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 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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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.
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PREVIOUS VIRTUAL CONCERTS
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
Valentine Piano Extravaganza
Join Us Online on February 16, 2021 at 7 PM EST for a
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
We are planning a number of wonderful concerts in 2021. The first is our New Year’s Concert on January 19, 2021, featuring the rising young violinist Kevin Zhu and the exquisite cellist Jonah Ellsworth, followed by a Valentine’s Day Concert on February 16, 2021 featuring the exciting pianist and vocalist Chelsea Guo and pianist Elliot Wuu, as well as collaborations with various Consulates featuring an array of gifted young artists.
Please stay tuned for the announcement of dates and times!
The concerts will either be presented remotely via live-stream or pre-recorded video premieres, or in person with limited audience. Please stay tuned as we navigate the new realities of presenting events.
The Salon de Virtuosi is delighted to present a special virtual Valentine Piano Extravaganza on February 16 at 7 PM, featuring performances and interviews with two exceptional young pianists - Chelsea Guo, top prize winner of the 2020 National Chopin Competition, who is also a vocalist. She will delight us with several art songs, performed together with pianist Eden Chen, in addition to her exciting solo piano program.
The concert will also feature Elliot Wuu, a Young Steinway Artist who was also named a 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, one of the most prestigious awards bestowed every two years to only two young pianists under the age of 21, who will share his own selection of piano repertoire gems.
The artists will be performing from an elegant private loft in Chelsea in a program recorded especially for the Salon de Virtuosi audience, members, friends and benefactors.
The artists' selections will feature works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy. Learn more about Chelsea Guo and Elliot Wuu .
We are immensely grateful to these artists for sharing with us their music and inspiration, especially during these still-challenging times, and to all of our sponsors and benefactors for making it possible.