Violinist Benjamin Beilman, 22, has been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant worth $25,000. Just this March he received a £10,000 career development award from music charity London Music Masters.

A first-prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2010, Beilman also won first prize at the 2010 Montreal International Music Competition, and in the same year won the bronze medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Also in 2010, he released his debut recording of the Prokofiev complete sonatas for violin and piano, on Analekta.