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Pianist with Global Vision Wins Franco Buitoni Award

March 17, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Borlotti Buitoni Trust has announced that Filippo Gorini will be the recipient of its biennial Franco Buitoni Award. The young Italian pianist receives £25,000 (approximately $30,000) in recognition of his farsighted “Sonata for … » Read

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Two Curtis/Philly O Violinists Are New Concertmasters; LSO Names New Leaders

March 15, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
German violinist José Maria Blumenschein is to be Mahler Chamber Orchestra ’s (MCO) new co-concertmaster, the orchestra’s first, sharing duties with Matthew Truscott. The Brazilian-born player arrives from the WDR Radio … » Read

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A Few Singers Under New Management

March 15, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tenor Martin Luther Clark [pictured], who recently originated the role of CF in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s  The Factotum , has signed with Sempre Artists, his first management firm. Currently in his final year in the company’s Ryan … » Read

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KenCen Artistic Planner Heads to LA's Wallis Center

March 14, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Robert van Leer, most recently VP of artistic planning at the Kennedy Center, is to be the new executive director and CEO of California’s Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performng Arts as of April 1. He succeeds Rachel Fine, who left in … » Read

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The Mighty Mehta Returns to L.A.

March 14, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Despite a career that continues to take Zubin Mehta to podiums around the world, Los Angeles has been home for the 86-year-old maestro since his 16 seasons as music director of the L.A. Philharmonic from 1962 to 1978. Like the current occupant of … » Read

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Recent Passings of Note

March 13, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
British conductor Kenneth Montgomery died on March 6 at age 80. Among his many music directorships: the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Opera Northern Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony, and the Dutch … » Read

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A Met Falstaff Star in the Pit

March 13, 2023 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP)—Daniele Rustioni was a 10-year-old in the La Scala children’s chorus when he saw Riccardo Muti for the first time. “I want to be him,” Rustioni recalled thinking. “I was very — how can say? … » Read

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Katherine Farley to Step Down as LincInc Chair

March 10, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
After a 13-year run that has seen the 16-acre campus refreshed physically and LincInc programming changed radically, Katherine Farley will exit as board chair. A retired senior managing director of Tishman Speyer, and married to its founder Jerry … » Read

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Nicola Benedetti Honoree of 2023 Dallas Symphony Symposium

March 9, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s fifth annual Women in Classical Music Symposium, November 12-15, 2023, will honor violinist/educator Nicola Benedetti, hardly a stranger to the annual event and one of the world’s tireless … » Read

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Barenboim Cancels Recital

March 8, 2023 | Associated Press
MILAN (AP)—Daniel Barenboim has canceled a piano recital at the Opera de Monte-Carlo due to the effects of a serious neurological condition, the opera house announced on Wednesday. Barenboim expressed his regret in a message to the … » Read

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