Leila Josefowicz wins $100,000

Leila Josefowicz wins $100,000


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2018

The Canadian violinist, 41 this month, was awarded the Avery Fisher prize last night at Lincoln Center.

She’s doing well on the prize circuit. This is her second Avery Fisher (the last was 1994), added to a MacArthur Fellowship, a Cummings Fellowship, and more.


  • boringfileclerk says:

    Congratulations! This kid has potential. Can’t see what her career will look like five years from now.

    • mike aldren says:

      She’s 41 with an established international career, what else are we looking for? Shouldn’t these grants go to players at the start of their careers?

  • Eric says:

    Worth noting: the Avery Fisher Prize is very different than the Avery Fisher Career Grant. She won the Career Grant earlier, which is for rising artists, and the Prize is more prestigious.

  • Joel a stein says:

    heard/saw her stravinsky yesterday-really brilliant

  • David K. Nelson says:

    She is a wonderful artist and given her support for composers who write for her, I suspect the money will be put to excellent and creative use.