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Since 1978, The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists. The weekly program regularly presents winners of such international competitions as the William Kapell, Vianna da Motta, and Jose Iturbi, as well as laureates of in-school auditions held at New York's prestigious Juilliard, Manhattan, and Mannes music schools.




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Young Concert Artists Competition Winners in Concert

The organization Young Concert Artists was founded in 1961 and continues to host an annual competition in New York. In this week’s episode, we review the 2012 YCA winners.

Duration: 00:56:00

Studio Session with Cellist Patrick McGuire

McGuire is chair of the Music and Medicine Initiative at Juilliard and leads workshops at Weill Cornell Medical College on using music for post-traumatic stress disorder. He plays a program of Bach.

Duration: 00:56:00

Return to Philadelphia, Part 2

This week's Young Artists Showcase is another return to Philadelphia for more from the concerts presented by Astral Artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has selected and supported exceptional emerging artists, often presenting their Philadelphia recital debut.

Duration: 00:57:00

Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance

Martina Arroyo won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 1958. The Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance is an intensive summer program that presents four fully staged performances of two complete operas with orchestra and chorus.

Duration: 00:58:00

A Visit with Astral Artists

This week, the Young Artists Showcase visits with Astral Artists, the Philadelphia-based non-profit that selects and supports exceptional young artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has presented emerging classical musicians, often in their Philadelphia debut.

Duration: 00:59:00

iPalpiti Orchestra from Walt Disney Hall

This past November, the Young Artists Showcase introduced to WQXR a major string festival that’s been building on the West Coast since 1997. "Peace and understanding through music" is the motto for the iPalpiti Festival, which every summer brings together more than 200 young artists from around the world.

Duration: 00:58:00

Oberlin Chamber Orchestra

In this week's show, Maestro Jiminez leads the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in Ginastera's Harp Concerto.

Duration: 00:57:00

Guitar Students of Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin told Bob Sherman that three students in her guitar studio were about to give a recital. From those performances at Juilliard's Paul Hall, here are guitarists TY Zhang, Bokyung Byun and Pierre Ferrya Mansilla performing works by Mexican and South American composers, along with Boccherini and De Falla.

Duration: 00:56:59

Further Adventures with 2013 Avery Fisher Grant Winners

We first met American pianist Andrew Tyson when he took first prize at the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He is now a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner along with violinists Itamar Zorman and Bella Hristova and pianist Kuok-Wai Lio, all of whom were featured on last week's show.

Duration: 00:56:59

A Trio of Young Pianists

The Linden String Quartet, plus pianists Sean Chen and Michael Davidman are among the guests on this week's Showcase, all recorded at the American Pianists Association competition.

Duration: 00:58:09

Studio Session with Career Bridges Vocal Competition Winners

A live session with the recent winners of the Career Bridges Vocal Competition. Nicole Haslett, Robert Balonek and Aaron Short perform selections from The Magic Flute and Die Fledermaus, as well as songs from Man of La Mancha and The Music Man, all with pianist Ted Taylor.

Duration: 00:56:59

Studio Session with the Amphion String Quartet

On this week's show, for the first time, the Amphion String Quartet - violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica - came by the Young Artists Showcase studios.

Duration: 00:56:59

Play on Shuffle

Three Israeli alumni: pianist Eliran Avni, clarinetist Moran Katz and her cellist sister, Linor Katz. The three are now performing in a group called SHUFFLE, which puts the some of the programming power in the hands of the audience.

Duration: 00:57:00

Bach Encores and Fiddlers Three

WQXR's Bach 360 festival may be over, but this week the Young Artists Showcase has a pair of encores that were a little too far afield to fit into last week's Bach special: pieces by American composers Samuel Barber and Michael Daugherty.

Duration: 00:56:59

Bach and Forth

For a special Bach 360 edition of the Young Artists Showcase, host Bob Sherman presents some interesting performances on instruments and in arrangements that Johann Sebastian wouldn't have imagined.

Duration: 00:55:00

At the 2012 Honens International Competition, Part II

Last week the Young Artists Showcase introduced 23-year-old Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, winner of the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition. This week we present more live recordings from his performances at the competition in Calgary, Canada.

Duration: 00:57:00

At the 2012 Honens International Competition, Part I

This week and next, performances from the Honens International Piano Competition at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Alberta. As The New York Times reported, the competition "prides itself on awarding accomplished pianists who are complete musicians."

Duration: 00:57:00

Happy (Almost) St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is just a little more than a week away, but Irish eyes are smiling on this week's Young Artists Showcase. Irish mezzo Naomi O'Connell returns to the showcase studios to give a preview of her special Weill Hall recital program titled "Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches."

Duration: 00:57:13

At the 2013 Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar

A few weeks ago, Juilliard Quartet founder Robert Mann returned to the the Manhattan School of Music for a second series of masterclasses and coachings. On this week's show, we'll present two of those young quartets.

Duration: 00:59:43

From Los Angeles and Calgary: iPalpiti and Eric Zuber

From a concert recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the iPalpiti Festival Orchestra opens this show with a performance of Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony.

Duration: 00:57:59

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