The Salon is committed to providing support, encouragement and performance opportunities to emerging young classical musicians. During our , we developed an outstanding array of virtual concerts by talented young musicians to be enjoyed by classical music lovers throughout the world during a very challenging period.
We are eagerly looking forward to resuming our live concerts this fall, beginning with our Gala Awards Concert on October 14, 2021 at Merkin Hall. Please stay tuned for more information coming soon about our full 2021-2022 Season Calendar!
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 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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ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 CAREER GRANT WINNERS!
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!
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Salon de Virtuosi 2021 Career Grants:
Sterling Elliott, Cello
Randall Goosby, Violin
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Piano
Elliot Wuu, Piano
Kevin Zhu, Violin
Congratulations to all our amazing winning artists!
Save the Date for our 2021 Gala Awards Concert on October 14 which will be presented live at Merkin Concert Hall