing arts: Market Screenings present full length films during the day in specific on-site presentation rooms.
One-on-one Expert Sessions

One-on-one Expert Sessions

Get in touch with decision makers! In the One-on-one Expert Sessions specialists in film production, distribution, broadcasting and the utilisation of film and music production stand as advisors for established companies and aspiring talents in film and music making.
Avant Première Talk by Global Rockstar

Avant Première Talk by Global Rockstar

Global Rockstar is an online music platform that offers innovative models to monetize music content through a direct connection between artist and fan.
Avant Première Sujet Partner: Telmondis Distribution

Avant Première Sujet Partner: Telmondis Distribution

’Tatjana - A Ballet by John Neumeier’ is the official Sujet of Avant Première 2016. The film was produced and is distributed by Telmondis Distribution.
Screening Partner: Unitel

Screening Partner: Unitel

50 years of high class music productions.
Cooperation Partner: European Film Market

Cooperation Partner: European Film Market

In 2016, the European Film Market and Avant Première continue their successful cooperation.
Cooperation with Berlinale Talents

Cooperation with Berlinale Talents

Enhancing its young talent promotion programme, in 2016 Avant Première continues its cooperation with Berlinale Talents.
Product Partner: Lomographic Society International

Product Partner: Lomographic Society International

The Lomographic Society International is a globally-active organisation dedicated to experimental and creative photography.
Media Partner: International Arts Manager

Media Partner: International Arts Manager

International Arts Manager is the world’s most inclusive monthly magazine for the performing arts industry.
For 99 EUR to Berlin and back

For 99 EUR to Berlin and back

With the Congress Railway Ticket Avant Première participants travel from anywhere in Germany to Berlin and back for 99 EUR or 159 EUR.
Accommodation at Hotel Scandic

Accommodation at Hotel Scandic

Registered participants save 10% on accommodation.
Watch the Avant Première Trailer

Watch the Avant Première Trailer

Avant Première in three minutes.
International Arts Manager: Interview with the IMZ

International Arts Manager: Interview with the IMZ

How to make the most of your stay at Avant Première Musik + Media Market Berlin? Read IAM’s interview with IMZ Director Katharina Jeschke.

IMZ INTERNAL NEWS

New in the IMZ: 3 minutes West

New in the IMZ: 3 minutes West

An independent production company established in Amsterdam in 2007. Founded by former ballet dancers Jeff Tudor and Adrienne Liron, the company specialises in bringing exceptional dance productions to the screen for worldwide cinema, TV and home video release.
New in the IMZ: nRapt

New in the IMZ: nRapt

A revolutionary streaming platform for the performing arts. Launching in 2016, nRapt will transform how audiences discover, experience, and engage with performing arts content.
New in the IMZ: Reef Television

New in the IMZ: Reef Television

An award-winning television production company with an international reputation for delivering high-quality programmes. Based in London, Reef has a distinguished track record producing innovative content for broadcasters in both peak and daytime slots and has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for networks including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5, UKTV, and Scripps.
Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)

The IMZ mourns the passing of an Honorary Member: French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez.

IMZ MEMBER NEWS

Filming For Portrait Of Refugee Syrian Musician Completed

Filming For Portrait Of Refugee Syrian Musician Completed

Accentus Music Surrounded by ruins in the death camp of Yarmouk in Syria’s capital Damascus, Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death – until the ISIS destroys his instrument and he is forced to flee. His goal: Germany.
Laurels For Accentus Productions: ICMA 2016 For Mahler 7  + Documentary Satiesfictions Nominated For Grimme Prize

Laurels For Accentus Productions: ICMA 2016 For Mahler 7 + Documentary Satiesfictions Nominated For Grimme Prize

Accentus Music The cycle of Mahler’s ten Symphonies with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra is nearing its completion. Mahler 7, the latest DVD release, will receive the prestigious ICMA 2016 for Best DVD Performance.
New on DVD: Nikolaj Znaider, Riccardo Chailly: Mendelssohn And Beethoven – Violin Concertos

New on DVD: Nikolaj Znaider, Riccardo Chailly: Mendelssohn And Beethoven – Violin Concertos

Accentus Music The Daily Telegraph describes Nikolaj Znaider as “the most stimulating young musician playing today, drawing on musical intelligence, perception and dynamism to give performances of rare intensity.”
Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele – Bayerische Staatsoper München

Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele – Bayerische Staatsoper München

C Major Entertainment Making his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper with Munich’s first ever staging of Boito’s masterpiece, director Roland Schwab (a protégé of the legendary Ruth Berghaus) plays devil’s advocate by setting the opera in what looks like a garbage-strewn nightclub that then transforms into a geriatric hospital ward, by way of a drunken detour to Munich’s own Oktoberfest.
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Royal Opera House

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Royal Opera House

C Major Entertainment Jonathan Kent’s new production of Manon Lescaut includes a stellar cast, featuring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann in the roles of the young lovers Manon Lescaut and Renato des Grieux.
Joan Baez – Live In New York

Joan Baez – Live In New York

C Major Entertainment In a career spanning nearly six decades, legendary folk singer Joan Baez has been a pioneering figure in both music and social justice.
Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

Clasart Classic Clasart Classic presents three new programs with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra:
Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst

Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst

Clasart Classic Clasart Classic continues its Brahms Cycle with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of its principal conductor Franz Welser-Möst.
Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Metropolitan Opera

Clasart Classic At Avant Première 2016: The Metropolitan Opera

Clasart Classic Out of the Met HD-live catalogue, Clasart Classic would like to give a special mention to the following productions from the 2014/15 season:
53rd ITF Golden Prague 2016

53rd ITF Golden Prague 2016

Czech Television And here they are, the news and novelties that will make the prestigious television festival an even more exciting experience this year:
Avant Première 2016: EuroArts Special Screenings

Avant Première 2016: EuroArts Special Screenings

EuroArts Music International It always seems so far away still, and then you blink twice and it has arrived: The IMZ’s annual Avant Première. This year, EuroArts will present not one, but two Special Screenings – and with a Special Guest, no less...
Gala from Berlin 2015

Gala from Berlin 2015

EuroArts Music International What better way to bid the old year farewell than with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s traditional New Year’s Eve Concert? This year, the orchestra invited one of the most accomplished and dedicated violinists of her time: Anne-Sophie Mutter.
New EuroArts Releases: February 2016

New EuroArts Releases: February 2016

EuroArts Music International In February, we’ve got it all: Dance, concert, documentary, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Piazzolla, Berlin Prague…Oh, and also: Did you ever attend a personal concert introduction with Jirí Belohlávek? No? Well...
Sir Simon Rattle Tackling French Rarities + Sir John Eliot Gardiner To Celebrate A Shakespearean Mendelssohn

Sir Simon Rattle Tackling French Rarities + Sir John Eliot Gardiner To Celebrate A Shakespearean Mendelssohn

London Symphony Orchestra In January and February 2016 the London Symphony Orchestra and Les Films Jack Febus will be filming two concerts. The first will be a performance on the 13th January which will be live broadcast on Mezzo.
The Darbar Festival On London’s Southbank

The Darbar Festival On London’s Southbank

Poorhouse International The Darbar Festival is an Indian Classical Music festival created in 2006 in the memory of Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee, an inspirational teacher of the tabla. At this festival you can enjoy Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India) and Dhrupad (India’s oldest yet timeless tradition).
Queen Elisabeth Competition Cello 2017

Queen Elisabeth Competition Cello 2017

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition In 2017, the Queen Elisabeth competition is holding for the first time in its history a competition devoted to cellists!
Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score Episodes Now Available For Digital Download And Rental

Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score Episodes Now Available For Digital Download And Rental

San Francisco Symphony For the first-time ever, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SF Symphony’s full-length Keeping Score programmes are available for digital rental or purchase through iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other online content providers.
For Zubin Mehta On His 80th Birthday – A Portrait

For Zubin Mehta On His 80th Birthday – A Portrait

Unitel On the 29th of April 2016, Zubin Mehta, one of the most charismatic conductors of our time, will turn 80 years old. Reason enough to dignify the Maestro with a cinematic portrait!
Martinu Symphony Cycle

Martinu Symphony Cycle

Unitel For the first time in music history the complete Martinu Symphony Cycle will be captured for the screen and is to be produced over the course of several years.
Toshio Hosokawa: Stilles Meer

Toshio Hosokawa: Stilles Meer

Unitel Under the baton of Kent Nagano the Philharmoniker Hamburg perform the world premiere of the eagerly awaited opera Stilles Meer by Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa, starring superb singers as the world famous countertenor Bejun Mehta.

INDUSTRY NEWS

International Classical Music Awards 2016 – And The Winners Are...

International Classical Music Awards 2016 – And The Winners Are...

IMZ International Music + Media Centre On 20 January, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced the Winners of 2016.
Numeridanse.tv

Numeridanse.tv

Maison de la danse de Lyon Numeridanse.tv is a free online dance video library, which brings together thousands of hours of videos, the collections of national and international artists, teaching aids and thousands of written resources to promote an understanding of dance and its history.
Last Call For Entries

Last Call For Entries

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Don’t miss out on your chance to star: The deadline to enter is 18 February 2016!
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