The Young Artist Series, presented under the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, features prize winners and finalists of the biennial New York International Piano Competition at venues in New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.  A roster of talented, emerging artists offer eclectic programs of classical piano music, including repertoire from the 17th century to the present.

Rather than the traditional competition model where the focus is on winning, The New York International Piano Competition provides an opportunity for contestants to perform, network, exchange information and cultivate a support system that will carry them through their pre-professional years. The competition is dedicated to providing artistic development, educational enhancement, seminars, master classes and performance opportunities. 

Greenwich House Music School is pleased to host three programs in the 2016-17 season. Each recital is free and open to the public, held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Renee Weiler Concert Hall. Unique to this series, we invite students at the Music School to attend a Q&A with the featured artist beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Eloise Kim, pianist, born in 1992 was the youngest finalist at the 2008 New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event presented under the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Hailed as “a musician with great poetic phrasing and poised lyrical nature”-the Columbian, Eloise received her Bachelor of Music at the Colburn Conservatory studying with Ory Shihor. She is now pursuing her Master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Andre-Michel Schub. [Read more...]

Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Described by the Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted… a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” Anna Han has won a number of prestigious international competitions, including the first prizes of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, the 2011 New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists and both the 2011 and 2008 IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicians) International Piano Competitions. [Read more...] 

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Jun Hwi Cho, pianist, born in 1996, became the First Prize Winner of the Seventh New York International Piano Competition in June 2014, a biennial event presented under the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. In addition to his cash prize, he was awarded a recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., as well as additional appearances on the Young Artists Series, a program of concerts throughout New York and Connecticut. [Read more...]

Leann Osterkamp  Mackenzie Melemed      Hannah Sun


Anna Dmytrenko      Yen Yu Chen Jennifer Campbell

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, a non-profit organization, is an outgrowth of The Stecher and Horowitz School of the Arts. Founded in 1960, in Cedarhurst, New York, the school was Nassau County’s leading conservatory of music until its transition in 1999 to New York City. Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, Executive Directors of the Foundation and Founders of the original school, devoted a lifetime to more than 15,000 students enrolled during its thirty-nine year history.

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation is committed to furthering the education, recognition, and fostering of gifted young musicians, helping sustain and preserve the essence of our cultural life through audience development and community involvement. Serving pianists ages 16-25, the foundation seeks and develops emerging talent through its flagship programs: the New York International Piano Competition and the Young Artists Series. The foundation mentors aspirants, helping them achieve their personal and professional goals through career guidance, artistic development, and performance opportunities. Individuality and excellence are mainstays of the foundation’s core objectives, focusing the young artists’ horizons toward the pursuit of a realistic and attainable career in music.

Concerned about the future, the Foundation realized the next chapter in its mission was to serve as mentors, supporting and inspiring young musicians through the The New York International Piano Competition. Constantly expanding its vision, The Foundation continues to serve and inspire outstanding young musicians worldwide.

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