Recognizing emerging
talent in the world
of art and music.

Event Information

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Washington Awards Gala in Evermay’s beautiful gardens. Please check back for announcements about next year’s festivities.

The S&R Washington Awards Gala is one of the most innovative annual events in the DC area. Hosted by S&R Foundation, the evening celebrates the most recently named Washington Award winners with a program for guests which includes world-class dining, an exciting auction, and stunning performances in a historically elegant venue.

The Washington Awards program is S&R's longest running program, entering its 16th year of recognizing and awarding highly talented artists. Recipients of this award represent some of the leading solo caliber performing and visual artists in the world. The program aligns with the mission of S&R Foundation to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.

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Lembit Beecher

Lembit Beecher is the 2015 Washington Award Grand Prize Winner. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “hauntingly lovely and deeply personal... read more

Luosha Fang

A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, violinist Luosha Fang made her concert debut at the age of eight, in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3... read more

Jorge Mañes Rubio
Mixed media

Jorge Mañes Rubio is a young Spanish artist based in Amsterdam. He graduated in Design Products from the Royal College of Art London in 2010, where he... read more

Jonathan Wintringham

“A major force in the saxophone world” (American Record Guide), internationally acclaimed saxophonist and recording artist Jonathan Wintringham has... read more