2022 Saxophone Competition Announced 

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Naumburg Foundation and Town Hall Celebrate 50 Years of Chamber Music

Gala Concert in Town Hall

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Introduction by Nicholas Mann
Remarks by John Corigliano

Performances By:

  • Charlie Neidich, clarinet
  • Anton Nel, piano
  • Dawn Upshaw, soprano
  • Eighth Blackbird
  • The American String Quartet
  • The Brentano Quartet
  • The Pacifica Quartet
  • The Telegraph Quartet
  • The Emerson String Quartet
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The Merz Trio

winners Announced for the

2021 CHAMBER MUSIC Competition

The Merz Trio has been awarded first prize at the competition.

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Grace Park, Violin (Left)
Albert Cano Smit, Piano (Right)

Grace Park and Albert Cano Smit

Naumburg debut concert of the Global Concert Hall. 

They perform two works by Dvořák – Four Romantic Pieces, Op.75 and the ravishing Romance in F Minor, Op.11 – as well as the Rondo Brilliante in B minor, D.890 by Franz Schubert. Ms Park is also showcased performing Ysaye’s demanding solo violin Sonata No. 4 in E minor, a work that was dedicated to Fritz Kreisler.

This concert is presented as part of the Arts@Future series in the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall, curated by the Hampsong Foundation.

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Erin Wagner

Pictured: Erin Wagner is announced as the winner of the 2021 International Vocal Competition.
Photo Credit - Dario Acosta


The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s 2021 International Vocal Competition concluded on Thursday, May 27, naming Erin Wagner, a mezzo-soprano from El Paso, Texas, the winner. Ms. Wagner’s prize includes a cash award of $25,000, two New York concerts, and a commissioned work.  Her collaborating pianist was Shawn Chang.

Two second prizes of $12,500 each, were given to Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano, and William Socolof, bass-baritone.  Ms. Moore collaborated with pianist Francesco Barfoed, and Mr. Socolof collaborated with pianist Gracie Francis.  

All three pianists were awarded an honorarium of $500.

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Robert Mann, the former president of the Naumburg Foundation and founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, was born on July 19th, 1921.

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