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  • Michael Fine is appointed to the search committee for the next music director of South Korea's Busan Philharmonic

    May 2016

    Michael Fine is appointed to the search committee for the next music director of South Korea's Busan Philharmonic.  Additionally, he is organising three special projects for the Busan Cultural Centre, of which the first is a Mozart Gala with conductor Constantin Trinks and singers Myung-Joo Lee (soprano)  Dong Won Kim (tenor), and Samuel Young (baritone.)  Michael went to Busan in May to hear the orchestra under conductor Philip Ryan Mann with clarinetist Sangwoo Lim, a concert he planned.  

  • Michael's Quintet for Oboe and Strings was premiered at the Seoul Arts Centre

    March 2016

    Michael's Quintet for Oboe and Strings was premiered at the Seoul Arts Centre on 27 March by oboist YounJoo Lee and friends:

  • At the extraordinarily beautiful Schloss Elmau resort

    March 2016

    At the extraordinarily beautiful Schloss Elmau resort, cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Frank Braley recorded the Sonatas and Variations by Beethoven.  Michael Fine produced the recording for Warner Classics with engineer Jin Choi.  The recording is scheduled for release in the fall.

  • Celebration of Alberto Ginastera's upcoming centenary

    March 2016

    In celebration of Alberto Ginastera's upcoming centenary, Warners-Erato will release our production of excerpts from Ginastera's Don Rodrigo with Placido Domingo.  Domingo made his US debut in this role and it is the first time he has recorded music from the opera.  Joining him is soprano Virginia Tola who also sings Ginastera's Milena.  Ana Maria Martinez, another Domingo protégé sings Ginastera's Cinco Canciones.  Gisele Ben-Dor conducts the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra.

    http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/400046,0825646868308/placido-domingo-ginastera-the-vocal-album

  • Michael conducted the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato

    February 2016

    Michael conducted the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in two concerts.  The repertoire was Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Romie de Guise-Langlois, and Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.  http://zonafranca.mx/sutileza-en-el-clarinete-arranca-aplausos-para-fine-de-guise-langlois-y-la-osug/ and http://www.eslocotidiano.com/articulo/cultura-y-espectaculos/abre-osug-temporada-2016-teatro-bicentenario/20160212095504027309.html