A Juilliard Alumni Battle Royal

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Every day this week at 1 pm, WQXR is featuring young alumni, well-known graduates and faculty of the Juilliard School, including live audio from the midday concerts earlier this week in The Greene Space.

For today's Showdown, three famous graduates of the music talent hothouse — Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis and Gil Shaham — were vying for your votes. It was a close race all morning between Marsalis and Shaham, with the violinist just narrowly edging out the trumpeter. We played Shaham performing Sibelius' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47, at noon.