Announcing the 2022 recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

Earl E. Lee, Associate Conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra, announced by The Solti Foundation U.S. as 2022 recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

April 20, 2022

The Solti Foundation U.S. today revealed the 2022 recipient of the organization’s major grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Announced by Foundation Board Chair Penny Van Horn and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, from their respective homes, the grant continues to help up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow. Given annually to a single promising American conductor 38 years of age or younger, The Sir Georg Solti Fellow, as it is also called, provides essential career guidance, industry connections and a cash purse of $30,000 to allow grant recipients to further hone their skills.

Ms. Van Horn stated, “The Foundation’s mission since Day One has been to identify, support and promote emerging talent. We are thrilled to continue to provide the young conductors with the tools needed to further pursue their careers, and further hone their musicianship. Of special importance are the industry connections this award provides. Having kept an eye on his career for several years, we are pleased to announce Earl Lee as this year’s recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Congratulations Earl!”

The Foundation has diligently helped American conductors in the early stages of their careers for over two decades. A recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award may use the financial portion of the grant in various ways to specifically advance his/her career, whether it be further studies, language study, purchases of scores, or travel. The Foundation’s Board of Directors comprises experts from all areas of the classical music industry, and therefore the Award also brings door-opening introductions within the industry and valuable access to professional mentors.

Ms. Buccheri stated, “Despite the pandemic, classical music continues to move forward. It has been rewarding to see the continued growth of our awardees and the continuation of new applications by artists we have not had contact with in the past.

Earl, we look forward to watching your career grow. Congratulations!”