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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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Banff Centre Receives 'Transformational' Gift

June 4, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In what it describes as one of its largest ever individual gifts, the Banff Centre has received a “transformational” amount in honor of Calgary-born philanthropist, Mrs. Jenny Belzberg, from her children. The donors do not wish … » Read

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Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition Concludes in Helsinki

May 31, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Eighth Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition concluded earlier in the week in Helsinki, FI, an international quinquennial competition that awards a total of €173,000 spread across nine prizes, four to men, four to women, and one … » Read

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