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Contests & Awards

Richard Taruskin Wins Quadrennial Kyoto Prize

June 19, 2017 | Susan Elliott,
Eminent scholar, musicologist, and critic Richard Taruskin is one of the three winners of the international 2017 Kyoto Prize, a quadrennial award to “honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual … » Read

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Scottish Mezzo-soprano Wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

June 18, 2017 | Nicholas Beard,
Scottish mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison, 31, has won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, the first singer from the U.K. ever to win the highly prestigious, biennial prize, launched in 1983. “I’m over the moon,” said the singer … » Read

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Pittsburgh Opera Gets $1.2 Million

June 16, 2017 |
Pittsburgh Opera has been given $1.2 million by local philanthropists Patrick and Michele Atkins, one of its largest gifts ever. The Atkins are big classical music fans and support the Pittsburgh Symphony as well. He is the retired director of … » Read




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The Cliburn 2017: What Were They Thinking?

June 14, 2017 | Stuart Isacoff
In the classic Japanese film Rashomon, a dramatic event is recounted from the viewpoints of several eyewitnesses. As the story unfolds, each has a different version of exactly what happened. While attempting to make sense of the results of the … » Read

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Michael Hill Competition Chooses Romanian Violinist

June 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott,
Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea, 24, has won the top prize in the biannual Michael Hill International Violin Competition, which concluded on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand. She takes home $40,000 (NZ) or about $29,000 (US) and … » Read

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South Korean Takes Cliburn Gold

June 11, 2017 |
[Pianist, author, and original Cliburn competition historian Stuart Isacoff will deliver his critical assessment of the competition later in the week. In the meantime, here are the facts--Ed.] Saturday night in Fort Worth’s Bass Performance … » Read









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