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Every year the Atelier Lyrique holds auditions to find the operatic talents of the future. This year they are betting on a slightly new formula: Talent 2017. Instead of holding the entire audition process behind closed doors, the public can assist (with the purchase of a $150 ticket) to the final round held on November 15, 2017 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal. This workshop is already one of the most popular training programs in Canada. It will allow the winners entrance to two years of stage experience in the productions of Opéra de Montréal as well as the necessary assistance…

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Twenty-five year old Texas-born Alcée Chriss wins the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) held in Montréal this month. He is a seasoned competitor having conquered the Fort Wayne Organ and the Miami International Organ Competitions and second places at the Longwood Gardens and the Arthur Poister Scholarship competitions. Chriss says his most elated moment in the CIOC came when he played the last note of his program. Performing in the dead of the night, Chriss was the final contestant to perform at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. He followed five finalists who each performed forty-minute programs on an intense day…

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On 9 September, 2017, 44 contestants arrived in Budapest for the Bartók World Competition and Festival.  In accordance with the official drawing lots, the Preliminary round started with Competitor No.47, the Japanese Tategami Mai. Already on the opening day of the event series organised by the Liszt Academy, a wide range of extraordinary musical and historical treats awaited the audience. As the President of the Liszt Academy, Dr Andrea Vigh highlighted in her welcome address ” Bartók’s roots are at the Liszt Academy since this institution was his alma mater. This Festival is therefore closely connected to Bartók’s many faces:…

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THE AZRIELI FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO AWARD THE 2018 AZRIELI COMMISSION FOR JEWISH MUSIC TO Kelly-Marie Murphy Largest Composition Prize in Canada Celebrates Excellence in New Jewish Music The Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert will take place on October 15, 2018 at Maison symphonique de Montréal featuring the McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) & Guest Conductor Yoav Talmi For immediate release, September 5, 2017, Montreal, Quebec … The Azrieli Foundation is proud to announce that composer Kelly-Marie Murphy is the winner of the 2018 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music. This is the second time that the Foundation has awarded the $50,000 CAD prize –…

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Adela Zaharia (soprano, Romania) and Levy Sekgapane (tenor, South Africa) were announced as the First Prize winners, respectively, of Operalia, the World Opera Competition, each earning the top monetary prize of US$30,000. Second Prize honours were awarded to Kristina Mkhitaryan (soprano, Russia) and Davide Giusti (tenor, Italy), each earning US$20,000. The Third Prizes for US$10,000 went to Maria Mudryak (soprano, Kazakhstan) and Leon Kim (baritone, Republic of Korea). Hosted by the Astana Opera within the framework of the EXPO-2017 Future Energy programme and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the 25th…

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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 24th 2017 – The names of the 14 finalists of Placido Domingo’s Operalia became known today. The competition is held within the framework of the EXPO-2017 program under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. According to the results of the semi-finals, 14 contestants passed to the finals: the soloist of the Astana Opera, laureate of numerous international competitions, magnificent soprano Maria Mudryak (Kazakhstan), Boris Prýgl (bass-baritone, Czech Republic), Davide Giusti (tenor, Italy), Sooyeon Lee, So Young Park (sopranos), Leon Kim (baritone, Republic of Korea), Adela Zaharia (soprano, Romania), Vlada…

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