Friday, May 11, 2018

JONATHAN STERNBERG, founding TAP judge (1919-2018)

Jonathan Sternberg
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts and chief judge David Katz mark with sadness and a true sense of loss the death of famed American conductor and important international conducting pedagogue, Jonathan Sternberg, who died May 8, 2018 at the age of 98.

When David Katz conceived of The American Prize nearly ten years ago, Maestro Sternberg was one of the very first to heed the call for judges, serving as advisor and adjudicator to the contests for a number of seasons well into his tenth decade.

“When The American Prize was in its infancy, Jonathan Sternberg was there, offering his advice, his expertise, and his time,” said Katz. “Now, literally thousands of contestants and more than $50,000 in prizes later, The American Prize thanks Maestro Sternberg for his service and understanding, and for his belief in the TAP ideal before practically anyone else did.

"God’s speed, Maestro, and with so many thanks. You will be sincerely missed, not only by us, but by artists around the world.”

You can read Jonathan Sternberg's biography here (simply scroll down):

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