In collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi is delighted to present a special virtual concert of chamber music, Spring Song From Japan, featuring inspiring performances by The Horszowski Trio , who will perform from the Residence of Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi in New York, and Quartet Amabile, who will be joining us from Oji Hall in Tokyo. The program will feature two great chamber works, Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66, and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3.
The Horszowski Trio has been described by the New York Times as "one of the most compelling American groups to come on the scene," and is comprised of two renowned Japanese artists - cellist and Salon alumnus Ole Akahoshi (a 1996 Career Grant winner) and pianist Rieko Aizawa, and the American violinist Jesse Mills. Read more about the Trio . Quartet Amabile is a vibrant young quartet from Japan, winners of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and numerous other international competitions. Read more about the Quartet .
Join us as we celebrate the coming of spring and pay tribute to the strength of the human spirit as we mark the 10th Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan and one year since the Covid-19 pandemic struck New York. We pray that with the flowering of the cherry-blossoms we will turn the page on the year behind us and look forward to a new and hopeful future when we can gather together again in person.
Our deepest thanks to His Excellency Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, Consul General of Japan in New York, for his generous support of this event.
The concert will be streamed on the Facebook pages of and the at the links below, and may also be viewed on the Salon’s .
During these challenging times the Salon is committed to continuing to provide support, encouragement and performance opportunities to emerging young classical musicians. For the time being, until we can be together to enjoy live music in person again, we have developed an outstanding array of virtual concerts by talented young musicians to be enjoyed by classical music lovers throughout the world. These artists need our support now more than ever, and we hope you will continue to join with us and cheer them on!
With deepest thanks to the support of our members, benefactors and friends we are thrilled to announce our plans for our below!
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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This summer 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,, piano, , flute, , cello, , piano,, violin, and Vassily Primakov, piano.
The Spotlight Series, together with the Salon’s other initiatives to keep classical music flourishing, is supported by a generous grant from the Alphadyne Foundation.
ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 CAREER GRANT WINNERS!
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Salon de Virtuosi 2020 Career Grants:
Albert Cano Smit, Piano
Rémi Geniet, Piano
Moné Hattori, Violin
Alexander Hersh, Cello
Sooah Jeon, Flute
Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu, Violin
Nathan Meltzer, Violin
Zac Zinger, Composer and multi-instrumentalist
Congratulations to all our amazing winning artists!
Save the Date for our 2020 Gala Awards Concert on October 14,
which will be live-streamed from Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.
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Salon Alumni Spotlight Series
SPRING SONG FOR JAPAN
Join Us Online on March 29, 2021 at 7 PM EDT for our
32nd ANNIVERSARY SEASON 2020-2021
We will begin by presenting our fall concerts online either via livestreams or by premiering videos, especially recorded for our organization. We are aiming to preserve the intimate “salon” feel of our series and to take you on a virtual journey throughout New York City. As always, you will have the opportunity to hear and get to know exceptional young artists who are destined to become our future “greats.”
Gala Awards Concert
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Live-Streamed on the Violin Channel and YouTube
from Merkin Concert Hall in New York
Our acclaimed Gala Awards Concert will feature our 2020 grant winners Nathan Meltzer, violin, Sooah Jeon, flute, Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin, and Zac Zinger, multi-instrumentalist, with the renowned musicologist Robert Sherman, host of WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase as Master of Ceremonies. Appearing remotely, you will see and hear the cellist Alexander Hersh, as well as violinist Mone Hattori and pianists Albert Cano Smit and Remi Geniet.
Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Video premiere of especially recorded performances in Prague and Bohemian National Hall, New York in collaboration with the Consulate of the Czech Republic in NY
We will feature the talented Czech violinst Julie Svecena in Prague, and the rising star cellist Sterling Elliot, who will perform a delightful program of Czech Composers. As a bonus the audience will also have access to a lecture by the Dvorak Society of New York.
Holiday Concert in Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday!
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Pre-recorded at Kosciuszko Foundation, New York
Join us as we celebrate the season and the special occasion on Beethoven’s birthday!
We will feature the extraordinarily gifted young violinist Randall Goosby with pianist Zhu Wang
and the exciting pianist Hilda Huang. They will perform an all-Beethoven program, including the famous Kreutzer Violin Sonata.
WINTER and SPRING
New Year’s Concert
Join us on January 19, 2021 for our New Year’s Concert, featuring the rising young violinist Kevin Zhu and the exquisite cellist Jonah Ellsworth, performing from Rare Violins of New York.
Valentine Piano Extravaganza
On February 16, 2021 we present an exciting piano extravaganza in celebration of Valentine’s Day, featuring the exciting pianist and vocalist Chelsea Guo and pianist Elliot Wuu, performing from an elegant private loft in New York City.
Spring Song From Japan
Join us on March 29, 2021 for a special virtual concert of chamber music, Spring Song From Japan, presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan, featuring inspiring performances by The Horszowski Trio, who will perform from New York, and Quartet Amabile, who will be joining us from Tokyo.
Musical Soul of Hungary
On May 3, 2021 we present an exciting evening in collaboration with the Consulate General of Hungary in New York, the Musical Soul of Hungary, featuring a special guest appearance by Salon Career Grant winner violinist Béla Horvath and a performance by the terrific young pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, performing from New York, and the vibrant young Korossy Quartet performing from Hungary.
East Meets West
In early June we bring our season to an exciting finale with our East Meets West concert, featuring the award-winning Ulysses Quartet, representing the West, and Jay Gandhi on bansuri (Indian flute) and Salon Career Grant Winner Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla, representing the East, performing from the Consulate General of India in New York.
The Horszowski Trio