Xavier Foley, Francisco Fullana and the Calidore String Quartet take three of the four 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grants worth $25,000

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The Calidore String Quartet
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Xavier Foley
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Francisco Fullana ©Felix Broede

The Avery Fisher Artist Program has today announced the latest recipients of its $25,000 career grants. They are double bassist Xavier Foley, violinist Francisco Fullana, pianist Drew Petersen and the Calidore String Quartet.

The official presentation will take place at 6pm EDT at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at New York classical radio station WQXR, and will feature performances from the three soloists and a video of the Calidore String Quartet, which is currently on a European tour.

Foley was awarded the Sphinx Prize in 2014 and the Calidore Quartet won the inaugural M-Prize

The Avery Fisher Artist Program has been administered by the Lincoln Center since 1974 as part of a major philanthropic gift by electronics pioneer and amateur musician Avery Fisher. Recipients of 149 Career Grants awarded since then include pianists Jonathan Biss and Yuja Wang, clarinettist Anthony McGill, violinists James Ehnes and Hilary Hahn, and the Dover Quartet.

The official announcement performances will be live-streamed (see below) and broadcast by WQXR on 24 April 24 at 9 pm on 105.9 FM and www.wqxr.org