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Prague Competition: Two Contests, but Only One First Prize

May 15, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Prague International Spring Competition, which this year focused on cello and French horn, has awarded no first prize in the former category, the finals for which took place Sunday, and named Alexandre Collard of France the winner of the second, … » Read

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Chinese-American Pianist Named BBC Young Musician 2018

May 14, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The BBC Young Musician 2018 is Lauren Zhang, a 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist from Charleston, Illinois, who studies at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The finals of the 40-year-old annual competition, … » Read

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Awards and Competitions: Biweekly (or So) Update

May 11, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
London’s Royal Philharmonic Society on Wednesday announced the winners of its annual music awards.  Among individual artists, pianist and recent Gilmore Artist Award winner Igor Levit won the instrumentalist award, English tenor Allan … » Read

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Aizuri Quartet Wins $100,000 M-Prize

May 9, 2018 |
Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Aizuri Quartet--Ariana Kim, Ayane Kozasa, Karen Ouzounian, Miho Saegusa -- has won the University of Michigan’s M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, the finals of which concluded on May 6. The grand prize includes $100,000, said to be the … » Read

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Detroit Pistons in Education Partnership with Detroit Symphony

May 9, 2018 | Associated Press; Crain's; FREEP
Basketball team Detroit Pistons has announced financial support for music and education programs for children in the city. Team owner Tom Gores, Vice Chairman Arn Tellem, and the Detroit Pistons Foundation are contributing through a multi-year … » Read

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St. Martin in the Fields Gets $1M from Its Biggest American Fan

May 8, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
On the heels of its recent U.S. tour, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is the recipient of a $1 million gift from its Stateside fan base, the American Friends of the Academy. Specifically, that group’s president, Maria Cardamone, has … » Read

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