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Classical Grammy Nominations: A Refreshing List

November 20, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Apart from the Best Orchestral Performance nominations, the names among the 2020 Classical Grammy award contenders, announced this morning, are not limited to the Usual Suspects. The awards will be broadcast by CBS on January 26, although … » Read

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Young Concert Artists Audition Winners, Class of 2019

November 19, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Young Concert Artists International auditions concluded last Sunday in Merkin Concert Hall, with four winners—two pianists, a string quartet, and a saxophone player—chosen from a field of 150 applicants from 17 countries. Each of … » Read

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November Competitions: Happy Winners

November 15, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
For its second edition, the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on October 19 awarded Vienna-based Simply Quartet first prize in the string quartet category. The quartet, which receives €15,000 and concert opportunities … » Read

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LA Phil Gets $4M Toward YOLA Center

October 23, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
California’s Edgerton Foundation has contributed $4 million to the Los Angles Philharmonic to support the new Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) Center at Inglewood . Slated to open in fall 2020, the … » Read

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Jaap Honored by Gramophone and the Concertgebouw

October 17, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The New York and Hong Kong philharmonics’ Music Director Jaap van Zweden has won not one but two awards in the last 24 hours. Today, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw announced him as the winner of its 2020 Concertgebouw Prize, given to musicians … » Read

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David Shifrin Honored by CMS

October 17, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Virtually the same day that Anne-Sophie Mutter received the 2019 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award of 15 million yen (c. $141,000) from Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi, that  Jaap van Zweden was recognized both for his work with … » Read

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