Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Artist Concerto Competition Winners

Where are they now?
Music & Memories

Premiere Right Here
June 27, 2021 – 8:00am – YPO@Home



  • Have you ever wondered what became of all the fantastic concerto competition winners that you’ve heard perform with the Yonkers Philharmonic over the years? 
  • Did you know Josephine Caruso, who started and ran the competition for the orchestra?
  • Have you wondered about Bob Sherman’s involvement through the years? 

We answer these questions with our YPO@Home program:


The Concerto Competition Retrospective


We asked previous winners to send in a short performance videos and/or an update on what they’ve been doing.


We asked long time Board Member, adjudicator and competition organizer, Joyce Henery, and emcee, Bob Sherman, to provide insight about the history and evolution of the competition since its inception.


So join us for music and conversation premiering  June 27th

This concert made possible by the City of Yonkers Community Development Block Grant and Westchester County Business First Catalyst Grant


7th Annual Beethoven Festival

A Salute to German Composers

On Demand Premier – April 18th – 8:00am


Featuring members of  the YPO performing works including


For program notes – click here


  • Beethoven Fidelio Overture: Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Beethoven 3 Equali: Walter Barrett, Trombone 
  • Beethoven Trio for 3 Clarinets: David Radovich – John Lissauer – Joe Stelluti 
  • Beethoven Cello Sonata No 1. in F Major: TJ Bastone, Double Bass – Kimberly Dunkin, Piano
  • Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat major:  Urara Mogi, Violin – Ani Kalayjian, Cello – Reiko Uchida, Piano
  • CPE Bach Sonata in A minor: Adam Ray, Flute  
  • Hindemith Sonata for Four Horns: Kevin Newtown – Peter DelGrosso – Blair Hamrick – Ser Konvalin

@Home – ” ¡Viva Latino! ” Concert Part II

Premiere November 22nd

Live Q&A @3:30 with YPO Music Director, Tong Chen, and concert artist

Carlos Jimenez – Flute

Urara Mogi, Violin
Reiko Uchida, (piano acc.)


To join the Live Q&A, please send your request and question to 

Tong Chen - Music Director
Carlos Jimenez
Reiko Uchida

@Home – ” ¡Viva Latino! ” Concert Part I


Premiere November 8, 2020



@Home – Music & Conversations with Bob Sherman and guest Adam Ray


Premiere June 28, 2020

WQXR radio personality Robert (Bob) Sherman talks with award-winning flutist Adam Ray. In addition to his work with YPO and Lehman College Symphony Orchestra, Ray attributes his ability to bring diversity to his music to his father Michael Ray (known for his work with Kool & The Gang and the Sun Ra Arkestra).


With live performances by Adam of


Syrinx by Claude Debussy (written in 1913)


Hypnosis by Ian Clarke (written in 1994)  http://ianclarke.net/page12.html

@ Home with Tong

Premier June 14th


“The Winners Circle”


Premier May 31, 2020 


Congratulations to the 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