Join the Yonkers Philharmonic from the security and comfort of your own home for an on-line celebration of the winners of the 2020 Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition on May 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  When you can’t come to the music, we’re bringing the music to you.

Tong Chen, YPO Music Director, and Robert Sherman, WQXR radio personality, discuss the music, the students and their accomplishments.  The winners will share solo video performances so that you can get a taste of their artistry.  We look forward to getting back together as a community and celebrating in person.  In the meantime, we’re working hard to provide you with additional on-line content starting with this premier episode of YPO@Home.  Be sure to sign up for the YPO newsletter for a complete schedule of YPO@Home shows.

Key concert information:


Date:   Sunday, May 31, 2020  (PREMIER)

Time:  3:00
Place:   ON-LINE ONLY right here!

Winners of the 42nd Annual Concerto Competition 
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society

Isaac Blackburn – Piano
First Prize $1,000 – The Josephine A Caruso Memorial Award
Prize funded by: Edward Plotkin and Andrew Romano
High School: Pelham Memorial High School 
Music Teacher: Rie Matsumoto

Andreas Welch – Piano
Second Prize $700
Prize funded by: Anonymous and Helen Henkel*
High School: Berkeley Carrol School (NYC)
Music Teacher: Miyoko Lotto

Daniel Choi – Oboe
Third Prize $500
Prize funded by: Joyce Henery* in honor of Robert Sherman
High School: Riverdale Country School
Music Teacher: You Sun Chung

Anahita Subramanya – Voice
Fourth Prize $400
Prize funded by: Linda Sala and Annette Volino*
High School: Pleasantville HS
Music Teacher: Kathleen Donovan-Warren

Susanna Bobbs – Violin
Fifth Prize $200
Prize funded by: Helen Henkel*
High School: Saddle River HS
Music Teacher: Frank Huang

* FAOS Board Member