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Competitions, Conflicts of Interest, and Looming Deadlines

October 19, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Another auspicious artist named Wang has emerged on the pianist scene. Concert Artists Guild on Wednesday announced that Yinuo Wang [pictured], a 22-year-old pianist from Beijing, China, captured first prize at its annual competition . Wang is a … » Read

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Lucerne Symphony Get an Endowment Boost of CHF15M

October 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, which traces its origins to the turn of the 19th century, has received an endowment gift of 15 million francs, to be named for its benefactors, Michael and Emmy Lou Pieper. Interest generated from the so-called MEP … » Read

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Dudamel Gets Gish Prize, Largely for YOLA Efforts

October 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Oct. 18 the Gish Prize Trust named Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as the 25 th annual recipient of the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Chosen from among 70 finalists in the fields of … » Read

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Musical America Announces 2019 Award Winners

October 16, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been announced as Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year. The 27-year-old virtuoso, also a composer, leads an impressive MA “of-the-year” lineup for 2019, which also recognizes Julia Wolfe … » Read

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NY Phil Names $200,000 Kravis New Music Prize

October 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With women composers so en vogue these days, it’s fitting that the New York Philharmonic would choose South Korean composer Unsuk Chin to receive the $200,000 Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music. As announced this morning, she is … » Read

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Two LA-based Musicians Named 2018 MacArthur Fellows

October 4, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin [pictured] has been chosen as a 2018 MacArthur Fellow in the area of music performance and composition. Aucoin at age 28 has written four operas, four orchestral works, and a variety of other pieces, all of which … » Read

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