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University of Michigan Professor Accused of Racism

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  Objections were raised by the undergraduate composition class over Sheng’s showing of the 1965 version of William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” starring actor Sir Laurence Olivier...

Austrian Violinist Lukas Florian David has Died, Aged 87

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  Born in Austria in 1934, Lukas David initially studied in Leipzig and made his concert debut at the age of 14. He then furthered...

Frank Almond Plays Last Concert as Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster

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  57-year-old Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO), has played his final concert in the role. Almond spent a quarter of a...

ON THIS DAY | Today is Violinist Midori’s Birthday!

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  Born in Osaka in 1971, Midori began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto. A recognized child prodigy, at the age of 11,...

MANIC MONDAY | Lo-Fi Orchestra Performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

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  “I’ve always been fascinated by technology and music and I love it when the two intersect,” creator Kevin wrote on his blog. “I am...

Aspen Institute Announces New Artist-in-Residence

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  The Harman/Eisner Artist-in-Residence first launched in July 2006, cofounded by Sidney Harman and Michael Eisner, Aspen Institute Trustee and Chair of its Committee on...

Chopin International Piano Competition Announces Winners

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  Normally held every five years, the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition was postponed to this year due to the pandemic.  Established in 1927, the competition...

Soprano Edita Gruberová has Died, Aged 74

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  Born in Rača, Bratislava in 1946, Gruberová began studying music at the Bratislava Conservatory with Mária Medvecká. She later became a singer in the...

Paris' Theatre National de l’Opera Comique Names New Music Director

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  Langrée, 60, will begin his tenure with Opéra Comique in his native France on November 1, 2021. He will succeed Olivier Mantei, who is...

Seattle Symphony Offers Free Tickets to First Responders

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  To be led by Seattle Symphony’s music director Thomas Dausgaard, this concert will mark the conductor’s first performance back with the orchestra in over...

Spain Launches Free Culture Pass Initiative

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  Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced this as part of a national €200 million program where around 500,000 18-year-olds will be eligible for the...

ON THIS DAY | Italian Violinist Camillo Sivori Was Born in 1815

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  A virtuoso violinist and composer, Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815 in Genoa. Sivori met Paganini when he was seven years old...

BREAKING | Three Finalists Announced at 2021 Geneva Cello Competition

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  The candidates progressing to the Final Round of this year’s 2021 Geneva International Cello Competition, in Geneva, Switzerland, are:   Jaemin Han (15, South Korea) Bryan Cheng...

BREAKING | Local Italian Violinist Awarded 1st Prize at 2021 Paganini Competition

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  The second prize was awarded to 16-year-old Nurie Chung from South Korea and joint third prizes were awarded to 22-year-old Lara Boschkor from Germany...

VC LIVE | 2021 Paganini International Violin Competition Final Round [WATCH NOW]

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  For year's final round, at the Carlo Felice Theatre, in Geneo, Italy each of the six finalists will perform Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in...

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