2014 AWARDS RECEPTION VIDEOS & PHOTOS

Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse was once again the site of Musical America’s annual award celebration on 17 December, honoring the 2014 winners and in the process attracting a large crowd of the performing arts' movers and shakers. (Scroll down to see all of our videos and photos. Peter Schaaf, photographer)

Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, Composer of the Year George Benjamin, Ensemble of the Year ICE co-founders Claire Chase, Rebekah Heller, and Joshua Rubin, Instrumentalist of the Year Jeremy Denk
(left to right) Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, Composer of the Year George Benjamin, Ensemble of the Year ICE co-founders Claire Chase, Rebekah Heller, and Joshua Rubin, Instrumentalist of the Year Jeremy Denk

Musician of the Year Audra McDonald
Musician of the Year
Audra McDonald

Musician of the Year Audra McDonald accepts her award from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark
Musician of the Year Audra McDonald accepts her award from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark. CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

2014 Composer of the Year George Benjamin accepts his award from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark. CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
2014 Composer of the Year George Benjamin accept his award from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark. CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

Orchestra of St, Lukes Excecutive Director Katy Clark accepts the 2014 Conductor of the Year award for Pablo Heras-Casado from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark
Orchestra of St. Lukes Excecutive Director Katy Clark accepts the 2014 Conductor of the Year award for Pablo Heras-Casado from Musical America Features Editor Sedgwick Clark. CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

2014 Instrumentalist of the Year
Jeremy Denk
accepts his award.
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2014 Instrumentalist of the Year Jeremy Denk accepts his award. CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

2014 Ensemble of the Year award is accepted by Claire Chase for the International Contemporary Ensemble
2014 Ensemble of the Year award
is accepted by Claire Chase
for the International Contemporary Ensemble
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Sean Gross, 21C Media Group, Inc.; Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, Andrew Elsesser, IMG Artists
(left to right) Sean Gross, 21C Media Group, Inc.; Musician of the Year Audra McDonald; Andrew Elsesser, IMG Artists

Fred Sherry, cellist, Carol Archer, Jeremy Denk
(left to right) Fred Sherry, cellist, Carol Archer, Jeremy Denk

Shirley Kirshbaum, Kirshbaum Demler & Associates, Constance Shuman, Shuman Associates, Eugenia Zukerman
(left to right) Shirley Kirshbaum, Kirshbaum Demler & Associates; Constance Shuman, Shuman Associates; Eugenia Zukerman

ICE member Rebekah Heller, ICE Board Chairman Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg, ICE member Claire Chase
(In hugging order, left to right) ICE member Rebekah Heller; ICE Board Chairman Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg; ICE member Claire Chase

Gail Wein, Classical Music Communications, Victoria Bond, composer
Gail Wein, Classical Music Communications (left), Victoria Bond, composer

Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce
Audra McDonald and David Hyde Pierce

Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal, George Benjamin, Norman Ryan, vice president, Schott/EAM
(left to right) Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal; George Benjamin; Norman Ryan, vice president, Schott/EAM

Barbara Haws, archivist and historian, New York Philharmonic, Sedgwick Clark, Vivian Chiu, Steinway & Sons
Barbara Haws, archivist and historian, New York Philharmonic; Sedgwick Clark; Vivian Chiu, Steinway & Sons

David Hyde-Pierce, Clive Gillinson, executive director, Carnegie Hall
David Hyde Pierce and Clive Gillinson, executive director, Carnegie Hall

Audra McDonald, Bob Hurwitz, Nonesuch Records, Jeremy Denk
(left to right) Audra McDonald; Bob Hurwitz, Nonesuch Records; Jeremy Denk

Joanna Lee, Norman Ryan, vice president, Schott/EAM
Joanna Lee and Norman Ryan, vice president, Schott/EAM

Susan Wadsworth, Young Concert Artists, Shirley Kirshbaum, Kirshbaum Demler & Associates
(left to right) Susan Wadsworth, Young Concert Artists and Shirley Kirshbaum, Kirshbaum Demler & Associates

Sedgwick Clark, George Benjamin, Shirley Perle, Fred Sherry, cellist
(left to right) Sedgwick Clark, George Benjamin, Shirley Perle, Fred Sherry, cellist

Judith Kurz, Peggy Kane, David Foster, president Opus 3 Artists
(left to right) Judith Kurz, Peggy Kane, David Foster, president Opus 3 Artists