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7th Annual International Music Festival – Live Tomorrow!

7th Annual International Music Festival – Live Tomorrow!

The 7th annual International Music Festival starts virtually tomorrow starting at 12 PM CST and going until around 4:45PM. Along with high-quality performances from MBAW’s illustrious past program and festival artists, this virtual summit will include live panel discussions with prominent artists and respected arts leaders who will share their...

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Harp vs. Harp – UTSA Student Review

Harp vs. Harp – UTSA Student Review

Musical Bridges Around the World wants to shine a spotlight on volunteer and UTSA Music Marketing student Rolando Ramon, who participated in a concert focus group for our latest February 2021 concert, Harp vs. Harp. Rolando went above and beyond, producing an in-depth review of the concert, not only praising the production but providing a...

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Ford Foundation Awards $200K to MBAW Over the Next Two Years

Ford Foundation Awards $200K to MBAW Over the Next Two Years

Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) recently received a $200,000 grant from The Ford Foundation to support the organization’s various music programs that benefit seniors, adult and children’s audiences alike. “We are so grateful for the generous support of The Ford Foundation for this substantial gift that will allow Musical Bridges Around...

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SA Monthly Features MBAW in October Issue

SA Monthly Features MBAW in October Issue

The local San Antonio publication SA Monthly Magazine has featured Musical Bridges Around the World twice in its latest October 2020 issue!  Pages 10-12 showcase our lineup for Season 23 of Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral.Pages 19-20 features our latest exhibition at the MBAW Art Gallery of artists Michael Matthews and Michael Kruscha...

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Musical Sprouts Research in UTSA Today

Musical Sprouts Research in UTSA Today

Our growing Musical Sprouts curriculum-based program has made its way into the University of Texas at San Antonio's news site UTSA Today! The article discusses the partnership with UTSA researchers to analyze how our program is affecting and helping local students in the San Antonio area. Check it out here:...

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Jiale Li Wins Gurwitz Gold!

Jiale Li Wins Gurwitz Gold!

Jiale Li of China has won the The Gurwitz 2020 Gold Medal and $25,000 after his Round IV Tobin Center performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the San Antonio Symphony, under the baton of Gurwitz Jury Chairman Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing.Excluding Lang-Lessing's vote (which was overwritten due to his inclusion in the...

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FOX SA Interview CEO Anya Grokhovski and Gurwitz Judge Olga Kern

FOX SA Interview CEO Anya Grokhovski and Gurwitz Judge Olga Kern

Musical Bridges CEO Anya Grokhovski and Gurwitz Judge and acclaimed concert pianist Olga Kern visit FOX29 News Midday to speak about the competition, the contestants, and more!Check out the interview here: https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/international-competition-comes-to-san-antonio

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KSAT12 TV Feature on The Gurwitz 2020

KSAT12 TV Feature on The Gurwitz 2020

KSAT 12 Reporter Sarah Acosta speaks with Musical Bridges Around the World CEO and Gurwitz 2020 Russian Contestant Anna Gershtein to learn more about the competition going on this week. Check it out here:...

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The Gurwitz 2020 Announces Three Finalists!

The Gurwitz 2020 Announces Three Finalists!

After Round II, The Gurwitz Jury has announced the three finalists moving on to Round III and IV of The Gurwitz 2020!1. Jiale Li | China2. Yedam Kim | Korea3. Leonardo Colafelice | ItalyRandy Anderson of Texas Public Radio also gave an in-depth interview of semifinalist Joon Yoon of Korea in the featured article here:Texas Public...

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TPR Interviews Russian Contestant Artem Kuznetsov

TPR Interviews Russian Contestant Artem Kuznetsov

Nathan Cone and Randy Anderson cover Day 2 of Round I and speak with Russian contestant Artem Kuznetsov about his insight into performance and the competition. Check it out here: https://www.tpr.org/post/going-under-hood-gurwitz-competition

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TPR Covers The Gurwitz 2020 Round I

TPR Covers The Gurwitz 2020 Round I

Nathan Cone of Texas Public Radio goes in-depth with Round I contestants, Junior Jury, and audience members for their take on the start of the competition! Check it out here: https://www.tpr.org/post/gurwitz-piano-competition-wows-early

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The Gurwitz 2020 Contestant Order Announced!

The Gurwitz 2020 Contestant Order Announced!

On Saturday, the 12 Gurwitz 2020 contestants chose their number randomly and here are the results: Alexander Malikov | Canada Alexey Sychev | Russia Joon Yoon | Korea Jiale Li | China Nikita Lukinov | Russia Anna Grot | Russia Anna Gershtein | Russia Yedam Kim | Korea Artem Kuznetsov | Russia Jongyun Kim | Korea Maria Narodytska | Ukraine...

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Rivard Report on Musical Bridges and The Gurwitz 2020

Rivard Report on Musical Bridges and The Gurwitz 2020

Nicholas Frank of The Rivard Report delves into CEO Anya Grokhovski and Musical Bridges plans for The Gurwitz 2020! Check it out here: https://therivardreport.com/a-treasure-for-any-city-grokhovski-and-musical-bridges-introduce-the-gurwitz-piano-competition/

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The San Antonio Current Features The Gurwitz 2020

The San Antonio Current Features The Gurwitz 2020

The SA Current's Arts section features an article detailing The Gurwitz 2020 and its growth from its origins as the San Antonio International Piano Competition. Check it out here: https://www.sacurrent.com/ArtSlut/archives/2020/01/24/san-antonios-premier-international-piano-competition-returns-next-week-with-some-big-updates

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San Antonio Express-News on The Gurwitz 2020

San Antonio Express-News on The Gurwitz 2020

Jim Kiest of The San Antonio Express-News covers the upcoming competition. Check it out online at: https://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/Gurwitz-piano-competition-puts-San-Antonio-on-the-14998820.php?src=hp_totn

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