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Competitions and Award Winners

April 20, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Two months after the abrupt resignation of its artistic director, Fabio Luisi, the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, concluded on Saturday with a new crop of winners. First prize went to 17-year-old American violinist … » Read

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Pulitzer Administrator Explains How DAMN Won the Music Prize

April 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Recently elected Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy [pictured] has shared some insights into how Kendrick Lamar’s hip-hop album DAMN won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first non-classical, non-jazz work to do so in the … » Read

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Rapper Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

April 17, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music has been awarded to hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar for his album DAMN . He is the first non-classical, non-jazz person to win the music award since its inception in 1943. DAMN , issued on his label Top Dawg … » Read

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Jennifer Higdon Wins the Nemmers Prize

April 12, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Jennifer Higdon has won the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, an award established in 2003 and given every two years by Northwestern University. The prize honors composers of outstanding achievement. In addition to the … » Read

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Richard Tucker Award Goes to Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn

April 9, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In auditions at the 92nd Street Y on April 3 and 4, a group of rising singers, nominated from the field, sang for a distinguished jury* of professionals chosen by the Richard Tucker Foundation. The winner of the can’t-apply-for-it … » Read

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The Right Contestant Won the Inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup

March 28, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON--A new singing competition breezed onto England’s south coast on March 24 as the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup came to a memorable conclusion. American singers occupied five of the final ten places, with U.S. representatives … » Read

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