Charlotte White's

Argus Quartet
Argus Quartet
Danbi Um
Danbi Um
Janice Carissa
Janice Carissa
Reed Tetzlaff
Reed Tetzlaff
Ririko Takagi
Ririko Takagi
William Wei
William Wei

Congratulations to our 2018 Career Grant Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that the following outstanding young musicians were selected as recipients of this year’s $5,000 Career Grants:

Janice Carissa

Ririko Takagi

Reed Tetzloff

Argus Quartet

William Wei

Danbi Um

Save the date for our acclaimed Gala Awards Concert on November 1, 2018 at

The Kosciuszko Foundation with host Robert Sherman of WQXR

Thank you for Advancing Classical Music!

Your generosity enables us to nurture the concert artists of tomorrow through performance opportunities and financial assistance. To help the Salon fulfill its mission, please consider a tax-deductible donation to

Salon de Virtuosi, which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM

We are delighted to introduce our new Artistic Director, Lora Tchekoratova, who will ensure that the Salon continues to discover and present young musicians of the highest promise and caliber. A student of the great pianist Seymour Lipkin, Lora holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Juilliard and has been praised for her musical intensity and virtuosity. She also has extensive experience as a music pedagogue and concert presenter, with deep connections in both the classical music world and the diplomatic community. She is committed to continue Charlotte’s work and to honor and preserve her legacy for years to come, and looks forward to getting to know the members of the Salon community.

Additional Upcoming Concerts

We have many exciting and varied concerts planned for this season, featuring thrilling new young artists as well as special appearances by our outstanding Grant Winners. We hope you will join us!



December 14, 2017 at 7 PM

We usher in the holidays with our annual Holiday Concert at the lovely home of Lewis and Elizabeth Bryden at the Des Artistes Apartments, 1 West 67th Street.

Join us as we celebrate the season with the exciting Armenian pianist/composer Karen Hakobyan and the delightful Jazz Ensemble Peter and Will Anderson on saxophone and clarinet, accompanied by guitar.


January 29, 2018 at 7 PM

We kick off the new year with a thrilling concert at Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, featuring oboist Olivier Stankiewicz, a 2017 Salon Career Grant winner, and introducing the sensitive pianist Daniel Baer and superb young violinist William Ching-Yi Wei.


We have many more exciting concerts planned for the spring. As our members know, each year we present concerts at elegant consulates and other diplomatic venues and we are now in the process of coordinating with our hosts’ diplomatic schedules. These events are always memorable and well worth waiting for! Stay tuned for more details for the following planned events:


April 9, 2018 at 7 pm

Consulate General of Hungary, 227 East 52nd Street

Featuring the young Hungarian clarinetist Noemi Sallai, the exciting pianist Reed Tetzloff and a special guest appearance by the 2009 Salon Career Award Winner István Vardái, cello.


May 2018 — Date and artists TBA


June  2018 — Date TBA

Consulate General of India, 3 East 64th Street

An encore performance by 2017 Salon Career Grant Winners Indrayuddh Majumder and Dibyarka Chatterjee (sarod and tabla), who will perform and receive their award, together with the Argus Quartet, current resident string quartet at the Juilliard School.

Special Bonus Concerts

As a special thank-you to our members, we are planning two bonus concerts for those who join for the entire season:

Return visit on November 7, 2017 to the Bohemian National Hall, located at 321 East 73rd Street, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic presenting Matyas Novak, winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, together with other artists to be announced.

On February 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. we will host a special bonus concert for our members at the new Steinway Hall, featuring Janice Carissa, the up and coming young pianist from Indonesia, a scholar of the Lang Lang International Foundation and recipient of numerous awards and honors. In addition we will present the beautiful virtuoso violinist Danbi Um, who recently became a member of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Chamber Music Society II.


All concerts are followed by an elegant buffet dinner or cocktail reception



To learn more about Lora please click "A MESSAGE FROM LORA"




In Loving Memory

Charlotte White

1914 - 2017

Dear Friends,

We usher in the Salon’s new season with a mix of emotions: deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love and support following the passing of my mother Charlotte White, Founder of the Salon, just a few months short of her 103rd birthday, and renewed dedication to fulfill her legacy by ensuring that the Salon continues to thrive.

My mother's message at her 100th birthday celebration was that the secret to a long life is not a special vitamin or exercise, but to have a reason to wake up in the morning and to have a passion. The Salon was her passion, and her mind never ceased thinking up new ideas for concerts she wanted to present, exciting young musicians she wanted to introduce, and ways to impart her vivid personal experience of how music truly unites us. She shared her abundant energy and passion with her family, friends and members of the Salon, and I know her light will continue to shine on

– Erika White


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 (“Harp”), I. Poco adagio – allegro

- Aizuri Quartet: Ariana Kim, violin; Miho Saegusa, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello

Wagner-Liszt: Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

- Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75, IV. Allegro molto

- Asi Matathis, violin; Victor Stanislavsky, piano

Chopin: Grand Valses Brillantes, Op. 34, I. Waltz in A-flat Major

- Drew Petersen, piano

Shostakovich: Prelude from The Gadfly, Op. 97

- Ania Filochowski, violin; Piotr Filochowski, violin; Hugh Sung, piano

Sarasate: Navarra

- Ania Filochowski, violin; Piotr Filochowski, violin; Hugh Sung, piano

Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28

-  Ariel Horowitz, violin; Eri Kang, piano

Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners 2017 on WQXR

Featuring distinguished alumni and special guests


Salon de Virtuosi Pesents a Special 
30th Anniversary Gala Concert in Tribute to Charlotte White