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Contests & Awards

Musical America Announces Its 2022 Artists of the Year

October 12, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Musical America has named the distinguished pianist and educator Mitsuko Uchida as its 2022 Artist of the Year, a designation associated with the finest artists, composers, conductors, and stage directors in the music world, and dating back to … » Read
 

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Musical America Announces Its 2022 Artists of the Year

October 11, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Musical America has named the distinguished pianist and educator Mitsuko Uchida as its 2022 Artist of the Year, a designation associated with the finest artists, composers, conductors, and stage directors in the music world, and dating back to … » Read
 

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Tuition-free Curtis Institute Gets $20M

October 7, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Curtis Institute of Music has received what it describes as a “transformational” gift of $20 million from an anonymous donor to "further the school's bold strategic direction as it approaches its centenary in 2024." It is one of … » Read
 

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16th Cliburn Competition Application Deadline Is Fast Approaching

October 5, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After a year’s postponement occasioned by the pandemic, the 16th edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is set to take place in Fort Worth, TX, from June 2–18, 2022. Applications are due Oct. 14, 2021. “We … » Read
 

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Quinquennial Chopin Competition Gets Underway in Warsaw

October 4, 2021 | Monika Scislowsk, Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A gala concert on Saturday opened the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, which was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Oct.2-23 competition was … » Read
 

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Phoenix Symphony Gets $7.5M Grant for Pandemic Recovery

October 1, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Phoenix Symphony has received $7.5 million from the Virginia G. Piper Trust, part of $123 million distributed by the Phoenix-based trust to 71 local groups for pandemic recovery. These “Now is the Moment” grants range from … » Read
 

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Cleveland O Gets $50M, Renames Severance Hall

September 30, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Cleveland Orchestra is recipient of $50 million from the Cleveland-based Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the largest grant in the ensemble’s 103-year history and one of the most significant ever made to a major symphony … » Read
 

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Cremona Luthier Competition Declares Winners

September 27, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Every three years since 1976 Cremona has hosted the Ente Triennale Internazionale Strumenti Ad Arco (International Triennial Body of Stringed Instruments), the world’s premiere violin making competition. Master luthiers from around the … » Read
 

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After a Pandemic-Length Gestation Period, Competitions Announce Winners

September 24, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The Leeds International Piano Competition capped its triennial edition September 18 by awarding first prize to Alim Beisembayev, a 23-year-old pianist from Kazakhstan. He wins £25,000, recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre, … » Read
 

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Mellon Gives Orchestras $2.1M for Their EDI Efforts

September 23, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the League of American Orchestras’ Catalyst Fund $2.1mn to advance efforts to develop and strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practices in American orchestras. The grant comes on the … » Read
 
 

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