Tarisio has announced the launch of the 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants scheme – offering five US $5,000 bursaries to support innovative stringed instrument projects that are created and driven by young artists.
‘We are calling on you to be entrepreneurs, producers, communicators and of course…musicians … ’ Tarisio Founding Director, Jason Price has told The Violin Channel.
’…We have kept the brief as open as possible – you will need to devise and execute a string-focused project that is both creative in concept and artistically of the highest level …’ he has said.
Open to international applicants between the ages of 18 and 30, the winners will be determined by Grammy Award-winning Soloist Kim Kashkashian, Founder & Executive Director of the Verbier Festival Martin Engstroem and the French-based Ebene Quartet.
The grant winners will work with Tarisio to publicize their project and will have access to Tarisio's instrumental, archival and marketing resources.
“Applications will be judged on grounds of originality, innovation and artistic merit ...” Jason has said.
Previous Tarisio Trust bursary winners include: VC Artist Tessa Lark and the Trio Modêtre and The String Bank.
All submissions must be received by 10th May – with the grant winners to be announced in June.
For further details, visit: https://tarisio.com/about-us/tarisio-trust/