Meet Salon de Virtuosi’s 2022 Career Grant Winners at Gala Awards Concert


Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi, in New York City, recently announced the seven recipients of their 2022 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grants. The young artists were recognized for their talent and each will receive $5,000.

The artists will be featured in the upcoming 2022 Gala Awards Concert on October 19, 2022, at 7:30 pm ET.

The Grant Winners include:

Ismael Guerrero, cello

Nikka Gershman-Pepper, flute

Derek Louie, cello

Daniel Rafimayeri, violin

Miray Ito, violin

Mariam and Amira Abouzahra, violin

Evren Ozel, piano



The 2022 Gala Awards Concert will be performed live at The Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in New York, New York. The program showcases works by Tchaikovsky, Kreissler, Chopin, Schumann, Popper, Boem and others.

You can purchase with the Salon de Virtuosi 2022 Gala Awards Concert, here.


TCHAIKOVSKY – Valse Sentimentale
KREISELR – Praeludium and Allegro
HALVORSEN – Sarabande con Variazioni on a Theme by Handel
BOHM – Perpetuum mobile
CHOPIN – Mazurkas
SCHUMANN – Adagio and Allegro
POPPER – Hungarian Rhapsody
WETGLER – By the Brook
GLUCK – Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice
DINICU – Hora Staccato
ELGAR – Sospiri, Op. 70 and La Capricieuse, Op. 17



Founded by concert pianist Charlotte White, a former student of the legendary Josef Lhevinne and Richard Singe, the Salon is now entering its 26th season. It is dedicated to the discovery and support of talented young musicians.

Previous grant recipients include violinists Philippe Quint and Karen Gomyo, pianists Joyce Yang, Drew Petersen, and Conrad Tao — plus VC Artists Yesong Sophie Lee, Zlatomir Fung, Minami Yoshida, Josef Spacek, Paul Huang, and the Aizuri Quartet. Additional winners include VC Young Artists Nathan Meltzer and Moné Hattori, plus VC Rising Stars Hina Khuong-Huu and Fiona Khuong-Huu.

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