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Competition Round-up: Guatemalan Soprano Takes Top Operalia Prize

August 2, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Not every headline about Guatemala these days involves immigration and Trump. The country drew attention this past week when Adriana Gonzalez, a 27-year-old soprano from Guatemala City, became one of two winners of Plácido Domingo's … » Read

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MTT Among 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees

July 18, 2019 | Patrick Jarenwattananon, AP
Michael Tilson Thomas joins Sally Field, the group Earth Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, and Sesame Street as a recipient of the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors.  "The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left … » Read

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Tchaikovsky Piano Finals Go Viral, for All the Wrong Reasons

June 28, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The final round of the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition on June 25 featured the sort of mix up that is a competition organizer’s worst nightmare. Pianist Tianxu An, who in the words of one observer “seemed imperturbable in the first … » Read

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Russia Dominates Tchaikovsky Competition So Far

June 28, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Top winners in each of the six categories of the Tchaikovsky competition have been chosen. The grand prize winner will be announced June 29. Woodwinds First Prize and Gold Medal: Matvey Demin (Russia, flute) Out of 48 live contenders Brass First … » Read

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Ukrainian Baritone Wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the Word

June 23, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach, 31, has won the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition; he gets £20,000, an elaborate trophy, and the launch lad for a potentially huge career. The prize has been won in the past by the likes … » Read

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David Pountney, Alexander Goehr Honored by RPS

June 20, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has added two new honorary members—opera director Sir David Pountney and composer Alexander Goehr—to its roster of musical illuminati. Carl Maria von Weber was the first to receive such … » Read

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