"Young Concert Artists has acquired a special status in the musical world, and deservedly so. Its auditions and concerts have brought to public attention a steady stream of remarkable musicians. It is extremely doubtful that any organization anywhere could have matched the YCA record for spotting great talent and helping it along.” – The New York Times
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. For the past 55 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.