CONTESTS & AWARDS


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Contests & Awards

Met National Auditions Conclude, Generously

March 21, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
The judges could not be accused of being stingy, having chosen six winners out of nine contestants at the finals of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions on Sunday afternoon (March 19). But they didn’t recognize merit … » Read
 

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Avery Fisher Career Grants Awarded to Four Rising Artists

March 16, 2017 | Brian Wise, MusicalAmerica.com
Even as his name fades to the background of a concert hall’s history, the late Avery Fisher’s impact as inventor and performing arts philanthropist lives on through his awards program. On Wednesday, Avery Fisher Career Grants were … » Read
 

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KenCen Human Spirit Award Honors the Weills and the Dworkins

March 13, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Joan and Sanford Weill, philanthropists extraordinaire, and Afa and Aaron Dworkin, president and founder of the Sphinx organization, are to receive the second annual Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit at the KenCen Spring Gala on May 8. … » Read
 

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Competitions: Who Won What Where; Looming Application Deadlines

March 10, 2017 | Brian Wise, MusicalAmerica.com
Jascha Heifetz didn’t think much of competitions, discouraging his students from entering them, and once railing against the International Tchaikovsky Competition for its alleged bias against Western competitors. In a changed landscape, the … » Read
 

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Seattle Symphony to Get $2 Milllion in Matching Funds

March 7, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Seattle Symphony will upgrade its education workshop space known as Soundbridge to a state-of-the-art venue for live performances, community-oriented projects, and distance learning. The revamped Soundbridge is expected to cost $7 million, $5 … » Read
 

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Cliburn Announces the 30 Live-round Competitors

March 6, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Cliburn Foundation has announced the 30 competitors who will show up in Fort Worth to compete live in the main, quadrennial contest , May 25-June 10. They were selected from 290 applications that were winnowed down to 141 live auditions … » Read
 
 

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