Gala Awards Concert on October 19!

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 have continued our partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital and have begun to bring our artists back to the lovely Guggenheim Atrium to provide musical uplift to the doctors, staff and patients and celebrate the reduction in COVID-19 cases. Artistic Director Lora Tchekoratova and alumna Rieko Tsuchida have already performed there in early May, and we are putting together a roster of alumni and other musicians eager to perform.


We have also been working with Northwell Health to provide videos of performances by our alumni and other artists that can be streamed to patients in their hospital room.

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PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS

PRIOR NEWSLETTERS

2019 HOLIDAY

EARLY SPRING 2020

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!

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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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


Calling all teachers, children, and parents! The Salon de Virtuosi is excited to announce its new partnership with the Aizuri Quartet! Together, we are creating a series of educational videos for young audiences which will be accessible to music teachers and public schools across the country. The Salon is co-sponsoring three episodes, set to stream between January and May of 2021. The Aizuri Quartet has already released three episodes, 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. 

SALON BROCHURE

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. 

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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SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER

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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Save the Date for our

Announcing Our 2022 Career Grant Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the

Salon de Virtuosi 2022 Career Grants:


Ismael Guerrero, cello

Nikka Gershman-Pepper, flute

Derek Louie, cello

Daniel Rafimayeri, violin

Miray Ito, violin

Mariam and Amira Abouzahra, violin

Evren Ozel, piano

Congratulations to all our amazing winning artists!

Save the Date for our 2022 Gala Awards Concert on October 19, which will be performed live at Merkin Concert Hall, where you will have a chance to hear these wonderful artists perform.

More details to follow, so please stay tuned!

WATCH LAST YEAR’S GALA AWARDS CONCERT

Information Regarding our 2022-2023 Season is Coming Soon.

Please Stay Tuned!

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


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