Middle East Classical Music Academy Takes Off in Dubai

The Middle East Classical Music Academy (MECMA), organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) and SAMIT Event Group, has officially launched, with the first masterclasses taking place on 4th September at the 5-star Jumeirah Zabeel Saray resort in Dubai. Running until the 26th of the month, the MECMA will comprise three weeks […]

Round Two of Dubai’s Classic Piano Competition Draws to a Close

Yesterday marked the end of the second round of the prestigious Classic Piano International Competition, a Dubai-based venture jointly held between the Malta-based European Foundation for Support of Culture and SAMIT Event Group. The hotly-anticipated event — this year celebrating its second iteration — welcomes prodigious young pianists from around the world to the UAE’s […]

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Coordinates of Value

As part of our partnership with ricordilab, we spoke with the composer Liza Lim about her duties with this competition and the benefits and limitations of composition competitions in general. VAN: Composers often complain that hyper-complex-looking scores have an advantage in competitions. How much does the way the score looks impact your decisions? Liza Lim: […]