The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on WQXR.

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.

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A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Happy Birthday to the Young Artists Showcase, which began airing on WQXR 37 years ago this week. Today at 9 pm.

More From Salon de Virtuosi and Young Concert Artists

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

This week’s Young Artists Showcase features exciting in-concert performances that didn’t fit into previous programs from Salon de Virtuosi and Young Concert Artists.


Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Young Artists Showcase begins the new year by introducing the new winners of Salon de Virtuosi.

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Recordings by Young Artists Showcase Alumni

Friday, January 02, 2015

This week hear a New Year’s salute to recently released albums by a few musicians who have appeared on Young Artists Showcase.


Christmas Eve with WindSync

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The dynamic young Houston-based wind quintet called WindSync dropped by for a special Christmas Eve return visit to the Young Artists Showcase studio.


Chanukah from the Tel Aviv Opera House

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On this second night of Chanukah, we continue our tradition of presenting the young musicians of the Keshet Eilon Mastercourse, this year from a gala concert at the Tel Aviv Opera House.


The Young Concert Artists International Winners

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This year’s Young Concert Artists international auditions drew 300 musicians from 43 countries. Tonight at 9 pm hear the new winners ahead of their official New York recital debut.


The CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition Winners

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

This week the Young Artists Showcase presents the three new winners of the Victor Elmaleh Competition from Concert Artists Guild.


The Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Prepare for Thanksgiving with student musicians of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic, featuring 16-year-old violin soloist Typher Yom.


Young Artist Piano Competition Winners From Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Talented young pianists gathered this past summer at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to perform at the winner's concert of the International Young Artist Piano Competition.


Live from Philadelphia: Old World, New World

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eavesdrop on the season opener from Astral Artists in a program of mostly Jewish music from the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia.


The Bachauer Competition Winners Concert

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A pair of 20-year-old pianists are the new winners of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer competition: Yun Wei and Alan Woo. Hear them perform this week on the Young Artists Showcase.


In Studio with The Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Last week, The Donald Sinta Quartet drove 11 hours from Ann Arbor, Mich., to perform in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

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Fall Fiddle and Sax, Plus a Poet Laureate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins features into this week's Young Artists Showcase of premieres and return visits.

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Music from the Hartt School, Part II

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week, the Young Artists Showcase returns to The Hartt School in Connecticut for more performances by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and a string quartet called 20/20.

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Music from the Hartt School, Part I

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase goes to The Hartt School in Connecticut for a return performance by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams, and introductions to a string quartet called 20/20.

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A Return to Round Top

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

This week's Young Artists Showcase is all about the Round Top Festival in Texas.


In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko came by the Young Artists Showcase studio to show off his range with performances of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more.


Yekwon Sunwoo and Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hear in-concert performances from pianist Yekwon Sunwoo and some rising stars from the Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah, N.Y.


Encore: Avery Fisher Artists 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week hear an encore of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Program's 40th anniversary gala concert, with performances by 2014 recipients.


Encore: In Studio with the Lysander Trio

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A studio session with the Lysander Piano Trio featuring works by Mozart, Ravel and the radio premiere by a teen composer.