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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Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners

This week's Young Artists Showcase spotlights the five emerging musicians who were 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant winners.

Listen: Honens Piano Competition, Part 2

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2015 Honens Piano Competition winner, Luca Buratto, performs in collaboration with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian as well as in several chamber works. 


Listen: Honens Piano Competition, Part 1

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Hear the Honens Piano Compeition winner, Luca Buratto, perform solo keyboard works. Plus an emerging soprano sings French songs.


Prelude to Performance with Martina Arroyo

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm as young singers from the Martina Arroyo Foundation perform selections from 'La bohème' and 'Die Fledermaus,' plus an interview with the legendary soprano.


Evnin Rising Stars, Part 2

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear the second half of a two-part series featuring Caramoor's Evnin Rising Stars, playing chamber music by Dvořák, Webern and Fauré.


Evnin Rising Stars, Part 1

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Join Robert Sherman on Wednesday at 9 pm as he presents performances by the 2015 class of Evnin Rising Stars and their mentors from Caramoor.


SHUFFLE Concert Celebrates Milestone Show

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm, as the Young Artists Showcase and Robert Sherman celebrate the show's 2,000th episode with the forward thinking SHUFFLE Concert. 


Music Mondays with June LeBell

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Wednesday at 9 pm, host Robert Sherman joins June LeBell's Music Mondays series to feature a pair of family musical acts.


Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Friday at 10 pm, listen to the Marilyn Horne Song Competition winners — baritone Benjamin Dickerson and pianist Alden Gatt — recorded live in WQXR's The Greene Space.


Chamber Music Society in Saratoga, Part 2

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear the second half of the Young Artist Showcase's broadcast from Saratoga, featuring performances by emerging artists alongside David Finckel and Wu Han.


Chamber Music Society in Saratoga, Part 1

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear violinist Paul Huang and violist Matthew Lipman perform individually and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


George London Foundation Competition Winners

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday to hear two recent winners of the George London Foundation Competition sing arias by Puccini, Tchaikovsky and others.


Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York Concert Series

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Harpist Katherine Siochi performs Hindemith, and Poulenc's Piano Sextet is presented in a performance featuring emerging musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation.


Fairy Tales from Russian Music at Mannes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tune in at a special time, 10 pm Friday, for a program weaving through worlds of Cinderella, the Nutcracker and other fairy tales, performed by talented student from Mannes. 


Winners of the Astral Auditions, Part 2

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Part two of our series with Astral Artists, features composer and double bassist Xavier Foley, who premieres a new work before participating in a performance of the "Trout" Quintet.


Astral Artists Auditions Winners, Part 1

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm, as the emerging cellist Christine Lamprea, a 2103 winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions, performs selected chamber works. 


Stephen Hough's U.S. Radio Debut and John Hersey High School

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear the Illinois-based John Hersey High School Symphonic Band, as well as the 1983 American radio debut of pianist Stephen Hough.


Tureck Bach Competition Winners Perform

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm to hear young winners from the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition perform works by the event's namesake, as well as other composers.


In the Studio with Brandon Ridenour

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm as trumpeter Brandon Ridenour returns to Young Artists Showcase with several of his own arrangements.

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Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 2

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday for the second part of our trip to the Round Top Festival, featuring young musicians perfoming orchestral and chamber works.


Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 1

Friday, March 04, 2016

Tune in Friday at 9 pm as The Young Artists Showcase features the Texas Festival Orchestra and chamber music from the state's Round Top Festival.