Young Artists Showcase

Airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on WQXR.

Young Artists Showcase is a WQXR weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists.

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 and laureates of in-school auditions held at New York’s prestigious music schools.

New York City native Robert Sherman is well-known to radio listeners as the host of Young Artists Showcase, a show now in its 38th season on WQXR. 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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National Festival Orchestra, Part 2

Tune in on Wednesday at 9pm to hear the National Festival Orchestra play music by two of the great French composers, Debussy and Ravel, as well as Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.

National Festival Orchestra, Part 1

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tune in on Wednesday at 9pm to hear National Festival Orchestra play music by Carl Nielsen, Alberto Ginastera, and Jean Sibelius.


Marie Vermeulin Plays Debussy and Ravel

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Don’t miss this all-French, all-piano show on Wednesday at 9pm when Young Artist's Showcase features Marie Vermeulin playing music by Debussy and Ravel.


Sarasota Festival, Part 2

Friday, March 03, 2017

Tune in on Friday at 10pm for Poulenc, Mozart, Barber and Brahms, all performed by the young talented musicians from the 2016 Sarasota Music Festival.


Sarasota Music Festival, Part 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Join us Wednesday evening at 9pm for the first of a two-part program of performances from the 2016 Sarasota Music Festival.


Astral Artists, Part 2

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tune in on Wednesday at 9 pm as we continue our two-part series featuring the talented young Astral Artists. 


Astral Artists, Part I

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Listen to the Young Artists Showcase on Wednesday at 9pm for the first installment of a two-part program featuring the talented young Astral Artists.


In the Studio with the Verona Quartet

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Tune in to the Young Artists Showcase on Wednesday at 9pm for an in-studio performance and conversation with the Verona Quartet.


Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm as we feature performances by the winners of the 31st International Young Artists Piano Competition


Birthday Bash with Ani and Ida Kavafian

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tune in Wednesday at 9pm to celebrate the Young Artists Showcase’s 39th birthday with sibling duo of violinist Ani Kavafian and violinist/violist Ida Kavafian.


Catching-Up on Recent Young Artist Performances

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday to the Young Artists Showcase as host Bob Sherman catches up on a wide range of performances from 2016.


2016 Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday as we continue a long Young Artists Showcase tradition of devoting the first show of the year to grant winners from Salon de Virtuosi.


Young Concert Artists International Auditions

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tune in at 11 pm Thursday for the latest Young Artists Showcase, featuring the 2016 winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.


Chanukah Broadcast Featuring the Keshet Eilon Ensemble

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In this week's episode is our annual Chanukah broadcast from the gala concert of the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse in Israel.

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Hear the Finalists of the 2017 American Pianists Awards

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

In this week's episode of Young Artist's Showcase we hear from the five finalists from the upcoming The 2017 American Pianists Awards in April 2017.


Polish Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, winner of the Oratorio Society of New York’s vocal competition, performs Baroque arias and Polish folksongs.

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The Orchestra Unbound

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tune in at 9pm Wednesday to hear this week’s program featuring performances from last summer’s National Orchestral Institute, held at the University of Maryland.


Samuel Nebyu and Bethany Brooks Perform Spiritual Arrangements

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm for this week's episode of Young Artists Showcase featuring violinist Samuel Nebyu and pianist Bethany Brooks.


More Found Treasures

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm on Wednesday for a special program of unheard performances that weren't included in previous Young Artist Showcase episodes.


iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday when we feature recordings from a diverse program called “Dances and Romances,” with an American premiere along with established favorites. 


New York International Piano Competition

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

This week on the Young Artists Showcase, we hear performances from the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation’s eighth New York International Piano Competition.