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    Juilliard uses $60m donation to establish fellowships


    Students entering New York’s Juilliard School in 2014 could benefit from a new scholarship programme for classical music students, paid for with a $60m gift made to the school – the largest single donation in its history. The Kovner Fellowship Programme will cover the full cost of attendance – including ...

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    Juilliard plans China institute to offer postgraduate and pre-professional music tuition


    New York's Juilliard School has signed a framework agreement to set up an educational institute in Tianjin, 75 miles south-east of Beijing. If the project goes ahead, it will be the 107-year-old conservatoire's first physical expansion beyond its New York City campus. 'This is certainly the first project ...

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    Cellists Natasha Brofsky and David Finckel to join Juilliard faculty


    The Juilliard School has recruited cellists David Finckel and Natasha Brofsky. They will join the school's cello faculty and chamber music faculty this autumn. Finckel, who studied at Juilliard, recently announced that he will retire from the Emerson Quartet at the end of the 2012/13 season. Brofsky is ...

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    Violinist and violist Ida Kavafian to join Juilliard faculty


    The Juilliard School has appointed Ida Kavafian to its violin faculty from autumn 2012. The violinist and violist, who studied at Juilliard with Oscar Shumsky, is a longtime member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio. She teaches at the Curtis ...

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    Juilliard's historical performance programme receives $20m gift


    The Juilliard School's graduate-level historical performance programme has been endowed to the tune of $20m with a gift from the school's board chairman, Bruce Kovner. The programme, which began in 2009 and focuses on music from the 17th and 18th centuries, offers tuition-free training for student violinists, cellists, ...

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    Roger Tapping to join Juilliard Quartet succeeding Samuel Rhodes


    Samuel Rhodes is to step down as violist of the Juilliard Quartet in July 2013. Rhodes has been with the group since 1969, when he replaced the original viola player, Raphael Hillyer. Roger Tapping, who was violist of the Takács Quartet for ten years from 1995, will replace ...

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    Violinists Catherine Cho and Joseph Lin join Juilliard faculty


    The Juilliard School has appointed Catherine Cho and Joseph Lin to its violin and chamber music faculty for the start of the 2011–12 academic year. Cho has been an assistant faculty member to Itzhak Perlman since 1999 and has taught in the school's pre-college division since 1996. Joseph Lin ...

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    Special lifetime achievement Grammy for Juilliard Quartet


    The Juilliard Quartet will be given a lifetime achievement award at next month's Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles. The group is the first classical ensemble to receive the prize, and will be honoured alongside artists including Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton and The Ramones. Formed in 1946, the Juilliard ...

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    Violist and Juilliard Quartet founding member Raphael Hillyer dies at 96


    The founding violist of the Juilliard Quartet, Raphael Hillyer, has died at the age of 96. Born in New York, he had already begun studying the violin when he visited Leningrad in 1924 and received ear-training from the 18-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich. Hillyer studied mathematics at Dartmouth and music at the ...

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    Joseph Lin replaces Nick Eanet as Juilliard Quartet first violinist


    The Juilliard Quartet has appointed Joseph Lin as its new first violinist. He replaces Nick Eanet, who resigned due to health issues. The 32-year-old Lin will join the quartet next year, and will also become a member of the Juilliard School faculty, starting in the autumn of 2011. ...

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    Juilliard fundraising auction offers Peking duck date with Perlman


    Itzhak Perlman is one of the Juilliard faculty members and alumni doing their bit for the school's scholarship fund. Juilliard has launched a 'Lessons of a Lifetime' internet auction to benefit the fund, and the items on offer include lessons and workshops with some of the school's renowned teachers. Emanuel ...

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    Violinist Nick Eanet to leave Juilliard Quartet


    The Juilliard Quartet's first violinist Nick Eanet is to leave the group because of health problems. Eanet, who made his debut with the quartet last September, is suffering from an acute but not life-threatening digestive ailment that makes extended touring too difficult. He will remain with the group next season ...

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    Juilliard Quartet's original cellist Arthur Winograd dies aged 90


    Arthur Winograd, one of the founding members of the Juilliard Quartet, has died in New Jersey at the age of 90. He studied cello at the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute before founding the Juilliard Quartet in 1946 with violinists Robert Koff and Robert Mann, and violist Raphael ...