Andrea Bonatta will serve as chairman of the eight-member panel.
The Seattle Symphony, a vital part of the Pacific Northwest cultural scene, is recognized for its extraordinary performances, programming, recordings and community engagement. Under the artistic leadership of Ludovic Morlot, one of the leading conductors of his generation, the Symphony performs or presents nearly 220 performances annually to an audience of more than 315,000 people.
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano is recognized for her naturally lustrous sound as well as a fresh and appealing presence on symphonic, operatic and recital stages.
Conductor, Viola, Violin
Equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician, Pinchas Zukerman is indeed a master of our time.
Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s "Ensemble of the Year", and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
A founding member of the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar Brass Quintet, Pacho Flores is becoming increasingly recognized for his outstanding performing and recording activity that spans the solo, chamber, and orchestral media.
For over 35 years, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. She also devotes her time to numerous charity projects and supports the development of young, exceptionally talented musicians.
Danish String Quartet
Embodying the quintessential elements of a chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for their integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance. With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy,” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) the quartet is in demand worldwide by concert and festival presenters alike.
Sir András Schiff
During the next few seasons, the focus of Mr. Schiff's orchestral activities will be conducting programs of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart from the keyboard.