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Curtis Establishes Alumni Relief Fund

May 18, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Curtis Institute has established a relief fund for its alumni. The Emergency Relief for Curtis Alumni (ERCA), which currently holds $500,000, much of it from trustees Nina and Lupo von Maltzahn, will provide grants of up … » Read

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“Virtu[al]oso,” a New, Virtual Piano Competition

May 7, 2020 | Zachary Lewis, Musical America
CLEVELAND--Yaron Kohlberg isn’t just president of Piano Cleveland, presenter of the now postponed, quadrennial Cleveland International Piano Competition. He’s also a pianist and a 2007 second-prize winner. The 29 participants (out of … » Read

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Philly-based Groups Get $1.3M from Presser Foundation

May 4, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Philadelphia-based Presser Foundation has announced a special round of general operating grants to 85 music organizations in the greater metropolitan region. The awards, totaling $521,250, range from $750 to $30,000 and average slightly more … » Read

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Solti Foundation Names 2020 Conducting Award Winner

April 20, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
American conductor Aram Demirjian, 33, current music director of the Knoxville (TN) Symphony Orchestra, has been awarded the annual $30,000 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, the largest American prize to a rising maestro of 38 years or younger. … » Read

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Artists in U.S. Can Apply for $5,000 sans Red Tape

April 13, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Any artist practicing in the U.S., its territories, and tribal nations who can show that they can receive taxable income Stateside, is now eligible for a $5,000 unrestricted grant from the Artist Relief Fund. One need not be a citizen to apply. … » Read

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Casta Diva Awards Reflect Russia’s Evolving Opera Scene

April 9, 2020 | Maya Pritsker, Musical America
On March 27th, while Russia was finally getting serious about social distancing, and closed cultural institutions began to beef up their online presence, the winners of Casta Diva, the prestigious Russian opera awards, were announced for the year … » Read

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Chicago Foundation to Support Arts Orgs with $2m in Grants

April 9, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation is expediting payment of $2m in general operating support to 175 small arts and cultural organizations in the Chicago region and 40 in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Chicago … » Read

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3 Artists Win Avery Fisher Career Grants

March 25, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Three Avery Fisher Career Grant winners were announced Wednesday evening, each of whom will receive $25,000 toward the advancement of his or her career. Traditionally, the announcement is followed by performances, but because of COVID-19 … » Read

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Queen Elisabeth, Cliburn Comps Cancel; Avery Fisher Streams Only

March 19, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The 2020 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition , scheduled to take place in Brussels May 4-30, has been cancelled. It is possible that it will be postponed to a later date. The event’s organizers had already announced the 74 live participants, … » Read

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American Pianists Association Names 2021 Finalists

March 13, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Over the next 13 months, five pianists will participate in the American Pianists Awards. Given every four years by the Indianapolis-based American Pianists Association, the award, known as the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship, includes … » Read

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