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Dame Kiri Among Queen's Birthday Honorees

June 12, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honors brought recognition to several luminaries from the worlds of classical music, acting, and writing. Foremost among them is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the legendary New Zealand soprano, who has been made an … » Read

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Thea Musgrave Receives Queen's Medal for Music

June 8, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Yesterday at Buckingham Palace, Scottish-born composer Thea Musgrave was awarded The Queen's Medal for Music 2017 by the monarch herself. The award, established in 2005 by Peter Maxwell Davies, is presented annually to an outstanding individual … » Read

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Competition & Awards Update, Not Without Controversy

June 1, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
In a decision that drew both praise and criticism, the 11th Dublin International Piano Competition awarded its €15,000 first prize to Sae Yoon Chon, a South Korean pianist who studies with the event’s artistic director and jury … » Read

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$1M Nilsson Prize Awarded to Nina Stemme

May 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Birgit Nilsson Foundation has selected Swedish soprano Nina Stemme [pictured] as the fourth recipient of the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize. In her response, Stemme, widely considered today’s premiere dramatic soprano, said, “It … » Read

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Prague Competition: Two Contests, but Only One First Prize

May 15, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Prague International Spring Competition, which this year focused on cello and French horn, has awarded no first prize in the former category, the finals for which took place Sunday, and named Alexandre Collard of France the winner of the second, … » Read

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Bloomberg Puts Another $43M into Arts and Cultural Orgs

May 15, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Bloomberg Philanthropies, funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most generous and thoughtful arts supporters, is investing $43 million in a plan to help small to mid-sized cultural organizations in … » Read

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