2021-22 SEASON

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2021-22 SEASON

2021 - 2022 SEASON


FALL / WINTER


Gala Awards Concert

Thursday, October 14, 2021 / 7:30 PM

Merkin Concert Hall

129 West 67th Street


Our acclaimed Gala Awards Concert will feature our 2021 grant winners Sterling Elliott, cello, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano, Elliot Wuu, piano, Kevin Zhu, violin, and the Ulysses Quartet, with the renowned musicologist Robert Sherman of WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase as Master of Ceremonies.


Czech Serenade

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 7 PM

Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street


Savor an evening of Czech culture featuring the talented Czech singer Martina Barta and the rising young American cellist Derek Louie in an exciting program focusing on works by Czech composers.


Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 12, 2021 / 4 PM

and Monday, December 13, 2021 / 7 PM

Des Artistes Apartments

1 West 67th Street


Join us as we celebrate the season at the beautiful home of Lewis and Elizabeth Bryden. We will feature the remarkable 13-year old flutist Nikka Gershman-Pepper and the exciting violinist KayCee Galano with a special appearance of 2021 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Winner Randall Goosby, violin.


New Year’s Concert

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 / 7 PM

and Wednesday, January 26, 2022 / 7 PM

Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65th Street


We ring in the New Year with a delightful concert at the elegant Kosciuszko Foundation, featuring the talented pianist Zhu Wang the up and coming young Cuban cellist Ismael Guerrero with a special appearance by 2020 Career Grant winner pianist Albert Cano Smit.


Valentine Piano Extravaganza

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 / 7 PM

And Thursday, February 17, 2022 / 7 PM

Chelsea Loft

31 West 21st Street


We will celebrate the February holidays with an exciting all-piano program at the home of one of our board members, where we will feature two exciting young pianists - Evren Ozel and Zheyi (Crystal) Jiang, who will be joined by a special guest appearance by the Salon’s alumnus Alon Goldstein, who is Crystal’s teacher.


SPRING


SALUTE TO FRANCE

Tuesday, April 5, 2022/7 PM

Kosciuszko Foundation:  

15 East 65th Street


THE MUSICAL SOUL OF HUNGARY

Thursday, April 28, 2022/7 PM

Consulate General of Hungary in New York

223 East 52nd Street


EAST MEETS WEST

Wednesday, June 1, 2022/7 PM.

Consulate General of India New York

3 East 64th Street


WE ALSO PLAN TO PRESENT OUR SUMMER SONG FROM JAPAN CONCERT LATER IN JUNE.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS AS WE GET READY TO END THE SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE!



* For concerts listed on two consecutive dates, the same program will be performed on each date. We plan to offer a post-concert reception following our concerts, but the precise format of our events will depend on applicable health and safety guidelines and the requirements of our host venues. In some cases this may require proof of vaccination status.

Please read our Covid acknowledgment.

More information will be provided prior to each concert.

Individual tickets to select concerts for non-members may be available if space allows.

Congratulations and bravo again to all of the amazing recipients of Salon de Virtuosi 2021 Career Grants* who performed at our Gala Awards Concert  presented live at Merkin Concert Hall:


Sterling Elliott, Cello

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Piano

Kevin Zhu, Violin

Elliott Wuu, Piano

Ulysses Quartet

Sterling Elliott
Sterling Elliott
Randall Goosby
Randall Goosby
Quartet Amabile
Quartet Amabile
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

We are thrilled to announce the return to live concerts with our 2021-2022 Season. We can’t wait to welcome you back to a series of unforgettable concerts in intimate settings featuring a new array of the most talented young musicians from around the world.


The protocols for our concerts and post-concert receptions will be guided by applicable governmental guidelines and the requirements of our host venues. We also recognize that circumstances may change as the situation evolves, and we will be prepared to adapt and adjust as needed. More detailed information will be shared prior to our performances.  


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 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.

Announcing our 2021 - 2022 Season!

PRIOR NEWSLETTERS

SPRING 2021

Read About Our Past Seasons

Read More About Our Community Outreach Initiatives

2019 HOLIDAY

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.

DONATE

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

PREVIOUS STREAMED CONCERTS

EARLY SPRING 2020

PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS

HOLIDAY 2020

Read More About Our Recent Concerts and other activities

ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 CAREER GRANT WINNERS!

Watch Last Year’s Gala Awards Concert Here

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!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Salon de Virtuosi 2021 Career Grants:


Sterling Elliott, Cello

Randall Goosby, Violin

Quartet Amabile

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Piano

Ulysses Quartet

Elliot Wuu, Piano

Kevin Zhu, Violin


Congratulations to all our amazing winning artists!

Save the Date for our 2021 Gala Awards Concert on October 14 which will be presented live at Merkin Concert Hall

Ulysses Quartet
Ulysses Quartet
Elliot Wuu
Elliot Wuu
Kevin Zhu
Kevin Zhu

Presenting

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. 

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER

East Meets West

Watch the entire concert here!

View our 2020-2021 Season Streamed Concerts HERE

2021 -2022 SEASON STREAMED CONCERTS

2021 Czech Serenade featuring Derek Louie, cello and Martina Barta, voice.

Click on the photo to view the concert

Join us in person on

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7 p.m.

for our

East Meets West Concert!

WATCH ON

THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

WATCH ON THE SALON's

You Tube Channel

2021 Holiday Concert featuring KayCee Galano, violin and Nikka Gershman-Pepper, flute. Click on the photo to view the concert.

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.

Click on the photo to view the concert.

on June 1!

THIS CONCERT IS FREE TO SALON MEMBERS WHO HAVE JOINED FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON.

PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING TICKETS FOR NON-MEMBERS.


Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

Seating is extremely limited and will be capped once the limit is reached,

so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve a seat!

BECOME A MEMBER

RSVP NOW

For those unable to attend in person, we are delighted to announce that the performances will be streamed online for free by the Salon de Virtuosi and The Violin Channel on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. on YouTube and Facebook. Links to the streamed performances will be provided shortly before the broadcast.

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


Click on the photo to view the concert.

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.


Click on the photo to view the concert.

In collaboration with the Consulate General of India New York, the Salon de Virtuosi is delighted to present our East Meets West concert live at the spectacular Astor Mansion, the historic building of the Indian Consulate:  


3 East 64th Street

New York City


We hope you will join us for this special concert featuring an amazing young violinist in an exciting program of Western classical music and two renowned artists in the Indian musical tradition, showcasing their talents and artistry and coming together for a collaborative grand finale.

East Meets West

Featuring


For the West, 20-year-old Indian-American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan has been recognized for her enchanting performances and bel canto-like lyricism. She is gaining wide appeal as a dynamic young artist with extraordinary musicality. Named Yamaha’s 2020 Young Performing Artist for Classical Music (Violin), she has performed on three continents garnering enthusiastic reviews. Learn more about Maya HERE and enjoy an excerpt from one of her performances HERE. 


and


For the East, long-time Salon friend and collaborator Samir Chatterjee, tabla, and Seema Gulati, sitar.

Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso tabla player from India. He travels widely across the world throughout the year performing in numerous festivals as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from both Indian and non-Indian musical traditions. He is also the founder and director of CHHANDAYAN, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. Seema Gulati is a rising star in the world of sitar. Her sensitive musicality and virtuosic performances have wowed audiences and peers alike. Seema’s performances are built on her ability to communicate her classical art form with natural empathy and understanding of cross-cultural audiences. Learn more about Samir and Chhandayan HERE and hear a sample of Samir's past performances HERE and Seema's past performances HERE.

In keeping with Salon tradition, the concert will culminate in an exciting and unique meeting of East and West!


This is a concert not to be missed as we celebrate diversity and combine cultural traditions. 

 

Our deepest thanks to His Excellency Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York and the Consulate General of India for their generous support of this concert. We are also immensely grateful to the artists for sharing with us their music and inspiration and to all of our sponsors and benefactors for making this concert possible.


The concert will be followed by a delightful post-concert reception featuring Indian food where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with the artists.


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


Click on the photo to view the concert.