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Russians Take Top Prizes at Cleveland Competition

August 9, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The triennial Cleveland International Piano Competition concluded over the weekend with a decided victory for Russian artists, even without that country represented among the jurors. First prize was awarded to Nikita Mndoyants, 27, of Russia, who … » Read
 

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Uzbekistani Takes Salzburg by Storm

August 8, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
A 27-year-old Uzbekistani has won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, which concluded over the weekend. Aziz Shokhakimov’s prizes include €15,000, a chance to conduct the Vienna Radio Symphony at the 2017 … » Read
 

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Young Cellist Wins $25,000 Canadian Prize

August 4, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com
Israeli-born cellist Daniel Hass has won Canada’s 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000 and a concerto performance with the country’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO). The prize, established in 2011 from a $1 million bequest by an … » Read
 

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Few Surprises Among 2016 Operalia Winners

July 26, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
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, Musicalamerica.com
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, MusicalAmerica.com
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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