Young Musicians Concert
The Young Musicians Concert is an annual recital that has been taking place almost as long as the AMTL has been in existence. Each year talented and serious young musicians compete for the opportunity to perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Auditions are held about a month before the event, and the age range is 15-22 years for pianists, 15-25 years for string players, and 17-27 years for vocalists. The Carnegie Hall venue attracts “la crème de la crème” of developing artists, many of whom are on a professional track. Consequently, the performances are of a consistently high artistic level, and the concerts are extremely well received by enthusiastic audiences. With the ever-increasing costs of sponsoring such an event, this is a philanthropic project that operates at an expense to the organization. The AMTL views this concert as a prize that the musicians earn by virtue of their talent and hard work, and is therefore reluctant to pass on the entire cost to them. Feedback from participants confirms that this is a valuable and memorable experience.