On May 3 at 7 PM EDT, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Hungary in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi is delighted to present a special virtual concert, 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, who will perform from the Bartók Hall at the Hungarian Consulate in New York, and the Korossy Quartet, who will be joining us from Budapest. Read more about the exciting and diverse program .
24-year old Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner has been hailed as “poetic, electrifying” (Michigan Live) and “a gifted virtuoso” (San Francisco Chronicle) for his “mesmerizing artistry and extraordinary ability to communicate” (The Post-Standard) and “masterful technique and a veritable deluge of sonorities” (La Presse Montreal), in performances that have stirred the intellect and humanity of his audiences on five continents. Read more about him . Violinist Bela Horvath, a student of Pinchas Zucherman, has performed on the world's most renowned stages, including as a soloist at the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. He is now on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music in New York. He will be joined by pianist Xinyu Wang. Read more about Béla's accomplishments .
The Korossy Quartet is a vibrant young quartet from Hungary formed by gifted students from the renowned Liszt Academy. Winners of the Leo Weiner National Chamber Music Competition in Hungary, the Quartet were invited to perform the prestigious Quartettissimo Festival. Read more about the Quartet .
Our deepest thanks to His Excellency Ambassador István Pásztor, Consul General of Hungary in New York, for his generous support of this event.
The concert will be streamed on The Violin Channel Facebook page and the Consulate General of Hungary’s Facebook page and the Salon’s YouTube Channel .
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 and a generous grant from the Alphadyne Foundation 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.
Our Commitment to Keeping the Music Alive
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PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS
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
MUSICAL SOUL OF HUNGARY
Join Us Online on May 3, 2021 at 7 PM EDT for the
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.
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 . Be sure to share these jewels with young audiences, teachers, and music lovers everywhere!
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!