APAP Showcases 2023 Young Performers Career Advancement Program
Four new participants will perform with the previous cohort at a free concert in Carnegie Hall on January 16, 2023
Based in Washington, D.C., the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) is a non-profit organization supporting performing arts presenting, booking, touring, and professionals who work within those divisions. With 1,700 members worldwide, APAP also hosts an annual APAP|NYC conference — a world-leading performing arts gathering and marketplace held in New York City.
As part of this year’s edition of the conference, APAP|NYC+ 2023, nine emerging classical music artists and ensembles of APAP’s Young Performers Career Advancement Program (YPCA), will perform a free public concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on January 16, 2023, at 7 PM.
Performers will include new YPCA 2023 musicians; double bassist Kebra-Seyoun Charles, cellist Alexander Hersh, bassoonist Eleni Katz, and KOE Duo, a flute and cello duo.
They will be joined by the 2022 YPCA cohort — who were unable to perform in their canceled showcase this year— including the Balourdet Quartet, pianist Dominic Cheli, and VC Artists Francisco Fullana, SooBeen Lee, and Gabriel Martins.
Tickets to the concert are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved in advance here.
Selected through a competitive process by a team of industry experts on APAP’s Classical Connections Committee, the YPCA artists receive guidance from industry professionals and develop strategies for communicating with presenters, managers, audiences, and other artists.
Alongside business training in the performing arts industry and receiving advice for their careers, YPCA artists also have the opportunity to build skills in long-term goal-setting in an industry that has faced various changes over the last two years.
“In its 26-year history, the YPCA program has launched the careers of hundreds of rising stars, introducing many of them for the first time to representatives of leading venues across North America,” said APAP President and CEO Lisa Richards Toney. “In 2023, we will introduce both the 2022 and 2023 classes of YPCA artists at Carnegie Hall in a concert that will give us double the wow… Coming out of the pandemic, having two classes of YPCA artists to cheer on is something to celebrate!”
“I am thrilled to have two amazing cohorts of YPCA participants join APAP's in-person conference this year,” added Nathaniel Zeisler, Dean for Community Initiatives at the Colburn School and 2023 YPCA facilitator. “In the fall 2022, we held a number of virtual professional development programs for the artists which will enable the cohort to fully participate in the conference activities at the APAP|NYC+ conference. I can’t wait to hear these exceptional artists showcase their talents in Carnegie's Weill Hall.”
For more information on the APAP|NYC conference, click here.