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'Music Competitions Are Corrupt'

July 25, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, forced to retire from performing in April due to a herniated disc, has declared that music competitions are corrupt. He points the finger in particular at the Tchaikovsky Competition, with its prize of €20,000, … »Read
 

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Billy Joel Wins Gershwin Prize

July 23, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Veteran singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who skyrocketed to fame some 40 years ago with his landmark Piano Man album, is to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in November. He becomes the sixth recipient of the prize … »Read
 

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BAM, Bill T. Jones to Get Arts Medals

July 23, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
On Monday, President Barack Obama will present 11 National Medals of Arts and a number of National Humanities Medals in the East Room of the White House. The ceremony, also attended by  First Lady Michelle Obama, will be live streamed at … »Read
 

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Minnesota Opera Gets $750,000 from Mellon

July 18, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Minnesota Opera has received a three-year $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the continuation of its $7 million New Works Initiative (NWI), a project launched in 2008 that has included the world premiere in 2011 of … »Read
 

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Arvo Pärt Wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale

July 17, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is the music recipient of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale award, Japan’s highest honor in the arts. He receives 15 million yen ($147,500), along with a diploma and a medal, to be presented in October by … »Read
 

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No First Prize in Evgeny Svetlanov Competition

July 4, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Lio Kuokman, named assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra in April, has taken the second and audience prizes at the third Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, which concluded in Paris last weekend. He takes home … »Read
 
 

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