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Avery Fisher Career Grants

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.
Avery Fisher

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.

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Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients with NEC affiliations

2016
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

2014
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

2011
Caroline Goulding '13, violinist

2008
Jupiter String Quartet '06 Professional String Quartet Training Program
Karen Gomyo '05 Dip., '07 A.D., violinist

2007
Borromeo String Quartet '92 A.D.
Yura Lee, violinist '05 A.D.

2005
Priscilla Lee '07 Professional Piano Trio Training Program, cellist

2002
Stefan Jackiw '03 Prep, '06, violinist
Meng-Chieh Liu, pianist

2001
Daniel Lee '03 A.D., cellist

2000
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist

1999
Jennifer Frautschi '94 Prep, '96, violinist
Max Levinson '95 A.D., pianist

1998
Andrés Díaz '85 M.M., '87 A.D., cellist
Soovin Kim, violinist

1996
Christopher Taylor '00 D.M.A., pianist

1991
Hung-Kuan Chen '88 A.D., pianist

1989
Allison Eldredge, cellist
Daniel McKelway '86 B.M., '89 A.D., clarinetist

1985
Peter Zazofsky, violinist

1982
Christopher O'Riley '81 A.D., pianist

1977
Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist