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Major Competitions Head to Cyberspace (& Beyond!)

March 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Three prominent music competitions have announced major adjustments this week. The biannual Menuhin Competition , based this year in Richmond, VA, will be fully online and remote, with competition rounds and various other events streaming May … » Read

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Latest Wins and Looming Deadlines

February 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Shifting entirely online for the first time, the  Sphinx Competition capped its 24th edition last weekend by awarding first prize to Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira, a violinist from Caracas, Venezuela. An alumni of El Sistema, the … » Read

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Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition Cancelled

February 2, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
For the second consecutive year, the Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Music Competition has been canceled due to the pandemic. Normally, the final rounds of the event are held in November in Paris, after preliminaries in a number of … » Read

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Met Divides $50,000 Beverly Sills Award Among Five Artists

January 29, 2021 | Susan Elliott Musical America
Rather than awarding its annual $50,000 Beverly Sills Artist Award to a single singer, the Metropolitan Opera has divided the purse among five whom it deems “extraordinarily gifted singers with rising Met careers.” Each will get … » Read

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NJPAC Gets $20 Million Bequest

January 27, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has received a $20 million gift to its endowment, a bequest from the late Betty Wold Johnson, matriarch of the Johnson & Johnson family and fortune. The monies cap her long history of generosity to NJPAC, … » Read

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Midori Among KenCen 2021 Honorees

January 13, 2021 |
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. This year’s recipients … » Read

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Bach Medal Shared by Two Noted Musicologists

January 12, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
For the first time in its history, the 2021 Bach Medal of the City of Leipzig will be shared by two recipients—the musicologists Hans-Joachim Schulze and Christoph Wolff.  Established in 2003 to recognize individuals whose research or … » Read

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NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Announces $47.1M in Grants

December 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has announced over $47.1million in grants to 1,032 cultural groups in fiscal 2020. Recipients range from the Brooklyn Steppers to the Metropolitan Opera, from under $9,000 to over $100,000. In its … » Read

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Andrea Marcon Wins Handel Prize

December 10, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Handel House Foundation has chosen the Italian conductor, harpsichordist and organist Andrea Marcon as winner of the 2021 Handel Prize of the City of Halle an der Saale. The honorary award recognizes special artistic, academic, or cultural … » Read

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A Prize from the Home Front for Yannick

December 4, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has received Orchestra Canada’s Betty Webster Award, an annual prize to a group or individual for their contribution to the health of the country’s orchestral community. Nominated by his longtime … » Read

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