Winners of Salon de Virtuosi Career Grants, Part II

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Salon De Virtuosi was founded 23 years ago by pianist Charlotte White to support young artists, give career grants and present young musicians in an elegant setting, such as embassies, consulates and grand residences.

This week, The McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase returns to Steinway Hall for the conclusion of the Salon De Virtuosi's Gala Concert, which was hosted by WQXR’s Bob Sherman this past October.

The program features interesting chamber arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Ponce’s Estrellita performed by Mexican-Basque violinist Elena Urioste. Also on the program is a solo piano treatment of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, featuring the exciting young Russian pianist Eldar Djangirov, who fuses jazz and classical influences into his original cadenzas.

Program details:

Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor, first movement.
-- Elena Urioste, violin, Tanya Gabrielian, piano.

Ponce / Heifez: Estrellita.
-- Elena Urioste, violin, Tanya Gabrielian, piano.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
-- Eldar Djangirov, piano.

Hans Martin Christiansen: Baroque Folk Suite.
-- Silver Roots Trio.