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Concert Artists Guild Announces Finalists of the 2023 Victor Elmaleh Competition

Six soloists and four ensembles will proceed to the finals to compete for management in the Americas and Europe and international performance opportunities


The Concert Artists Guild (CAG) recently announced the six soloists and four ensembles who have been selected to perform in the finals of the 2023 edition of the Victor Elmaleh Competition. This prestigious competition has helped to launch the careers of a number of young musicians, including VC Artists Inmo Yang, Yoojing Jang, Geneva Lewis, and Alexi Kenney.

This year's Grand Prize winners will receive international management in the Americas and Europe jointly with CAG and Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London, performances at Merkin Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London, and the opportunity to participate in the organization's Citizen Musician Bootcamp.

All other winners will receive North American management with CAG, a New York debut performance, and participation in Citizen Musician Bootcamp.

The six soloists and four ensembles who have been selected for the final are as follows:

• VC Artist Sophia Bacelar, cello
Nina Bernat, double bass
• VC Artist Joshua Brown, violin
Njioma Chinyere Grevious, violin
• VC Artist Nathan Meltzer, violin
Charles Overton, harp
Abeo Quartet, string quartet
Best Friends Duo, violin and guitar duo
Dior Quartet, string quartet
Stanton Street Duo, harmonica and guitar duo


"Congratulations to the 2023 Finalists!" wrote CAG on social media. "We are thrilled to share with you the incredible 6 soloists and 4 ensembles who will advance to the live Final Round, which will take place on May 23 at National Sawdust."

"Thank you to everyone who applied to this year’s competition and for the energy, hard work, talent, and creativity you brought to your applications."

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