Avery Fisher Prize

Jeremy Denk Earns Avery Fisher Prize

“During the past year, [Jeremy Denk] has gotten a contract from Random House to expand a piece he wrote for The New Yorker into a memoir; been named a MacArthur Fellow (referred to colloquially as winning a genius award); and been designated Musical America’s ‘instrumentalist of the year.’ Mr. Denk will receive his next accolade on Tuesday when he is awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, a $75,000 prize established 40 years ago to recognize both musicianship and, more broadly, contributions to the musical world.” – Excerpted from New York Times, Monday, March 17, 2014