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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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American Baritone Edward Nelson Wins 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup

March 11, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Edward Nelson has won the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup. At the competition final on Mar. 7, the 31-year -old American baritone sang two dramatic arias from Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet and clinched his victory with a riveting performance of … » Read

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U.S. Chopin Comp Names Top, $100,000, Winner

March 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After a week of competition in Miami among 25 contestants, the Chopin Foundation of the United States announced prizewinners at the 10 th National Chopin Piano Competition. The first prize went to 18-year-old Avery Gagliano, who studies with Gary … » Read

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Kaufmann, Pappano Honored by HRH The Prince of Wales

March 4, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
During his annual visit to the Royal College of Music (RCM), of which he has been President for 27 years, HRH The Prince of Wales conferred honors on several luminaries of the international music world. The musicians honored include conductor and … » Read

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Met National Council Winners Announced

March 3, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Mar. 1, after a months-long series of competitions, five singers—three women and two men—emerged as winners of the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Now in its 66 th year, the finals competition is the culmination … » Read

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Borletti-Buitoni Trust Names 2020 Recipients

February 27, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) announced three Award winners and four Fellowship winners for 2020. Recipients receive £30,000 ($38,700) and £20,000 ($25,800) respectively. BBT Awards generally go to well-established artists or … » Read

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Top Winners in George London Comp Are All Women

February 24, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The score was women 12, men 3 out of the 15 semi-finalists who participated in the finals of the George London Awards held at the Morgan Library and Museum over the weekend. Five—two sopranos, three mezzos--of the 12 women earned $10,000 … » Read

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Icelandic Composer Adds an Oscar for Best Score to Her Trophy Case

February 11, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Sunday night Hildur Gudnadóttir won an Oscar for best score, for Todd Phillips’ Oscar-nominated film Joker . The Icelandic composer had already won the Golden Globe, Critic’s Circle, and BAFTA awards for the work. … » Read

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