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Musical America Announces 2019 Award Winners

October 16, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been announced as Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year. The 27-year-old virtuoso, also a composer, leads an impressive MA “of-the-year” lineup for 2019, which also recognizes Julia Wolfe … » Read

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NY Phil Names $200,000 Kravis New Music Prize

October 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With women composers so en vogue these days, it’s fitting that the New York Philharmonic would choose South Korean composer Unsuk Chin to receive the $200,000 Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music. As announced this morning, she is … » Read

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Two LA-based Musicians Named 2018 MacArthur Fellows

October 4, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin [pictured] has been chosen as a 2018 MacArthur Fellow in the area of music performance and composition. Aucoin at age 28 has written four operas, four orchestral works, and a variety of other pieces, all of which … » Read

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$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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