Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants - with a fifth to be chosen by the public
Fine instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants.
Launched in 2015, the annual initiative offers funding and publicity for innovative string-based projects, shaped and driven by young artists. Each grant is worth $5,000.
The four 2017 winners named thus far are:
Jocelyn Zhu and Mariella Haubs - Concerts for Compassion
The two former Juilliard School violinists 'perform music by artists who faced adversity in their lives and communities'.
Francisco Vila - International Music Festival of Esmeralda
The music festival will mark its third season 'by giving 32 young artists (aged 17-30) from all over South America the chance to work closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Astrid Schween and Roger Tapping'.
Apoorva Krishna - Bahudari Composition
An original instrumental composition by violinist Apoorva Krishna, Indian classical drummer Vinod Shyamon and Sunaad Anoor on the percussive Khanjira.
Argus Quartet (pictured) - Visual Album of New Works
A visual album of six newly composed works, 'all of which feature the use of extended techniques, specifically focused on the bow'.
Applications this year were judged by violist Kim Kashkashian, Verbier Festival director MartinuEngstroem and Quatuor Ebène.
A fifth winner is to be decided via an online vote from a shortlist of 12 string players - read the shortlisted candidates’ proposals on Tarisio’s website. Voting closes on 6 July 2017.
Read: Violinists and cellists to receive 2016 Tarisio Trust grants