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Dutch Composer Wins Grawemeyer for 'Intercultural' Work

December 3, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, the University announced today. Bons’s one-hour Nomaden , for cello and mixed ensemble, was named as the winning piece. The award, … » Read

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LSO Names Donatella-Flick Winner

November 26, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Felix Mildenberger, a 28-year-old German conductor, has won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition for 2018. The competition, created in 1990 by Italian philanthropist Donatella Flick, helps young conductors gain experience working with great … » Read

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2018 Naumburg Violin Competition Winner Named

November 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Seasoned soloist and chamber musician Grace Park has won the top prize in the 2018 Naumburg Violin Competition, one of the five performers in the finals concerts on November 16 at the 92 nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert hall. She takes home $25,000 … » Read

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Wins, Losses, Draws: A Torrent of Competitions

November 16, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi [pictured] delivered a blazing finale to the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and clinched first prize on Oct. 27 at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. Chooi took home … » Read

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Detroit Arts Groups Get $20M from the Knight Foundation

October 31, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The arts world of the city of Detroit has just received a huge boost—as in $20 million—from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; monies are being positioned as an “investment” in the city’s arts groups, … » Read

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Competitions Are Evolving Into Something More

October 22, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Competitions in the classical music world are evolving, from star-making machines to a regular part of a performer’s training. In a recent Washington Post article, Anne Midgette argues that, as the number of competitions has … » Read

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