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Woman Composer Turns Down Grant Since It's Smaller than Man's

July 30, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Irish composer Siobhán Cleary [pictured] has turned down a large commission from two Arts Council funding bodies because she was offered 20 percent less than male applicants during the previous four years. Cleary’s rejection … » Read

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2018 KenCen Honorees Announced

July 25, 2018 | Ashraf Khalil
Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire, and jazz legend Wayne Shorter [pictured] will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The Center also announced a special award for the … » Read

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Royal Academy of Music Creates 40 New Scholarships

July 24, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
An anonymous gift of about £1.7 million ($2.23 mil) will fund scholarships for 40 students over the next five years at the Royal Academy of Music, which celebrates its bicentenary in 2022. In combination with a new partnership with the … » Read

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Cooper Competition Names Young Canadian, on His Second Try

July 23, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Toronto pianist Tony Siqi Yun, 17, has won the 2018 Cooper Competition for Piano, the finals of which concluded July 20 in Severance Hall in Cleveland. The winning piece was Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Jahja Ling conducting the … » Read

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Update on the Cooper Competition: A Critic Begs to Differ

July 23, 2018 | Zachary Lewis, Musical America
CLEVELAND—Picking favorites at a piano competition is a little like dating. You’re bound to get your heart broken. So it was at the July 20 finals of the 2018 Cooper International Competition. After hearing performances by three piano … » Read

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(Non-soccer) Competitions: Winners and Upcoming Deadlines

July 13, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Soccer’s World Cup isn’t the only international contest spotlighting young talent this summer. The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition concluded July 8 by awarding the grand prize of $30,000 to the Berlin-based Trio … » Read

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