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Contests & Awards

$1M Nilsson Prize Awarded to Nina Stemme

May 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Birgit Nilsson Foundation has selected Swedish soprano Nina Stemme [pictured] as the fourth recipient of the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize. In her response, Stemme, widely considered today’s premiere dramatic soprano, said, “It … »Read

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Bloomberg Puts Another $43M into Arts and Cultural Orgs

May 15, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Bloomberg Philanthropies, funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most generous and thoughtful arts supporters, is investing $43 million in a plan to help small to mid-sized cultural organizations in … »Read

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Prague Competition: Two Contests, but Only One First Prize

May 15, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Prague International Spring Competition, which this year focused on cello and French horn, has awarded no first prize in the former category, the finals for which took place Sunday, and named Alexandre Collard of France the winner of the second, … »Read

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Chinese-American Pianist Named BBC Young Musician 2018

May 14, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The BBC Young Musician 2018 is Lauren Zhang, a 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist from Charleston, Illinois, who studies at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The finals of the 40-year-old annual competition, … »Read

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Awards and Competitions: Biweekly (or So) Update

May 11, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
London’s Royal Philharmonic Society on Wednesday announced the winners of its annual music awards.  Among individual artists, pianist and recent Gilmore Artist Award winner Igor Levit won the instrumentalist award, English tenor Allan … »Read

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Aizuri Quartet Wins $100,000 M-Prize

May 9, 2018 |
Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Aizuri Quartet--Ariana Kim, Ayane Kozasa, Karen Ouzounian, Miho Saegusa -- has won the University of Michigan’s M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, the finals of which concluded on May 6. The grand prize includes $100,000, said to be the … »Read




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