Avery Fisher Career Grants

"Musicians of outstanding ability are such an important part of our culture. But they are like flowers that must bloom at a particular time. They have to be helped at the right moments…" — Avery Fisher

These Grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to emerging instrumental artists who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee believe have great potential for major careers in classical music. Since 2004, consideration is also being given to chamber ensembles. Up to five Career Grants may be given each year. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.