Date/Time: Sunday, February 26th, 2023 @11:00 AM

The annual Gifted Young People’s Concerts will be hosted by Klavierhaus, located at 790 11th Avenue, NYC. These concerts are adjudicated, and students chosen by the judges will be invited to perform the following Sunday at Tenri Cultural Institute in the Awards Concert.

Teachers in good standing may submit three students, with no more than two in one age group. Preteens may play up to 5 minutes total, Early Teens (ages 13-15) up to 8 minutes, and Late Teens (16-18) up to 10 minutes.  Students should play from memory and be properly dressed for a concert (no jeans or sneakers, for instance).  Please refer to the Youth Concerts Guidelines for more information about this and other Youth Concerts.

Start times for each age group are as follows:
Preteens – 11:30 (warm-up starting 11:00)
Early Teens – 1:00 (warm-up starting 12:30)
Late Teens – 3:00 (warm-up starting 2:30)
Please note that these times may be adjusted prior to the concerts due to numbers enrolled in each program. You will be informed of any changes.

Please contact Alison Thomas at [email protected] to enroll your students, and please include the following in your email:

  • Name of teacher
  • Name of student
  • Age of student
  • Name of person sending payment
  • Name of each piece in full
  • Name of composer
  • Movements or sections of each piece, if any
  • Total performance time for each piece

Audience members are encouraged to wear masks and be vaccinated.

There is a $30 fee per student, to cover costs of presenting the concert. You may send payment via the Pay Now button below, or a check, made out to The Leschetizky Association, may be sent directly to Young Drago at 37-21 90th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.  Please consult the Guidelines above and correspond with the event director BEFORE sending payment! The Pay Now option will entail signing up for a PayPal account, if you do not already have one. It is free and may be canceled at any time.