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Among the countless artists who have been heard on The McGraw-Hill Companies 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 Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, a show now in its 32nd season. For 23 years he also presided over WQXR's The Listening Room. Since their inception, he has hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award presentations at Lincoln Center, and his multiple award-winning folk series "Woody's Children" is now heard in New York on Public Radio's 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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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Linden String Quartet, plus pianists Sean Chen and Michael Davidman are among the guests on this week's Showcase, all recorded at the American Pianists Association competition.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The first half of this week's Young Artists Showcase features a live session with the recent winners of the Career Bridges Vocal Competition. Nicole Haslett, Robert Balonek and Aaron Short perform selections from The Magic Flute and Die Fledermaus, as well as songs from Man of La Mancha and The Music Man, all with pianist Ted Taylor.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Sean Chen performs Bach and Scriabin in the studio and we premiere recordings made by WFYI in Indianapolis from his recent recitals for the American Pianists Association competition.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Carol Wincenc recently came to the Young Artists Showcase studio and brought two of her outstanding flute students at the Juilliard School: Daniel James and Nicholas Johnson.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We’ve met members of the Amphion String Quartet before on the Young Artists Showcase: in concert recordings from this past January and in two performances at the 2012 Beethoven String Quartet Marathon this past November. On this week's show, for the first time, the Amphion String Quartet — violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica — came by the Young Artists Showcase studios.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In advance of Israel Independence Day, this week’s Young Artists Showcase brings back three Israeli alumni: pianist Eliran Avni, clarinetist Moran Katz and her cellist sister, Linor Katz. The three are now performing in a group called SHUFFLE, which puts the some of the programming power in the hands of the audience. The musicians offer a menu of musical selections from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and even jazz and Broadway, and the audience chooses the program. In this way, each concert is a new experience and there is something for everyone in the audience.