Young Artists Showcase

Airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on WQXR.

Young Artists Showcase is a WQXR weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists.

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 and laureates of in-school auditions held at New York’s prestigious music schools.

New York City native Robert Sherman is well-known to radio listeners as the host of Young Artists Showcase, a show now in its 38th season on WQXR. 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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The Orchestra Unbound

Tune in at 9pm Wednesday to hear this week’s program featuring performances from last summer’s National Orchestral Institute, held at the University of Maryland.

Samuel Nebyu and Bethany Brooks Perform Spiritual Arrangements

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm for this week's episode of Young Artists Showcase featuring violinist Samuel Nebyu and pianist Bethany Brooks.


More Found Treasures

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm on Wednesday for a special program of unheard performances that weren't included in previous Young Artist Showcase episodes.


iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday when we feature recordings from a diverse program called “Dances and Romances,” with an American premiere along with established favorites. 


New York International Piano Competition

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

This week on the Young Artists Showcase, we hear performances from the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation’s eighth New York International Piano Competition.


Pro Musicis Award Winner, 2015

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tune in Friday at 10 pm as the 2015 winner of the Pro Musicis International Award, violinist Francisco Fullana, joins us in the studio for an hour of music and conversation.


Concerto Competition Winners in the Spotlight

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday at 9 pm, hear four recent concerto competition winners from the Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University, and The Chappaqua Orchestra.


New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Visit the Studio

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm Wednesday when members of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players join host Bob Sherman in the studio for an hour of music and conversation.

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Gina Bachauer Competition Winners 2016

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The 39th season of Young Artist's Showcase opens with an annual recital by the 2016 winners of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at The Juilliard School.


Showcase Season Preview

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This week, host Bob Sherman shares a preview of the exciting season ahead on the Young Artists Showcase including the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra.


Summer Encore: SHUFFLE Concert

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Host Robert Sherman and the six members of the SHUFFLE Concert chamber ensemble presented the show to a live studio audience, who determined the pieces the group would play on the spot.


Summer Encore: In the Studio with Brandon Ridenour

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This week, the Young Artists Showcase revisits a studio session from earlier this year featuring trumpeter Brandon Ridenour.


Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Puccini played by George London Foundation Award Winners

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This week's Young Artists Showcase revisits an earlier program featuring the 2016 winners of the George London Foundation for Singers Awards Competition.

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38th Anniversary Showcase with the Shahams

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This week, Young Artists Showcase revisits its 38th anniversary episode, featuring the brother-sister duo, Orli and Gil Shaham.


Summer Encore: Salon de Virtuosi and YCA Winners

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This week, Robert Sherman revisits some of the great performances by talented emerging musicians from the Salon de Virtuosi gala concert and Young Concert Artists' invitational recital.


Summer Encore: Salon de Virtuosi

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Young Artists Showcase revisits the Salon de Virtuosi on Wednesday at 9 pm, with performances by harpest Bridget Kibbey and many more young talented artists.


Found Treasures

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This week, the Young Artist Showcase looks back at the outstanding performances by emerging artists that didn't make it into previous episodes.


Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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.