Young Concert Artists
Young Concert Artists, Inc., founded in 1961 by Susan Wadsworth, is dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of extraordinary musicians. Since 1994 it has also filled that role for outstanding young composers. Over 53 seasons, Young Concert Artists has brought forth a diverse array of renowned artists who are deeply involved in our musical life as soloists, artistic directors and founders of festivals and ensembles, conductors and mentors of the new generation of superstars.
Among YCA's 230 "Alumni" are such celebrated musicians as soprano Dawn Upshaw; pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Emanuel Ax, Olli Mustonen, Jeremy Denk, Murray Perahia, Christopher O'Riley, Anne-Marie McDermott, Richard Goode and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; cellists Carter Brey and Fred Sherry; flutists Marya Martin, Paula Robison and Eugenia Zukerman; clarinetists Todd Palmer and Alexander Fiterstein; violinists Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Chee-Yun and Pinchas Zukerman; and the Tokyo, Borromeo and St. Lawrence String Quartets.