Julian Lloyd Webber discusses the pitfalls of music competitions around the world in the following article. Often these competitions help propel student’s careers in the musical field and have prize amounts being more than $15,000. Unfortunately, the competitions are riddled with corruption. However, there are efforts underway to to help reduce the corruption and to bring about a clearer picture of how the winners are chosen.
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Julian Lloyd Webber: classical music competitions are rife with corruption | Music | theguardian.com