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Completely Copland

The centenary of Aaron Copland's birth in 2000 will be marked by special events, and Howard Pollack's new biography has anticipated the event by publication in the USA in the last few weeks, although it will not appear in the UK until early next year. The New York Philharmonic has announced a COMPLETELY COPLAND Festival in Lincoln Center to run 27 November to 11 December. Other events to celebrate Copland will be announced later.

Hickox is Elgar President

Richard Hickox was elected president of the Elgar Society at the Society's AGM in Malvern, UK, on 5 June. The post has been vacant since the death of Yehudi Menuhin. Hickox has recorded nearly all Elgar's choral works and is in a good position to promote the future interests of the Society.

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Fantasy Quintet

One of our correspondents, Patric Standford has been awarded First Prize in the City of Ostend's International Composers' Competition for his Fantasy Quintet for clarinet and strings - to be heard on July 8 and 11 at the Ostend Conservatoire as part of the 1999 ClarinetFest. Our congratulations go to Patric.

Korean Scholarships

College and high school students are invited to apply for a scholarship to join the Nayhehol International Music Festival and Competition, August 3-22 1999 in Ansong, Korea. The teaching faculty includes four members of the New York Philharmonic and professors from Juilliard. Sponsorship by the government of Kyonggi Province allows the festival to offer a full scholarship to all participants, who only need to pay for their room and board. The application process involves filling in an on-line application form at and then either sending in a video tape by June 25 or taking a live audition in New York on July 1 or 2. 110 students will be accepted. Full details at .

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