The 12 candidates advancing to the Final Round of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York City, have today been announced.
The 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions Finalists are:
- Quartet Amabile
- Saxophonist, Steven Banks
- Pianist, Martin James Bartlett
- Callisto String Quartet
- Pianist, Albert Cano Smit
- Baritone, Dennis Chmelensky
- Violist, Haesue Lee
- Pianist, Ying Li
- Tenor, Daniel McGrew
- Trumpeter, Ansel Norris
- Violinist, Kyumin Park
- Pianist, Zhu Wang
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, Benjamin Beilman, Ray Chen, Stephen Warts, Zlatomir Fung, Edgar Moreau, Xavier Foley, SooBeen Lee, Risa Hokamura and Zlatomir Fung.
The Final round of auditions, to be held at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on the 17th of November, will be streamed live on The Violin Channel.