When Stars Align

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American Pianist Andrew Tyson, German violinist Veit Hertenstein and Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang all took first prize at the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Applicants from 28 countries were narrowed down to eight finalists, and ultimately these three young instrumentalists were chosen for their artistry. Today we hear why.

The mission of Young Concert Artists and the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase are very much aligned. We’re proud to lend our spotlight to these three promising young musicians, off to a promising start on their careers with this prize win.

Music featured on this program:

Schumann, Sonata Op. 105, 1st mvmt.

Performed by: Veit Hertenstein, violinst, with pianist Eri Kang

Bach, Partita No. 1 in B-flat

Performed by: Andrew Tyson, pianist

Respighi, Sonata in B minor, Andante and Finale

Performed by: Paul Huang, violinist, with pianist Jessica Osborne