Vijay Iyer, a Grammy-nominated composer/pianist, is the winner of the $30,000 2012 Greenfield Prize from the Hermitage Artists Retreat and the Greenfield Foundation. This year’s prize was awarded in the field of music. Iyer was selected for the award by a jury consisting of Linda Golding, past president of Boosey & Hawkes Inc., music publishers and founder of The Reservoir; Jennifer Koh, solo violinist and recitalist; and Limor Tomer, general manager of concerts and lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Iyer will receive his award at a dinner celebration held April 1, in Sarasota.
“I'm honored, delighted, and surprised by this award,” said Iyer in a news release. “It's rare and astonishing for my work to be embraced on such a scale, and it's a particularly special honor coming from the Greenfield Prize's interdisciplinary perspective. This award will make a tremendous difference in my life in the coming year. It enables me to focus less on 'career' and more on art and community, two powerful and interrelated forces that can nourish and sustain us all. For this opportunity I am tremendously grateful."
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