First Cage Cunningham Fellow Alexei Lubimov will use his award to commission new pieces from Pavel Karmanov, Anton Batagov, Sergei Zagny, Bryce Dessner and Julia Wolfe

The Baryshnikov Arts Center announced Monday night that it had raised $1 million to establish a new Cage Cunningham Fellowship, and that the first recipient would be the Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov, who plans to use his award to commission new works. Mr. Lubimov will use his $50,000 award to commission new pieces from five composers. Three of them are Russian — Anton Batagov, Pavel Karmanov and Sergei Zagny.

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