Luminarts Cultural Basis Pronounces 2022 Classical Instrumentalist Fellows

Violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc


The Chicago-based Luminarts Cultural Basis has lately introduced the three recipients of its Classical Instrumentalist Fellowship. They’re saxophonist Joseph Connor, pianist Qi Kong, and violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc. Every participant will obtain a grant of $10,000, in addition to entry to skilled assets and extra grants for a interval of ten years.

Saxophonist Joseph Connor is presently a doctoral candidate at Northwestern College, having beforehand additionally studied at Lawrence College. He has carried out all through the US and Asia, with highlights together with appearances at Carnegie Corridor and Beijing’s Forbidden Metropolis Live performance Corridor.

Like Connor, pianist Qi Kong can be a doctoral candidate at Northwestern College, the place he lately received the varsity’s 2021 concerto competitors. Previous to his arrival at Northwestern, he studied at The Juilliard Faculty and Yale College.

Violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc acquired each undergraduate and grasp’s levels from The Juilliard Faculty, the place she additionally held the Kovner Fellowship. She has carried out as a soloist with a number of orchestras in her two native nations, Iceland and Slovenia. Sarc is now based mostly in Chicago and performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony. She additionally serves because the concertmaster of the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

“Luminarts Cultural Basis has supported the best younger artists for greater than a decade,” stated Jason Kalajainen, the Government Director of the Luminarts Cultural Basis.

“This yr’s Fellows add to a historical past of excellence and add to Chicago’s distinctive, vibrant arts neighborhood.”


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