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Lincoln Center Award

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Emily has been named one of eleven 2020 Emerging Artists. These awards recognize diverse and exceptional talents from across all disciplines represented on its campus. Each recipient was nominated by the artistic leadership of one of Lincoln Center’s eleven resident organizations.

“The arts are fundamental to our world, and it is Lincoln Center’s responsibility to support the voices of diverse, fearless, and extraordinary artists,” said Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. “The Awards for Emerging Artists unite our campus organizations to celebrate those creatives who imagine big and take risks.”

“The caliber of artists recognized by the Emerging Artists Awards is extraordinary year after year, and 2020’s cohort is a truly impressive and exceptionally talented group,” said Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. “Each winner has made significant strides in their field. We’re honored to support them as they grow into artistic leaders. Taken as a snapshot of the future of the performing arts, it looks very bright.”

The award winners will be recognized in a gala celebration on Wednesday, February 26 at Alice Tully Hall. Many of the Emerging Artists will perform and all will be in attendance.

This year’s honorees join more than one hundred extraordinary artists who have been honored over the past three decades.The 2020 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)

Read the full press release HERE.

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