Young Artists Grants 2016

Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants 2016 Winners

Tarisio Trust 2016 Winners: SAKURA, Arlen Hlusko, John Mietus & Jonathan Sussman, Trio Modetre (Josef Samuel Photography)

Many congratulations to our 2016 winners! Tarisio Trust awarded $5,000 to their creative projects, projects, performances and commissions.

Michael Kaufman – SAKURA, Five for Five 

Jonathan Dormand, Michael Kaufman, Yoshika Masuda, Peter Myers, Sarah Rommel
SAKURA cello quintet is commissioning five young American composers to develop the limited repertoire for cello quintet. They will be premiering the composers’ works in 2017.

Read about SAKURA’s first premiere here.

Arlen Hlusko – Philadelphia Performances for Autism

An interactive concert series providing free, high quality, professional performances for children with autism, offering all-inclusive, supportive environment for families to experience the power of music beyond the traditional concert hall.

John Mietus & Jonathan Sussman – The String Bank

Professional musicians discard their used strings when they are no longer at their peak, while aspiring musicians in underprivileged schools cannot afford to replace broken strings. The String Bank will partner with professional orchestras to collect musicians’ used strings, and re-distribute them to schools to ensure students have strings to play on.

Tessa Lark – Trio Modetre, Tribute to Frank Bridge: Masterpieces Among Peers

Tessa Lark, Deborah Pae, Misha Namirovsky
Trio Modetre’s debut recording will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bridge’s death and will revive Bridge’s second piano trio. Only two recordings exist of this often neglected masterpiece, with an early live recording by Menuhin, Gendron and Britten.

2016 Judges

The first round of the 2016 Young Artists Grants were judged by alumni from Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, and the winners were chosen by our 2016 judges:
Lisa Batiashvili, violinist
Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall
Gautier Capuçon, cellist

Watch their introductions to the 2016 grants:

Many thanks again to all applicants, and we look forward to following the progress of our 2016 winners!