Finish female composer Kaija Saariaho was awarded the title Musician of the Year 2008. The award (given first in 1960) was announced by Musical America, the U.S.
Last Wednesday, 24 October, composer Peter Eben died in his house in Prague. His compositions — he created over 200 — have been performed all over the world.
A new definitive 320 page biography of the important nineteenth century London based operatic composer, Michael W.
The Following is the Call for Works for the 60x60 project in 2008
After 40 years of exile Isang Yun's widow, Lee Soo-ja, has set foot on Korean soil again. In 1967 the composer was accused of being a North-Korean spy.
A few weeks before his 80th birthday English composer Graham Whettam has died at his home.
The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Paul Hindemith Prize, an award of €20,000, was won by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura.
Russian composer Tikhon Khrennikov was better known in the west for his opposition to composers like Shostakovitch and Prokofiev than for his own music. He certainly outlived these two.
Young composer Mahlon Berv has won another prize.
Composer Gregers Brinch has just released a CD with a selection of his piano compositions created since 1986.
The sixth Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize goes to composer Sheila Silver.
Chandler Branch, Exe. Dir.
World-famous composer Osvaldo Golijov is Loyola Professor of Music. This was announced by Timothy Austin, who is vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College.
(by Jeffrey Dane)
Scheduled for release on the Naxos label in September, 2007 is a CD
recording of performances of the following works by Miklós Rózsa:
The second recipient of the biennial “Made in America” commission has been announced by the American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL) and the non-profit organization Meet the Composer.
The main aim of the first event will be
(1) Workshop of one week in Venice with Rohan De Sarm (cello) and Garth Knox (viola) in May open to performers and composers.
This year the album of the year prize at the Classical Brit Awards was won by Sir Paul McCartney with a record inspired by his late first wife Linda.
Hollywood Classical/Film composer William Camilleri managed by Sandra Marsh Managment has just completed the soundtrack for his first movie called the Velvet Abstract produced by Barbed Wire in San
American composer David Froom, who is professor of music at St.
Mahlon Berv was recently honored as a finalist in the ASCAP competition for composers under the age of 30 for the first movement of his sonata for violin and piano, a work in progress.