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After a Pandemic-Length Gestation Period, Competitions Announce Winners

September 24, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The Leeds International Piano Competition capped its triennial edition September 18 by awarding first prize to Alim Beisembayev, a 23-year-old pianist from Kazakhstan. He wins £25,000, recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre, … » Read

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Mellon Gives Orchestras $2.1M for Their EDI Efforts

September 23, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the League of American Orchestras’ Catalyst Fund $2.1mn to advance efforts to develop and strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practices in American orchestras. The grant comes on the … » Read

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Soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Win 1st, 2nd, 3rd at Éva Marton Competition

September 7, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Serbian soprano Sonja Šaric [pictured] has won first prize as well as the audience award at the 4 th Éva Marton International Singing Competition, which concluded on Sept. 5 at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She has studied at the … » Read

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Clara Haskil, Busoni Piano Competitions Declare Winners

September 7, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Two major piano competitions concluded over the weekend: the Clara Haskil International, in Vevey, Switzerland, and the International Ferruccio Busoni, in Bolonzo, Italy. The finals for both occurred last Friday. Yumeka Nakagawa, 19, of Germany, … » Read

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Chamber Music America Awards Many Grants

August 25, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Chamber Music America (CMA) has announced 81 grants totaling $1,290,450 spread over six programs. Awards will support the creation, performance, and presentation of small ensemble works, community engagement and audience-building initiatives, and … » Read

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Shakeup at Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition

August 24, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The three artistic principals of the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition have stepped down, in the words of the French periodical La Lettre du Musicien , “so that the competition… continues to live on.” Their departure is part of … » Read

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Lincoln Center Gets $20M

August 17, 2021
Lincoln Center will distribute a $20 million gift from Lynne and Richard Pasculano among four of its constituents to defray the many millions of losses from the pandemic and to encourage cross collaborations. A New York Times article mentions the … » Read

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Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold Medal Awarded to Vladimir Jurowski

August 16, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Honoring his near 15-year tenure as principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), the Royal Philharmonic Society had bestowed on Vladimir Jurowski its Gold Medal, whose past recipients include Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Leonard … » Read

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Salzburg Announces Young Conductors Award Winner 2021

August 11, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
British conductor Joel Sandelson has been chosen as the recipient of the 2021 the Herbert Karajan Young Conductors Award at the Salzburg Festival. After the three finalists each conducted hour-long concerts with the Camerata Salzburg in the Great … » Read

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Cleveland Piano Competition Chooses Its Top, $75,000 Winner

August 9, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A 24-year-old seasoned competition winner has taken the top prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, which concluded over the weekend in Severance Hall with the city’s orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano … » Read

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