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Contests & Awards

2016 KenCen Honors Range from Mavis Staples to Martha Argerich

June 24, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Talk about an eclectic mix: The 2016 Kennedy Center Honors are awarded this year to pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and folk-pop singer/songwriter James Taylor. They will be … » Read
 

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Piano Design Competition Favors the Sleek Look

June 22, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com
South Korean industrial design major Jong Chan Kim, a senior at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, has won the grand prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Competition for his Facet Grand Piano. “I focused on how to translate … » Read
 

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Carnegie Hall Gets $25 Million, Names First Tier for Donor

June 22, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Blavatnik Family Foundation has committed $25 million to the Carnegie Hall 125th-anniversary campaign and so will have the first-level seating tier in the main hall named for it, for the next 50 years, starting with the 2016-17 season. The … » Read
 

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Libby Larsen Celebrated as One of Minnesota's Best

June 20, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Composer Libby Larsen has been named the 2016 McKnight Distinguished Artist, bestowed on Minnesota-based individuals for their contributions to the quality of the state’s cultural life. She receives $50,000 and joins several distinguished … » Read
 

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Steve Reich Wins $100,000 Nemmers Prize

June 6, 2016 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Steve Reich has won the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, a biennial award established in 2004 and administered by Northwestern University. Chosen by an (anonymous)  committee from nominations solicited worldwide, … » Read
 

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On the Competitions Circuit

June 3, 2016 | Rebecca Schmid, MusicalAmerica.com
The Cleveland International Piano Competition  has announced its 35 finalists. They were narrowed down from a field of over 320 applicants, the largest number in the event's history, from a total of 15 countries. The five-member jury … » Read
 
 

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