Pianist-composer Caine among US Artists fellows

Posted on: December 10, 2010

Tuesday (12/7) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, Mike Boehm writes about the United States Artists awards, which were announced this week and give $50,00 each to 50 artists. “The $2.5 million in combined annual fellowships, first awarded in 2006, dwarfs all of the nation’s annual arts prizes except the MacArthur Fellowship, which currently antes up nearly $4 million a year for artists. … Like the MacArthur grants, USA Fellowship winners can use the money as they wish. Nominations come from an anonymous group of arts executives, critics, scholars, and artists whose membership changes each year … winners in the L.A. orbit, although based in New York, are documentary filmmaker Almundena Carracedo and pianist-composer Uri Caine. … Caine, who bridges jazz and classical music, was composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 2005 to 2008.”

Posted December 10, 2010