2023-24 SEASON



2023-24 SEASON

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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

On November 15, 2023, at 7 p.m., the Salon de Virtuosi is delighted to present a special concert, Autumn in New York, at the beautiful Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65 Street.

The concert will feature performances by two exciting young artists - both just in their teens but already on their way to exciting careers in classical music!

Violinist Amaryn Olmeda is the first prize and audience choice award winner at the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition. She is a rising star sought after for her bold and expressive performances as a soloist and collaborator. Violinist.com says of Olmeda, “[…] her commanding stage presence, infallible technique, and interpretive ability already rival that of international concert stage veterans.” Highlights of the 2023-2024 season include return invitations as a soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Oakland Symphony and debut solo appearances with the Houston Symphony and Chicago Sinfonietta, among others. You can learn more about Amaryn HERE.

Pianist Kayden Kelly is the first-place Senior Division winner of the inaugural Nina Simon Competition and a 2023 Junior Cliburn Festival Artist. He has been playing piano since he was five. He made his recital debut at age 11 at the National Theater of Costa Rica for the Costa Rican Vice President and his orchestral debut three years later in Italy. He has subsequently had three performances at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM, and played with orchestras at Vanemuise Concert Hall in Estonia and the Berlin Admiralspalast, Germany. Read more about Kayden HERE.

Please join us for this celebration of Autumn and young musical talent!

The concert will be followed by a light reception where you will have the chance to meet and get to know the artists.

Tickets are free for Salon 2023-2024 Season Members, who may RSVP by clicking the RSVP button below. Individual tickets are $60/person and may be purchased by clicking the Tickets button below.

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 – pianist Hao Liu 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



Three additional concerts are currently in the works for the Spring of 2024. In May we plan to present our annual Musical Soul of Hungary concert in collaboration with the Consulate General of Hungary, followed by 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.

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