George Li is one of five recipients of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. The grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalist who have great potential for solo careers.
“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
article in The New York Times
“Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Named for 2016”, Michael Cooper, March 22, 2016
Following the awards ceremony, George performed Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor.