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The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Honors Eleven Rising Stars on Its Annual 2020 Emerging Artist Awards…!

NEW YORK, NY(SMI-ARTS-02.26.20)- The Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts commemorated its annual 2020 Emerging Artist Awards this evening February 26, 2020, honoring 

Eleven Rising Stars from its 2020 Class of Emerging Artists-In recognition for the diversity and outstanding talents from all across disciplines of the Lincoln Center's eleven resident organizations at the  Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.


This annual benefit event was sponsored by The Movado Group Foundation who in addition to its financial support, donated  a Movado Watch to each of the eleven award recipients.

Also, The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, the financial arm who raises and distribute unrestricted funds to all Lincoln Center's resident arts organizations, celebrated its 50th year annivesary.With one gift, The Corporate Fund allows companies to suport all 11 world renowned arts organizations and play a big role in supporting their artistic , educational, and community outreach programs that reach millions annually and makeLincoln Center a national treasure.


About the Awards
The Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists is a centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s commitment to supporting rising artists and their developing craft. Bringing together the entire Lincoln Center campus, each constituent organization nominates an artist to join the more than one hundred that have received the honor over the past three decades. The artists receive the Award, along with $7500 for professional support, and a timepiece gift from the Movado Group Foundation, the Awards’ presenting sponsor. The Emerging Artist Awards were originally named the Martin E. Segal Awards and established in 1986 by the Board of Directors in honor of the arts leader and former Lincoln Center chairman and his commitment to rising talents. The Segal Award continues to be presented to two artists, rotated annually among resident organizations.

   The 2020 Emerging Artist Award Honorees and winners are:

  • Director Lileana Blain-Cruz (Lincoln Center Theater)

  • Violinist Stella Chen (The Juilliard School)

  • Mezzo-soprano singer Emily D’Angelo (The Metropolitan Opera)

  • Violinist Tessa Lark (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts)

  • Dancer Ruby Lister (School of American Ballet)

  • Clarinetist Sebastian Manz (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center)

  • Trumpet player Riley Mulherkar (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

  • Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu (Film at Lincoln Center)

  • Dancer Unity Phelan (New York City Ballet)

  • Composer Ellen Reid (New York Philharmonic)

  • Producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts)

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