“Pianist Diane Braun is island–hopping this season, traveling with Music Street, the ensemble she founded in 2013, to St. John and Martha’s Vineyard, in addition to their ongoing Boston-based performances. Braun and her merry band, all awardwinning New England Conservatory of Music alumni, enjoy playing the classics of the classics, rarely played classical works, and newly commissioned scores….” Read on….
American Cellist Rainer Crosett Awarded Coveted 2018 Pierre Fournier Award
26-year-old American cellist Rainer Crosett has been awarded the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award - at Wigmore Hall, in London
July 5, 2018
It has been announced today that 26-year-old American cellist Rainer Crosett has been awarded the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award – at Wigmore Hall, in London.
Presented biennially since 1988, the award aims to assist exceptionally talented young cellists, 30 years and younger, who show outstanding promise for an international career.
A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, and current student of Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Rainer is a former prize winner at the Houston Symphony Orchestra’s Ima Hogg Concerto Competition.
He will receive a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, a concerto performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra – plus a CD recording and a number of chamber music opportunities.
RAINER CROSETT & SOMANG JEAGAL | CHOPIN | INTRODUCTION & POLONAISE BRILLIANTE | 2016
20-year-old Hayoung Choi from South Korea was awarded this year’s £1000 incentive grant.
The 2018 jury comprised Ralph Kirshbaum, Guy Johnston, Rebecca Gilliver, Melissa Phelps, Gyorgy Pauk, Raphael Wallfisch, Timothy Walden and Helen Sprott.
Previous recipients include: Chiara Enderle, Mikhail Nemtsov, Gabriel Schwabe, Gemma Rosefield and Richard Harwood.