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Operalia Winners Include Two Countertenors

August 31, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Plácido Domingo’s Operalia concluded Saturday night in Los Angeles, and the two top winners, each of whom takes home $30,000, can hardly be called newcomers. American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen (pictured), 30, who also won … »Read
 

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Minnesota Orch Gets $13.2 Million

August 28, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Minnesota Orchestra, in major recovery mode after the 18-month lockout of its musicians and soaring deficits over the last several seasons, announced some very good news yesterday. Three anonymous donors have stepped forward with donations … »Read
 

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An All-star Jury for Domingo's Operalia Competition

August 28, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Placido Domingo has taken to calling his annual Operalia competition, currently underway in Los Angeles, the "Olympics of the opera." A total of 40 singers, ages 23 to 32, are participating this year, out of a pool of about 1,000 … »Read
 

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Major Cinci Arts Foundation to Shutter

August 27, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Cincinnati.com
Cincinnati's Corbett Foundation, which in the last 60 years has given more than $70 million to the opera, the symphony, the ballet, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, is closing down presently. According to Executive Director … »Read
 

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Competition Wins, from Salt Lake City to Leipzig

August 1, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, MusicalAmerica.com
The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition has announced Tony Yike Yang as this year’s winner.  Canadian pianist, 15, impressed the jury with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cleveland … »Read
 

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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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