"The Salon is a significant influence in the development of young artists' careers... Indeed the musical life of our nation is richer because of your efforts"
Dean Robert L. Blocker, Yale University
Salute To France: A Virtual Concert
Virtual Concert Initiative
The Salon is committed to continuing to present and support talented emerging young classical musicians during these unprecedented times. Until we are able to gather again in person, we will be presenting our programs as virtual concerts with the young artists we had planned to feature. We also hope to present additional concerts by some of the Salon's distinguished alumni. We hope you will join us to help keep the music alive!
We will be posting these concerts here on our website as well as on Facebook, so please check back often!
While we miss the direct interaction with our young musicians in our post-concert receptions, we will be providing special interviews with the artists so you can get to know them. We would also love to share your feedback and words of encouragement with the them after the concert, which you can send to us by e-mail to . We also welcome any suggestions for additional virtual programming. And of course, we all look forward to when we can meet and enjoy live music again!
Join Us for the Online Premiere of
My mother's message at her 100th birthday celebration was that the secret to a long life is not a special vitamin or exercise, but to have a reason to wake up in the morning and to have a passion. The Salon was her passion, and her mind never ceased thinking up new ideas for concerts she wanted to present, exciting young musicians she wanted to introduce, and ways to impart her vivid personal experience of how music truly unites us. She shared her abundant energy and passion with her family, friends and members of the Salon, and I know her light will continue to shine on
– Erika White
Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners 2018 on WQXR
Listen to some excerpts from our 2018 Gala Awards Concert, featuring Ririko Takagi, violin, Reed Tetzloff, piano, Janice Carissa, piano and William Wei, violin.
In Loving Memory
1914 - 2017
Congratulations again to the following 2019 Career Grant Winners for their magnificent performance at our
Gala Awards Concert on September 25!
Yesong Sophie Lee, violin
Yi-Nuo Wang, piano
Minami Yoshida, violin
Anna Han, piano
We look forward to hearing Career Grant Winners Zlatomir Fung and Madeline Olson perform for us later in the season.
"I sincerely hope that this unique organization will continue to grow and thrive for many years to come"
Gary Graffman,former Dean of Curtis Institute
"I congratulate you on the success of your Salon De Virtuosi and the good use to which you put your success"
We are so fortunate to have such wonderful and inspiring artists who have graced us with their music, which we need now more than ever. We hope this little trip down memory lane will provide you with much joy!
The Salon de Virtuosi, in collaboration with The Violin Channel, is delighted to present a special virtual concert featuring performances by three exceptionally talented young French classical musicians, with the kind patronage of Anne Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York.
A thrilling program by the violin duo Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu (ages 15 and 13), which was specially recorded for the Salon de Virtuosi. These talented sisters, who have already won numerous accolades, were invited recently to perform at Buckingham Palace
a performance previously recorded live from the Louvre Museum featuring one of the foremost French pianists of his generation: Rémi Geniet. He is a laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels and the youngest prize winner of the Beethoven Bonn Competition.
To watch the concert online on The Violin Channel please click the link below.
In addition, you can listen to the full concert, together with in-depth interviews with the artists and enjoy other special treats for a virtual visit to France!
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.
Plans are underway for our East Meets West Concert, featuring cellist Alexander Hersh and two wonderful Indian classical musicians who will be joining us from India, Deepshankar Bhattacharya (sitar) and Unmesh Banerjee (tabla).
Stay tuned for more details!
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.
Upcoming Virtual Concerts
Previous Virtual Concerts
PHOTOS FROM OUR RECENT EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE!
2020 GALA AWARDS CONCERT ON OCTOBER 14, 2020
DETAILS TO BE ANOUNCED