Semi-Finalists Announced for New York’s Young Concert Artists International Auditions

Open to international instrumentalists aged 16 and 26, the 2020 winners will join the Young Concert Artists roster, granting access to a minimum of 3 years management services, career engagements, publicity and career guidance

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The 2020 Young Concert Artists International Auditions semi-finalists are:

  • Violinist, Julia Angelov
  • Violinist, Annelle Gregory 
  • Violinist, Abigel Kralik 
  • Violinist, Geneva Lewis 
  • Violinist, Daniel Rafimayeri
  • Violist, Natalie Loughran
  • Cellist, Sophia Bacelar
  • Cellist, Audrey Chen
  • Cellist, John-Henry Crawford
  • Cellist, Leland Ko
  • Cellist, Gabriel Martins
  • Double bassist, Nina Bernat
  • AYA Piano Trio
  • Pianist, Umi Garrett
  • Pianist, Kasey Shao
  • Pianist, Arseniy Gusev
  • Pianist, Zhu Wang
  • Recorder player, Martin Bernstein
  • Flutist, Devan Jacquez
  • Clarinetist, Graeme Johnson
  • Clarinetist, Phillip Solomon
  • Harpist, Abigail Kent
  • Soprano, Sarah Cooper
  • Soprano, Chantal Freeman
  • Soprano, Yvette Keong
  • Mezzo-soprano, Megan Moore
  • Bass-baritone, William Socolof

Founded in 1961 by Susan Wadsworth, The Young Concert Artists International Auditions differ from a competition, as there are no rankings, and any number of winners can be selected – with each candidate competing against a standard of excellence, not each other.

Previous recipients include: Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian, Chee-Yun, Emanuel Ax, Murray Perahia and Anne Akiko Meyers – and VC Artists Paul Huang, Bella Hristova, Benjamin Beilman, Ray Chen, Stephen Warts, Zlatomir Fung, Edgar Moreau, Xavier Foley, SooBeen Lee and Risa Hokamura.

The Final round of auditions, to be held on the 8th of November, will be streamed live on The Violin Channel.