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 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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The Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Prepare for Thanksgiving with student musicians of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic, featuring 16-year-old violin soloist Typher Yom.

Young Artist Piano Competition Winners From Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Talented young pianists gathered this past summer at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to perform at the winner's concert of the International Young Artist Piano Competition.


Live from Philadelphia: Old World, New World

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eavesdrop on the season opener from Astral Artists in a program of mostly Jewish music from the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia.


The Bachauer Competition Winners Concert

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A pair of 20-year-old pianists are the new winners of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer competition: Yun Wei and Alan Woo. Hear them perform this week on the Young Artists Showcase.


In Studio with The Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Last week, The Donald Sinta Quartet drove 11 hours from Ann Arbor, Mich., to perform in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

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Fall Fiddle and Sax, Plus a Poet Laureate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins features into this week's Young Artists Showcase of premieres and return visits.

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Music from the Hartt School, Part II

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week, the Young Artists Showcase returns to The Hartt School in Connecticut for more performances by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and a string quartet called 20/20.

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Music from the Hartt School, Part I

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase goes to The Hartt School in Connecticut for a return performance by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams, and introductions to a string quartet called 20/20.

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A Return to Round Top

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

This week's Young Artists Showcase is all about the Round Top Festival in Texas.


In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko came by the Young Artists Showcase studio to show off his range with performances of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more.


Yekwon Sunwoo and Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hear in-concert performances from pianist Yekwon Sunwoo and some rising stars from the Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah, N.Y.


Encore: Avery Fisher Artists 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week hear an encore of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Program's 40th anniversary gala concert, with performances by 2014 recipients.


Encore: In Studio with the Lysander Trio

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A studio session with the Lysander Piano Trio featuring works by Mozart, Ravel and the radio premiere by a teen composer.


Encore: The 2013 Young Concert Artists Winners

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A reprise of the exclusive, intimate gala concert performances from the most recent winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.


Encore: Studio Session with WindSync

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the quintet WindSync aims to "channel the boy band mentality," as they explain on this encore episode of the Showcase.


Encore: 2013 Gina Bachauer Competition Winners

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This week, the Young Artists Showcase listens back to a concert broadcast from this past October that introduced the new winners of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. 


On Demand: Alumni Summer Encores

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This week, host Bob Sherman plays some summer encores from Young Artists Showcase alumni, including soprano Yulia van Doren, pianists Ilya Poletayev and Carlos Avila, and cellist James Kim.

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At the Round Top Festival, Part II

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase returns to deep in the heart of Texas and the Round Top Festival Institute.


Introducing Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase introduces Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko, the gold medalist at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.


At the Round Top Festival, Part I

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This week the Young Artists Showcase goes deep into the heart of Texas at the Round Top Festival Institute.


Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, legendary soprano Martina Arroyo returns to the Young Artists Showcase with a handful of talented young singers in this special 1,900th episode.