Winners of Salon de Virtuosi Career Grants, Part I

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The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase goes to Steinway Hall for the opening of the Salon De Virtuosi's 23rd season. Bob Sherman hosted the Gala Awards Concert this past October and we begin 2012 with live performances from that program featuring 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist Conrad Tao; an American pianist of Armenian and Korean parentage, Tanya Gabrielian; and the Norwegian-American cellist Hans Kristian Goldstein.

Program details:

Debussy: Two Preludes, from Book I.
Kreisler / Rachmaninoff: Liebesfreud.
-- Conrad Tao, pianist.

Bloch: Prayer.
Bach: Prelude from Solo Suite No. 6.
Popper: Dance of the Elves.
-- Hans Kristian Goldstein, cellist with pianist Clinton Adams.

Gounod / Liszt: Waltz from Faust.
-- Tanya Gabrielian, pianist .

The second half of the concert will be presented on next week’s Young Artists Showcase.