International Competition for Amateur Pianists
Bakitone is happy to announce the 2nd International Youth Competition for Amateur Pianists "Claviarium". The competition will take place in Moscow, Russia April 20 - 25, 2012. Please follow this link for details.
Aram Khachaturian Competition deadline coming up
We hurry to inform violinists worldwide that the deadline of the 8th Aram Khachaturian International Competition is at the threshold. The competition is held annually on 6-13 June in Yerevan, Armenia with the purpose to promote young musicians in the following 4 specialties: violin, cello, piano and composition.
The competition board of trustees consists of such prominent musical artists as: Mr. Valery Gergiev, Prof. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Prof. Reinhart von Gutzeit, Mr. and Mrs. Penderecki, Mr. Pavel Kogan and many others. The competition every year edition includes internationally acclaimed jury members such as: Jasper Parrott (General Manager of "Harrison Parrott" Musical Agency), Karine Georgian (Professor at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester), Sara Laimon (Professor at School of Music of McGill University), Rustem Hayroudinoff and Igor Petrushevski (Professors at London Royal Academy of Music), Aleksandr Sokolov (Rector of the Moscow State Conservatory), Grigori Zhislin (Professor of Violin and Viola at the Royal College of Music in London).
Apply before March 30, 2012 and get the chance to win the following prizes:
- 1st place - $15,000
- 2nd place - $10,000
- 3rd place - $5,000
Non-prize-winning finalists will each receive a $2,000 grant and a Diploma.
Grammy Awards 2012: Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic win
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic won a Grammy Award on Sunday for their recording of Brahms' Fourth Symphony. It marked the first Grammy win in Dudamel's career.The classical awards were handed out Sunday afternoon as part of a pre-show ceremony at Staples Center that was broadcast online. For details and information visit LA Times blog.
Washington International Competition deadline to end soon
The deadline for the 2012 Washington International Competition for strings is in three weeks, on March 1st, 2012!
There is still time however. Check out the rules and the program by going to the competition profile and click the "Apply" button on the right. There you will be able to fill out the application form, pay the application fee and download the three required MP3 audition selections.
The competition features a first prize of $8000 each for a violinist, a violist and a cellist as well as the possibility of appearing live at the Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theatre if selected for the finals! This is an outstanding opportunity for launching your career in one of the world's major concert venues!
Tchaikovsky First Prize winner Daniil Trifonov makes his debut in Houston, Texas
Rising star pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Houston debut at the Wortham Theater Center on February 22, kicking off the Society for the Performing Arts Young Concert Artists Series. Only 20 years old, he's already won medals at three of the world's premier music competitions. The gold medalist at the the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he also won prizes at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv. He'll perform a program of solo piano works by Debussy, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt. For information visit Goldstar Houston.