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Prizewinners Announced at the Washington International Competition for Strings

  Based in Washington, D.C., the Washington International Competition for Strings announced its 2022 prizewinners: Violin: 1st Prize, $10,000: Jaewon Wee (South Korea) 2nd Prize, $5,000:...

VC Artist Jordan Bak Joins Bowling Green State University's Faculty

  Bowling Green State University, in Ohio, will welcome VC Artist Jordan Bak to their music faculty. The College of Musical Arts educates over 500...

VC Artist Tessa Lark Signs with IMG Artists for General Management

  At IMG Artists, VC Artist Tessa Lark joins a roster of violinists that include Hilary Hahn, Christian Li, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider,...

Report Shows Performances of Music by Female and BIPOC Composers Increased

  The Institute for Composer Diversity’s (ICD) 2022 Orchestra Repertoire Report was produced in partnership with the League of American Orchestras. Using databases and analysis,...

UK Launches National Plan for Music Education

  The Power of Music to Change Lives initiative is outlined in 88-pages, revamping the UK's approach to music education. In the plan, schools will be...

OUT NOW | Cellist Amit Peled's New Album, "Solus et una"

  Released on CTM Classics, Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled's newest release features J.S. Bach’s Suites Nos. 4 and 5 for Violoncello Solo. They were recorded...

American Conductor Terrance Malone Gray has Died, Aged 59

  At the time of his passing Terrance Malone Gray served as the Associate Conductor of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Music Director of...

ONE CLASSICAL MINUTE | “Pianist With The Hair” Julian Gargiulo — Meet Franz Liszt

  This episode of "One Classical Minute" features the Hungarian composer, pianist, and teacher Franz Liszt. Each video, only about a minute long, provides audiences with...

Brussels National Opera Names New Concertmaster

  Following several rounds of auditions, the Brussels National Opera appointed the 28-year-old Belgian violinist Sylvia Huang as its next concertmaster. Huang previously served in the...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Hana Chang, 19 — Stuttgart Violin Competition 2nd Prize Winner

  A laureate of multiple competitions, Hana Chang has won First Prize in the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Second Prize in the Louis Spohr International...

Australian Chamber Orchestra Loaned "Ex-Dollfus" Strad

  The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has acquired a third Golden Age Stradivarius violin, in the form of the "ex-Dollfus" Strad of 1732. The instrument...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Concertmaster

  The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck announced that violinist David McCarroll has been appointed to the role of Concertmaster, beginning with...

Applications Closing for Kronberg Academy's Feuermann Cello Competition

  The Kronberg Academy's Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann will award its first prize winner €10,000. Applications are to be received by July 1, 2022. Apply here. The...

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis 2022 Announces Participants

  The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) in Indianapolis, Indiana, has named 40 violinists from around the world to take part in its 11th...

OUT NOW | William Grant Still’s Music for Violin and Orchestra

  Born in 1895, William Grant Still was a pioneer composer and is remembered as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” Still composed nearly 200 works...



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