Chinese violinist wins New York prestigious career award

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Added On March 16, 2019

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Chinese violinist Angelo Xiang Yu is among the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants.
 
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The announcement was made by the Avery Fisher Artist Program on Thursday.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) ANGELO XIANG YU, Chinese Violinist
"I never really even dreamed of my name on the Avery Fisher Career Award. I still feel like I'm in the dream. So it's a huge honor for me. And it also really motivates me to strive for excellence and to improve myself everyday."
 
Yu is from northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
The 28-year-old violinist said he "grew up listening to the CDs of artists such as Andre Watts, Gil Shaham, and Joshua Bell, who have won this award in the past."
 
The Avery Fisher Career Grant, established by electronics pioneer and musician Avery Fisher, is an award given to up to five outstanding instrumentalists each year. The recipients of this year's three other grants are the JACK Quartet; piano duo, Christina and Michelle Naughton; and pianist, Henry Kramer.
 
The grants, which are currently 25,000 U.S. dollars, are designed to give professional assistance to young musicians who are deemed to have the potential for a solo career.