Avery Fisher Prize

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Avery Fisher Prize
Awarded for"American solo instrumentalists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in music, with consideration, since 2004, also being given to chamber ensembles."
Sponsored byAvery Fisher Artist Program
LocationNew York City
CountryUnited States
Presented byAvery Fisher Artist Program
Reward(s)US$100,000, marble plaque in David Geffen Hall
First awarded1975

The Avery Fisher Prize is an award given to American musicians for outstanding achievement in classical music. Founded by philanthropist Avery Fisher in 1974, it is regarded as one of the most significant awards for American instrumentalists. The award is decided by members of the Avery Fisher Artist Program, which is administered by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; artists do not apply, and nominations are secret.[1] Initially accompanied by an award of US$10,000,[2] recent years have seen the cash allotment increase to US$75,000.[3]

List of winners[edit]

The list below includes only those individuals who have won the Avery Fisher Prize. It does not include awardees of the Avery Fisher Career Grant or the Avery Fisher Recital Award. The Avery Fisher Artist Program awards the Prize.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2006-10-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Violinist Wins 1983 Avery Fisher Prize". The New York Times. New York City. 21 April 1983. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Violinist Bell wins $75,000 Fisher Prize". cnn.com. 6 April 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Avery Fisher Prize Recipients". Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  5. ^ Steinberg, Martin (21 March 2007). "Violinist Joshua Bell Wins Coveted Award". Washington Post. Washington. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ Cooper, Michael (26 April 2017). "Listen to Claire Chase, the Flutist Who Just Won $100,000". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. ^ Cooper, Michael (4 October 2018). "Listen to Leila Josefowicz, the Intrepid Violinist Who Just Won $100,000". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved 8 April 2019.

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