Martin E. Segal Award Ceremony
LINCOLN CENTER’S MARTIN E. SEGAL GALA AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRATES ELEVEN OUTSTANDING YOUNG ARTISTS INCLUDING AN SAB STUDENT
The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center’s resident organizations, were announced in February by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall on March 2. This evening is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor, First Republic Bank. The Martin E. Segal Awards were established in 1986 when the late philanthropist and arts leader retired as Lincoln Center Chairman.
The evening will be hosted by Audra McDonald. The presenters are composer Jason Robert Brown (a former Segal Award winner), Mostly Mozart Festival Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée, and dancers Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. Each honoree will receive $7,500 to be used for career advancement and future study. The eleven 2015 Martin E. Segal winners are dancer Alec Knight (School of American Ballet); pianist Inon Barnatan, (nominated by The New York Philharmonic); actor Sheldon Best (Lincoln Center Theater); soprano Julia Bullock (The Juilliard School); Escher String Quartet (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center); soprano Ying Fang (The Metropolitan Opera); dancer Silas Farley (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); dancer Claire Kretzschmar (New York City Ballet); filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (Film Society of Lincoln Center); musician Camille Thurman (Jazz at Lincoln Center); and pianist Shai Wosner (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts).
Lincoln Center’s President Jed Bernstein commented, “Marty Segal would be so pleased to recognize these highly deserving artists with this distinguished, namesake award. His record of support for the arts and the extraordinary work he did for Lincoln Center will never be duplicated. For many years we were blessed by his energy, guidance, generosity, and leadership. With the expanded Martin E. Segal Awards this year, we are building on his desire to recognize and encourage artistic excellence.”