Gilmore Young Artist Award

The Gilmore Young Artist Award is presented every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of U.S.-based pianists, age 22 and younger. Nominations are made by music professionals from around the world, and an anonymous selection committee evaluates the nominees over a period of time. Candidates for the Award are unaware that they are under consideration.

Each Gilmore Young Artist receives a $15,000 stipend to further their musical career and educational development, as well as up to $10,000 towards a commission of a new piano composition for which the artist will have exclusive performance rights for one year. This Award is strictly monetary and advisory and does not involve managerial assistance from The Gilmore.

Since 1990, 40 pianists have been recognized as Gilmore Young Artists. The most recent are 2024 Gilmore Young Artists Kasey Shao and Harmony Zhu, named in 2023.

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