ABF HAS HELPED to LAUNCH AND SUSTAIN THE CAREERS OF MORE THAN 400 COMPETITION WINNERS
THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDY GRANTS AND career COUNSELING.
A promising new talent, 19-year-old American pianist Thomas Nickell has has given public performances of important works by Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, Liszt, Mozart, as well as his own compositions.
Pianist Jan Lisiecki went on to sign a five-CD contract with Deutsche Grammophon after winning the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in 2009.
Mezzo soprano Benedetta Orsi was awarded the 2015 Album of the Year by the Global Music Awards for her CD Christmas Around the World, produced in conjunction with ABI.
Anna Shelest made debuts at Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls with orchestra, and her Kennedy Center debut, all in less than a year.