Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization that "has brought to public attention a steady stream of remarkable musicians." Each year, the finest artists in classical music gather for YCA's auditions where they compete against a standard of excellence – not each other. The winners join our roster of extraordinary instrumentalists, singers and composers.
"It is extremely doubtful that any organization anywhere could match Young Concert Artists' record for spotting great talent."
Our artists perform on concert stages throughout the US and around the world. Bring YCA artists to your community - give your audience the thrill of discovering the "stars of the next generation."
A great cultural tradition since 1961, Young Concert Artists shines a spotlight on the newest talent, launching careers through debut concerts and comprehensive professional development. YCA artists go on to have a major impact on the future of music. Notable alumni include Emanuel Ax, Sasha Cooke, Jeremy Denk,
the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, and Pinchas Zukerman.