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Avery Fisher Career Grants

From left: George Li, pianist; Sean Lee, Tessa Lark, and Alexi Kenney, violinists; and Jay Campbell, cellist.

 (Photo by Steve J. Sherman)

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Artist Diploma candidates Jay Campbell (BM ’12, cello) and Tessa Lark and Pre-College faculty member Sean Lee (BM ’09, MM ’11, violin) were among five young artists each to receive $25,000 Avery Fisher Career Grants, it was announced on March 22. The other winners were violinist Alexi Kenney, who studies at New England Conservatory, and pianist George Li, who studies in the Harvard/New England Conservatory joint program. President Joseph W. Polisi, chairman of the Avery Fisher Artist Program, announced the grant recipients with Charles Avery Fisher and Nancy Fisher, the children of philanthropist Avery Fisher, who founded Fisher Radio, an electronics company, and Philip Avery Kirschner. Established in 1974, the Avery Fisher Artist Program, administered by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has awarded grants to 141 young artists determined by a committee of musicians, conservatory deans, and others to have the potential for solo careers. The WQXR broadcast of the event, which includes performances by each of the recipients, will also be aired on 105.9 FM on April 30 at 9pm and May 4 at 10pm.

Saturday, April 30, 9:00pm

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