Classical Flutist Among 2012 MacArthur Fellows

Above: Flutist Claire Chase performs J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in an arrangement by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Flutist Claire Chase is among the 23 innovators named 2012 MacArthur Fellows, according to The New York Times.

As in past years, this year’s recipients of the so-called “genius grants” from the John. D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will each receive $100,000 a year for five years, as well as never-ending prestige for their selection for an award that has been virtually synonymous with inspiration, brilliance, innovation and creativity.

Flutist Claire Chase founded the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in 2001 with the goal of championing new and experimental music. Since then, ICE has given more than 500 world premieres. Chase also is the winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild auditions.

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