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"From the Top" Alum Wins Naumburg International Violin Competition

Tessa Lark, who not that long ago was performing on "From the Top," has won the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition. The New England Conservatory graduate said...

 "One thing that is really exciting for me is the possible commissioning of new works for upcoming recitals, and also the potential for incorporating bluegrass and folk music into these performances which the directors at the Naumburg Foundation fully support and encourage- how cool is that?!"

Along with a cash prize, the 23-year-old violinist receives two fully subsidized New York performances, including recital and orchestral appearances. She will make her first Naumburg appearance on Nov. 28 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. Read NEC’s Tessa Lark Wins Naumburg International Violin Competition (necmusic.edu) and Listen to "From the Top" Sundays at 7:00pm on Classical 101.

 Copland House Announces Annual, All-Scholarship Creative Workshop and Mentoring Program for American Composers

Clarinetist/composer Derek Bermel, whose work  A Shout, A Whisper, A Trace was co-commissioned for performance in 2010 by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra with the American Composers Orchestra, has been tapped to serve as director of the new initiative.

On the Copland House website, Bermel said that he expects “an intense week of workshops, analysis, inspiration, vision, revision, deconstruction, re-revision, contemplation, and perspiration.â€?

The inaugural sessions run July 31-August 5 at Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and various other locations in northern Westchester County, New York. Read Copland House Launches All-Scholarship Workshop and Mentoring Program (NewMusicBox.org)