2022 Avery Fisher Profession Grant Recipients Introduced


5 excellent musicians have been named because the recipients of the 2022 Avery Fisher Profession Grants, which have been offering beneficiant assist to artists of outstanding potential since 1976.

This 12 months’s grant recipients are violinist Randall Goosby, cellist VC Younger Artist Jonathan Swensen, saxophonist Steven Banks, percussionist Ji Su Jung, and pianist Mackenzie Melemed.

Every grant is valued at $25,000 and is for use for profession development {and professional} help.

166 proficient younger musicians have been acknowledged with the grants over the previous 4 many years, together with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Leila Josefowicz, and Alisa Weilerstein — together with VC Artists the Dover Quartet, Stephen Waarts, Stefan Jackiw, Augustin Hadelich, Tessa Lark, Benjamin Beilman, Francisco Fullana, Angelo Xiang Yu, Matthew Lipman, Zlatomir Fung, Richard Lin, Stella Chen, Kevin Zhu, Geneva Lewis, Sterling Elliot, and Paul Huang.

The 2022 choice is a historic one, because it marks the primary 12 months that both a saxophonist or a percussionist has acquired an Avery Fisher grant.

The recipients might be celebrated tonight at 6 PM (ET) at a particular ceremony at WQXR’s Jerome L. Greene Efficiency House, in New York Metropolis – which might be streamed LIVE right here on The Violin Channel.

“I’m so honored, past perception, and extremely glad to be considered one of this 12 months’s recipients,” VC Younger Artist Jonathan Swensen as we speak informed The Violin Channel. “Thanks to everybody who stood behind this determination!!!”

“I’m extremely honored to have been chosen as a recipient of an Avery Fisher Grant,” Randall Goosby informed The Violin Channel. “The Avery Fisher Artist program has performed a pivotal position in supporting a lineage of musicians who I really feel privileged to be a part of. I’m grateful and sit up for sharing this unbelievable artwork type of classical music with everybody.”



Signed solely to Decca Classics in 2020 on the age of 24, Randall Goosby is a graduate of The Juilliard College and is a prize winner on the Sphinx Group Concerto Competitors and the Younger Live performance Artists Worldwide Auditions.

A present pupil of Laurence Lesser at The New England Conservatory, VC Younger Artist cellist Jonathan Swensen is a primary prize winner on the Khachaturian Worldwide Cello Competitors, Windsor Worldwide String Competitors, and the Younger Live performance Artists Worldwide Auditions.

Percussion soloist Ji Su Jung is a primary prize recipient on the 2018 Ima Hogg Competitors of the Houston Symphony and beforehand served as a younger artist in residence on NPR radio’s Efficiency Right this moment.

Saxophonist Steven Banks is a primary prize winner on the Younger Live performance Artists Worldwide Auditions. He’s additionally a co-creator of the Studying to Hear roundtable discussions on the nuances of the Black expertise in classical music.

Pianist Mackenzie Melemed is a recipient of The Juilliard College’s Profession Development Grant and was named a laureate of the 2021 American Pianists Awards. He’s additionally a prize winner on the China and Maj Lind Worldwide Music Competitions.


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