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 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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Kaufman Center’s 2015 Youth Piano Competition

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.


Summer Encore: A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week looks back at its 37 years on WQXR.


Summer Encore: In the Studio with Asi Matathias

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Israeli violinist Asi Matathias brings to the Young Artists Showcase studio a meaty program of Brahms and one of host Bob Sherman's favorite works, the Strauss Violin Sonata.


Summer Encore: A Tribute to Karl Haas

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This week, Young Artists Showcase host Bob Sherman pays tribute to a fellow broadcaster with a musical game.

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Summer Encore: More From Salon de Virtuosi and Young Concert Artists

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This week’s Young Artists Showcase is a reprise of in-concert performances that didn't fit into previous programs from Salon de Virtuosi and Young Concert Artists.


Summer Encore: Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This week hear a summer encore presentation of performances from the most recent winners of Salon de Virtuosi.


Summer Encore: The Young Concert Artists International Winners

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The 2014 Young Concert Artists international auditions drew 300 musicians from 43 countries. Tonight at 9 pm hear the winners.


Summer Encore: The Bachauer Competition Winners Concert

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The 20-year-old pianists Yun Wei and Alan Woo are recent winners of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer competition. Hear them tonight at 9 pm.


Summer Encore: A Return to Round Top

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm: This week's Young Artists Showcase is all about the Round Top Festival in Texas.


Encore: In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko came by the Young Artists Showcase studio to play pieces by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more.


Tonight: A Prelude to Performance Review

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Tonight at 9pm, Soprano Martina Arroyo joins host Bob Sherman and six students from Arroyo's Prelude to Performance program in the WQXR Studios.