Congratulations to the Fall 2023 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Recipients!
We are pleased to announce ten new recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The Young Artists will receive an award of up $10,000 and have been accepted to From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship, which culminates in an appearance on From the Top’s NPR broadcast/podcast.
The Fall 2023 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Recipients are:
- Pataranon Boontagarnon, 17, Piano, from Hilliard, Ohio
- Anthony Dorsey, 17, Violin, from Cincinnati, Ohio
- Laurel Harned, 17, Guitar, from Redlands, California
- Sage Mae Lima-Jeffries, 17, Cello, from Atlanta, Georgia
- Fabrizio Milcent, 17, Bassoon, from Chicago, Illinois
- Luis Diego Montero Hernández, 17, Clarinet, from Costa Rica and Interlochen, Michigan
- Daniel Perez Ponce, 17, Percussion, from New York, New York
- Jiyu Oh, 17, Violin, from Seoul, Korea and Natick, Massachusetts
- Gabriela Salvador Riera, 16, Violin, from Wilmington, Delaware
- Benjamin Smith, 17, Cello, from Columbia, Missouri
Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have provided more than $3.8 million to deserving young musicians with financial need, changing hundreds of lives for the better.
Recipients are granted up to $10,000 to help offset the often prohibitively expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level. They can apply the award towards instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs.
All Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists participate in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab, a 4-week virtual learning program, which culminates in a community engagement activity and recording their appearance on From the Top’s NPR broadcast/podcast.
The remaining ten recipients of this season’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award will be announced in January 2024.
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award program is currently accepting applications through November 15. This deadline is the last opportunity for seniors in high school to apply.
Learn more and apply at fromthetop.org/apply.