CMS Artists Receive Avery Fisher Career Grants

(L-R: Xavier Foley, Calidore String Quartet, Francisco Fullana)

(L-R: Xavier Foley, Calidore String Quartet, Francisco Fullana)

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is proud to announce that three Artists have been awarded Avery Fisher Career Grants for 2018. They include double-bassist Xavier Foley, violinist Francisco Fullana, and the Calidore String Quartet, all of whom are part of the CMS Two program.

Since 1976, 149 Career Grants have been awarded (including this year’s grants), and all recipients are currently active musicians. Former Career Grant recipients include pianists Jonathan Biss and Yuja Wang; clarinetist Anthony McGill; violinists James Ehnes and Hilary Hahn; and The Dover Quartet.

The announcement of these prestigious awards will officially take place Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM, at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR. Audiences can watch the announcement, which will also feature performances by the awardees, live here. The Career Grant performances are recorded for live webstream and radio broadcast by WQXR, New York’s classical music station, with host Elliott Forrest, and will air on Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00 PM on 105.9 FM and