Grant Winners

Since 1995 we have fulfilled a vital dream by awarding Career Grants to the most deserving of our uniquely gifted international emerging talents. Up to this point, Salon de Virtuosi (SDV) has endowed these young artists with over $600,000 in Grants. Each winner received $5,000.

2020


Albert Cano Smit, piano - PRIOR FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT

Rémi Geniet, piano - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Moné Hattori, violin - JCCI GRANT

Alexander Hersh, cello - DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN FOUNDATION GRANT

Sooah Jeon, flute - MIRIAM & ARTHUR DIAMOND CHARITABLE TRUST GRANT

Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin - KASHPER FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT

Nathan Meltzer, violin - MONIQUE SCHOEN WARSHAW GRANT

Zac Zinger, composer and multi-instrumentalist - FUMI ONOYAMA GRANT


2019


Zlatomir Fung, cello – MONIQUE  SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT

Minami Yoshida, violin – JCCI GRANT

Yi-Nuo Wang, piano – DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Yesong Sophie Lee, violin – ARTHUR W. DIAMOND FOUNDATION GRANT

Madeline Olso, harp – HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Anna Han, piano – PRIOR FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT In Memory of Seymour Lipkin


2018


Argus Quartet – MARA & ARIK KASHPER GRANT

Janice Carissa, piano – MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT

Ririko Takagi, violin – JCCI GRANT

Reed Tetzloff, piano – DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Danbi Um, violin – ARTHUR W. DIAMOND GRANT

William Wei, violin – HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT


2017


The Aizuri Quartet – JCCI GRANT

Ania and Piotr Filowchowski, Violin Duo – BARBARA BROOKES/ARTHUR W. DIAMOND GRANT

Ariel Horowitz. Violin – GRANT IN HONOR OF MARA KASHPER

Asi Matathias – DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Indrayuddh Majumder, Sarod, and Dibyarka Chatterjee, Tabla  – ERIKA WHITE GRANT IN HONOR OF CHARLOTTE WHITE

Drew Petersen, Piano – MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT

Olivier Stankiewicz, Oboe – MARA & ARIK KASHPER GRANT

Yun-Chin Zhou – HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT


2016


Chang Pan, cellist & Ronaldo Rolim, pianist - DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Rieko Tsuchida, pianist - SONY - USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Josef Spacek, violinist & Miroslav Sekera, pianist - MARA AND ARIK KASHPER GRANT

Wei Luo, pianist - BARBARA BROOKES/ARTHUR W. DIAMOND  FOUNDATION GRANT

The Aeolus String Quartet - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT


2015


Bridget Kibbey, harpist - SONY - USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Sara Daneshpour, pianist - BARBARA BROOKES/ARTHUR W. DIAMOND  FOUNDATION GRANT

Sean Lee, violinist - DAVID & GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Baron Fenwick, pianist - MONIQUE SCHOEN - WARSHAW GRANT

Nathan Chan, cellist - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Gabor Bretz, bass - MARA AND ARIK KASHPER GRANT


2014


Emi Ferguson, flutist - DAVID&GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Kensho Watanabe, violinist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Gideon Whitehead, guitarist - MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT

Bela Horvath, violinist - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Balazs Fulei, pianist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT


2013


Avi Avital, mandolinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Paul Huang, violinist - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Naomi Kudo, pianist - ERICA JONG Grant in honor of the late Seymour Mann

Sivan Magen, harpist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

The Claremont Piano Trio - DAVID&GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT


2012


Vassily Primakov, pianist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

James Kim, cellist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

The Amphion String Quartet - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Noemi Gyori, flutist - DAVID&GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Erika Mitsui, violinist - MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT


2011


Tanya Gabrielian, pianist - CAREER GRANT

Hans Kristian Goldstein, cellist - CAREER GRANT

Eldar Djangirov, pianist - HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Elena Urioste, violinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Conrad Tao, pianist-composer - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT


2010


Yves Dharamraj, cellist - DAVID&GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Claire  Huangci, pianist - CAREER GRANT

Moran  Katz, clarinetist - GREENBERG GRANT

Jason Vieaux, guitarist - CAREER GRANT

Ryo Yanagitani, pianist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Di Wu, pianist - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

Maron  Khouri, flutist - MONIQUE SCHOEN-WARSHAW GRANT

in honor of CHARLOTTE WHITE


2009


Tiffany Poon, pianist -  DAVID&GOLDIE BLANKSTEEN GRANT

Istvan Vardi, cellist -  HELEN ROOSEVELT GRANT

Roman Rabinovich, pianist - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

The Soyulla Duo, violinist & cellist -  SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT


2008


Mayuko Kamio, violinist  - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Varshavsky&Shapiro, piano duo -  MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

Ashu, saxophonist -  VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Erno Feher, pianist - CONSULATE OF HUNGARY'S CAREER GRANT

Matei Varga, pianist -  ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Allesio Bax, pianist  - SONY - USA FOUNDATION GRANT


2007


Erno Kallai, violinist - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ  GRANT

Bella Hristova, violinist - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT


2006


Kyung Jun Kim, violinist - CAREER GRANT

Mihai Marica, cellist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Chen Reiss, soprano - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Amit Peled, cellist - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

Yevgeny Kutik , violinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT


2005


Mark Kosower, cellist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitarist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Andrea Lam, pianist - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Tengstrand-Sun, piano duo - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

Amy & Ray Iwazumi, violin duo - ALICE STRAUS GRANT


2004


Alex Fiterstein, clarinetist - JUDGE SCHWARTZ GRANT

Alon Goldstein, pianist - MARGALIT MEIDAR GRANT

James Lent, pianist - HARPERS GRANT

Arnaud Sussman, violinist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Jesus Castro Balbi, cellist - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Kenneithia  Mitchell, soprano - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT


2003


Francisco Finck, violinist - ALICE STRAUS GRANT

Carolina Singer, cellist - SONY-USA GRANT

Saleem Aboud Ashkar & Shai Wosner, piano duo - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT


2002


Shota Nakano, pianist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Kristin Lee, violinist - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Catrin Finch, harpist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT


2001


Dmitri Berlinski, violinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Sarah & Susan Wang, piano duo - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT

Dmitri Shteinberg, pianist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT


2000


Mikhail Simonyan, violinist  - ZIPKIN GRANT

Alban Gerhardt, cellist - CAREER GRANT

Ori Friedman, pianist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Stefan Milankovich, violinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Daria Robotkina, pianist - VALERIE B. SCHWARTZ GRANT


1999


David Bodemann, "Music Education For the Young” -

ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Joyce Yang, pianist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Jerusalem Piano Trio, trio - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Chuan Yun Li, violinist -  CAREER GRANT

Igor Begelman, clarinetist - CAREER GRANT


1998


Igor Leshishin, oboist - CAREER GRANT

Monique McDonald, soprano - CAREER GRANT

Shunsuke Sato, violinist - SONY-USA FOUNDATION GRANT

Borislav Strulev, cellist  - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT

Daniel Gortler, pianist - CAREER GRANT


1997


Zvi Plesser, cellist - CAREER GRANT

Philip Quint, violinist - ARTHUR B. DIAMOND CAREER GRANT


1996


Ole Akahoshi, cellist - CAREER GRANT

Alejandro Vela, pianist - CAREER GRANT

Karen Gomyo, violinist - CAREER GRANT


1995


Terrence Wilson, pianist - CAREER GRANT