(From a recent Press Release -- Note: The Winners of the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition will be announced after the final round on May 30, 2015.)
"March 13, 2015 Malibu, CA -- The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors for its fourth triennial competition. Representing 11 countries, they will vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions, competing at Pepperdine University from Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, 2015, on the University's campus in Malibu, California. ...
(From a recent BIS newsletter)
Marcin Świątkiewicz, harpsichord; Arte dei Suonatori
"Johann Forkel, the biographer of J.S. Bach, numbered Müthel among the most remarkable of Bach’s pupils. Another of the great chroniclers of 18th century music, Charles Burney, described Müthel's works as 'so full of novelty, taste, grace, and contrivance, that I should not hesitate to rank them among the greatest productions of the present age.’ ...
The JUNO nominees are in and the awards are being decided ... have a peek to see what Canadian early music talent has been nominated ...
(US) Pacific Standard Article: "Tracking the Evolving Brain of the Young Musician" (Tom Jacobs - Mar 12, 2015)
(Of general interest)
"An ambitious five-year study of young orchestral players aims to determine how taking group music lessons impacts them intellectually and emotionally. ...
La Donna Musicale presents "Queen of French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre". This concert, on March 14th at 4pm, celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a female french baroque concert.
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