American cellist Alexander Hersh joins a variety of distinguished previous recipients, together with KimKashkashian, Joseph Lin, and Yura Lee.
On the Professional Musicis occasion, Hersh carried out Debussy’s Cello Sonata, Sollima’s Lamentatio, and Paul Wiancko’s Microsuite — the latter of which was commissioned by Professional Musicis. As a part of his prize, Hersh will obtain a debut recital in Carnegie Corridor’s Weill Corridor on November 30, 2022, the place the Paul Wiancko work will as soon as once more be featured on this system.
Moreover, Hersh obtained the Father Eugène Merlet Group Service Award. The $4,000 grant will go in direction of a sequence of three interactive neighborhood concert events for deprived communities in Chicago, with kids and their dad and mom being provided a free meal alongside the live performance.
The jury for the Professional Musicis Worldwide Award was comprised of Gil Kalish (chair), Carter Brey, Tim Eddy, Joel Krosnick, Marcy Rosen, Carmit Zori, and Paul Wiancko.
Born and raised in Chicago, Alexander Hersh studied on the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser, Paul Katz, and Kim Kashkashian. He has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Symphony and the Boston Pops, and carried out within the first cello version of the Queen Elisabeth Competitors in 2017.
Hersh is at the moment the co-artistic director of NEXUS Chamber Music, a chamber collective that focuses on highlighting new music in addition to older, much less well-known works in non-standard live performance areas. Annually, the group presents a two-week chamber music competition in Chicago throughout the month of August.