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Young Concert Artists announce their 2022-23 Winter Programming

November 22, 2022 | By Unison Media
Jonathan Yap

Young Concert Artists announce their 2022-23 Winter Programming


Tenor Daniel McGrew and violinist Risa Hokamura are set to make their YCA debuts at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall on December 8 and February 9, respectively

First two noon "Encore" recitals at the Morgan Library and Museum will feature pianist Aristo Sham in January, and accordionist Hanzhi Wang and saxophonist Steven Banks featured in February


For Immediate Release - Young Concert Artists (YCA) announces their programming for the December through February, 2022-23, starting with tenor Daniel McGrew making his debut at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall on December 8, 2022, performing songs by Brahms, YCA Composer-in-Residence Nina Shekar, Christopher Berg, and Britten, in addition to a collection of songs by Noël Coward. 

On January 18, 2023, the first of four noon "Encore" recitals at the Morgan Library and Museum will be given by pianist Aristo Sham, playing works by Barber, Schumann, Piazzolla, and Villa-Lobos. This performance, part of YCA's 'Encore' series, showcases previous winners of Young Concert Artists' Susan Wadsworth International Auditions.

Violinist Risa Hokamura makes her YCA debut at Kaufman Center's Merkin Hall on February 8, 2023, performing works by Ysaÿe, Prokofiev, Chausson, and Magnus Lindberg's Caprice. 

The second of YCA's "Encore" recitals will feature saxophonist Steven Banks and accordionist Hanzhi Wang performing works by Handel, Penderecki, Piazzolla, and more on February 22, 2023.


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Listing Information Dec 2022 - Feb 2023

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM – New York, NY (Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center)

Daniel McGrew, tenor

Sophia Zhou, piano

Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO33 
YCA Composer-In-Residence Nina Shekar: World premiere
Claude Debussy: Trois me´lodies de Verlaine 
Christopher Berg: Songs to poems by Frank O’Hara
Benjamin Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
Songs by Noël Coward

Wednesday, February 8,  7:30 PM – New York, NY (Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center)

Risa Hokamura, violin

Pianist To Be Announced

Eugène Ysaÿe: Ballade No. 3 in D Minor
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80
Ernest Chausson: Poe`me, Op. 25
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Magnus Lindberg: Caprice

“Encores” At Noon
Listing Information 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 12:00 PM – New York, NY (The Morgan Library & Museum – Gilder Lehrman Hall)

Aristo Sham, piano

Soobeen Lee, violin
Toby Appel, viola
Jonathan Swensen, cello

Villa-Lobos: A prole do bebê, Vol. 1
Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino “Tango Rhapsody”
Barber: Piano Sonata
Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47

Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 PM – New York, NY (The Morgan Library & Museum – Gilder Lehrman Hall)

Hanzhi Wang, accordion

Steven Banks, saxophone

Handel: Recorder sonata in G minor, HWV 360
Penderecki: Three Miniatures 
J.S. Bach: Selections from Goldberg Variations
Martin Lohse: Autumn Rain & Winter’s Tale
J.S. Bach: Partita for flute in A Minor, BWV 1013
Mikolaj Majkusiak: The Elements
Piazolla: Milonga Del Angel

About Young Concert Artists

Each year through a rigorous audition process, Young Concert Artists chooses a new group of stunning young musicians to add to its roster with the promise of debuts in both New York City and Washington, D.C. followed by at least three years of career management. This includes providing performance opportunities, promotional and marketing services, travel arrangements, educational residency experience, and extensive professional development. These young people are the future of classical music and we invest in their careers so they may spend a lifetime bringing the gift of music to audiences around the world. 

Founded in 1961 by Susan Wadsworth, Young Concert Artists has presented nearly 300 artist debut concerts, has commissioned more than 30 compositions from YCA composers, and has facilitated thousands of residencies through the Annaliese Soros Educational Residency Program.

About YCA President Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg steps into the leadership role of Young Concert Artists with the unique perspective of an alumnus of Young Concert Artists, one of the extraordinary musicians whose careers were discovered and launched to prominence by this innovative non-profit organization. Chosen as YCA Composer-in-Residence in 2002, Daniel Kellogg was a member of the Young Concert Artists roster for ten years. His compositions have been premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, at the Aspen Music Festival, and by the Takacs Quartet and eighth blackbird. He holds degrees in music composition from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music, and served as the Head of Composition at the University of Colorado, College of Music from 2005 to 2019. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence for the South Dakota Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, and Lexington Philharmonic.



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