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Ambassador and Mrs. Sumio Kusaka with Sean Kennard
Ambassador and Mrs. Sumio Kusaka with Sean Kennard
Charlotte White introducing the artists
Charlotte White introducing the artists
Erika White with the Ambassador Kusaka and Fuminori Kato
Erika White with the Ambassador Kusaka and Fuminori Kato
Sean Kennard (left)
Sean Kennard (left)
Supper after the Performance
Supper after the Performance
Ambassador and Mrs. Sumio Kusaka with Sean Kennard and Kensho Watanabe
Ambassador and Mrs. Sumio Kusaka with Sean Kennard and Kensho Watanabe
Charlotte White with with Sean Kennard and Kensho Watanabe
Charlotte White with with Sean Kennard and Kensho Watanabe
Charlotte White with Masayo Ishigure (left) and Hiroko Onoyama
Charlotte White with Masayo Ishigure (left) and Hiroko Onoyama
After the Concert
After the Concert
Masayo Ishigure
Masayo Ishigure
Sean Kennard
Sean Kennard
Robert Sherman
Robert Sherman
Vladimir Feltsman
Vladimir Feltsman
The Claremont Trio
The Claremont Trio
Erika Mitsui
Erika Mitsui
James Kim
James Kim

On Thursday, March 6th, 2014 we proudly presented "Spring Song From Japan" at the magnificent residence of Ambassador and Mrs.Kusaka of Japan. The concert featured superb Japanese artists: Sean Kennard, pianist and son of a Japanese mother, who has won top prizes in such prestigious competitions as the Queen Elizabeth Competition (Belgium); a performance on the charming traditional Japanese instrument Okoto by the well known Masayo Ishigure; and a thrilling finale by the renowned young violinist and conductor Kensho Watanabe.

A delightful Japanese Buffet Supper followed the concert.



Spring Song from Japan

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2014 - 15 Opening Gala

Opening remarks by Charlotte White
Opening remarks by Charlotte White
Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin of Hungary
Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin of Hungary
Robert Sherman
Robert Sherman
Bela Horvath
Bela Horvath
Bela Horvath receiving the Roosevelt Grant from Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin and Helen Roosevelt
Bela Horvath receiving the Roosevelt Grant from Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin and Helen Roosevelt
Emy Ferguson
Emy Ferguson
Receiving David&Goldie Blanksteen Grant from Goldie Blanksteen
Receiving David&Goldie Blanksteen Grant from Goldie Blanksteen
Receiving M.Schoen-Warshaw Grant from Monique Schoen-Warshaw
Receiving M.Schoen-Warshaw Grant from Monique Schoen-Warshaw
Receiving SONY-USA Foundation Grant from Hiroko Onoyama of Sony Corporation
Receiving SONY-USA Foundation Grant from Hiroko Onoyama of Sony Corporation
Intermission
Intermission
Kensho Watanabe and Charlotte White
Kensho Watanabe and Charlotte White
Balazs Fulei, Bela Horvath, Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin of Hungary and Charlotte White
Balazs Fulei, Bela Horvath, Ambassador Ferrenc Kumin of Hungary and Charlotte White
Reception after the concert
Reception after the concert

We opened 2014 -15 season at Steinway Hall with our Gala Awards Concert on October 13, 2014. The concert featured winners of the 2014 Salon De Virtuosi Awards: Emi Ferguson, flutist, Kensho Watanabe, violinist, Gideon Whitehead, guitarist, Bela Horvath, violinist and pianist Balazs Fulei. Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, served as the MC.

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2015 - 16 Opening Gala

Harpist Bridget Kibbey performed her own transcription of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, KWV 565, at the at Salon De Virtuosi 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. Ms. Kibbey received a $5,000  career grant from SONY-USA Foundation.
Harpist Bridget Kibbey performed her own transcription of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, KWV 565, at the at Salon De Virtuosi 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. Ms. Kibbey received a $5,000 career grant from SONY-USA Foundation.
Salon De Virtuosi presented the $5000 Barbara Brookes/Arthur W. Diamond Grant to pianist Sara Daneshpour at the Salon’s 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert. From left, Daneshpour received from Ms. Brookes the career grant and a warm embrace following her performance of works by Scarlatti and Prokofiev.
Salon De Virtuosi presented the $5000 Barbara Brookes/Arthur W. Diamond Grant to pianist Sara Daneshpour at the Salon’s 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert. From left, Daneshpour received from Ms. Brookes the career grant and a warm embrace following her performance of works by Scarlatti and Prokofiev.

Violinist Sean Lee, pictured right, received the $5000 David & Goldie Blanksteen Grant. Sean performed four caprices by Nicolo Paganini at the Gala Awards Concert. Presenting the grant on behalf of Goldie and her late husband David  Blanksteen was their grandson, Jonathan Blanksteen, pictured on the left. Robert Sherman, center, host of the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase on radio station WQXR, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Violinist Sean Lee, pictured right, received the $5000 David & Goldie Blanksteen Grant. Sean performed four caprices by Nicolo Paganini at the Gala Awards Concert. Presenting the grant on behalf of Goldie and her late husband David Blanksteen was their grandson, Jonathan Blanksteen, pictured on the left. Robert Sherman, center, host of the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase on radio station WQXR, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
Salon board member Monique Schoen-Warshaw with pianist Baron Fenwick
Salon board member Monique Schoen-Warshaw with pianist Baron Fenwick
Baron Fenwick and Monique Schoen-Warshaw. On the left is Patricia Engel, a Patron of the Salon.
Baron Fenwick and Monique Schoen-Warshaw. On the left is Patricia Engel, a Patron of the Salon.
Cellist Nathan Chan, center, received the Helen Roosevelt $5000 career grant, on Wed., Oct. 14, at the Salon De Virtuosi 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. On right, pianist Mika Emily Sasaki and Salon board member Jay Fallon of Armonk, NY.
Cellist Nathan Chan, center, received the Helen Roosevelt $5000 career grant, on Wed., Oct. 14, at the Salon De Virtuosi 2015 Opening Gala Awards Concert at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. On right, pianist Mika Emily Sasaki and Salon board member Jay Fallon of Armonk, NY.

We opened 2015 - 16 season at the Hungarian Consulate with our Gala Awards Concert on October 14, 2015. The concert featured winners of the 2015 Salon De Virtuosi Awards: Bridget Kibbey, harpist, Sara Daneshpour, pianist, Sean Lee, violinist, Baron Fenwick, pianist and cellist Nathan Chan. Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, served as the MC.

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2016 - 17 Opening Gala

Charlotte White and Helen Roosevelt
Charlotte White and Helen Roosevelt
Josef Spacek, Miroslav Sekera and Mrs. Martin Dvorak
Josef Spacek, Miroslav Sekera and Mrs. Martin Dvorak
Wei Luo, Barbara Brookes and 
Wei's mother
Wei Luo, Barbara Brookes and
Wei's mother
Ronaldo Rolim, Chang Pan and 
Goldie Blanksteen
Ronaldo Rolim, Chang Pan and
Goldie Blanksteen
Josef Spacek, Miroslav Sekera and Monique Warshaw
Josef Spacek, Miroslav Sekera and Monique Warshaw
Barbara Brookes, Mrs. Luo, Wei Luo, John Gerlach, Lan Bernstone
Barbara Brookes, Mrs. Luo, Wei Luo, John Gerlach, Lan Bernstone
Rieko Tsuchida
Rieko Tsuchida
Rieko Tsuchida and Bob Sherman
Rieko Tsuchida and Bob Sherman
Ronaldo Rolim and Bob Sherman
Ronaldo Rolim and Bob Sherman
Wei Luo
Wei Luo
Chang Pan and John Gerlach
Chang Pan and John Gerlach
Rieko Tsuchida and Mayumi Tsuchida
Rieko Tsuchida and Mayumi Tsuchida
Samuel Snyder, Ken Sugawara, Yoko Arimura, Erika White, Hiroko Onoyama, Junko Snyder and Jim Clements
Samuel Snyder, Ken Sugawara, Yoko Arimura, Erika White, Hiroko Onoyama, Junko Snyder and Jim Clements

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On May 7th, 2014 we presented a special concert to a packed house at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall honoring Charlotte White, Founder and Director of the Salon de Virtuosi in celebration of her 100th BIRTHDAY! The concert featured some of the Salon’s past grant winners and other outstanding young artists. We were thrilled to have Vladimir Feltsman as our Guest of Honor. Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, served as the MC.

Charlotte White's 100th Birthday Celebration

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