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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An All-American Line Up

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.


Previewing Echoes of Hope

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Violinist David Lisker explores music by Jewish composers who wrote music during the Holocaust with a program that shows it is possible to remain hopeful even in hopeless times.

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Back to Boca and the Lynn Conservatory

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Boca Raton, Fla., is home to the Tashkent Piano Trio and Lynn Piano Quintet, two chamber groups from Lynn University’s new tuition-free conservatory.


The Three Vs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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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.