Watch the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions final round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.
YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS
LIVE FROM MERKIN CONCERT HALL - IN NEW YORK CITY
SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018
- 10.10am Pianist Juan Perez Floristan (25, Spain)
- 10.30am Violinist Risa Hokamura (17, Japan)
- 10.50am Pianist Nicholas Ho (26, Singapore)
- 11.20am Trumpeter Simon Hofele (24, Germany)
- 11.40am Pianist Sae Yoon Chon (23, South Korea)
- 12.00pm Violist Haesue Lee (18, South Korea)
- 02.00pm Violinist Randall Goosby (22, United States)
- 02.20pm Pianist Aristo Sham (22, China)
- 02.40pm Cellist VC Young Artist Aurélien Pascal (23, France)
- 03.10pm Pianist Maxim Lando (15, United States)
- 03.30pm Tenor Ian Koziara (26, United States)
- 03.50pm Cellist Jonathan Swensen (21, Denmark/United States)
Open to international instrumentalists aged 16 and 26, the 2018 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 and Zlatomir Fung.
This year's final round jury comprises: Susan Wadsworth (Chair), vocalists Peggy Bouveret and Randall Scarlata, violinists Koichiro Harada and Chee-Yun, pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Ilana Vered, violist Scott Nickrenz, cellist Fred Sherry and trumpeter/conductor Gerard Schwarz.