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Musical America Names Andris Nelsons 2018 Artist of the Year

October 17, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Musical America announces its annual awards today, naming as its Artist of the Year Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and, as of February 2018, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra—two of the world’s most … » Read

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Canada's Royal Conservatory Receives $20M

October 16, 2017 | by Sarah Shay, Musical America
Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music has kicked off a major fundraising campaign by announcing the largest gift in its 130-year history: $20 million from three couples: Michael and Sonja Koerner, huge philanthropists in the region; Tim and … » Read

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Recent Awards, Upcoming Competitions

October 13, 2017 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Taking on the role of tech incubator, the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Oct. 7-8 hosted a hackathon that brought some 75 computer programmers, filmmakers, musicians, and entrepreneurs to Walt Disney Concert Hall. The goal of the so-called Hack … » Read

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Unsuk Chin Wins Sibelius Prize

October 11, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
South Korean composer Unsuk Chin has added another prize to her impressive cache; yesterday, the Seoul Philharmonic, of which she is composer-in-residence, announced she was to receive the 21st Wihuri Sibelius Prize, which comes with a purse of … » Read

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Yuval Sharon Among 24 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Recipients

October 11, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellowship recipients, each of whom receives $625,000 over a five-year period, no strings attached, director and producer Yuval Sharon is the sole fine musical arts recipient. Los Angeles based-Sharon, 37, … » Read

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Opernwelt Names Opéra National de Lyon Best of the Year

October 4, 2017 | Robert Edgerton, Musical America
Opéra National de Lyon is enjoying favored nation status these days. Most recently, it was named Opera House of the Year by the German monthly Opernwelt ; in May, Opera magazine declared it the Best Opera House of the Year; and earlier … » Read

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