The Penfield Music Commission Project/Wegmans 2010
Composition Contest for Wind Ensemble Music
13th ANNUAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION of the Cambridge Chamber
Postmark deadline for next season: October 23, 2009
The famous choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was longtime partner of composer John Cage, died last Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 90 years old.
An unfinished film project about Gustav Holst in the 1970s was found back in the BBC archives.
The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, has announced tha it has discovered two new piano works by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The University of Huddersfield, Britain, has honored British composer Elgar Howarth for his services to classical music by making him a honorary Doctor of Letters.
The German government has announced that it will invest €500,000 for the renovation of Richard Wagner's former house. Villa Wahnfried is situated in the city of Bayreuth in South Germany.
The German-Argentinean composer Mauricio Kagel, who died last year, has left a legacy of €500,000 to Amsterdam-based Asko/Schönberg Ensemble.
The BBC site reports that a recently discovered piano duet score by Gabriel Fauré was sold for £20,000 at an auction at Sotheby's last Wednesday.
Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery today announced a new fundraising campaign to recreate “The Angel of Music” – a delicate and intricate sculpture that once marked the grave of
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The Venezuelan composer José Antonio Abreu has won the prestigious Polar Music Prize for Classical Music 2009. The winner for pop music was singer Peter Gabriel.
The American Academy in Rome has announced that Lisa Bielawa is a recipient of the 2009 Rome Prize in Musical Composition.
The 2009 Pulitzer Prize for music was won by Steve Reich for his composition “Double Sextet”, premiered in Richmond, VA, on 26 March 2008.
Dutch composer Rob Zuidam is appointed “Erasmus visiting professor” at Harvard University in Boston, USA. Next year he will be teaching about Dutch contemporary music.
One of the most prestigious music companies in Europe specialized in guitar music - Balka Nota Ltd., has just signed a contract for edition and distribution of ANDERSEN VIANA compositions.
The famous French film music composer Maurice Jarre has died of cancer on 29 March.
The Pontifical Council for Culture has awarded Polish composer Wojciech Kilar with the Per Artem ad Deum Medal.
Last Sunday the conductor and composer Lukas Foss died, 86 years old, from a heart attack in his home in New York City. He had also been suffering from Parkinson's disease.
On 28 January the influential Dutch composer Louis Andriessen received the Johan Wagenaar Prize, named after the late-romantic Dutch composer.