13th May: Music Publishers Association announces first six scholars for diversity initiative, Dresden Music Festival Prize 2021 for composer John Adams, Martha Argerich: The elusive

Thursday 13th May 2021

Music Publishers Association announces first six scholars for diversity initiative NXT-GEN scholars

The scholarship scheme, which grants free NXT-Gen memberships to successful ethnically diverse applicants, has been spearheaded by Richard Toeman Scholarship 2019/20 winner Clare Everson, alongside MPA Board member Jackie Davidson.

NXT-Gen membership was created to nurture the next generation of music publishers, offering access to publishing communities, networking events and career-building resources.

Chella Mac, Natalie Reid, Sam Picton, Anthony Lee, Renee Oribhabor and Mez Austin-Davis are the recipients of the first six scholarships.

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Dresdner Musikfestspielpreis 2021 für Komponist John Adams

Dresden, 13.05.2021. Der US-amerikanische Komponist John Adams wird Ende Mai mit dem diesjährigen Dresdner Musikfestspielpreis ausgezeichnet. Die Verleihung findet aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie im Rahmen einer digitalen Übertragung statt. Umrahmt wird die Preisverleihung von dem Ensemble “The Knights” unter der Leitung von Eric Jacobsen mit Gil Shaham (Violine) und Timo Andres (Klavier) als Solisten.

John Adams blickt auf ein umfangreiches Lebenswerk, das Kammermusik, Orchesterkomposition und Oper umfasst. Seine musikalischen Wurzeln liegen in Neuengland (USA), aktuell lebt und arbeitet er jedoch in Kalifornien.


Dresden Music Festival Prize 2021 for composer John Adams

Dresden, 05/13/2021. The American composer John Adams will be awarded this year’s Dresden Music Festival Prize at the end of May. Due to the corona pandemic, the award will take place as part of a digital broadcast. The award ceremony will be framed by the ensemble “The Knights” under the direction of Eric Jacobsen with Gil Shaham (violin) and Timo Andres (piano) as soloists.

John Adams can look back on an extensive life’s work, which includes chamber music, orchestral composition and opera. His musical roots are in New England (USA), but he currently lives and works in California. 

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Martha Argerich : l’insaisissable

Il y a Martha Argerich… et il y a tous les autres pianistes. Celle dont on fêtera les quatre-vingts printemps le 5 juin captive et émeut, éblouit et étonne tel qu’au premier jour. Sans avoir rien perdu de sa stupéfiante santé pianistique, La Martha – comme on disait La Callas – reste pourtant un mystère. « La lionne du clavier » n’a pas fini de nous enchanter… et de nous dérouter.

Dans Bloody daughter, le film que Stéphanie Argerich a consacré à sa mère, un épisode en dit plus que tout autre. Alors qu’elle est sur le point d’entrer sur scène pour une rarissime performance en solo, Martha Argerich grogne: « Je crois que j’ai de la fièvre. Je n’ai pas envie de jouer.

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Martha Argerich: The elusive

There is Martha Argerich … and there are all the other pianists. The one whose eightieth spring will be celebrated on June 5 captivates and moves, dazzles and amazes as on the first day. Without having lost any of her astonishing pianistic health, La Martha – as La Callas was called – nevertheless remains a mystery. “The lioness of the keyboard” has not finished enchanting us … and confusing us.

In Bloody daughter, the film that Stéphanie Argerich devoted to her mother, one episode says more than any other. As she is about to enter the stage for an extremely rare solo performance, Martha Argerich growls: “I think I have a fever. I don’t want to play.”

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