2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Announced

By Stephanie Powell

Lincoln Center has announced the five recipients of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grants: violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark, Sean Lee; cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist George Li.


The award aims to provide professional assistance to promising musicians or chamber groups on the fast-track to a bustling career.

This year’s recipients are no strangers to recognition: Lark took home the silver medal at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and won the Naumburg International Violin Award in 2012; Kenney was the winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition; Lee’s debut album reached iTunes’ Top 20; Campbell debuted with the New York Philharmonic in 2013, and Li took home the silver medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The five recipients performed live for a webstream, broadcast by New York’s WQXR, which will air on Saturday, April 30, at 9pm EST. For more information, click here.