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(US) 2016 OPERA NEWS Awards

Contributed by admin on Dec 11, 2015

Joseph Calleja, Elīna Garanča, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko & José van Dam Named as 2016 OPERA NEWS Awards Recipients. Five Honorees to be Acknowledged for Contributions to the Opera World at the 11th Annual Awards Ceremony. ...


(UK) Society of Recorder Players (SRP) -- 2015 Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Playing Competition Results

Contributed by admin on Nov 17, 2015

News from the Society of Recorder Players (SRP)

"Congratulations to Laura Schmid, winner of the 2015 Moeck/Society of Recorder Players Solo Recorder Playing Competition, the final of which was held at the Greenwich Early Music Festival on 13th November. Good wishes to all the competitors, and their accompanists, who gave brilliant performances of works dating from the 12th century to the present.  ..."


(AT) Innsbruck Festival of Early Music: "French Alto wins 2015 Cesti Competition" (Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2015

"Anthea Pichanick won the first prize, followed by Ukrainian countertenor Konstantin Derri and Italian soprano Alice Rossi.

The 29-year-old French singer Anthea Pichanick won the 6th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti. She was awarded the first prize (endowed with 4,000 Euros) at the final concert Tuesday night. The alto impressed the jury with an aria of Flammiro from Pietro Antonio Cesti’s opera “Le nozze in sogno” as well as with Orlando’s aria “Sorge l’irato nembo” from the Opera “Orlando Furioso” by Antonio Vivaldi. Anthea Pichanick also won the special prize for a performance at the Early Music Festival “Resonanzen” at the Vienna Konzerthaus. The French singer is a student of Montserrat Caballé.  ...


(UK) NCEM Young Composers Award 2016

Contributed by admin on Oct 13, 2015

The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are proud to present the 2016 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Theatre of the Ayre, directed by one of Europe’s leading lutenists, Elizabeth Kenny, with mezzo soprano Clare Wilkinson and Nicholas Mulroy, tenor. The Award will be launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Sunday 1 November 2015. The broadcast includes performances of the winning pieces of the 2015 Award. ...


(IT) Premio Selìfa, Concorso Internazionale di Musica Antica - seconda edizione (16-18 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 03, 2015

Location: San Ginesio (MC) - Italia

"The great success of the first two editions of the Competition (2013 and 2014), has confirmed the good intentions and motives that led the "Associazione Musicale Selìfa" to organise this important musical event: to offer young musicians from every nation the opportunity to perform and succeed in the world of concert performance and to create an event with a high musical profile and with a cultural level that could promote and spread international interest in Early Music. ...


(US) 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition

Contributed by admin on Mar 15, 2015

(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.  ...


(AT) Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition" (Application deadline 1 Mar 2015) (30 Apr - 3 May 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 16, 2015

Location: St. Florian Monastery (near Linz), Austria

Reminder of upcoming deadline for application for the Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition".

"The aim of the competition is to stimulate the youth with the present and emotional engagement of the music of the Baroque period, with particular attention to the Austrian Baroque music. Three prizes will be awarded ... "