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OUR UPCOMING 2013-2014 CONCERT SEASON

 

We present a UNIQUE and SPECIAL concert

Honoring

CHARLOTTE WHITE

Founder and Director of the Salon de Virtuosi

In celebration of her

ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY!

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7 PM

at

 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

 

Featuring some of the Salon’s past GRANT WINNERS and other outstanding young artists

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GUEST OF HONOR: VLADIMIR FELTSMAN

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Performing artists:

JAMES KIM, Cello

ERIKA MITSUI, Violin

ALESSIO BAX, Piano

EMI FERGUSON, Flute

ASHU, Saxophone

VASILLY PRIMAKOV, Piano

CLAREMONT PIANO TRIO

JOHN MICHAEL WILLIAMS, Tenor

Tickets: $100/Per Person

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JAMES KIM

ERIKA MITSUI

ALESSIO BAX

EMI FERGUSON

ASHU

VASILLY PRIMAKOV

CLAREMONT PIANO TRIO

JOHN MICHAEL WILLIAMS

 

 

OUR past  2013-2014 CONCERT SEASON

 On Thursday, April 10th, 2014 we were once again delighted to present our yearly EAST MEETS WEST at the beautiful Indian Consulate at 3 East 64th Street. Our outstanding artists were: for the WEST-- GIDEON  WHITEHEAD, the very  young gifted guitarist who the Cleveland Classical says" brings out inner subtle details"...and for the EAST: the famous Tabla artist SAMIR CHATTERJEE and brilliant Sitarist PARTHA BOSE.
 
The concert was followed by a wonderful Indian Buffet Reception!
 

SAMIR CHATTERJEE

GIDEON  WHITEHEAD

PARTHA BOSE

 

 On Thursday, March 6th, 2014 we proudly presented our "SPRING SONG FROM JAPAN" at the magnificent residence of Ambassador Kusaka-4 East 67th Street.
We featured superb Japanese artists:  SEAN KENNARD - Pianist and son of a Japanese mother, who has won top prizes of such prestigious competitions as the QUEEN ELIZABETH COMPETITION (Belgium). Also a performance on the charming traditional Okoto by the well known MASAYO ISHIGURE. We were especially thrilled to present as a finale, the renowned young violinist KENSHO WATANABE.

A delightful Japanese Buffet Supper followed the concert.

 The promise to create a spectacular evening of great music was well satisfied.

Masayo Ishigure

Okoto

Kensho Watanabe

violin

Sean Kennard,

piano

 

On Monday, January 13th, 2014, at 7 pm.  we opened the New Year with a glorious Celebrating Concert & Buffet Supper Reception at the glamorous HUNGARIAN CONSULATE- 227 East 52nd Street. It was called "A Hungarian Fantasy" featuring the great and exciting award winning Hungarian Violinist, BELA  HORVATH.  

We were extremely honored to present as well, the young fantastic Hungarian Pianist, BALAZS FULEI, who icame in especially from Budapest for this event! He has appeared throughout Europe,Israel, the USA, Japan & China.  Recently winning the prestigious SOLTI  FOUNDATION AWARD, he will presented an all Liszt program.

We also introduced Lilla Heinrich Szász - Hungarian-American soprano who has won critical and international acclaim for her “appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit” (The New York Times) and is winner of the 2013 Juilliard Honor's Recital, the American Prize and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern Region District Competition among many others.

A typical HUNGARIAN Buffet Supper Reception followed the concert. 

Bela Horvath

Lilla Heinrich Szász

Balazs Fulei

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, we  celebrated our HOLIDAY CONCERT at the gorgeous duplex residence at 1 West 67th Street our wonderful Patrons, Elizabeth & Lewis Bryden at the Des Artistes Apartments . We proudly presented the outstanding Italian pianist GABRIELE  CARCANO, who the critics call "a Sculptor of Sound and aesthete".

We also had the privilege of presenting the exciting flutist, EMI FERGUSON, who has been hailed for her "hauntingly beautiful performances". She has appeared together with legendary artists such as YO YO MA, and others of that caliber. 

A festive Buffet Reception followed.

 

 



EMI FERGUSON

GABRIELE  CARCANO

 

 On Monday October 21st 2013 at 6 pm (note earlier start time!),  the Salon De Virtuosi opened its 25th (TWENTY-FIFTH ) Season with a Gala Grant Awards Concert  held at Steinway Hall, 109 W. 57th St.   We awarded 5 of the most deserving and gifted artists who performed for us during the 2012-2013 Season  with our usual generous Grants! 

The fantastic winners of Grants of $5,000 each, for this year are:

NAOMI KUDO - Pianist;  

SIVAN  MAGEN - Harpist;

The CLAREMONT PIANO  TRIO; 

PAUL  HUANG - Violinist;

AVI  AVITAL - classical Mandolinist

You had the opportunity to hear their performances on that exciting occasion as well as enjoy the lavish Buffet Reception we gave on our Gala Openings . You also meet and got to know these remarkable young talents...  The GREATS of the FUTURE! 

 

Naomi Kudo

Claremont Piano Trio

Sivan Magen

Paul Huang

Avi Avital

 

OUR past  2012-2013 CONCERT SEASON

 On Monday, May 13th. 2013 we were delighted to present our closing concert of this season (2012-2013) EAST MEETS WEST at the magnificent Indian Consulate- 3 East 64th Street at 7 PM. ( The former Astor Mansion) We presented for the WEST - the brilliant Israeli harpist SIVAN MAGEN and for the EAST -  the famous Tabla artist SAMIR CHATTERJEE with exciting Sitarist K.V.MAHABALA.

A surprise ending to our East-West program was a delightful performance by the beautiful and talented Kathak dancer-SOWMYA VISWANATH

An Indian Buffet Reception  followed the concert.

SAMIR CHATTERJEE

SIVAN MAGEN

 

K.V.MAHABALA

SOWMYA VISWANATH

 

 

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, we presented an exciting program called "STRINGS ATTACHED WITH VARIATIONS" featuring the delightful Duo-Piano Team BAX-CHUNG at the gorgeous duplex residence of Mr.& Mrs. Bryden at the Des Artistes Apartments, 1 W. 67th St. (in close proximity to Lincoln Center).

The real life marriage of two great concert pianists, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, has led to one of the leading piano duos of their generation. To cite the UK magazine Music and Arts, “Theirs is a marriage of wondrous colours and dexterous aplomb, subtly balanced to make a musical performance sound as one.” 

We also Introduced the recent YCA AUDITIONS WINNER, young violinist, PAUL  HUANG.   "at Only 22--violinist Paul Huang made an impressive debut---sailing through  a substantial and varied program and eliciting several standing ovations."--The Washington Post--   " sounded sweet and assured throughout from his perfectly balanced ,lucid double -stops in Ysaye's Ballade to the cool and soulfullness in Ravel's tranquil, twinkling Habanera"--The New York Times--

This took place at 7 PM and was followed by a lovely Buffet Reception.


Alessio Bax

Lucille Chung

Paul Huang

 

On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013,, we presented a special concert dedicated to remember the victims of 2010's disastrous earthquake-tsunami that befell the brave  people of Japan. Ambassador Hiroki had again invited us to create an evening  to introduce the exquisite beauty and talents of the emerging artists that Japan has gifted the world with! This took place at the elegant residence of the Ambassador ,located at 4 East 67th Street at 7 P.M.

We presented NAOMI KUDO who has been regarded by critics as "an impressive young pianist with stunning talent - and dazzling technique".

We also presented the renowned oboist ARTHUR SATO who has had many prestigious performances, including been presented by PBS's Live From Lincoln Center as well as having performed at JANOS STARKER'S 75th Anniversary Concert.

A delightful Japanese buffet supper reception followed the concert.


Naomi Kudo

Arthur Sato

 

On Wednesday at 7 pm, January 16, 2013 we opened the New Year with  our annual concert at the elegant HUNGARIAN CONSULATE, 227 East 52nd Street, where we featured RUMY BALAZS, outstanding  Hungarian Principal clarinetist of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, accompanied by DEBORAH LEE on the piano.  And GABRIELLA MARTINEZ, pianist who stepped in for LEON FLEISHER to replace him in the Mozart Concerto no.12 recently, with ITZHAK PERLMAN conducting.
 

A lavish Hungarian Buffet Reception followed the concert.


Rumy Balazs

Gabriella Martinez

 

On Wednesday at 7 pm, December  12, 2012, we celebrated the holiday season as always with an especially outstanding Concert-Reception at the beautiful  Des Artistes Residence of Elizabeth and Lewis Bryden . We featured the GRAMMY NOMINATED  MANDOLINIST, AVI AVITAL, who the NEW YORK TIMES recognized for his "exquisitely sensitive playing & stunning agility".  From the HAARETZ  DAILY, "Everything you never dreamed a mandolin could do--truly breathtaking. We were honored as well, to present the  only piano Trio to win the "Young Concert Artists International  Auditions (YCA);  the renowned CLAREMONT  PIANO TRIO! They are lauded for their "aesthetic maturity and interpretive depth" ( The Palm Beach Daily News) 

A festive holiday Buffet Reception followed the concert.


Avi Avital

Claremont piano trio

 

We opened our new 2012-2013 Season on Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 celebrating our 24th Anniversary by presenting once more "A GALA GRANT AWARDS CONCERT" where we presented the Grant winners of 2012 with $5000 Career Grant  for each of the five winners! This took place at Steinway Hall at 109 West 57th St.

Our Board and Panel of Judges chose this year's fantastic winners:
VASSILY PRIMAKOV, pianist ,wins the DIAMOND CAREER GRANT; 
JAMES KIM, cellist, wins the SONY-USA. FOUNDATION GRANT;
The AMPHION STRING QUARTET win the HELEN  ROOSEVELT GRANT; 
NOEMI  GYORI, flutist , wins the DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN  GRANT; 
ERIKA MITSUI, violinist, wins the MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT.

The event was a sell-out!  A wonderful Buffet-Supper Reception followed the concert.
 

 

OUR past 2011-2012 CONCERT SEASON

 

On Thursday, May 17th 2012 at 7 pm, we presented our final concert of the season.  We were excited and delighted to present the 15 year old prodigy pianist LLEWELLYN SANCHEZ-WERNER, the youngest pianist ever, to be accepted at age 14 into the College Division of Juilliard, where he studies with the head of the Piano Department, Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ilya Itin. His background is unique including a performance at age 14 for President Obama at the White House! This took place at the gorgeous duplex Des Artistes apartment of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Bryden.
A festive holiday buffet Reception followed the concert.

 

 

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, we were excited to present a wonderful event at the gorgeous INDIAN CONSULATE (India House) at 3 East 64th St. (formerly the ASTOR MANSION) our traditional "STRINGS of the EAST and STRINGS of the WEST", featuring the AMPHION STRING QUARTET-winners of the 2011 CONCERT ARTISTS AUDITIONS-representing the WEST, and featuring for the EAST, we had the outstanding master of the Sarod ANIRBAN DASGUPTA with Tabla artist DIBYARKA CHATTERJEE.
We added a surprise ending to the concert with the appearance of the fascinating Kathak dancer, BRINDA  GUHA.
A delightful Indian Supper-Buffet Reception followed the concert.

Amphion String Quartet

Anirban Dasgupta

Brinda Guha

Dibyarka Chatterjee

 

On March 6th, 2012, we  presented our concert HONORING the  VICTIMS of last year's EARTHQUAKE-TSUNAMI that befell Japan. It was just a  year ago, last March when the Salon De Virtuosi's remarkably gifted young Japanese artists performed at Ambassador Hiroki's magnificent residence to  a most enthusiastic audience. Little did we imagine that just 2 days  later, the shocking disaster would attack the brave people of Japan. 
 Now, we wish to memorialize those who suffered by giving this special  concert. Ambassador Hiroki graciously invited the "Salon" to arrange  this March 6th, 2012 concert. We presented the very young and  enormously talented violinist, ERIKA  MITSUI, who has played numerous  times under the direction of the legendary Maestro SEIJI  OZAWA, and  present as well, the enchanting cellist, KRISTINA  REIKO COOPER, who has  won widespread acclaim. 
A reception followed.


Erika Mitsui


Kristina Cooper

 

On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, at 7:00 pm, we opened the New Year at the glamorous HUNGARIAN CONSULATE, 227 East 52nd Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), where the outstanding flutist, NOEMI GYORI of the Vienna State Opera was the featured artist…She was the very recent winner of the European First prize for Young Artists sponsored by the Pro European Foundation in Frankfort; also appeared as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic. Ms. Gyori was accompanied by the distinguished pianist KATALIN CSILLAGH.
VASSILY PRIMAKOV, the great young Russian Pianist will appeared as well! The usual delectable Hungarian Buffet Supper Reception followed.


Noemi Gyori

Katalin Csillagh 


Vassily Primakov

 

On Thursday, December 15th, 2011, we celebrated the Happy Holiday Season with a scintillating concert at the beautiful Des Artistes duplex apartment of our generous hosts, Elizabeth and Lewis Bryden, located at 1 West 67th St. The remarkable 17 year old prodigy-cellist, JAMES KIM, winner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and presently a student of the renowned Aldo PARISOT as well as the legendary JANOS STARKER, thrilled us with his amazing artistry! We also presented the exciting 17 year old Pianist, presently at Juilliard, DREW PETERSEN; winner in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York City and participated in Tanglewood and Veriber Music Festivals.
A delightful Reception followed the concert.


James Kim

Drew Petersen

 

 

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 we proudly presented the world renowned pianist, VLADIMIR FELTSMAN, as our star and guest artist for our GALA BENEFIT DINNER-CONCERT at the exclusive SONY CLUB–Penthouse atop the SONY Building, 550 Madison Avenue. MORAN KATZ, exciting Israeli clarinetist and ELENA URIOSTE, Brilliant violinist, (both winners of SDV Grants) demonstrated the superb talents of the young artists we have discovered and sponsored.
THIS EVENT WAS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR “FELLOWSHIP FUND” which is vitally needed for the future of our great musical heritage.

Elena Urioste


Vladimir Feltsman

Moran Katz

 

The Salon De Virtuosi's twenty-third Season was launched on Wednesday October 12, 2011 with our GALA GRANT AWARDS CONCERT where we presented the winning grants to our most deserving and uniquely gifted artists who performed last season!

As our traditional opening has always been....It was held at STEINWAY HALL - 109 W. 57th Street at 7 PM. This wonderful event will gave those who join our Series the opportunity to hear the "GREATS OF THE FUTURE" ....was followed by the usual lavish Buffet Supper Reception.


Our Board and Panel of Judges selected this year’s fantastic winners:
TANYA GABRIELIAN-American Pianist of Armenian & Korean parentage;
HANS KRISTIAN GOLDSTEIN; Norwegian-American Cellist;
ELDAR DJANGIROV, Russian Classical-Jazz Pianist;
ELENA URIOSTE, Mexican-Basque Violinist;
CONRAD TAO, 16 year old Chinese-American Pianist-Composer.

The winners performed and received their awards; ROBERT SHERMAN, noted musicologist was our M.C. for this occasion. The concert wase followed by a festive Buffet Supper Reception.

This wonderful event gave those who join our Series the opportunity to hear the "GREATS OF THE FUTURE" ....was followed by the usual lavish Buffet Supper Reception.

For further information on joining for the 2011-2012 Season or reserving individual tickets please call 212-369-3911 or email: charlottewhite.virtuosi@gmail.com

A little advanced notice: the world renowned pianist, VLADIMIR FELTSMAN has agreed to appear as our guest artist at our upcoming Benefit to be held at the gorgeous SONY CLUB early next Season. Exact date will follow shortly!
 


Tanya
Gabrielian

Hans Kristan
Goldstein

Eldar
Djangirov

Elena
Urioste

Conrad Tao

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