CONTESTS & AWARDS


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Contests & Awards

Gilmore Announces Young Artist Awards

November 22, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The recently announced Gilmore 2022 Young Artist Awardees are pianists Janice Carissa and Clayton Stephenson. Carissa, who is Indonesian, is currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. She and … » Read
 

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Sphinx Venture Fund Creates New Competitions for Rising Black & Latinx Musicians

November 10, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Sphinx Organization has selected three recipients of its 2022 Venture Fund grants. Launched in 2020, the fund aims to invest $1.5mn over five years to support initiatives related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in classical music … » Read
 

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Competitions: Geneva's Tie for Third Prize and Other Wins & Losses

November 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
In one of the more idiosyncratic competition results of 2021, the 75th Geneva International Music Competition concluded on October 29 with a three-way tie for third prize in the oboe division and no first or second prizes. Natalia Auli from … » Read
 

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Orchestra Receives $2M Grant, Twice the Size of Its Budget

November 4, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra (SBSO), one of California’s oldest professional ensembles, recently received a $2 million gift, the largest in its 93-year-old history, from the Paramo family. “We were overwhelmed with the … » Read
 

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Atlanta Opera's New, Highly Exclusive Competition

October 29, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Atlanta Opera is embarking on a unique composition competition—the 96-Hour Opera Project—during which teams of composers and librettists will write, cast, direct, and stage completely new 10-minute operas in only four days. What … » Read
 

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Canadian Pianist Wins Quintennial Chopin Competition

October 21, 2021 | Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland — Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada was named early Thursday as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, among the world's most prestigious. The announcement … » Read
 

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Musical America Announces Its 2022 Artists of the Year

October 12, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Musical America has named the distinguished pianist and educator Mitsuko Uchida as its 2022 Artist of the Year, a designation associated with the finest artists, composers, conductors, and stage directors in the music world, and dating back to … » Read
 

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Musical America Announces Its 2022 Artists of the Year

October 11, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Musical America has named the distinguished pianist and educator Mitsuko Uchida as its 2022 Artist of the Year, a designation associated with the finest artists, composers, conductors, and stage directors in the music world, and dating back to … » Read
 

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Tuition-free Curtis Institute Gets $20M

October 7, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Curtis Institute of Music has received what it describes as a “transformational” gift of $20 million from an anonymous donor to "further the school's bold strategic direction as it approaches its centenary in 2024." It is one of … » Read
 

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16th Cliburn Competition Application Deadline Is Fast Approaching

October 5, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After a year’s postponement occasioned by the pandemic, the 16th edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is set to take place in Fort Worth, TX, from June 2–18, 2022. Applications are due Oct. 14, 2021. “We … » Read
 
 

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