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Contests & Awards

Czech Pianist Wins Queen Elisabeth Competition

May 31, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
The Queen Elisabeth Competition concluded over the weekend in Brussels, with an all-male cast of winners. (Young women seem to be the dazzlers at violin competitions.) The grand prize went to Czech pianist Lukáš Vondrácek, … »Read

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Gustav Meier, Gifted Pedagogue and Conductor, Has Died

May 31, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
Conductor Gustav Meier, who served as director of the orchestra conducting program at the Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University) for 18 years, died on May 26 at the age of 87. The Swiss-born maestro, also music director of the Great … »Read


ABT's Symposium Raises Ratmansky's Bar Even Higher

May 31, 2016 | Rachel Straus,
NEW YORK—The American Ballet Theatre, now at the Metropolitan Opera House to July 2, is devoting entire evenings to the choreography of Alexei Ratmansky, its artist-in-residence since 2009 and arguably the most revered ballet maker of the … »Read

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Retired Nat'l Symphony Principal Clarinet Assesses 45-year Tenure

May 31, 2016 | from The Washington Post
Loren Kitt retired this season as principal clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra (Eugene Mondie is now acting principal) after playing with the NSO for 45 years.  In an interview with The Washington Post the 74-year-old Kitt looks … »Read

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Elaborate Violin Case Sells for $17,000

May 31, 2016 | from The Strad
Skinner auction house in Boston has sold a 19th century-violin case made in London for a record $17,220. It was originally listed at $6,000-$8,000. Made in c.1887 by W.E. Hill & Sons, it is one of 12 “Apostles” cases specifically … »Read

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Cleveland O Assistant Concertmaster to Exit

May 27, 2016 | from
Joining longtime principal violist Robert Vernon in retiring from the Cleveland Orchestra as the season closes is assistant concertmaster Yoko Moore, whose last concert will be this weekend. She will have been with the orchestra for 34 years, … »Read




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