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"We are thrilled to have been able to play a part in the careers of these incredibly talented artists, and eagerly look forward to the magnificent accomplishments which still lie ahead for them and for everyone around the world who will have the opportunity to be inspired by their special gifts."
Kenneth Schneider, President of The Apogee Foundation

Apogee's Rising Star Award is provided to young performing artists who distinguish themselves as the top performers at Apogee Artists events and other programs and productions around the world.

Recipients become eligible for featured positions in Apogee Academy and Apogee Artists programs around the world as well as for featured performances with leading orchestras, dance companies, and other professional performance groups with which the Foundation holds gala events in various countries.

Apogee's Virtuoso Award is provided to professional performing artists who have risen to the top of their fields and who are invited on this basis to participate in Apogee Awards, Apogee Academy and Apogee Artists programs around the world.


Olga Kostritzky and Kenneth Schneider


Boris Myasnikov, the first recipient of an Apogee Merit Scholarship at the Perm State Ballet School in the 2000/2001 academic year, was subsequently chosen by the Perm faculty and an expert Apogee jury as Perm's top graduate in the 2003/2004 academic year and became the first Perm recipient of Apogee's Rising Star Award.

Boris Myasnikov in performance
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