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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The Three Vs

The Young Artists Showcase this week gets a musical dose of vitamin V in the form of Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos and Vaughn Williams.

In the Studio with Asi Matathias

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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


Hartt School Concerto Competition Winners

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This week we head north to Connecticut to hear recent winners of The Hartt School’s Concerto Competition: Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and American clarinetist Diego Vasquez.


Raphaël Sévère and a Ghost Trio

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Raphaël Sévère is a clarinettiste from Paris. Tonight we’ll hear excerpts from his very first appearance in the U.S., previewing his New York recital debut.


In-Studio with Violinist Alexi Kenney

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In this studio session, violinist Alexi Kenney explores a wide range of violin repertoire from an obscure Baroque solo suite to a Piazzolla Tango Etude.


The Philadelphia Debut of Violist Born Lau

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week the Young Artists Showcase listens in on violist Born Lau’s Philadelphia recital debut.


The MSM Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase heads uptown for a concert from the students of the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music.

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2015 Mannes Sounds Festival

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week presents selections from the opening concert of the 2015 Mannes Sounds Festival at The New School for Music auditorium.


George London Foundation Competition Winners

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week features in-studio performances by two recent winners of the George London Foundation competition, along with pianist Ken Noda.


Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase presents music and musicians from China to celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year.


In Studio with Pianist Ko-Eun Yi

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Carnegie Hall recital debut. 


Name That Composer: A Tribute to Karl Haas

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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


Selections From the Mannes Sounds Festival

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This week's show features a sampling from the Mannes Sounds Festival, a remarkable series of recitals thematically curated by faculty at Mannes College The New School for Music.

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A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

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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.