2024 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients (L-R) Balourdet Quartet, Njioma Chinyere Grevious, Clayton Stephenson, Julian Rhee, and Sandbox Percussion. Photo by Jennifer Taylor.

In Thursday’s (3/21) The Strad, an unsigned article reports, “The five recipients of the 2024 Avery Fisher Career Grants have been announced. They are the Balourdet Quartet; violinists Njioma Chinyere Grevious and Julian Rhee; pianist Clayton Stephenson, and Sandbox Percussion. Presented annually, Avery Fisher Career Grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists who the recommendation board and executive committee believe have great potential for solo careers…. Since 1976, 176 Career Grants have been awarded (including this year’s grants), and all recipients are currently active musicians…. Performances by all five career grant recipients for an invited audience followed the announcement. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest, the career grant performances will also be webcast by WQXR, New York’s all-classical music station, at www.wqxr.org, and broadcast on Thursday 11 April at 8 p.m. and Saturday, 13 April at 7 p.m. on 105.9 FM.” The recipients were celebrated on Wednesday, March 20 at a ceremony at WQXR’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York City, which was streamed on The Violin Channel and may be watched at theviolinchannel.com/vc-live-2024-avery-fisher-career-grants-ceremony/.