This award was generously supported by Christopher V. Walker. _
Jazz and classical pianist and composer Uri Caine is known for his inventive interpretations of the classical repertoire and strives, in his words, “to use improvisation to transform classical music.” He attended the University of Pennsylvania. Caine has recorded as a leader on 21 CDs and has worked with USA Prudential Fellow Don Byron, Arto Lindsay, and Dave Douglas, among others. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland and Moscow Chamber Orchestras, and the CBC Orchestra in Canada. Caine was composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (2005–08) and also served as the director of the Venice Biennale for Music (2003).