2021-22 SEASON



The Salon de Virtuosi is pleased to present a special virtual concert featuring performances and interviews with talented young French classical musicians, in collaboration with the Consulate General of France in New York. You will hear a thrilling program by the violin duo Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu (ages 15 and 13), which was specially recorded for the Salon de Virtuosi. These talented sisters, who have already won numerous accolades, were invited recently to perform at Buckingham Palace, where they played Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins with Maestros Maxim Vengerov and Marios Papadopoulos. Read more about Hina and Fiona HERE.

In addition, we are delighted to present a performance previously recorded live from the Louvre Museum featuring one of the foremost French pianists of his generation: Rémi Geniet. He is a laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels and the youngest prize winner of the Beethoven Bonn Competition.

Read more about Rémi HERE.

In lieu of our usual post-concert get together with the artists, we are including recent interviews with them from their homes in New York and Paris where they share insights about their lives, musical inspiration, hobbies and how they are adapting to life during this period.

Our deepest thanks to Anne Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York for her kind patronage and her opening remarks as well as to Consul Eric Bayer and the Consulate General of France for their support.

We look forward to collaborating with them again in the near future.

Pianist Rémi Geniet live performance from the Louvre Museum in Paris

Edvrad Grieg (1843-1907) -- Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 7

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante molto

III. Alla menuetto

IV. Finale. Molto allegro

Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Rémi Geniet


Before we begin the musical program, we would like to share a few words of greeting below.

Anne Claire Legendre, Erika White and Lora Tchekoratova introduce the program

Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin duo,

recorded especially for Salon de Virtuosi at their home in New York City

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) -- Sonata for Two Violins No. 5

Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) -- Etude Caprices No. 2 and No. 4 for 2 Violins.

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) -- Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2. (Hina)

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) -- Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 (Fiona)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) -- Halvoren Passacaglia for two violins

Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Hina and Fiona Khuong-Huu

To enhance your experience of French Culture, we invite you on a "virtual visit" of France.

You can watch French Films, listen to a Podcast about France, learn French at the French Institute in New York or take a Virtual Visit of the Louvre Museum.

Enjoy this simple, but delicious French recipe from New York Times Food Writer Melissa Clark or simply learn how to make a proper French omelette HERE.

Join us next month for our Season Finale: East Meets West.

We hope to present our Spring Song from Japan concert virtually at a later date.

Salute to France: Virtual Concert.