LMF “Featured Artist” Itamar Zorman, as well as 14 other brilliant performers, has been named one of the nominees for the first ever Warner Music Prize.  The prize, to be awarded to an outstanding young musician between the ages of 18-35, includes $100,000 and a concert in Carnegie Hall.  In its inaugural year, the prize will be presented in association with Carnegie Hall, with the nominees drawn from those young singers and instrumentalists presented by the venue in significant solo roles during the 2014-15 concert season, who meet specific eligibility criteria.

The candidates’ performances will be evaluated by a jury of renowned classical musicians and industry leaders, who will announce the winner in the spring of 2015. In conjunction with the cash award, the winner will be showcased at Zankel Hall as part of the Warner Music Prize Gala at Carnegie Hall on October 27, 2015, which will raise funds for philanthropic and educational purposes. In addition to the Warner Music Prize, the winner will be offered the opportunity to record with Warner Classics.