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Young Russian Soprano Wins Siemens Opera Contest

June 18, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Siemens Opera Contest has been won by 21-year-old Russian soprano Liubov Medvedeva; she competed over the weekend against ten other singers at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. She takes home 10,000 euros Judges for the event were Jean-Yves … » Read

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Fedora: Europe's Funding Mechanism for Opera & Ballet

June 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Government funding for culture has long been far greater in Europe than in the U.S. But the economic downturn of 2008 led many Western European nations to make sharp reductions for the arts—austerity cuts that in many instances have yet to … » Read

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Competitions: A Withdrawal, a Comeback, and Women Composer Grants

June 14, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The height of competition season has highlighted some promising talent and generated some inevitable controversies. The 10th Leopold Mozart Violin Competition , held in Augsburg, Germany, concluded last Saturday with first prize awarded to Joshua … » Read

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Borletti-Buitoni Grants to 5 Music-for-Wellness Programs

June 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Five international nonprofits that enrich the lives of disadvantaged communities through music are recipients of grants between £30,000 and £40,000 from BBT Communities, the newly formed division of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT). … » Read

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A Few Changes at the Leeds Competition

June 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Leeds International Piano Competition has announced several steps to enhance its already robust status as a leading competition. Foremost is a new partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). At the next competition, in … » Read

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Philadelphia O Gets $55M, Largest Gift in Its History

June 6, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Philadelphia Orchestra has received $55 million, the largest gift in its history, with five million unrestricted and the rest earmarked for the endowment. The gift, made through the California-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation, comes … » Read

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