S&R’s Washington Awards Transfix at Halcyon House

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Dancers Maki Onuki and Tamas Krizsa flank Washington Awards grand prize winner Nabil Shehata. | Neshan H. Naltchayan

Celebrating S&R Foundation’s 15th anniversary and its Washington Awards, co-founders Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno reflected on past accomplishments and looked to the future. S&R’s May 30 gala performances at Halcyon House included soprano Huanhuan Ma, dancer and choreographer Tamas Krizsa (with Maki Onuki), Erzhan Kulibaev on violin (with pianist Ryo Yanagitani), solo pianist Michael Mizrahi and grand prize winner Nabil Shehata, double bass and conductor (with his brother, pianist Karim Shehata). Menu and music were paired by chef Eric Ziebold. Karl Green of Bonhams led the live auction, which included such items as dinner at Evermay Estate, “Best of D.C.” package and a trip to Japan for two.

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