Lidiya Yankovskaya Receives a Solti Career Assistance Award
Solti Foundation U.S. Board Chair Penny Van Horn and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, today announced remotely from their respective homes the young American conductors who have been selected as 2021 recipients of The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award.
“The 2020-21 season has been a time of joy and sadness. Our Foundation has lost a shining light, Lady Valerie Solti, who passed away earlier this season. Her commitment to her late husband’s legacy and joy in helping up and coming musicians in the conducting world made our Foundation a reality. We celebrate her and Sir Georg’s lives as we announce fifteen Solti Career Assistance Awards,” stated Ms. Van Horn.
“We look forward to the return of live music,” said Ms. Buccheri. “Today’s recipients are a part of keeping music alive, and we look forward to observing their growth.”
Lidiya Yankovskaya, Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater, is among the 15 recipients of the award for 2021.