Composer Julia Adolphe to receive Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award

Posted on: March 1, 2016

On March 2 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in New York City, composer Julia Adolphe will be presented with a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, one of eleven winners to be honored in 2016. Actors, singers, instrumentalists, composers, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers and other artists are nominated by Lincoln Center’s resident organizations, with each winner receiving $7,500 to be used for career advancement and to support future study. Adolphe was nominated for the award by the New York Philharmonic. At the event, New York Philharmonic Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps and pianist John Novacek will perform an excerpt from Adolphe’s Viola Concerto, which will have its New York premiere with the New York Philharmonic and Phelps in November. The concerto was commissioned by the Philharmonic and the League of American Orchestras through the League’s Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, launched in 2014, administered with the American Composers Orchestra and EarShot, and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Other Emerging Artist Award winners include tenor Ben Bliss (Metropolitan Opera), the Dover Quartet (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts); singer/songwriter Nellie McKay (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center).

Posted March 1, 2016