Congratulations to percussionist Britton-René Collins for winning the Concert Artists Guild's Ambassador Prize at the 2020 Victor Elmaleh Competition. The Ambassador Prize recognizes competition finalists who demonstrate a clear dedication to making an impact in the world through music and includes North American management, career mentorship and educational residency opportunities. Past competition winners include Eighth Blackbird, Pacifica String Quartet, and Claire Chase.
Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more diverse and inclusive community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She recently launched a blog, in which she discusses her experiences in facing various challenges as a minority musician.