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2 More Major Competitions Conclude, 1 Without a First Prize

September 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As previously reported , Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits won first prize in the cello category of the  George Enescu International Competition last week in Bucharest, Romania. He wins €15,000 and a future performance at the Enescu … » Read

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The Playoffs: Leeds, Indianapolis Pick Their Winners

September 17, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Eric Lu [pictured], a 20-year-old pianist from Boston, won the Leeds International Piano Competition on Saturday with a reflective and self-assured rendition of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Lu’s un-flashy performance of … » Read

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Sphinx Organization Honors Three for Excellence

September 14, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
This year's Sphinx Medals of Excellence, the eighth annual round, will go to double bassist Joseph H. Conyers [pictured], soprano Raquel Gonzalez, and baritone Will Liverman. Designed specifically to honor Black/Latinx artists, the awards, which … » Read

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Honens Concludes, Georgian Pianist Takes Home $100,000 CAD

September 10, 2018 | Stephen Cera, Musical America
CALGARY – Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze, 26, took first prize in the triennial Honens International Piano Competition on Friday night. An absorbing performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, before a packed house in Jack Singer … » Read

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Leeds Competition Names New Chief Exec

September 4, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Fiona Sinclair, managing director of Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, is to succeed Mark Wingate as chief executive of the Leeds International Piano Competition. He steps down as the 2018 competition (September 6-15) closes. Sinclair, at … » Read

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Texas Violinist Wins Isaac Stern Comp

September 4, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Twenty-five-year-old violinist Nancy Zhou has won the second Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC), one of six women finalists in the contest that concluded over the weekend. She takes home the top prize of $100,000. … » Read

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