"Musicians of outstanding ability are such an important part of our culture. But they are like flowers that must bloom at a particular time. They have to be helped at the right moments…"
Presented annually, Avery Fisher Career Grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee believe have great potential for solo careers. Since 2004, consideration is also being given to chamber ensembles. Up to five Career Grants may be given each year. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients with NEC affiliations
Alexi Kenney '15 B.M., '17 A.D., violinist
Tessa Lark '11 B.M., '12 M.M., violinist
George Li '10 Prep, currently in Harvard/NEC program, pianist
Charlie Albright '11 B.M./'12 M.M. Harvard/NEC, pianist
Calder Quartet (members include violinist Andrew Bulbrook '97 Prep, violist Jonathan Moerschel '97 Prep)
Dimitri Murrath '08 A.D., violist
Caroline Goulding '13, violinist
Jupiter String Quartet '06 Professional String Quartet Training Program
Karen Gomyo '05 Dip., '07 A.D., violinist
Borromeo String Quartet '92 A.D.
Yura Lee, violinist '05 A.D.
Priscilla Lee '07 Professional Piano Trio Training Program, cellist
Stefan Jackiw '03 Prep, '06, violinist
Meng-Chieh Liu, pianist
Daniel Lee '03 A.D., cellist
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Jennifer Frautschi '94 Prep, '96, violinist
Max Levinson '95 A.D., pianist
Andrés Díaz '85 M.M., '87 A.D., cellist
Soovin Kim, violinist
Christopher Taylor '00 D.M.A., pianist
Hung-Kuan Chen '88 A.D., pianist
Allison Eldredge, cellist
Daniel McKelway '86 B.M., '89 A.D., clarinetist
Peter Zazofsky, violinist
Christopher O'Riley '81 A.D., pianist
Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist