Valentine Piano Extravaganza

On February 16, 2021 the Salon presented a special virtual Valentine Piano Extravaganza, featuring performances by pianists Elliot Wuu, a Young Steinway Artist who was also named a 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, and Chelsea Guo, top prize winner of the 2020 National Chopin Competition who also performed vocal selections together with pianist Eden Chen.

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Announcing Our 35th Anniversary

Summer Song from Japan

On August 12, 2020 we were thrilled to present our virtual concert in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, featuring performances and interviews with Japanese violinist Moné Hattori and Zac Zinger, an award-winning composer, arranger, and orchestrator.

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Previous Streamed Concerts

Tribute to Heroes

Please enjoy this virtual concert featuring five wonderful Salon alumni: Danbi Um, Madeline Olson, Paul Huang, Helen Huang and Drew Petersen. We are very grateful to them for sending us their beautiful performances to share with the Salon family!

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Look Back: A Piano Extravaganza

Please enjoy this musical bouquet from our 2019 Valentine Piano Extravaganza featuring a performance by Salon alumnus and dear friend Alessio Bax performing with his wife Lucille Chung.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We are also thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Mt. Sinai Hospital to bring the uplifting sounds of music to patients, doctors and staff. Last season our alumni presented a concert at Mt. Sinai East (with Derek Louie and Friends) and Mt. Sinai Hospital West (with Nathan Meltzer and Friends). We plan to continue these important outreach efforts and present four more live events at these venues during the coming season.

PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS

A Salute to France

Please enjoy this celebration of French artists and music featuring the talented violin duo Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu and the celebrated young French pianist Rémi Geniet.

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East Meets West

On June 19, 2020 the Salon presented its East Meets West concert, featuring the outstanding young cellist Alexander Hersh and rising talents Deepsankar Bhattacharjee, sitar, and Unmesh Banjerjee, tabla

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A Czech Serenade

In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, on November 9, 2020 the Salon de Virtuosi presented a special virtual concert, Czech Serenade, featuring performances and interviews with Czech violinist Julie Svěcená, winner of numerous international competitions and Sterling Elliott, winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition and a bright rising star.

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Special Update: Congratulations to Sterling Elliot on being awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant on March 11, 2021!

2020 Holiday Concert

On December 17, 2020 the Salon de Virtuosi presented a special virtual Holiday Concert in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring performances and interviews with violinist Randall Goosby, a fast-rising star and recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s Isaac Stern Award and a First Prize Winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and pianist Hilda Huang, who just began her studies at the Doctoral Program at the Juilliard School.

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New Year's Concert

On January 19, 2021 the Salon de Virtuosi presented a special virtual New Year’s Concert, featuring performances and interviews with violinist Kevin Zhu, winner of the 2018 International Paganini Competition and cellist Jonah Ellsworth. Kevin was joined by renowned pianist Rohan De Silva, and Jonah performed with his colleague, pianist Chungho Lee.

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Special Update: Congratulations to Kevin Zhu on being awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant on March 11, 2021!

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Spring Song from Japan

On March 29, 2021, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi was delighted to present a special virtual concert of chamber music, Spring Song From Japan, featuring inspiring performances by The Horszowski Trio, described by the New York Times as "one of the most compelling American groups to come on the scene," who performed from the Residence of Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi in New York, and the dynamic young Quartet Amabile, winners of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and numerous other international competitions who joined us from Oji Hall in Tokyo.

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NEW INITIATIVES

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH


The Salon is dedicated to providing opportunities for our talented young artists to share their gifts with the broader community, as a way of connecting, inspiring and providing comfort and healing. We have found these experiences to be incredibly meaningful to both

audiences and artists alike.


We are excited to be back in the NYC public schools to continue our initiative to introduce young students to classical music and our inspiring young classical musicians. Most recently, on February 8, 2023 we visited the Grant Avenue Elementary School with the wonderful Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant winner the Ulysses Quartet. Everyone had a great time!


In addition, during the pandemic the Salon partnered with the Aizuri Quartet in co-sponsoring a series of educational videos for young audiences accessible to music teachers and public schools across the country. These episodes are available on their website, which you can access HERE . Be sure to share these jewels with young audiences, teachers, and music lovers everywhere!

WATCH AIZURI KIDS

NEW MUSIC COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITIES


We are thrilled to announce the establishment of a fund for commissioning new works by emerging composers of any nationality. This fund will provide talented young composers with an opportunity to collaborate with the Salon's exceptionally gifted alumni and make a meaningful impact in their careers.


Through this initiative, The Salon de Virtuosi will commission several new works per season. Composers will be nominated by our distinguished alumni artists and selected by the Salon Board of Directors. Each commissioned work will be specially composed for the Salon de Virtuosi to be performed by Salon alumni in performances that will be scheduled in the following season.  



Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new initiative!

East Meets West

On June 10, 2021 the Salon, in collaboration with the Consulate General of India New York, presented our East Meets West concert, featuring the exciting Ulysses Quartet, representing the West, and the talendted young Indian artists Jay Gandhi, bansuri (Indian flute) and Dibyarka Chatterjee, tabla, for the East, culminating in a sublime collaboration between East and West.

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Musical Soul of Hungary

On May 3, 2021 the Salon, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Hungary in New York, presented the Musical Soul of Hungary, featuring inspiring performances by American pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Salon de Virtuosi 2014 Career Grant Winner Béla Horvath, violin, and the rising young Korossy Quartet, who will be joined us from Budapest.

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2020 Summer Alimni Spotlight Series

Last summer, at the outset of the pandemic, the Salon de Virtuosi was thrilled to present our Salon Alumni Spotlight Series celebrating the talent and creativity of our distinguished Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Winners, premiered on The Violin Channel, featuring performances by our distinguished alumni Sean Lee, violin, Terrence Wilson, piano, Maron Khoury, flute, Amit Peled, cello, Reed Tetzloff, piano, Bella Hristova, violin, and Vassily Primakov, piano. 

2021 -2022

Season Streamed Concerts

2021 Czech Serenade featuring Derek Louie, cello

and Martina Barta, voice.


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2021 Holiday Concert featuring KayCee Galano, violin

and Nikka Gershman-Pepper, flute.


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2022 New Year's Concert featuring Ismael Guerrero, cello, Zhu Wang, piano and a special guest appearance by 2020 Career Grant Winner Albert Cano Smit.


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2022 Valentine Piano Extravaganza featuring Crystal Jiang, Evren Ozel and a special guest appearance by 2004 Career Grant Winner Alon Goldstein.


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A Salute to France featuring Daniel Rafimayeri, violin and

a special guest appearance by 2020 Career Grant Winners Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin.


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The Musical Soul of Hungary featuring pianist Ying Li and violinists Mariam and Amira Abouzahra.


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East Meets West, featuring violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan and Seema Gulati, sitar and Samir Chatterjee, tabla.


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Spring Song From Japan, featuring violinist Miray Ito and 2020 Career Grant Winner Zac Zinger, shakuhachi, with Martha Kato, piano.


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2021 Gala Awards Concert featuring our

2021 Career Grant Winners.


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2022 -2023

Season Streamed Concerts

2022 Gala Awards Concert

Featuring our 2022 Career Grant Winners.


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2022 Czech Serenade

Featuring Anna Paulova, clarinet,

and David Kalhous, piano

The Merz Trio


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2023 New Year’s Concert

Featuring Andrew Li, piano and Michael St. Peter, tenor


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2022 Holiday Concert

Featuring Yvette Kraft, violin and Yun Janice Lu, piano


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We are thrilled to announce the winners of the

Salon de Virtuosi 2023 Career Grants:


Renée Murphy, harp


Daniel Hodos, violin


Merz Trio


Keila Wakao, violin


Ivalas Quartet


Congratulations to all our amazing winning artists!

Our deepest thanks to our generous Benefactors for making these Career Grants possible!

2023-24 Season!

We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone as we continue the legacy of our founder Charlotte White by offering a series of unforgettable live concerts featuring the most talented young musicians from around the world in unique venues throughout New York City. The majority of our concerts are held in intimate settings where you will have the opportunity to hear up close and get to know an array of exceptional young artists who are destined to become our future “greats.”

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SEASON BROCHURE

Holiday Concert

December 14, 2023, at 7 p.m.

Private Residence


Celebrate the holidays at our traditional Holiday Concert featuring the remarkable young artists James Birch, violin and Melody Shen, flute

New Year’s Concert

January 24, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65 Street

We ring in the New Year with a joyful concert at the elegant Kosciuszko Foundation, featuring two young rising talents – vocalist Milena Manocchia and violist Emad Zolfaghari

Ode to Spring 

Prelude (2023)

The world premiere of a new work for piano by Zhou Tian

February 28, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Chelsea Loft


Join us and hear the world premiere of a new work by composer Zhou Tian, commissioned by Salon de Virtuosi for alumna Claire Huangci, piano. We will also present two talented young artists – pianist Juhee Lim and violinist Amelia Sze

We invite you to join us on this exciting musical journey by subscribing for a Salon season membership! As members, you will be invited to attend an entire season of concerts presented in 19th Century "salon" settings, where you will have the chance to hear and get to know exceptional young artists who are destined to become our future “greats.”


We rely on your generous support to fulfill the Salon’s vital mission of providing encouragement, performance opportunities, and financial assistance to our deserving young artists, which makes such a meaningful impact on the lives and careers of young artists. 

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Spring Song From Japan Concert

Featuring Renee Murphy, harp and Keila Wakao, violin


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East Meets West Concert

Featuring the Ivalas Quartet and Indrayuddh Majumder, sarod

and Mayookh Bhaumik, tabla


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Musical Soul of Hungary

Featuring Julia Hamos, piano and Daniel Hodos, violin


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Watch a Video of Our 10/19

Gala Awards Concert

Autumn in New York

November 15, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65 Street


The concert will feature performances by two exciting young artists, violinist Amaryn Olmeda and pianist Kayden Kelly- both just in their teens but already on their way to exciting careers in classical music!

VIEW OUR ENTIRE 2023-2024 SEASON

The Salon de Virtuosi is thrilled to present our Ode to Spring Concert on February 28 featuring two exceptional young artists, pianist Juhee Lim and violinist Amelia Szeand also presenting the world premiere of a new work for piano commissioned by the Salon de Virtuosi - "Prelude" by composer Zhou Tian, written for and performed by Salon alumna Claire Huangci


American pianist Claire Huangci, winner of the Geza Anda Competition, continuously captivates audiences with her “radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy” (Salzburger Nachrichten). With an irrepressible curiosity and penchant for unusual repertoire, she proves her versatility with a wide range of repertoire spanning from Bach and Scarlatti via German and Russian romanticism to Bernstein, Gulda and Corigliano. Claire is a 2010 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant recipient.


Rising star pianist Juhee Lim made her orchestra debut at the Stars of the White Nights Festival with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Since then she has appeared with the London Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Polish Kammer Philharmonic, Asia Philharmonic, Gyeonggi Philharmonic, Daegu Symphony, and Shanghai Sinfonietta under Myung-Whun Chung, Osmo Vänskä, Julian Kovatchev, and Massimo Zanetti. Juhee Lim is a winner of the Juilliard Gina Bachauer Scholarship Competition and the Juilliard Concerto Competition for Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, “Emperor”. She was awarded the Modern Times Prize as a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition. She is a grand prize winner of numerous other competitions, including the PyeongChang Music Festival Competition in South Korea, and the IMA Festival Competition in Japan. Additional festival invitations include the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany, the Annecy Classic Festival in France, Orchestra Festival in South Korea, Seoul Spring Festival in South Korea, and Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden in Japan.


American violinist Amelia (Amy) Sze made her Carnegie debut at the age of 16 shortly after performing the Barber Violin Concerto with Edwin Outwater and the Eastern Sierra Symphony. She began playing the violin at the age of 3 and recently graduated from the Juilliard School where she studied with Professor Li Lin as a recipient of the Lily Z. Foldes Award. She is now studying with Martin Beaver as a graduate student of the Colburn Conservatory. Amy has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras and is the first prize winner in the Young Muse International Strings Competition, the Classics Alive National Auditions and a semifinalist of both the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. Amy is an avid jazz violinist, and has regularly performed and improvised with French violinist Gilles Apap and jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. Amy’s violin and bow are generously on loan from the Maestro Foundation.


 

Grammy-nominated Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian’s music — described as “absolutely beautiful…utterly satisfying” (Fanfare), “stunning” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), and “a prime example of 21st-century global multiculturalism” -  has been performed by leading performers and orchestras, such as Jaap Van Zweden, Yuja Wang, Manfred Honeck, Louis Langrée, Long Yu, Yulianna Avdeeva, the New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Shanghai Symphony, where he recently served as the Artist-in-Residence. His Concerto for Orchestra earned him a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, making him the first Chinese-born composer making him the first Chinese-born composer and the second Asian composer (following Tōru Takemitsu) honored in that category. Zhou graduated from Curtis, Juilliard, and the University of Southern California, and is associate professor at Michigan State University. The Wall Street Journal states his works “accomplish two important things: They remind us of how we got from there to here, and they refine that history by paying belated tribute to contributors who might otherwise be forgotten.” 

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ATTENDANCE AT THIS  CONCERT IS LIMITED TO SALON SEASON MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS, BUT THE FULL CONCERT WILL BE STREAMED AT A LATER DATE.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

SPRING


 

The Musical Soul of Hungary

May 6, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Consulate General of Hungary in New York


Join us for a celebration of Hungarian culture with Dávid Keringer, clarinet and saxophone,

and Anne Liu, piano.


Two additional concerts are in the works, our celebrated East Meets West and Summer Song from Japan concerts in May and June. The dates of our spring concerts will be announced as soon as the schedules of our diplomatic hosts are finalized.

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Season Members of the Salon are invited to attend all of our 2023-2024 Season concerts. Individual concert ticket information for guests who have not subscribed for the Season will be posted on our website prior to the concert.

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With deepest thanks to the support of our members, benefactors and friends and a generous grant from the

Alphadyne Foundation  for enabling us to continue our mission.

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We rely on your generous support to fulfill the Salon’s vital mission of providing encouragement, performance opportunities, and financial assistance to our deserving young artists, which makes such a meaningful impact on the lives and careers of young artists.

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