Episode #2006

Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant winners pose at The Greene Space. The 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant winners pose at The Greene Space. (Steve J. Sherman)

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm for selections from the Avery Fisher Career Grant awards concert recorded this past March in The Greene Space. The program features the 2016 honorees — four of five of which were alumni of this program. We'll hear Ysaÿe’s caprice based on a waltz by Saint-Saëns (Sean Lee, violin), Beethoven’s 7 Variations on a duet from The Magic Flute (Jay Campbell, cello), a sonata by Enescu (Alexi Kenney, violin), a Hungarian rhapsody by Liszt (George Li, piano) and Ravel’s Tzigane (Tessa Lark, violin). The award recipients were accompanied by pianists Peter Dugan, Euntaek Kim, Renana Gutman and Amy Yang.

Established by the late Avery Fisher in 1974, the Career Grants exemplify his love of music and his devotion to helping young artists. The awards are designed to give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists — as well as chamber ensembles — who show potential for major careers. Each recipient receives an award of $25,000 to be used for specific career-development needs. Up to five Avery Fisher Career Grants are given each year; the recipients are nominated by nationally recognized musicians, music educators, managers and presenters.


Ysaÿe: Caprice d’après l’etude en forme de Valse de C. Saint-Saëns
Sean Lee, violin; Peter Dugan, piano

Beethoven: 7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe Fühlen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Jay Campbell, cello; Euntaek Kim, piano

Enescu: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 3, Finale
Alexi Kenney, violin; Renana Gutman, piano

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
George Li, piano 

Ravel: Tzigane
Tessa Lark, violin; Amy Yang, piano

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