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On Forbes: Austrian Pianist/Composer Nabs $25k Lincoln Center Chamber Music Prize

“Austrian pianist and composer Thomas Larcher has been awarded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Elise-L.-Stoeger-Prize 2014/15. The prize comes with a nifty $25,000 cash award (the largest of its kind) and is handed out every second year for “significant contributions to the field of chamber music composition.” Chamber Music Society Artistic Director husband-and-wife team David Finckel (ex-Emersion String Quartet) and Wu Han waxed poetic about Larcher in the press releases, stringing interchangeable adjectives upon well-meaning hyperbole, the essence of which shall be conveyed herewith: ...

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