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Sphinx Gets Largest Grant in Its History

May 9, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Sphinx Organization has received $3 million from the Fund II Foundation, the largest grant in its history. Sphinx President and Artistic Director Afa S. Dworkin predicts the monies will bolster its leadership and development programs to … » Read

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Beverly Sills Artist Award to Lindemann Young Artist Alumna

May 7, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Safe to say, Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa is having a very good year. Today, the Metropolitan Opera announced her as the winner of the 14th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, a $50,000 prize to “extraordinarily gifted singers with … » Read

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New Piano Competition in China Offers $150,000 Top Prize

April 22, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Some 20 pianists, chosen by invitation, are to compete in the First China International Music Competition starting on May 4, to be held in Beijing at the China Conservatory of Music. The government-funded event offers an unprecedented (for an … » Read

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$50,000 Tucker Prize Announced

April 8, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Soprano Lisette Oropesa, whose CV boasts over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including winning the Guild’s 2005 National Council Auditions, has been chosen by a panel of elites to receive the 2019 Richard Tucker Award. The … » Read

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OPERA America Announces Grants to Women Composers

April 3, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Apr. 1, OPERA America announced grants totaling $100,000 to support the work of seven female composers. These Discovery Grants, part of the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, provide up to $15,000 to support operas in the developmental … » Read

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Five Winners Chosen from Met Council Audition Finals

April 1, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions finals jury has selected five 2019 winners, following performances yesterday afternoon on the Met Stage.  Anthony Roth Costanzo, a 2009 winner (and Musical America 2019 Vocalist of the … » Read

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Nielsen Competition Names Three Winners

April 1, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The ten days of the Carl Nielsen Competition’s final rounds, taking place in the Danish composer’s birthplace of Odese, concluded over the weekend with first, second, and third prizes awarded in violin, clarinet, and flute. Johan … » Read

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Performance Today Names JoAnn Falletta Classical Woman of the Year

March 29, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
ST. PAUL—Performance Today has announced that JoAnn Falletta has been named its first-ever Classical Woman of the Year. A three-time Grammy Award-winner with 13 Grammy nominations, Faletta became the first woman to lead a major American … » Read

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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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