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Pianist Emmet Cohen Wins 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship

The American Pianists Association's award comes with a $50,000 prize, recording contract, and more

Emmet Cohen
Emmet Cohen, winner of the 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship

The American Pianists Association has given its 2019 Cole Porter Fellowship to Emmet Cohen, a three-time finalist for the coveted award who has performed with some of the most accomplished musicians in jazz.

The fellowship comes with a $50,000 prize, recording contract with Mack Avenue Recording Group, and two years of professional services. Cohen, 28, was one of five finalists; the other four were Kenny Banks, Jr., Keelan Dimick, Dave Meder, and Billy Test.

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