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CALGARY, Canada, September 7, 2018 — Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze (age 26) has been named Prize Laureate of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition. He wins the world’s largest prize for piano $100,000 (CAD) and an Artist Development Program valued at a half-million dollars.  Finalists Han Chen (Taiwan / age 26) and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (United States / age 21) each received Raeburn Prizes of $10,000 (CAD), and for the first time in Honens’ history an Audience Award of $5,000 (CAD) was presented to Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. “What a wonderful thing for Honens … what a wonderful thing for Nicolas Namoradze!” says Neil Edwards, Honens’ President & CEO.…

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Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo has won the 2018 Operalia taking home First Prize Women, First in the Zarzuela Prize, one of two Birgit Nilsson Prize and the Audience Prize. Canadian mezzo Rihab Chaieb took home Third Prize women out of 12 finalists in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, September 2. 1st Prize Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, Canada/Italy, 23 Pavel Petrov, tenor, Belarus, 27 2nd Prize Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano, USA, 26 Migran Agadzhanyan, tenor, Russia, 26 3rd Prize Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano, Canada, 31 Arseny Yakovlev, tenor, Russia, 26 Birgit Nilsson Prize Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, Canada/Italy, 23 Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano, USA, 26 The Pepita…

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Canaidan mezzos Rihab Chaieb, 31, and Emily D’Angelo, 23, have been selected amongst the 12 finalists of Operalia 2018 held in Lisbon, Spain. The Final round will take place on Sunday, September 2nd and can be see on medici.tv. D’Angelo also was selected one of five finalists for the Zarzuela Prize. Finalists Opera Migran Agadzhanyan, tenor, Russia, 26 Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano, Canada, 31 Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, Canada/Italy, 23 Luis Gomes, tenor, Portugal, 31 Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano, USA, 26 Johannes Kammler, baritone, Germany, 30 Long Long, tenor, China, 27 Pavel Petrov, tenor, Belarus, 27 Sean Michael Plumb, baritone, USA, 26 Simon Shibambu, bass-baritone, South…

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Santander, August 5th 2018.- This evening has been held the Closing Gala and Awards Ceremony of the 19th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. The event has been attended by the President of the Government of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla; the Mayoress of Santander, Gema Igual; and the President of the Albéniz Foundation and of the Santander Piano Competition, Paloma O’Shea. The Gala, presented by Eva Sandoval, has begun with the six finalists’ performance of Khachaturian’s “Sabre dance” (arrangement by Walden Hughes for 2 pianos and 12 hands). After Mrs. Paloma O’Shea’s brief speech, Miguel Ángel Revilla has handed in…

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INTERVIEW: with renowned composer John Rutter. Mark it a red-letter day in the Canadian classical music calendar: on Friday the 13th of July, John Rutter – among the world’s most beloved and widely performed living composers – arrives in Ottawa. “I feel very much at home in Canada,” Rutter says from his home in Great Britain. “I was quite a regular visitor in past years, when I was patron of the Toronto Mendelsohn Youth Choir. But this will be my first trip to Ottawa, and I’m very much looking forward to it.” It’s a journey occasioned by the two back-to-back…

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The Cliburn is proud to announce that former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush will serve as honorary chairman of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, for 13- to 17-year old pianists, taking place May 31–June 8, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. “Mrs. Laura Bush’s lifetime commitment to education at the highest level continues in this association with the Cliburn Junior Competition, which is designed to encourage the artistic development of the greatest pianistic talent of tomorrow from around the globe,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. “As the Cliburn hosts a major program in Dallas for the first time ever—the majority…

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THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 VOICE EDITION: A SPECTACULAR EVENING AT THE CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL John Brancy wins in the Art Song division and Mario Bahg in the Aria division. Canadian Emily D’Angelo wins Second Prize in the Aria division   Montreal, Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Earlier this evening, it was full house at Maison symphonique as the audience and international jury of the 2018 Voice edition witnessed the Aria Grand Finale of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). After this final round sponsored by Power Corporation of Canada, the jury members gathered to deliberate and determine the…

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Montreal, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Last night, the names of the Aria finalists of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) were announced following two evenings of semi-final rounds at the Maison symphonique. Since May 29, 38 competitors from 20 countries have had the pleasure of performing in the CMIM’s 2018 Voice edition. While the final round for the Art Song division (voice and piano) took place on Sunday, June 3, it will be following the Aria Finals Gala (voice and orchestra)—tomorrow, Thursday, June 7—that we will learn the names of the prizewinners in both divisions, in the presence…

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Today mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Andrew Hadji, tenor Mihail Mihaylov, soprano Dilyara Idrisova, baritone Kidon Choi and bass Jongsoo Yang, competed for one of the six spots in the finals  for the Aria division of the CMIM 2018 competition. Tomorrow six more candidates will participate. Canadian Emily D’Angelo was the undeniable winner of the evening. Her performance was flawless. I can’t believe that she is only 23 years old! She is years beyond her age in terms of technical ability, interpretation and music comprehension. In fact she might be the most mature artist of the competition. She started with “Smanie implacabili”…

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Today mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, baritone John Brancy, soprano Gemma Summerfield and baritone Julien Van Mellaerts performed to a full house at Bourgie Hall in the Finals of the Art Song division of CMIM 2018. Although the official results will only be announced on June 7, the winner appears to be Brancy. He and his pianist Peter Dugan understood how to captivate the audience, building a program that crescendo to a grand finale with Rachmaninov’s Zdes Khorocho and Vesennié vody. I tweeted during the performance “Back in April we predicted John Brancy would earn first prize at CMIM 2018 for Art…

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