2023-24 SEASON



2023-24 SEASON

East Meets West

May 29, 2024 at 6.30PM

Consulate General of India

3 East 64th Street

Featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey for the West and Snehesh Nag, sitar, and Archik Banerjee, tabla,

for the East.

A Summer Song from Japan

June 14, 2024


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.


On May 29 at 6:30 PM we are thrilled to present our annual East Meets West concert in collaboration with the Consulate General of India New York at the spectacular Astor Mansion, the historic building of the Indian Consulate. We hope you will join us for this special concert featuring an exciting program of Western classical music with 2015 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Winner Bridget Kibbey, harp, and two renowned artists in the Indian musical tradition, Snehesh Nag, sitar, and Archik Banerjee, tabla.

Extraordinary harpist Bridget Kibbey, called “the Yo-Yo Ma of the harp (by Vogue),” is in demand for her virtuosic and soulful performances that transcend her instrument. At ease crossing classical, global, and jazz genres, Kibbey dives deep into historic narratives —from the Baroque, to the French Belle Époque to Persian modes, to nuevo Latino traditions and beyond – while resonating within the vanguard of the new. Through it all, Kibbey is illuminating the powerful expressive range of the concert harp to new audiences worldwide! Her chameleon tendencies at the harp and curatorial strengths find her performing with a growing rolodex of curation-meets-performance appearances.  According to The New York Times,“…she made it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and colors she was getting from it.” Learn more about Bridget HERE.

Snehesh Nag is a musician, composer, and educator based in Baltimore and has been a practitioner of Hindustani classical music on the sitar for over two decades. Snehesh has received international acclaim, having performed for audiences across multiple cities in India, the US, and Canada. He has performed with world-renowned musicians such as Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Subhankar Banerjee, with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia. Snehesh has received many awards, including the Acharya Allauddin Khan Memorial Award and the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and the Government of India. He currently is an artist-in-residence at The Music Center at Strathmore, class of 2024, where he performs in collaboration with musicians playing different genres and conducts workshops on Hindustani classical music and beyond. As an educator, Snehesh has been teaching privately for many years and frequently conducts workshops at local schools in partnership with organizations such as OrchKids in Baltimore and the University of Pennsylvania.

Aarchik Banerjee is a rising young tabla player set to make an independent place for himself in the Hindustani classical music fraternity. Aarchik is born to a family flowing with music, the son of Tabla maestro Pandit Subhankar Banerjee and vocalist Smt. Nibedita Banerjee. At eight, Aarchik made his first public performance in Switzerland. His musical prowess also allowed him to accompany legends like Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Naren Dhar, Pt. Basant Kabra, Pt. Debojyoti Bose, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pandit Kushal Das, Vidushi Mita Nag, Pt. Pt. Shankar Ghosh, Pt, has lauded Debashish Bhattacharya, Ustad Amaan Ali Khan, and Purbayan Chatterjee. Swapan Chowdhury, Padma. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Swapan Siva and many others for his spontaneous and steady performance. He has also been fortunate to perform a Tabla solo at the Ali Akbar College of Music, San Francisco, and Stanford University, California, amongst five other US cities.

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


Read More About Our Community Outreach Initiatives

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.






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

The concert will feature performances by two exciting young artists, violinist Amaryn Olmeda and pianist Kayden Kelly- both just in their teens but already on their way to exciting careers in classical music!

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 – vocalist Milena Manocchia and violist Emad Zolfaghari

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


A Celebration of Spring

May 23, 2024 at 6 PM

The Renaissance Quartet

Consulate General of Bulgaria

121 East 62 Street 

On May 23 at 6:00 PM in collaboration with the Consulate General of Bulgaria we are delighted to present the exciting Renaissance Quartet, led by 2021 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Winner Randall Goosby. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an uplifting and inspiring evening.

The Renaissance Quartet was founded by violinists Randall Goosby and Jeremiah Blacklow, violist Jameel Martin, and cellist Daniel Hass, all graduates of the Juilliard School and the Perlman Music Program. The quartet, based in New York City, came together after over a decade of friendship and collaboration. In line with their desire to create unique concert experiences, and buoyed by violist Jameel Martin’s ability to make friends with anyone and everyone, their first public performance as the Renaissance Quartet took place at the Hungarian Pastry Shop, a beloved and historic café on the Upper West Side. The unique setting hosted an earnest and weighty program of Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet, Brahms’ Quartet in A minor, and Beethoven’s 7-movement behemoth, the quartet Opus 131. While they champion the quartets of Beethoven and Mozart, the quartet feels a responsibility to command a diverse repertoire of classic, underrepresented, and new works, so they can contribute to the reclamation, redefinition, and continuation of a musical tradition that belongs to all of us. Learn more about the Quartet HERE.

Our deepest thanks to His Excellency Mr. Angel Angelov, Consul General of Bulgaria and His Excellency Mr. Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, Consul General of India New York, and the Consulates General of Bulgaria and India for their generous support of these concerts.



East Meets West

May 29, 2024 at 6.30 PM

East Meets West Concert

Consulate General of India

3 East 64th Street

The Musical Soul of Hungary

May 6, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Consulate General of Hungary in New York

223 East 52 street 

Join us for a celebration of Hungarian culture with Dávid Keringer, clarinet and saxophone,

and Anne Liu, piano.

A Celebration of Spring

May 23, 2024 at 6PM

Consulate General of Bulgaria

121 East 62nd street

Featuring the Renaissance Quartet