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Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner: Benjamin Hochman
Posted: November 7th, 2011
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Since 1976, more than 121 talented young musicians have been recognized with the Avery Fisher Career Grant Awards. These Grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee believe have great potential for solo careers. At the announcement in March at the Kaplan Penthouse in Lincoln Center, this year’s three recipients played for their honored guests.  In this SundayArts Profile, we are treated to an excerpt from Chopin’s Polonaise Fantasy, Opus 61, performed by Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Benjamin Hochman. The talented artist has appeared with the New York Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic as well as the Chicago, Cincinnati, New Jersey and Pittsburgh Symphonies.

  • suzanne lubell

    Dear Ben:
    Wow! That you won the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award is just fantasic! I am so proud of you and pleased for you. Big congratulations are in order. I only wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Since I first heard you taking your lessons from Richard Goode in my old apartment at 1100 Park AVe. I have followed your career and been an enthusiastic participant in your successes that have been occurring with frequency. I wish you well and hope they will continue. Congratulations and best wishes from your fan and friend, Suzanne Lubell

  • Sandy Weitz

    On behalf of Harry and myself, we send congratulations for this wonderful acievement. We are devoted fans and fervently believe that the Board chose wisely and well.

    We look forward to attending many of your concerts in the future. All the best, Sandy Weitz

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