Photo by Jason Koerner
In January, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)
kicked off the year with the annual YoungArts Backyard Ball performance and gala, which Max Mara presented for the fourth consecutive year. Reinforcing the brand’s continued commitment to supporting the arts, especially within education and cultivating young talent, Max Mara celebrates the third annual Max Mara Young Visionary Award
—an accolade reserved for an exceptional YoungArts winner at the highest award level of $10,000. The award financially supports a young artist as they develop their craft and fosters arts education by encouraging young artists to pursue their dreams.
Max Mara is pleased to announce YoungArts Winner in Voice Emily Damasco
as the 2018 Max Mara Young Visionary Award winner. Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara Director of Retail for North America and Global Brand Ambassador, will present Damasco with this award during an exclusive cocktail event at the Max Mara Miami boutique on Tuesday, March 20
Emily Damasco is a talented and extraordinary operatic performer. The 17-year-old from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania has been studying voice since the age of six and performing regularly in various festivals, art programs and middle and high school theatrical productions.
Emily Damasco on her work:
“Music penetrates the minds and souls of human beings. Providing music to a community or to a special group of musicians-in-training touches all their lives. My musical strength is the ability and the desire to inspire my audiences, guide my audiences and, when possible, heal my audiences. I want to leave unforgettable sensations and memories with those for whom I perform and with whom I work.”
The inaugural Max Mara Young Visionary Award winner was Javon Jones (2016 YoungArts Winner in Dance) of Detroit, Michigan; and the 2017 recipient was Torrance Hall (2017 YoungArts Winner in Photography) of Glenn Allen, Virginia.