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Warner Music Group Announces Prize for Young Classical Musicians

Warner Music Group announced a $100,000 prize for young classical musicians between the ages of 18 and 35. The award, presented in association with Carnegie Hall, is funded by billionaire industrialist Len Blavatnik who purchased Warner in 2011. Sixteen candidates from Carnegie Hall’s 2014-2015 roster are in the running for the first award. The Blavatnik Foundation has been active in funding arts and science. “One of the primary missions of our foundation is to support and encourage creative young people in a diversity of disciplines,” says Blavatnik. “Acknowledging and helping young musicians is essential if we are to see classical music thrive for generations to come.