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Competitions Named for Beethoven and the Other Elisabeth Wrap Up

June 2, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The appropriately named Egmont Trio has won first prize at the “Beethoven in His Time” Competition for historical performance practice in Siegburg, Germany. The trio, formed in 2019, includes violinist Luiza Labouriau, cellist Martin … » Read

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Juilliard Singers Take Top Prizes at Naumburg Competition

June 1, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Mezzo-soprano Erin Wagner, a Manhattan School graduate working on her master’s degree at the Juilliard School, won the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation's 2021 International Vocal Competition, which concluded May 27. The Texas native takes home … » Read

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Spanish Artists Take Top Honors in Four Major Competitions

May 28, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
V iva Españ a! Spanish artists clinched the top slots in four different competitions this month. The 16th Donatella Flick Conducting Competition concluded May 23 in London,  awarding first prize to Julio García Vico, a Spanish … » Read

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LA Master Chorale Gets $1.5 Million

May 25, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Los Angeles Master Chorale is among the nearly 100 L.A. arts organizations with (prepandemic) budgets of under $10 million to receive Covid-19 recovery support from the L.A. Arts Recovery Fund. The Chorale has received $1.5 million, the top … » Read

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Menuhin Competition Winners Announced

May 24, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The biennial Menuhin Competition concluded Saturday in Richmond, VA, naming 18-year-old violinist María Dueñas of Spain as the first-prize winner of the senior division, and 15-year-old violinist Keila Wakao of Japan (currently … » Read

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KenCen Honorees Gather in DC & Finally Get Their Accolades

May 23, 2021 | Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday night's Kennedy Center Honors was a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerged from the coronavirus pandemic — but honoree Dick Van Dyke still called it  “the capper on my career.” The 43rd … » Read

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Two Sopranos, One Conductor, Two Prizes

May 19, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Swedish soprano Johanna Wallroth [pictured] was awarded the 200,000 SEK (about $24.000) Birgit Nilsson Stipendium, or scholarship, on May 17, the birthday of the prize’s namesake. A member of the Opernstudio of the Wiener Staatsoper, the … » Read

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Met Auditions & Montreal Piano Competition Conclude

May 17, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Two key competitions concluded over the weekend, the Metropolitan National Council Auditions—now known as the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition, the latter of whom is on the Met Advisory Council—and the … » Read

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Rubinstein Announces Winner; BBC Chooses Young Musician 2020

May 4, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In Tel Aviv on May 3, the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, held triennially, selected Juan Perez Floristan from Spain [pictured] as its 2021 first-prize winner from among six finalists. Second place went to Shiori … » Read

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Competitions Update: Revised & Rescheduled

April 30, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Scheduling upheavals continue to ripple across the competition field. Some events have been cancelled, but most are carrying on with virtual and/or in-person events, the balance often determined by local health guidelines. The Cleveland … » Read

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