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Frost School of Music Gets $7.5 Million

March 24, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has received yet another multi-million-dollar gift, this one from the Knight Foundation for $7.5 million to build a new recital hall. Combined with additional gifts from two other donors, the … »Read
 

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2015 Avery Fisher Career Grants Announced

March 18, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Three violinists, a violist, and a composer-pianist have won the 2015 Avery Fisher Grants. Each receives $25,000 toward career advancement and a recording of his or her performance tonight at the Jerome Green Performance Space at WQXR, where the … »Read
 

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Three Contenders Chosen for Salzburg Conductor Prize

March 17, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Three finalists of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award have been chosen by a jury headed by Dennis Russell Davies. Each will conduct the Camerata Salzburg during the Salzburg Festival, on August 8, 9, and 10. Repertoire … »Read
 

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Competitions and Prizes, from Miami to Cardiff

March 13, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
The American Viola Society has announced the winners of its first biennial  Orchestral Excerpts Competition . First-prize winner Amy Pikler, 23, from Illinois, wins a full scholarship to this year’s Eastern Music Festival. In … »Read
 

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Seattle Symphony Gets $2.5 Million

March 6, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Leslie Jackson Chihuly, chairman of the Seattle Symphony board for the last six years, wife of uber-famous glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly, has donated $2.5 million to the orchestra to endow the position of president and executive director in … »Read
 

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$100M Creates David Geffen Hall

March 4, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
David Geffen, who made his billions launching the careers of bands like Aerosmith and the Eagles, has come forward with $100 million as the lead gift for the complete renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, estimated to cost $500 million. Construction … »Read
 
 

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