2023-24 SEASON



2023-24 SEASON



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.” 


Read More About Our Community Outreach Initiatives

Support the Salon

Now more than ever we need your support in order to continue to provide opportunities for talented young musicians to perform virtually or participate in live outreach events for the community, including concerts in tribute to our medical heroes and those most affected by the pandemic.

Please consider making a donation of any amount via the link below.






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!



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!

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. 


View our 2020-2021 Season Streamed Concerts HERE

Announcing Our 35th Anniversary


View our 2021-2022 Season Streamed Concerts HERE

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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2022 Holiday Concert

Featuring Yvette Kraft, violin and Yun Janice Lu, piano

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2023 New Year’s Concert

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

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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!

2023-2024 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.”



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!

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

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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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.

Watch a Video of Our 10/19 Gala Awards Concert