Catch 33 of the world’s great chamber ensembles compete for a $100,000 grand prize as Detroit Public Television presents the M-Prize Grand Prize Gala Concert online. Based in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the $200,000 international chamber arts competition was streamcast as it happened on Sunday, May 6 from UM Hill Auditorium. Catch the competition online at dptv.org/mprize.
Details from Detroit Public Television:
Join Detroit Public Television for a live-stream the University of Michigan’s Grand Prize Gala concert of M-Prize, the international chamber arts competition with the largest prize pool in the world – more than $200,000, including a $100,000 grand prize – on Sunday, May 6, from the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium.
M-Prize is an international chamber arts competition .
The 2018 M-Prize competition has featured 33 ensembles from across the United States as well as France, Austria, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Each group is vying in one of three categories (strings, winds, and open) in two divisions: senior (average age 35) and junior (under age 18). The “open” category can feature any instrumentation including percussion, voice or technology and music that contains a significant amount of improvisation such as jazz, bluegrass and world music.
During the Grand Prize Gala Concert on Sunday, the $100,000 M-Prize winner will be selected from the Senior First Place Laureates in the strings, winds and open categories. In addition to the cash award, the grand prizewinner receives performance and residency opportunities with prestigious presenters including the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, as well as recording opportunities with Cleveland’s Azica Records. Additional partners include Chamber Music America, Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
New this year, the M-Prize winner will also be offered management by Concert Artists Guild (CAG), which has helped more than 500 young musicians launch their concert careers.
The goal of the M-Prize competition is to launch and advance the careers of chamber ensembles through prizes and professional development opportunities, which in turn will evolve the breadth and depth of the chamber arts landscape and associated professional opportunities for exceptional ensembles.
For more information on the competition, visit mprize.umich.edu and join the conversation using #theMprize.