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Few Surprises Among 2016 Operalia Winners

July 26, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
Tenor Keon-Woo Kim, 30, from South Korea and soprano Elsa Dreisig, 25, from France, each took home $30,000 last weekend as the two first-prize winners of the 2017 Operalia competition, which this year was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. … » Read

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Competition Winners' Round-up

July 22, 2016 | Rebecca Schmid,
Congratulations to Roger Zare , who won the first edition of the EarShot China-U.S. Composers Project  Emerging Composers Competition in Beijing late in May. The Illinois native emerged from a pool of seven selected composers with his … » Read

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Kansas City Symphony Gets $2.7M

July 20, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
The Kansas City Symphony has been given $2.7 million to endow its assistant conductor post, compliments of the David T. Beals III Trust, in whose name the position will now be known in perpetuity. As of the fall it is to be occupied by Jason … » Read




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ENO Young Artist Wins Susan Chilcott Award

July 19, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
Soraya Mafi, a 28-year-old soprano in the Harewood Young Artist program at English National Opera, has been received the £10,000 Chilcott Award for young British opera singers. The biennial award goes to singers between the ages of 23 and … » Read

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Naumburg Foundation Gets $4M Gift

July 14, 2016 | Robert Egerton,
The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, which supports rising artists through an annual competition that rotates among vocal and instrumental disciplines, has received $4 million from the Alfred Mann Donor Advised Fund at the Nevada Community … » Read

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Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition Travels to Capetown, SA

July 8, 2016 | Rebecca Schmid,
CAPE TOWN - The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition set a new precedent this year, decamping from Europe to southernmost Africa. Founded in 1982, the Viennese-based event has been on the road since losing its home at the … » Read









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