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Past Competitions

Past Competitions

Past Competitions

EMA/Naxos Recording Competition

Early Music America and Naxos held a new recording competition for early music soloists and ensembles, with a prize that included a debut commercial CD recording produced and marketed by Naxos. This competition promoted the career development of emerging early music artists.


Grand Prize Winner: Wayward Sisters


Grand Prize Winner: Catacoustic Consort
1st Runner Up: Ciaramella
Honorable Mention: Lucas Harris

EMA Baroque Performance Competition

This competition encourages the development of emerging artists in the performance of Baroque music.


Grand Prize Award & Audience Award: Infusion Baroque
Presentation Prize: Trio Speranza


Grand Prize Award: Pallade Musica
Audience Award: The Sebastians

EMA Medieval/Renaissance Performance Competition

Early Music America, with the support of a generous individual donor, sponsored three Medieval/Renaissance Performance Competitions. This competition encouraged the development of emerging artists in the performance of Medieval and Renaissance music.


Unicorn Prize and Audience Prize Winner: Plaine & Easie


Unicorn Prize Winner: Ensemble La Rota


Unicorn Prize Winner: Asteria

EMA/CSEM Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music Soloists

This collaborative competition, co-sponsored by Early Music America and the Cambridge Society for Early Music, recognized excellence among up-and-coming early music specialists and gave one previously unrecorded artist the opportunity for a commercial release.


Grand Prize Winner: Tanya Tomkins
Honorable Mention: Charles Brink

EMA/Dorian recording Competition

This collaborative competition, co-sponsored by Early Music America and The Dorian Group, Ltd., identified emerging talent and gave previously unrecorded artists the opportunity for a commercial release. Finalists in the 2nd Dorian/EMA Competition are featured on Early Music LIVE 2000 CD, produced by EMA.


Grand Prize Winner: Masques
Runner-Up: Mirable


Grand Prize Winner: The Concord Ensemble
Runner-Up: Terra Nova Consort
Honorable Mention: Musicke & Mirth

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