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Competitions: Sphinx Winner Gets $50,000 and an 'A' for Persistence

February 17, 2017 | Brian Wise, MusicalAmerica.com
A violin student at the USC Thornton School of Music clinched first prize on Sunday at the Detroit-based Sphinx Competition , after having received second prize at the 2016 edition, and third prize in 2015. Violinist Annelle Gregory [pictured], … » Read
 

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Sofia Gubaidulina Wins 'Frontiers of Knowledge' Award

February 16, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com from Rhinegold
Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the contemporary music category, for her “outstanding musical and personal qualities.” The jury cites “the exceptional range and … » Read
 

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The Classical Grammy Awards: Complete List

February 13, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
This year’s Grammy awards brought accolades to the Seattle Symphony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, Third Coast Percussion, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and a number of others. Composer Michael … » Read
 

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2017 Polar Music Prize Goes to Wayne Shorter, Sting

February 7, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
This year’s Polar Music Prize has been awarded to composer/performer Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, from Wallsend in Northumberland, and jazz saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter, from Newark, New Jersey. Each receives 1 million Swedish … » Read
 

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Career Violinist Wins Elmar Oliveira Competition

February 6, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The first Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, established by its namesake and occurring every three years, has been won by 22-year-old Taiwanese-American violinist Sirena Huang. Her prizes include $30,000, artist management and … » Read
 

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Mellon Foundation Gives $2.532M to Philly Music Education Groups

February 2, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The ten members of the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) are to receive a multi-year, truly unprecedented grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of $2.532 million to “increase diversity in the professional classical music … » Read
 
 

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