Both this week and next on the show, we feature recent winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Founded in 1961 and considered to be among the most selective in the world, the 2010 YCA winners join the ranks of such celebrated musicians as Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Richard Goode, and Dawn Upshaw.
To start things off, Robert Sherman hosts two of the three 2010 winners— Narek Arutyunian and George Li. This year’s winners were chosen from twelve finalists, themselves whittled down from 278 applicants in 21 countries.
Clarinetist Narek Arutyunyan
Andre-Charles Messager-- Solo de Concours (with pianist Mariko Furukawa)
Ivan Olenchik-- Spanish Caprice (for solo clarinet)
Pianist George Li
Franz Joseph Haydn-- Sonata no. 50 in C
Franz Liszt-- Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2