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Contests & Awards

$100,000 Avery Fisher Prize Goes to New-music Champion

October 4, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Violinist Leila Josefowicz, who has made a specialty of championing new and especially thorny music, has been awarded the 2018 Avery Fisher Prize, among the most prestigious and lucrative—$100,000—in the field. The award was announced … »Read

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Frankfurt Voted Opera House of the Year. Again.

October 1, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Oper Frankfurt, whose 2018-19 season plans no less than 14 new productions, has for the fourth time been voted Opera House of the Year by the esteemed Opernwelt m agazine. It has received the accolade in 1996, 2003, 2015, and now 2018; the … »Read

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Chorister Leaves $1.1M to Washington National Opera

September 26, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Washington National Opera has received an unexpected gift of $1.1 million from the estate of the late Clifford D. Thomson, a 30-year member of the WNO Chorus who died on May 6, 2016 in Naples, FL. The monies have only now come to the … »Read

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2 More Major Competitions Conclude, 1 Without a First Prize

September 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As previously reported , Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits won first prize in the cello category of the  George Enescu International Competition last week in Bucharest, Romania. He wins €15,000 and a future performance at the Enescu … »Read

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The Playoffs: Leeds, Indianapolis Pick Their Winners

September 17, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Eric Lu [pictured], a 20-year-old pianist from Boston, won the Leeds International Piano Competition on Saturday with a reflective and self-assured rendition of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Lu’s un-flashy performance of … »Read

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Sphinx Organization Honors Three for Excellence

September 14, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
This year's Sphinx Medals of Excellence, the eighth annual round, will go to double bassist Joseph H. Conyers [pictured], soprano Raquel Gonzalez, and baritone Will Liverman. Designed specifically to honor Black/Latinx artists, the awards, which … »Read




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