NEW YORK (December 7, 2017) — Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the 2018 class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a choreographer bridging the worlds of classical Indian and contemporary dance to one of the new faces of indie film to world-class musicians. Each recipient was nominated by one of Lincoln Center’s eleven resident organizations, acknowledging his or her extraordinary talent and budding career. The 2018 winners are: pianist Michael Brown(Chamber Music Society); soprano Michelle Bradley (The Metropolitan Opera); filmmaker Eliza Hittman (Film Society of Lincoln Center); corps de ballet member Ashley Hod (New York City Ballet); dancer Davide Riccardo (School of American Ballet); pianist Conrad Tao (The Juilliard School); pianist Isaiah Thompson (Jazz at Lincoln Center); composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir (New York Philharmonic); bass-baritone Davóne Tines (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts); playwright Bryna Turner (Lincoln Center Theater); and dancer and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts).
Davóne Tines is to receive The Hunt Family Award given annually to a classical artist honoree nominated by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This award was established as a testament to the Hunt family’s long dedication to the performing arts and marks the family’s commitment to budding talent at Lincoln Center and celebrates rising stars at the annual Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists.