by Jarrett Hoffman
IN THIS EDITION:
•Cooper Competition: the winners, and their winnings
•New appointments: Gabe Pollack as director of performing arts at CMA, Brian Wendel as principal trombone of The Cleveland Orchestra
•Les Délices tickets on sale
•Almanac: the trailblazing George Walker
The results of the Cooper International Competition came in late on Friday evening, August 19. In the final round — a performance with the Canton Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann — Seohyun Kim (13, Seoul) played the Brahms Violin Concerto en route to winning First Prize.
That award comes with $20,000, a two-year partnership with MKI Artists (to include up to ten engagements in concerto or recital settings in the U.S.), and the opportunity to give the world premiere of a new six-minute work for violin and orchestra by Jeff Scott. Kim will also have exclusive rights to the piece for two years, during which time she will be loaned a rare Italian instrument from Jonathan Solars Fine Violins of New York.