For more information on competitions, please see our calendar of events.

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Changes at Leeds, Winners and Deadlines Elsewhere

October 21, 2016 | Brian Wise,
The Leeds International Piano Competition , a contest that launched the careers of Radu Lupu, András Schiff, and Murray Perahia, is seeking to reestablish its global cachet. Incoming Artistic Directors Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse said … » Read

Contests & Awards

Falletta, Denk Among Inductees to Arts and Sciences Academy

October 20, 2016 |
The Cambridge, MA-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently inducted a new “class” of 175 members, six of whom are in the music realm: pianist Jeremy Denk; JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the … » Read

Contests & Awards

NY Phil Launches Triennial Piano Prize

October 20, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
The New York Philharmonic has launched a new prize for pianists on the earlier side of their careers, worth $30,000 and awarded every three years. Named for its donors, the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize is to be chosen by a … » Read




Law and Disorder by GG Arts Law

Career Advice by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

Munich Times by Andrew Powell

An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

Interviews with musicians who have successfully created their own opportunities.

Read more about this video


Contests & Awards

Sphinx to Present Inaugural “Trailblazer Award” to Carnegie Chair Robert Smith

October 19, 2016 | Nicholas Beard,
At its Carnegie Hall concert on Thursday, the Sphinx organization will present board member Robert Smith [pictured] with its first Sphinx Trailblazer Award, “for his commitment to social justice and the arts.” Smith, who is the … » Read

Contests & Awards

Musical America Names Yuja Wang 2017 Artist of the Year

October 18, 2016 | Susan Elliott,
Musical America, a brand that has stayed vital across its two centuries of distinguished publishing history, has announced its annual awards, to be presented at a ceremony in December at Carnegie Hall. Pianist Yuja Wang has been chosen as Artist … » Read

Contests & Awards

Christian Gerhaher Wins Wigmore Medal

October 14, 2016 | Anthony Brown,
German baritone Christian Gerhaher was awarded the Wigmore [Hall] Medal on Wednesday, following his song recital with his regular artistic collaborator, Gerold Huber. He now joins the ranks of András Schiff, Thomas Quasthoff, Menahem … » Read









Updates to artist manager rosters



Search Musical America's archive of photos from 1900-1992.