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.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Young Artists Showcase returns to deep in the heart of Texas and the Round Top Festival Institute.
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This week the Young Artists Showcase goes deep into the heart of Texas at the Round Top Festival Institute.
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.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
This month marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of pianist Nadia Reisenberg, a longtime friend and frequent guest on WNYC and WQXR. Tonight at 9 pm, hear winners of her namesake competition.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tonight, the Young Artists Showcase travels upstate to Katonah, N.Y., and the Rising Stars Reunion concert from last summer's Caramoor Festival.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Young Artists Showcase returns to Philadelphia for more music from a fairy tale concert program called Astral In Wonderland.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This fairy tale Young Artists Showcase comes from a recent Philadelphia concert titled Astral In Wonderland.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Pianist Roman Rabinovich has appeared on the Young Artists Showcase before, but primarily as an accompanist. Tonight, he gets the spotlight as we eavesdrop on a recent recital at Wigmore Hall in London.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Although pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is only 25-years-old, he’s already racked up a shelf of awards, such as gold medal at the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the Sendai Competition in Japan. On this Young Artists Showcase, the young virtuoso presents an in-concert performance of the popular (and incredibly difficult) Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Young Artists Showcase won’t be headed to Scandinavia anytime soon, but this week you will hear a few rarely performed works by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm: Hear members of the Precollege Philharmonic, who perform recitals and concerts throughout the year on a startlingly professional level.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Tonight at 10:30 pm, this week’s Showcase goes down to Florida to visit with student artists and Showcase alumni, including clarinetist Moran Katz and violinist Elena Urioste.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tonight, after Carnegie Hall Live, hear performances by violinist Daniel Aizenshtadt, hornist Gal Raviv and pianist Tomer Gvirtzman, all of which were award-winners at the Tel-Aviv Competition.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, pianist Michael Brown stops by the Showcase to perform Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, a piece by his composition teacher George Perle, and some recent variations of his own.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After a bit of spring cleaning, this week's episode features some previous sessions in honor of new achievements. Tonight at 9 pm.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This week's Young Artists Showcase looks back to Salon De Virtuosi gala concerts from recent years, with live recordings from those private Salon performances.