Founded by Adam Neiman, CEO of Aeolian Classics, LLC, this prize is designed to elevate the concert careers of outstanding young artists. Instrumentalists and ensembles enrolled at the Chicago College of Performing Arts compete for this honor annually. The winner is featured in a multi-concert tour throughout the Chicago area, culminating in the production of a debut CD album.
Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Series
2018 Emerging Artist Award Winner
Logan Fox, percussionist
American percussionist Logan Fox is establishing himself as a rising star in the solo percussion world. Mr. Fox feels equally at home in a broad array of musical genres, from Afro-Cuban to jazz to orchestral playing, and his instrumental fluency varies widely, spanning repertoire for congas, timpani, xylophone, marimba, snare, and tenor drums, among others.
A veteran of the concert stage, Mr. Fox also has experience as a music researcher and lecture presenter. He was a member of the University of Indianapolis Summer Research Institute, through which he researched and presented findings on the African drum diaspora and its effect on the western world. He was also a part of the inaugural UIndy Arts Spectrum in which he performed the virtuosic “Merlin” for solo marimba accompanied by a multi-media slideshow.
Mr. Fox completed his M.M. Degree is percussion performance under the tutelage of Vadim Karpinos at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He holds a B.M. in music performance from the University of Indianapolis, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and won the the UIndy 2016-2017 Concerto Competition.
2017 Emerging Artist Award Winner
Pablo Suaste, pianist
Mexican pianist Pablo Suaste's elegant and virtuosic artistry has led him to be recognized as a rising star in the music world. In January 2017, Mr. Suaste won the inaugural Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Award. Past performance highlihgts include recitals at important concert venues in Mexico, such as the Fine Arts Palace, Hidalgo Concert Hall of Colima, Teatro Ocampo in Morelos, Blas Galindo Concert Hall, and at the Cultural Center "Robert Cantoral." His budding performance career has also earned him performances in several major American cities, such as Dallas, Chicago, and New York.
Mr. Suaste is a recipient of fellowships from various prestigious institutions, such as SIVAM, INBA, FONCA, and "Amigos de la Musica, A.C.," and he regularly performs chamber music with his father, acclaimed baritone Jesús Suaste. He has participated in masterclasses for celebrity artists, such as Lang Lang, Boris Berman, Jean Dubé, Pavlina Dokovska, Eva Maria Zuk, and Martin Katz, among others.
Born in Mexico City in 1993, he began his studies at the age of 14 at the "Centro Morelense de las Artes" under the tutelage of professor Alejandro Vigo. Subsequent piano studies included working with Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva at the University of Colima, and with Gustavo Rivero Weber in Mexico City. At present, Mr. Suaste is an undergraduate piano performance major at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, studying with Jorge Federico Osorio.