"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
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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.
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!
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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.
Plans are underway to present our Spring Song From Japan concert in a virtual format, featuring the renowned young violinist Moné Hattori and the exciting jazz musician Zac Zinger, who will perform on the shakuhachi (traditional Japanese bamboo flute). 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.
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2020 GALA AWARDS CONCERT ON OCTOBER 14, 2020
DETAILS TO BE ANOUNCED
On Thursday June 19 the Salon de Virtuosi, in collaboration with the Consulate General of India New York and The Violin Channel, presented a special virtual concert featuring performances by three gifted young musicians representing the classical Indian and Western musical traditions: the talented Indian artists Deepsankar Bhattacharjee, sitar and Unmesh Banerjee, tabla, and the exciting American cellist Alexander Hersh. The concert also featured a virtual collaboration of all three artists performing a new work composed by Samir Chatterjee, President of Chhandayan Music Center, especially for this concert.
You can listen to the entire concert . In addition, you can listen to interviews with the artists from their homes in Chicago and India.
Our deepest thanks to Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India New York, for his kind patronage and support of this event. We look forward to continuing our long tradition of collaboration with the Indian Consulate for many years to come.