Steans Institute Alum Yuja Wang Awarded Avery Fisher Career Grant

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts recently announced four recipients of the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant including Ravinia Festival Steans Institute alum Yuja Wang. Other winners this year were David Aaron Carpenter, Kirill Gerstein and pianist Joyce Yang, who takes the Ravinia stage this summer on July 11 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. These coveted grants were first given in 1976 and only 118 artists have been awarded over the years including artists such as Carter Brey, James Ehnes, Edgar Meyer, Leila Josefowicz and Jeffrey Kahane.

Wang took part in our Steans Institute during the summer of 2004. This professional studies program  allows these young musicians to work with an internationally renowned faculty of artist/teachers as well as perform in Bennett Gordon Hall. If you haven't attended one of these free events, usually prior to Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts, you must go to at least one this summer, these musicians are incredible!

Congratulations, Yuja!


Amy Schrage
Associate Director of Communications

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Reader Comments (2)

This is pretty cool, I did not know that this award had been awarded only 118 times. Congratulations everyone!
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Congratulations to your team. Keep it up.Very cool.
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