By Stephanie Powell
Tarisio Trust’s Young Artists Grants, a program that awards winners grant money for creative string-based projects, has announced its second iteration after a successful first year in 2015.
“We are focusing on the entrepreneurial side of the grants,” a press release reads. “Tarisio is essentially calling on young artists to be entrepreneurs, producers, communicators, finance managers and of course . . . musicians! Applicants will need to devise and execute a string-focused project that is both creative in concept and artistically of the highest level. What we are asking of them embraces the concept of a 21st-century musician, having to juggle all aspects of a career.”
The 2015 Young Artists Grant winners included: Eric Silberger for Jukubox, which provides online-music lessons from top teachers; Haerim Elizabeth Lee for MoKo Musik, which promotes and commissions of Korean music; Lauren Latessa for a string-quartet residency at a senior living facility; Mari Lee’s interdisciplinary Schoenberg performance, lecture, and online interviews in Berlin; and Rebecca Hannigan & Paul Wargaski with the Luthier’s Workshop, which provides and maintains violins for schools and nonprofits.
The application process is now open through April 11, and five entrants will receive a $5,000 grant for their projects. This year’s program will be judged by violinist Lisa Batiashvili, cellist Gautier Capuçon, and Jeremy Geffen, director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.
To apply or for more information, click here.