2022 Sir George Solti Award Broadcasts Winner

(Picture credit score: Yunji Ko)


Given yearly to a promising American conductor 38 years of age or youthful, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, in any other case referred to as the Sir Georg Solti Fellow, has helped American conductors within the early levels of their careers for over 20 years.

The award gives profession steering, trade connections, and $30,000 for grant recipients to additional hone their expertise.

Awardees can use the financial prize in numerous methods, whether or not or not it’s for additional research, the research of languages, buying of scores, or touring.

Moreover, with the steering of the Basis’s Board of Administrators, the award winners will get the chance to fulfill many specialists and mentors inside the trade.

“The Basis’s mission since Day One has been to establish, assist and promote rising expertise,” stated Basis Board Chair Penny Van Horn. “We’re thrilled to proceed to offer the younger conductors with the instruments wanted to additional pursue their careers, and additional hone their musicianship.”

“Of particular significance are the trade connections this award gives,” she added. “Having stored a watch on his profession for a number of years, we’re happy to announce Earl Lee as this yr’s recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Congratulations Earl!”

“Regardless of the pandemic, classical music continues to maneuver ahead,” stated Elizabeth Buccheri, Creative and Awards Committee Chair. “It has been rewarding to see the continued progress of our awardees and the continuation of recent functions by artists now we have not had contact with up to now.”

Earl Lee is at the moment the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This season noticed him lead ensembles such because the San Francisco Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.

He additionally will seem with the Largely Mozart Pageant Orchestra at Lincoln Heart’s annual pageant, Boston Symphony on the Tanglewood Pageant, and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as a participant within the Ammodo masterclasses led by Fabio Luisi.

He beforehand served as Affiliate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony, Creative Director and Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard College in cello and the Manhattan College of Music and New England Conservatory in conducting, Lee was the recipient of the fiftieth Anniversary Heinz Unger Award, a Solti Profession help Award, and a Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship by Kurt Masur.


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