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Czech Pianist Wins Queen Elisabeth Competition

May 31, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
The Queen Elisabeth Competition concluded over the weekend in Brussels, with an all-male cast of winners. (Young women seem to be the dazzlers at violin competitions.) The grand prize went to Czech pianist Lukáš Vondrácek, … » Read

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Sonya Yoncheva Receives Bulgarian Medal for Culture

May 27, 2016 |
Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, recently announced as Anna Netrebko’s replacement in the title role of Norma to open the Royal Opera House season next fall, has been awarded the Bulgarian Medal for Culture, in recognition of her … » Read

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Detroit Symphony Gets $2 Million from Energy Corp

May 25, 2016 | from Detroit Free Press
Detroit’s DTE Energy Foundation has given $2 million to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the primary purpose of supporting the free community concerts that the orchestra inaugurated under Music Director Leonard Slatkin. The Foundation has … » Read




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Knussen Receives Queen's Medal for Music

May 23, 2016 | Robert Egerton,
Composer/conductor Oliver Knussen has been awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music 2015. The Queen herself presented it to him in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday. Established in 2005 by the late Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of … » Read

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On the Competition Circuit

May 20, 2016 | Rebecca Schmid,
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, has been named the BBC Young Musician 2016, winning the judges over with his performance of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto. The competition, now in its 38th year, took place May 15 at the Barbican in London. … » Read

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Calidore Quartet Wins $100,000 M-Prize

May 20, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
The Calidore String Quartet, members of Lincoln Center’s CMS2, recently resident at SUNY Stony Brook, have won the University of Michigan’s inaugural $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition.  The prize, awarded Thursday at the … » Read









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