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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Revisiting the New York International Piano Competition

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.


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.


An All-American Line Up

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

With Independence Day upon us this weekend, this week’s Young Artists Showcase highlights an all-American roster of composers.


Greetings From The Sunshine State

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On this week’s Young Artists Showcase, host Bob Sherman heads to the Sunshine State for a musical road trip.


In Studio with the National Chopin Competition Winner

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This week’s Young Artists Showcase highlights more of the most recent American Chopin Foundation Competition with an in-studio performance by first place winner Eric Lu.


American Chopin Foundation Competition

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase has settled in Miami this week for the ninth American Chopin Foundation Competition.


Musical Mementos

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

It’s a better-late-than-never edition of the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase this week.


The Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners In Concert

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This week's program features selections from the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant awards concert recorded this past March in The Greene Space at WQXR.


Folk Influences

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On this week's Young Artists Showcase, members of the Jasper String Quartet fuse classical and folk traditions.


Manhattan School Precollege Philharmonic Plays Bizet & Mozart

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase highlights the young musicians who perform in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra.