March 2017

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.

New management at the IMZ

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ Director Katharina Jeschke was unanimously voted the new Secretary General on 14 February 2017 by both IMZ Board and member assembly at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin 2017.


Billy Budd

Bel Air Media

New production of Billy Budd by the Teatro Real de Madrid, conducted by Britten music expert, Ivor Bolton, and staged by renowned director Deborah Warner.

Closed - A Ballet from Real Life

EuroArts Music International

A stunningly brilliant ballet performance with a very unusual "soundtrack": Truls Mørk plays Zoltan Kodály’s Sonata for solo cello Op. 8!

COSÌ FAN TUTTE at Paris Opera

Telmondis Distribution

NEW PRODUCTION by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Opera Buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: The Inauguration Concert

C Major Entertainment

“A striking building, a scintillating concert!” (The New York Times)


Bel Air Media

The critically-acclaimed dance drama Ghosts after the play by Henrik Ibsen by the Norwegian national Ballet.

Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew’s Passion

Accentus Music

In the year of Luther, the new Gaechinger Cantorey under Hans-Christoph Rademann performed the key work of the Protestant church.

King Arthur

Bel Air Media

New production of King Arthur staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and Julian Crouch, conducted by the internationally renowned musician René Jacobs.

Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia

C Major Entertainment

Documentary showing the return to his native Russia of Mstislav Rostropovich.

The Nutcracker

C Major Entertainment

This all-time ballet favourite is gloriously put on stage in Peter Wright’s production, with a choreography by Lev Ivanov.

The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse

Czech Television

A new dance production was created by Petr Zuska, Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet.


Moment 22 Film & Video

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons recomposed for Violin and live electronics like you have never heard it before.


Bohuslav Martinu documentary

Czech Television

Czech Television has started the preparations of the documentary devoted to the famous composer Bohuslav Martinu.



As part of the opening festival of the new Pierre Boulez Concert Hall, Daniel Barenboim will perform Schubert‘s Piano Sonatas in Berlin.



Open Air Live Broadcast from the Grafenegg Festival featuring Aida Garifullina, Khatia Buniatishvili & Dmitri Hvorostovsky.


Call me Josephine

Poorhouse International

A documentary about Josephine Baker who was not only a successful artist but also a spy in the French Resistance, a Civil Rights Activist and mother of 12.

Franco Zeffirelli - Directing from Life

Poorhouse International

A portrait of Franco Zeffirelli directed by Chris Hunt.

Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song

Telmondis Distribution

World Premiere Work in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov, found after 100 years. Musical Direction by Valery Gergiev.

Karajan - The Maestro and his festival

Eliette und Herbert von Karajan Institut

Herbert von Karajan and his own festival, Salzburg Easter Festival. The new film by Hannes M. Schalle - celebrating 50 years of passion for music.



On the occasion of the Salzburg Easter Festival‘s 50th anniversary: A special re-creation of Karajan’s musico-theatrical vision of Wagner’s masterwork.

Tosca - Live from the Easter Festival Baden-Baden

EuroArts Music International

Kristine Opolais as Tosca, a spectacular staging by Philipp Himmelmann and the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle.


Accentus Music receives prestigious ARD award

Accentus Music

The award honors the documentary “Satiesfictions” for its quality and achievements.

Two ICMA Awards 2017 for Accentus Music

Accentus Music

Best Video Performance: Alban Berg's "Wozzeck" with Christian Gerhaher; Best Collection: NOSPR Katowice and Alexander Liebreich


New IMZ Member: Moment 22

Moment 22 Film & Video

Moment 22 is a production company with passion for arts and anything creative.

Thank you! This was Avant Première 2017!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Over 500 delegates from all over the world made this year’s Avant Première another highlight edition.


#KARAJAN Music Tech Conference Salzburg, April 13

Eliette und Herbert von Karajan Institut

Join the inaugural Karajan Music Tech Conference in Salzburg, April 13, 2017 and discover the intersection of classical music and technology.

International Television Festival Golden Prague

Czech Television

Golden Prague Festival 2017 competition: Call for entries to be launched soon.

Interview with Jan Schmidt-Garre

PARS Media

Barbara Eckle in conversation with director Jan Schmidt-Garre about the perpendicular moment in time, ecological theatre, charged props, unyielding scenes and the mysteries of second reality.

Karajan/FH Salzburg – 4th Classical Music Hack Day

Eliette und Herbert von Karajan Institut

Join the 4th Classical Music Hack Day Salzburg, April 8-9 2017 and hack the classics!

Rose d'Or Eurovision Award

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Nominations for the 2017 Rose d’Or Awards open on March 15.