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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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2020 ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Honor Mad Scenes...

October 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
ASCAP has announced its annual Deems Taylor Awards—now known officially as the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards for print, broadcast, media, and liner notes. Heidi Waleson’s book Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death … » Read

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Musical America Names Salzburg Fest as Festival of the Year

October 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Celebrating its centennial next summer, the Salzburg Festival has been chosen Festival of the Year for the 2020 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts. Only once before has an institution, rather than an artist, been … » Read

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