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Competitions: December Deadlines, Recent Winners

December 2, 2016 | Brian Wise, MusicalAmerica.com
Russian pianist Olga Kern, who shared first prize at the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, has launched a contest of her own. The first Olga Kern International Piano Competition brought 21 pianists to Albuquerque, NM, from November 14-20, to vie for … » Read
 

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Composer Andrew Norman Wins 2017 Grawemeyer Award

November 29, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year Andrew Norman has just added the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition to his trophy case, for his 47-minute work for orchestra titled Play. The $100,000 prize is among the most prestigious, … » Read
 

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NY Phil Chooses $200,000 Kravis Prize Winner

November 17, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Louis Andriessen, Musical America’s 2010 Composer of the Year, has been awarded the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music. The 77-year-old Dutch composer receives $200,000 and a commission for a new … » Read
 

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Sphinx Organization Recognized by the White House

November 14, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, whose social justice and music programs serve black and Latino student string players, is to receive a 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Tuesday at the White House. Joselyn Hernandez, … » Read
 

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UK Composers Get £50,000 Grants

November 14, 2016 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has awarded grants of £50,000 each to three composers, in what it calls the largest grants to individual artists in the country. In a format similar to the MacArthur Foundation’s, these awards are “no … » Read
 

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Philip Kennicott, Bob Boilen Among ASCAP Deems Taylor Winners

November 14, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards, renamed to include the latter two years ago (thanks to a generous infusion of cash from the late composer and critic’s foundation), have been announced.  A new category was added … » Read
 
 

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