Author Archives: NewMusicBox Staff

Avid Keeps Sibelius, Employee Confirms UK Office Closure

Avid PR contact Ian Bruce, responding to a direct request for comment, stated, “Specifically on Sibelius, this was not part of the sales we announced this week. Sibelius stays with Avid, and is an important brand and product for us going forward.” Sibelius Senior Product Manager David Spreadbury confirmed the closure of the UK office and that development is moving elsewhere.

Cheung and Shepherd Share In Kravis Prize at NYPhil

Anthony Cheung, French composer Franck Krawczyk, and Hungarian composer/conductor Peter Eötvös will share in the 2011 Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic at the request of inaugural recipient Henri Dutilleux. The 2012 Kravis Emerging Composer will be American Sean Shepherd.

New Commissioning/Publishing Initiative Names First Composer

Canadian-born composer/pianist Zosha Di Castri has been chosen as the inaugural participant in “New Voices,” a new creative partnership between the New World Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and music publisher Boosey & Hawkes designed to identify and nurture emerging composers from the Americas.

Anthony Cheung and Jesse Jones Named 2012 Rome Prize Winners

Composers Anthony Cheung and Jesse Benjamin Jones are among the winners of the 116th annual Rome Prize Competition. Recipients of the 2012-2013 Rome Prizes are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.

Aaron Jay Kernis Wins 2012 Nemmers Prize

Aaron Jay Kernis has been selected as the 2012 winner of the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery announced today.