CONTESTS & AWARDS


For more information on competitions, please see our calendar of events.


Contests & Awards

Competitions: Moving Online, Postponed, or Cancelled

May 19, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Held online for the first time, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition concluded its 47th edition on May 10, awarding the $3,500 first prize in its senior string division to the Balourdet Quartet, a student ensemble at the Rice … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Curtis Establishes Alumni Relief Fund

May 18, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Curtis Institute has established a relief fund for its alumni. The Emergency Relief for Curtis Alumni (ERCA), which currently holds $500,000, much of it from trustees Nina and Lupo von Maltzahn, will provide grants of up … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

“Virtu[al]oso,” a New, Virtual Piano Competition

May 7, 2020 | Zachary Lewis, Musical America
CLEVELAND--Yaron Kohlberg isn’t just president of Piano Cleveland, presenter of the now postponed, quadrennial Cleveland International Piano Competition. He’s also a pianist and a 2007 second-prize winner. The 29 participants (out of … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Philly-based Groups Get $1.3M from Presser Foundation

May 4, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Philadelphia-based Presser Foundation has announced a special round of general operating grants to 85 music organizations in the greater metropolitan region. The awards, totaling $521,250, range from $750 to $30,000 and average slightly more … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Solti Foundation Names 2020 Conducting Award Winner

April 20, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
American conductor Aram Demirjian, 33, current music director of the Knoxville (TN) Symphony Orchestra, has been awarded the annual $30,000 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, the largest American prize to a rising maestro of 38 years or younger. … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Artists in U.S. Can Apply for $5,000 sans Red Tape

April 13, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Any artist practicing in the U.S., its territories, and tribal nations who can show that they can receive taxable income Stateside, is now eligible for a $5,000 unrestricted grant from the Artist Relief Fund. One need not be a citizen to apply. … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Chicago Foundation to Support Arts Orgs with $2m in Grants

April 9, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation is expediting payment of $2m in general operating support to 175 small arts and cultural organizations in the Chicago region and 40 in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Chicago … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Casta Diva Awards Reflect Russia’s Evolving Opera Scene

April 9, 2020 | Maya Pritsker, Musical America
On March 27th, while Russia was finally getting serious about social distancing, and closed cultural institutions began to beef up their online presence, the winners of Casta Diva, the prestigious Russian opera awards, were announced for the year … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

3 Artists Win Avery Fisher Career Grants

March 25, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Three Avery Fisher Career Grant winners were announced Wednesday evening, each of whom will receive $25,000 toward the advancement of his or her career. Traditionally, the announcement is followed by performances, but because of COVID-19 … » Read
 

Contests & Awards

Queen Elisabeth, Cliburn Comps Cancel; Avery Fisher Streams Only

March 19, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition , scheduled to take place in Brussels May 4-30, has been cancelled. It is possible that it will be postponed to a later date. The event’s organizers had already announced the 74 live participants, … » Read
 
 

»More News


WHO'S BLOGGING

 

WHO ELSE IS BLOGGING

Law and Disorder by GG Arts Law

Career Advice by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

NOTED ENDEAVORS
Interviews with musicians who have successfully created their own opportunities.

Read more about this video

 

 

PROFESSIONAL
   GROWTH

ADVERTISEMENT

»

NETWORK

ADVERTISEMENT

»

Updates to artist manager rosters

»

RENT A PHOTO

Search Musical America's archive of photos from 1900-1992.

 

»BROWSE & SEARCH ARCHIVE