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Creative Scotland Ups Granting Funds to £100M

October 31, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Creative Scotland, the country’s arts funding body, has come a long way in the last two years, moving from a much-maligned, poorly run agency with little apparent understanding of how it constituents actually operated, to – as of this … »Read
 

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Competitions: So Many Deadlines, So Little Time

October 10, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
Czech violinist Jan Mrácek, 23, has emerged victorious from the International Fritz Kreisler Competition . He won over the jury with a performance of Brahms’s Concerto at Vienna’s Konzerthaus. He receives solo performances with … »Read
 

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News Flash! Living Composers Account for Over Half of All Opera Performances

October 1, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Operabase
There is some good news in the opera world, and especially for contemporary composers. According to Operabase ’s just published Annual Statistics and New & Rare Opera Listing , data collected over the last five seasons shows that more … »Read
 

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Cinci Piano Competition Goes 'Progressive,' Heads for Brewery

October 1, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
The 58-year-old World Piano Competition is undergoing a makeover. It’s changing its name, to the Cincinnati World Piano Competition; its time frame, with the Artist Division to be held every three years instead of annually, for a top prize … »Read
 

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Jury's Impartiality at Indie Competition Questioned

September 24, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
All six finalists in the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which concluded over the weekend, were women, and all but one were from South Korea. The one exception was American violinist Tessa Lark, 25, a … »Read
 

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Chicago Symphony Gets $2M to Play Standard Repertoire

September 22, 2014 | Nicholas Beard
Now that Riccardo Muti has quit as Rome Opera’s music director, he’ll have even more time to devote to the Chicago Symphony and, as of Friday, more money to perform  Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Board member Randy Berlin and her … »Read
 
 

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