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Horowitz Competition for Young Pianists Will Move to Geneva

November 29, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The invasion of Ukraine has led the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, usually held in Kyiv, to accept the invitation of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) to convene this … » Read

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BBC Gives Its Annual Young Musician Competition Short Shrift

November 23, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Julian Lloyd Webber has taken the BBC to task for sidelining its own annual Young Musician competition. It was first broadcast in 1978 on BBC One, where it annually attracted 13 million viewers. In the mid-1980s, the competition was moved to BBC … » Read

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Competitions: Recent Winners & Upcoming Deadlines

November 18, 2022 | Emery Kerekes, Musical America
The annual Concours de Genève concluded events in composition and piano on October 26 and November 3, respectively, at the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland. Of the composers, who were tasked with pieces for chamber vocal ensemble, … » Read

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Classical Grammy Nominations, the Complete List

November 15, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
From the  Grammy website: Best Orchestral Performance Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra. Adams, John Luther: Sila - The Breath Of The World Doug Perkins, conductor (Musicians Of The University Of Michigan Department Of Chamber … » Read

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Young Concert Artists Announces 2022 Winners

November 14, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
From the auditions of 12 semi-finalists that took place in Manhattan over the weekend, Young Concert Artists has chosen the winning four: American mezzo-soprano Erin Wagner , 24, a first-year Houston Grand Opera Studio artist and winner of … » Read

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LA Master Chorale Gets $2.5 Million

November 11, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has received $2,550,000 in operating support from the Perenchio Foundation, the largest gift the Chorale has received in its 58-year history. The monies are unrestricted. Chorale President and CEO Jean Davidson said … » Read

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Ukrainian Pianist Takes Top Prize at the Honens

October 31, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Illia Ovcharenko, a 21-year-old pianist from Ukraine, has been chosen as the top laureate of the 2022 Honens International Piano Competition. His victory carries with it a $100,000 CAD ($73,000) award as well as a three-year artist development … » Read

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Yo-Yo Ma Properly Feted at the Birgit Nilsson Gala

October 25, 2022 | George Loomis, Musical America
STOCKHOLM--Cellist and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma was presented with the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize by Swedish King Karl XVI Gustav at a gala award ceremony here on October 18. Ma is the fifth recipient of the prize and the first solo instrumentalist. … » Read

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Knight Foundation Gives New World Symphony $10M

October 18, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, already a major supporter of the New World Symphony, has made a $10M investment to enhance the efforts of its Knight New Media Center in strengthening the integration of technology and music … » Read

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Competition Wins, Deadlines, & Some Good Musical Citizens

October 14, 2022 | Emery Kerekes, Musical America
At the quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis awards gala on September 25, four of the six top honorees were U.S. nationals. Sirena Huang, 28, of the U.S. took the top prize of ($75,000), plus awards for interpretations of … » Read

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