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Met Opera National Council Auditions Down to Final Nine

March 26, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera has announced the names of the nine singers who have advanced to the last phase of this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the 65 th in the organisation’s history. The semi-finals, which were … » Read

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Recent Competition Wins; Looming Deadlines

March 15, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The 12th edition of the Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists concluded on March 10 in Brussels, Belgium, with prizes awarded in four age ranges. Category A, for those under 10, went to seven-year-old Himari Yoshimura of Japan … » Read

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Detroit Symphony Raises $1.35M for African-American Composers, Guest Artists

March 11, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Classical Roots Celebration and gala dinner on March 9 raised $351,000 to support the performance, commissioning, and recording of works by African-American composers and to feature African-American … » Read

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Ellis Island Medal Awarded to Composer Peter Boyer

March 6, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Peter Boyer, an American composer best known for his Grammy Award-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America , for actors and orchestra, has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Established in 1986, … » Read

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Finalists Announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

March 4, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The 20 competitors for the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, to be held in St. David’s Hall, June 15-22, were announced today, and Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, bass Patrick Guetti, is one of the two to represent … » Read

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2019 Tchiakovsky Comp Announced, 2 Weeks from Application Deadline

February 27, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The announcement on Feb. 26 that the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition has been scheduled for this June dispelled rumors that the  event might have to be cancelled . The 61-year-old competition, launching pad for some of the … » Read

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George London Foundation Awards Conclude

February 25, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The 2019 George London Award winners were chosen Friday evening, at the conclusion of three days of auditioning that winnowed down 60 North American contenders to 16 finalists and finally five winners: one soprano; two mezzo sopranos, and two … » Read

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John Adams Wins €150,000 Erasmus Prize

February 25, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
American composer John Adams has been awarded the Erasmus Prize by the Dutch Praemium Erasmianum Foundation. The prize, which includes €150,000, goes annually to an entity “that has made an exceptional contribution to the humanities, … » Read

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Among Three 2019 Polar Music Prize Winners

February 13, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an unusual turn of events, the Polar Music Prize this year is awarded to three entities: a pop artist, classical artist, and a foundation dedicated to bringing arts education to underserved children around the world. Each receives one million … » Read

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A Few New Names Win Classical Grammys

February 10, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Dmitri Shostakovich’s winning streak at the Grammy awards continues. Sunday in Los Angeles, at the pre-telecast award ceremony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra won for Best Orchestral Album with Andris Nelsons conducting the composers Fourth … » Read

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