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(US) Madison Early Music Festival "4th Annual Handel Aria Competition" Winners (08 Jul 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 15, 2016

(Late in reporting ... EarlyMusicNews.org editor)

The 4th annual Handel Aria Competition was an amazing evening of wonderful music by all seven of the finalists selected from the 100 singers who auditioned. The winners of this year’s final round are:

  •  Eric Jurenas, countertenor, first prize
  •  Christina Kay, soprano, second prize
  •  Nola Richardson, soprano, third prize & audience favorite ...

(US) Historical Society Keyboard of North American 2016 Jurow Competition Winners

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

A LOOK BACK at the winners of the HKS 2016 Jurow Competition winners which were announced on March 26th 2016. Congratulations go out to Eunji Lee, First Prize / Patrick Merrill, Second Prize / Kyle Collins, Jurow Prize for a Promising Semifinalist / And to the other finalists: Joyce Chen, Sofija Grgur, Sihyun Chun, Mylene Belanger.

"The Jurow International Harpsichord Performance Competition was established 30 years ago, with the generous support of Mae and Irving Jurow, in the interest of creating competitive activities for harpsichordists, since very few such opportunities existed in this country [US] ...


(UK) The Sixteen Grammy Award Nomination: "Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610"

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2016

(From a recent Facebook post)

We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed for this evening’s GRAMMY Awards Ceremony – our recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is nominated in the Best Choral Performance category…wish us luck! 

About the CD: "Following the success of their Monteverdi Selva morale e spirituale recordings, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers release a work often classed as one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. ...


(UK) Vote For Phantasm

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"Phantasm has been nominated in the Chamber category in this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards for its sublime collection of music by William Lawes.

The album has already been named 'Chamber Recording of 2015' by Limelight Magazine and is also a Finalist in the 2016 International Classical Music Awards. ...


(SE) Polar Music Prize 2016

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

"The Polar Music Prize 2016 is awarded to the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli from Rome, Italy. With a vocal range of three octaves and a unique ability to live a role with fullness of expression, Cecilia Bartoli has developed song as an art form. Cecilia Bartoli has spellbound audiences in the world’s great opera houses, but is not content with the well-known repertoire. She has also dug deeply into the history of music and presented long-lost music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries that is completely new to today’s audiences. ...


(AT) 7th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti (21-28 Aug 2016)(Application Deadline: 15 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2016

Location: Innsbruch Austria

"“The International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti” will take place in Innsbruck for the seventh time. Named after the Italian composer Pietro Antonio Cesti, who turned Innsbruck into a centre for the Italian opera north of the Alps in the mid-17th century, young singers from all over the world with a special talent and training will compete in the varied field that is the baroque opera for participation in the final concert on 26.08.2016.  ...


(FR) Le Concours Corneille - International Early Music Competition in Normandie (8-11 Sep 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 01, 2016

First international competition held in France for instrumental soloists of the Baroque repertoire. The Concours Corneille is open to young musicians of all nationalities from the most prestigious schools. The jury will also be of specialists of renowned stature. ...


(US) Early Music America (EMA): Medieval and Renaissance Competition 2016 (1 Oct 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 31, 2016

"EMA's fourth Medieval and Renaissance Competition will take place at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland on October 1, 2016. Our competition brings together some of the brightest up-and-coming performers of music between 1000 and 1600. ...


(US) 2016 Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition

Contributed by sonialee on Jan 31, 2016

The 2016 Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, will be held March 21-23, 2016,  Oberlin College, Ohio. Semi-finals will be held on Monday March 21. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, March 23. ...


(US) Enter by October 1, 2015 | 8th 2016 Jurow International Harpsichord Competition

Contributed by sonialee on Aug 18, 2015
The deadline for the 2016 Jurow International Harpsichord Competition is
fast approaching! Entries must be received by October 1, 2015.

More information can be found at:
http://historicalkeyboardsociety.org/2016-jurow-competition/.

(US) The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition (22-24 March 2016) (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Contributed by admin on Jun 24, 2015

Historical Keyboard Society of North America

"NOTE DATE CHANGE -- The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, Historical Keyboard Society of North America, March 22-24, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!), Oberlin College, Ohio. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Thursday, March 24.  ...