2013 Avery Fisher Career Grants

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Last May, Bob Sherman hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant ceremonies at Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse. This annual prize serves as a monument to Avery Fisher. An inventor and radio pioneer, Fisher was also an amateur violinist who was devoted to helping young musicians. Before establishing the Avery Fisher Artist Program in 1974, he sat on the boards of the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Marlboro Festival.

The 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients include violinist Itamar Zorman, pianist Kuok-Wai Lio and violinist Bella Hristova. They all performed as part of the evening’s festivities. The Escher String Quartet and pianist Andrew Tyson were also awarded grants in 2013, but due to scheduling conflicts were unable to perform. If you'd like to hear them play, check out the May 29 episode of YAS. 

Program Details:

Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 – mvts 1 and 3

- Itamar Zorman, violin; Kwan Yi, piano

Janacek: V mlhách (In the Mists), JW 8/22

- Kuok-Wai Lio, piano

John Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices

- Bella Hristova, violin

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Etude No.4

- Bella Hristova, violin

George Gershwin (arr. Jascha Heifetz): “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess

- Bella Hristova, violin; Noreen Polera, piano

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