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.
On Saturday, June 10th at 4:00pm, the West Tisbury Library’s annual “Remembering the Rosenthals” concert will showcase collaborative pianist Diane Katzenberg Braun and musicians of the New England Conservatory in Boston. Braun, in collaboration with clarinetist Alexis Lanz, violinist I-Jung Huang, and cellist Jiyoung Lee will present “Musical Spice and Musical Soul.” This performance will include pieces by Vivaldi, Paganini, Arensky, Milhaud, Beethoven, and more. The “Remembering the Rosenthals” concert series is made possible by the generous support of Sara Rosenthal MD and Julie Prazich MD. Refreshments will be provided. No reservations necessary. This concert is free and open to the public.