Young Artists Showcase

Airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on WQXR.

Among the countless artists who have been heard on 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 Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, a show now in its 38th season. For 19 years he also presided over WQXR's The Listening Room. Since its inception, he has hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award presentations at Lincoln Center and the multiple award-winning folk series "Woody's Children," which Sherman began in 1969 is now heard in New York on 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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Back to the Manhattan School of Music

This Wednesday at 9 pm, listen to musicians from Manhattan School of Music's Precollege Philharmonic perform Mendelssohn, Bartok and Morton Gould.

Pianists Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Michael Davidman

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9pm for this week's episode featuring pianists Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Michael Davidman.


38th Anniversary Showcase with Gil and Orli Shaham

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The brother and sister team of Gil and Orli Shaham come back to help celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Young Artists Showcase.


More Salon de Virtuosi and YCA Winners

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm on Wednesday for performances from both the Young Concert Artist’s invitational recital and the Salon de Virtuosi Scholarship gala concert.


Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9pm as we continue a long tradition of first Wednesdays devoted to grant winners from Salon de Virtuosi.


New Year's Special: Young Concert Artists Invitational

Friday, January 01, 2016

Tune in at 10 pm Friday for a special New Year's Day airing of the Young Artists Showcase from the Young Concert Artists' invitational.


WindSynch Performs Original Arrangements of Holiday Favorites

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Join the Showcase, Wednesday at 9pm, as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, starting with the Houston-based quintet WindSync.


Music from Hilton Head, National Festival Orchestra

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tune in at 9pm Wednesday for an episode featuring pianist Elliot Wuu as well as the National Festival Orchestra.


Music from Israel for Chanukah

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday for part two of our Chanukah celebration of the young musicians of Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse.


Duo Amadeae and Keshet Eilon, Part 1

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

On this week’s Showcase we’ll hear Mozart and Mendelssohn for piano four hands, and Piazzolla arranged for 18 strings.

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Kaufman Center’s 2015 Youth Piano Competition

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tune in at 9pm Wednesday to hear the winners of the 2015 Youth Piano Competition from The Kaufman Music Center.


Hilton Head Young Artists Piano Competition

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This week Bob Sherman adds a postscript to our September visit to Hilton Head, South Carolina with the top prize winners from the 2015 Hilton Head Young Artists Piano Competition.


Chamber Music Center of New York, Steven Lin

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tune in Wednesday at 9pm for live recordings of Young Artists Showcase Alum Steven Lin and the Chamber Music Center of New York.

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Gina Bachauer Competition Winners 2015

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

This week we present a recital featuring the winners of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Yun Wei and Tristan Teo.


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Junior members of the company and their longtime artistic director and general manager join Bob Sherman in the studio for a very fun hour of music and conversation.


Music From the National Orchestral Institute and Festival

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week turns its ear once more on the young instrumentalists who gather every summer at The National Orchestral Institute and Festival.


The National Orchestral Institute & Festival

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This week we hear instrumentalists who gathered from across the country at the National Orchestral Institute & Festival.

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In Studio With Pianist Claire Huangci

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

On the Young Artists Showcase this week, host Bob Sherman continues to shine the spotlight on the keyboard by inviting pianist Claire Huangci to the WQXR studios.


Revisiting the New York International Piano Competition

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week recalls the seventh biennial New York International Piano Competition from June 2014.


Hilton Head International Piano Competition

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

On this week's Showcase we hear from the three finalists of the second biennial Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

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End of Summer Re-Introductions

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Host Bob Sherman welcomes the 2015-16 season with young artists who may require a re-introduction.