Avery Fisher $25K career grants go to Foley, Fullana, Petersen, and Calidore String Quartet

Posted on: March 23, 2018

“The Avery Fisher Artist Program has announced the latest recipients of its $25,000 career grants,” reads an unsigned Thursday (3/22) article in The Strad. “They are double bassist Xavier Foley, violinist Francisco Fullana, pianist Drew Petersen and the Calidore String Quartet. The official [March 22] presentation at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at New York classical radio station WQXR [featured] performances from the three soloists and a video of the Calidore String Quartet, which is currently on a European tour. Foley was awarded the Sphinx Prize in 2014 and the Calidore Quartet won the inaugural M-Prize [given by the University of Michigan]. The Avery Fisher Artist Program has been administered by the Lincoln Center since 1974 as part of a major philanthropic gift by electronics pioneer and amateur musician Avery Fisher. Recipients of the 149 Career Grants awarded since then include pianists Jonathan Biss and Yuja Wang, clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinists James Ehnes and Hilary Hahn, and the Dover Quartet. The official announcement performances will be live-streamed … and broadcast by WQXR on April 24.”

Posted March 23, 2018