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Annual Grants Auditions

Join us at the 92nd Street Y for our annual auditions and discover the stars of the future!

Sara Tucker Study Grants
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Richard Tucker Career Grants
Thursday, April 13, 2017
11:00 am – 5:30 pm

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue @92nd Street
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Admission to observe the auditions is free and no reservations are required.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and at the discretion of the 92nd Street Y front-of-house staff.

Timings are approximate and subject to change.

March 10th, 2017 |

Gala 2016

Gala 2016 available for free streaming on until January 30, 2017!

Richard Tucker Music Foundation
Gala 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016
6:00 pm
Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Jamie Barton
Lawrence Brownlee
Javier Camarena
Joyce DiDonato
Yusif Eyvazov
Renée Fleming
Anna Netrebko
Kristine Opolais
Nadine Sierra
2016 Richard Tucker Award Winner
Tamara Wilson

Maestro Asher Fisch
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Choral Society


October 25th, 2016 |


Tucker Winners Live at The Greene Space

On Thursday, October 13, WQXR presented an evening of music and conversation featuring 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner Tamara Wilson, Tucker Foundation grant recipients Erin Morley, Samantha Hankey and Andrew Stenson in a celebration of Mozart at The Greene Space in lower Manhattan. Together with pianist Brian Zeger, artistic director of The Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, they performed arias and duets from some of the composer’s most beloved operas, including Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, and The Magic Flute and sat down for conversation with WQXR’s Nimet Habachy hosts.   Click here to view the archived video of the event!

October 5th, 2016 |


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Richard Tucker (1913-1975) was America's greatest tenor. To learn more about Richard and the foundation, click here.