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Montreal Competition Adds Jurors, Preps for 27 Semi Finalists

March 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), scheduled to take place online from April 26 to May 14, has pianists Till Fellner and Charles Richard-Hamelin to the jury. Chaired by Zarin Mehta, the panel already includes Arnaldo … » Read

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Borletti-Buitoni Trust Announces Biennial Award plus Grants Up to $50,000

March 18, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Composer Silvia Colasanti [pictured], a native of Rome, is the latest recipient of the Franco Buitoni Award (£25,000), given biennially by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust to an Italian musician who has promoted and encouraged chamber music. … » Read

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Leeds Competition Holds First Round, Remotely, in 16 Cities

March 18, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition has expanded the number of cities hosting the first round of the competition, March 28 to April 8, from five to 16, thereby reducing travel amid the pandemic. Only two of the 62 competitors from 28 … » Read

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Recording Academy Gives Marilyn Horne Her Second 'Lifetime' Award

March 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Because classical music has been the red-headed stepchild at the Grammy Awards for too many years, fans can be forgiven if they missed the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award received by Marilyn Horne last Sunday. It was her second Lifetime … » Read

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Ass'n of British Orchestras Announces Annual Awards

March 15, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On March 12 the annual conference of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO), held virtually, closed with the announcement of awards for achievement by individuals and organizations during a year of incredible challenges. The prestigious ABO … » Read

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2021 Classical Grammy Awards Announced

March 14, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As always, the classical Grammy awards, along with other "fringe" genres, were announced the afternoon before the televised ceremony on CBS, in a pre-show ceremony. Following lists the nominees; winners are bold faced. Best Orchestral Performance … » Read

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Avery Fisher Career Grants Announced

March 11, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
This year’s Avery Fisher Career Grants, given annually to artists who have the potential and the drive for success, have gone to two cellists, two violinists, and Eric Lu , the Berlin-based grand prize winner of the 2018 Leeds International … » Read

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Gemma New Wins 2021 Solti Conducting Award

March 8, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New, 34, principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Hamilton (CA) Philharmonic, is the recipient of the annual Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, given to a promising American … » Read

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Major Competitions Head to Cyberspace (& Beyond!)

March 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Three prominent music competitions have announced major adjustments this week. The biannual Menuhin Competition , based this year in Richmond, VA, will be fully online and remote, with competition rounds and various other events streaming May … » Read

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Latest Wins and Looming Deadlines

February 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Shifting entirely online for the first time, the  Sphinx Competition capped its 24th edition last weekend by awarding first prize to Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira, a violinist from Caracas, Venezuela. An alumni of El Sistema, the … » Read

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