Saturday, January 22, 2022

Vega Quartet Names Emily Daggett Smith as New First Violinist

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  Emily Daggett Smith will replace former first violinist Elizabeth Fayette, who left in the Spring of 2020 to pursue other opportunities. In the interim, Atlanta...

Austria’s Mozart Week 2022 Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Surges

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  Established in 1965, The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s (FMS) Mozart Week is a concert series that begins on Mozart’s birthday each year, January 27.  Planned...

Music Education and Community Organizations Receive $2 Million in Awards

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  The Lewis Prize for Music focuses on organizations that give young people access to music education, strengthen the well-being of their communities, and put...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Attacca Quartet — Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2

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  Here, VC Artist Attacca Quartet performs at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York for WQXR's Beethoven String Quartet Marathon on November...

Royal Academy of Music Launches Sir Elton John Exchange Program

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  Up to 20 participants a year from London's Royal Academy of Music and its partner conservatoires will benefit from exchanges of varying length — ...

2022 Marks Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams's 150th Birthday

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  British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams lived from 1872 – 1958. In commemoration of what would have been his 150th birthday, The Ralph Vaughan Williams...

San Francisco Conservatory and Ballet Create New Fellowship for Black Musicians

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  The selected musicians will also get the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Grammy Award-winning SF Ballet Orchestra, as well participating in chamber...

Opus Illuminate to Launch Documentary Series Highlighting Underrepresented Composers

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  Co-founded by VC Artist Nathan Meltzer and Devin Moore, Opus Illuminate is a performance organization dedicated to programming and performing works by composers of...

Australia’s Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022 Conductor Fellow

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  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging conductor to help build industry skills, knowledge, and experience within...

Goodmesh Concours Announced 2021 Winners

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  The Goodmesh Concours is unique in that it combines music with other art forms, aiming to inspire musicians to branch out. The competition encourages...

Music Critic Richard Freed has Died, Aged 93

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  The American music critic Richard Freed passed away on New Year's Day 2022, not long after his 93rd birthday. Born in 1928 to Russian...

Juilliard's Music Advancement Program Receives $50 Million Grant

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  A sizeable gift of $50 million from the San Francisco-based foundation Crankstart will help support the Music Advancement Program (MAP) at The Juilliard School. MAP...

South Korea's KBS Philharmonic Appoints Honorary Music Director

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  Korean conductor Myung-Whun Chun began his career as a pianist, winning second prize at the 1974 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow and then relocating to the...

Applications Open for the 2022 Meadowmount School of Music

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  Applications are open for the 2022 Meadowmount School of Music — being held from June 25 to August 13, 2022, in Westport, New York. The Meadowmount...

Semi Finalists Announced for Detroit's 2022 Sphinx Competition

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  The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latin classical musicians, hosts a competition and conference every...

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