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Competitions: So Many Deadlines, So Little Time

October 10, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid,
Czech violinist Jan Mrácek, 23, has emerged victorious from the International Fritz Kreisler Competition . He won over the jury with a performance of Brahms’s Concerto at Vienna’s Konzerthaus. He receives solo performances with … »Read

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News Flash! Living Composers Account for Over Half of All Opera Performances

October 1, 2014 | from Operabase
There is some good news in the opera world, and especially for contemporary composers. According to Operabase ’s just published Annual Statistics and New & Rare Opera Listing , data collected over the last five seasons shows that more … »Read

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Cinci Piano Competition Goes 'Progressive,' Heads for Brewery

October 1, 2014 | Robert Egerton,
The 58-year-old World Piano Competition is undergoing a makeover. It’s changing its name, to the Cincinnati World Piano Competition; its time frame, with the Artist Division to be held every three years instead of annually, for a top prize … »Read




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Jury's Impartiality at Indie Competition Questioned

September 24, 2014 | Nicholas Beard,
All six finalists in the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which concluded over the weekend, were women, and all but one were from South Korea. The one exception was American violinist Tessa Lark, 25, a … »Read

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Chicago Symphony Gets $2M to Play Standard Repertoire

September 22, 2014 | Nicholas Beard
Now that Riccardo Muti has quit as Rome Opera’s music director, he’ll have even more time to devote to the Chicago Symphony and, as of Friday, more money to perform  Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Board member Randy Berlin and her … »Read

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Competitions: Our (Mostly) Biweekly Roundup

September 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid,
The ARD Competition in Munich awarded first prizes in only two of four categories this year. In cello, Hungarian native István Várdai was named winner, followed by Andrei Ionita of Romania and Bruno Philippe of France in second and … »Read









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