YCA turns 50 - Free Performances tomorrow at Symphony Space in NYC!
50 years ago, Susan Wadsworth created Young Concert Artists to help young musicians begin their performing careers. 10 years ago we were lucky enough to be chosen as winners of the YCA auditions and we are so grateful to Susan and the whole YCA family who helped us turn our love of chamber music into a viable career!
I remember how intimidated I felt, looking down the impressive list of YCA alumni on the day of our final audition back in 2001. With musicians like Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Donald Weilerstein as well as ensembles like the Tokyo String Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, this is an extremely illustrious group and we are honored to be amongst them!
This Saturday, Feb. 19, over 100 of YCA's alumni and current artists will be performing a free marathon concert at Symphony Space in New York to honor YCA's 50th anniversary. The music will go from 11am-11pm and we Claremonts will play at the end of the 8pm hour (probably around 8:30). For a full schedule of musicians and repertoire, go to the YCA website: www.yca.org.