Tchaikovsky runner-up wins career grant

The pianist George Li, silver medallist in last summer’s Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, has been named among five winners of the annual Avery Fisher career grants in New York.

The others are violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark and Sean Lee and the cellist Jay Campbell.

Each receives $25,000.

The awards, due to be announced later today, are leaking all over social media.

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  • Congratulation to our local talent Jay Campbell. Great cellist, was to his recital week ago. Well deserved award.

  • Congrats to Tessa for getting some recognition finally – have been a follower of her work over the years on YT……

  • Very excited and happy for George Li. I’m flying to Salt Lake this weekend to hear him in Rachmaninoff 2nd concerto with the Utah Symphony!

  • Congratulations for George Li ! I greatly appreciated him at the Tchaïkovsky competition and now his career take off !

  • Congratulations to George Li! The Tchaïkovsky competition winner is always and everywere winner!

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