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Musical America Names 2023 Artist(s) of the Year

October 11, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Musical America’s 2023 Artist of the Year is American violinist Hilary Hahn, one of the world’s most adroit interpreters, to be sure, but also an artist committed to widening the repertoire—much of which she has personally … » Read

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Yukine Kuroki wins Liszt Utrecht 2022

October 3, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Yukine Kuroki, a student of Fumiko Eguchi at the Showa University of Music in Japan, has won the 2022 Liszt Utrecht piano competition. The Japanese pianist, born in 1998, carried off the first prize of 25,000 Euros, with American pianist Derek … » Read

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Yuval Sharon Lauded on '2022 TIME100 Next' List

September 29, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Time magazine has named director Yuval Sharon to its “2022 TIME100 Next”  list, which it defines as “100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and … » Read

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17-year-old Takes Top Fritz Kreisler Prize

September 26, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The tenth International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, whose three top prize winners performed in a gala in Vienna on September 25, has announced 17-year-old Guido Sant’Anna e Silva of Brazil as the top winner. His  compatriot … » Read

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Seasoned Violinist Wins Indianapolis Competition

September 25, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Twenty-eight-year-old American violinist Sirena Huang has won the 11 th quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, taking home $75,000 along with a recording contract, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, and management and marketing … » Read

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Another Trophy for Dudamel

September 25, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel—Musical America’s 2013 Artist of the Year , current artistic head of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Paris Opera—has been given the fourteenth Glenn Gould Prize, a biennial award honoring its namesake’s … » Read

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Catching up with Competition Wins & Entry Dates

September 9, 2022 | Emery Kerekes, Musical America
The 2022 violin iteration of the annual Cooper Competition (Oberlin, OH) ended on August 19 with a first-prize win for 13-year-old Seohyun Kim of Seoul, South Korea. In addition to $20,000 cash, she earns a two-year package that incorporates the … » Read

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British Tenor Wins Biennial Wigmore Song Competition

September 8, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
After four days of competition in front of a live and on-line audience, 24-year-old British tenor Laurence Kilsby on Wednesday night won the £10,000 first prize of Wigmore Hall’s biennial International Song Competition. Hardly a … » Read

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Juilliard Students Win Banff Quartet Competition

September 6, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Isidore String Quartet, a new ensemble of Juilliard students under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick, among others, has won the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Sunday’s win concludes seven days at the Banff Centre for Arts … » Read

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New Documentary Examines the Korean Classical Whiz-Kid Phenom

August 31, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A new documentary by Belgian director Thierry Loreau, music director of his country's public service broadcaster RTBF, examines why young Korean musicians are increasingly taking the competition world by storm.  The last two Cliburn Gold … » Read

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