Watch the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions Final Round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.
2019 YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS
LIVE FROM MERKIN CONCERT HALL – IN NEW YORK CITY
SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2019
- 10.10am Pianist Martin James Bartlett (23, United Kingdom)
- 10.30am Trumpeter Ansel Norris (26, United States)
- 10.50am Pianist Arthur Wang (18, Canada)
- 11.20am Calisto Quartet (United States)
- 11.40am Violist Haesue Lee (19, Korea)
- 12.00pm Tenor Daniel McGrew (26, United States)
- 02.00pm Quartet Amabile (Japan)
- 02.20pm Pianist Albert Cano Smit (22, Spain)
- 02.40pm Baritone Dennis Chmelensky (23, Germany)
- 03.10pm Saxophonist Steven Banks (26, United States)
- 03.30pm Violinist Kyumin Park (22, Korea)
- 03.50pm Pianist Ying Li (21, China)
Open to international instrumentalists aged 16 and 26, the 2019 winners will join the Young Concert Artists roster, granting access to a minimum of 3 years management services, career engagements, publicity and career guidance – plus coveted recital debuts in New York City and at the Washington DC Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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, Risa Hokamura and Zlatomir Fung.
This year’s final round jury comprises: Daniel Kellogg and Susan Wadsworth (Co-Chair), vocalists Randall Scarlata and Lorraine Nubar, violinist Ida Kavafian, violinist/conductor Peter Oundjian, pianists Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman, Ilana Vered, saxophonist Lois Hicks-Wozniak, cellist Fred Sherry, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and conductor Jorge Mester.