The Young Artists Showcase this week returns to the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse in Israel, continuing a show Chanukah tradition since 2000.
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Among the countless artists who have been heard on The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase in the earliest stages of their careers are violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and Chee-Yun; cellist Matt Haimovitz; and pianist Orli Shaham. The weekly program regularly presents winners of such international competitions as the William Kapell, Vianna da Motta, and Jose Iturbi, as well as laureates of in-school auditions held at New York’s prestigious Juilliard, Manhattan, and Mannes music schools. To mark the 25th anniversary of the show, Harold McGraw III inaugurated the annual $10,000 Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach.
New York City native Robert Sherman is well-known to radio listeners as the host of The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, a show now in its 32nd season. For 23 years he also presided over WQXR's The Listening Room. Since their inception, he has hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award presentations at Lincoln Center, and his multiple award-winning folk series "Woody's Children" is now heard in New York on Public Radio's WFUV. Many of his historic broadcast tapes are in the permanent collections of the Sarasota Music Archive and the Media Collection at the University of Maryland.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Winter is setting in, so this week the Young Artists Showcase looks back to concerts in warmer months. Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., is home to, among other illustrious institutions, the Longy School of Music, now a part of Bard College and the Bard College Conservatory of Music. This week's program features just a few highlights from a chamber music performance at Pickman Hall in April 2013, with performers including the Con Affetto Quartet and the Neave Piano Trio.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, the young Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu and pianist Matei Varga play works by Enescu, Mozart, Brahms and Schumann.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Young Artists Showcase this week features WindSync, a quintet that attempts to "channel the boy band mentality." Formed at and now in-residence at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, WindSync are in its fifth season as a group.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
This past June, the Maryland-based International Young Artist Piano Competition held its 28th winner's concert at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. In 1986, Li-Ly Chang founded the competition for young artists of all nationalities from ages 5 to 18, with the purpose of promoting cultural exchange. Each young pianist performs a work from the Western canon as well as a recent work by a Chinese composer.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, hear the young violinist Alexander Gilman and his even younger students, the sisters Camille and Julie Berthollet, perform some fiery Sarasate.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
For nearly 30 years, the Young Artists Showcase has opened each broadcast season with a concert by the new winners of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, held every October in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. This year’s winners, who are awarded full scholarships to The Juilliard School, are Fei-Fei Dong and Yunqing Zhou. The concert was hosted on stage by Bob Sherman and also featured appearances by McGraw-Hill Financial Chairman Terry McGraw and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, hear a WQXR premiere of Rebecca Clarke’s Nocturne, performed by violinist Anya Shemetyeva and her teacher at the Longy School, Laura Bossert.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
For the first time, The Kaufman Music Center is hosting a Youth Piano Competition. In this episode of Young Artists Showcase, meet some of the winners as they perform in concert at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. With three age categories, the competition is open to performers from the age of 7 to 17. Young Artists Showcase host Robert Sherman explores performances from musicians so young they haven’t reached double digits to pianists peaking into adulthood.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This week’s Young Artists Showcase takes a look at some previously featured young artists with performances that will be aired on the program for the first time.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
As fall begins, the Young Artists Showcase is cleaning out our closets for outstanding concert recordings that for one reason or another have not yet been broadcast.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tonight at 9 pm, listen to highlights from the Avery Fisher Career Grant ceremonies, taped last May and featuring the violinist Itamar Zorman, pianist Kuok-Wai Lio and violinist Bella Hristova.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The Young Artists Showcase presents winners of the Salon de Virtuosi awards, with performances by the Amphion Quartet, pianist Vassily Primakov and violinst Erika Mitsui, among others.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The organization Young Concert Artists was founded in 1961 and continues to host an annual competition in New York. In this week’s episode, we review the 2012 YCA winners.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Zodiac Trio plays a lively program of Piazzolla, Milhaud and Paul Schoenfield, plus Aram Khachaturian’s only chamber piece, a Trio in G minor.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
McGuire is chair of the Music and Medicine Initiative at Juilliard and leads workshops at Weill Cornell Medical College on using music for post-traumatic stress disorder. He plays a program of Bach.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Listen to this performance by Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin, winners of last year's Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, recorded at Juilliard’s Paul Hall.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Young Artists Showcase is back in Philadelphia for a fourth week this summer for a performance by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Violinist Kristin Lee, who was first on the Young Artists Showcase 10 years ago as recipient of a Salon de Virtuosi Scholarship Grant, joins the orchestra as soloist in the Tchaikovsky concerto.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This week's Young Artists Showcase is another return to Philadelphia for more from recent concerts presented by Astral Artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has held annual auditions for exceptional young classical artists, often presenting their Philadelphia recital debut.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
This week's Young Artists Showcase is a return to Philadelphia for more from the concerts presented by Astral Artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has selected and supported exceptional emerging artists, often presenting their Philadelphia recital debut.