Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Gilmore Young Artist Awards winners announced

The Gilmore Young Artist Award is presented every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of US pianists, age 22 and younger. 2014 sees joint winners - Andrew Hsu (pictured) and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. Hsu is a 19-year-old Curtis Institute of Music graduate and Sanchez-Werner a… 
 
 The Gilmore Young Artist Award is presented every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of US pianists, age 22 and younger. 2014 sees joint winners - Andrew Hsu (pictured) and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. Hsu is a 19-year-old Curtis Institute of Music graduate and Sanchez-Werner a 16-year-old Juilliard School student.

 Nominations are made by music professionals from around the world, and an anonymous selection committee evaluates the nominees over a period of time. Candidates for the Award are unaware that they are under consideration. Each Gilmore Young Artist receives a $15,000 stipend to further their musical career and educational development, as well as $10,000 to commission a new piano composition for which the artist will have exclusive performance rights for one year.

This Award is strictly monetary and advisory, and does not involve managerial assistance from the Irving S Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. Since 1990, 30 pianists have been recognized as Gilmore Young Artists with the two most recent named for 2014, Andrew Hsu and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner.

Find out more about the winners