Concert Artists Guild

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The Concert Artists Guild is an American musical institution, based in New York City and established in 1951. It is dedicated to discovering and nurturing musical talent, and helping musicians start careers. It provides scholarships and grants, and also runs the CAG Records label.

According to organizer Richard Weinert, “We begin with 350 musicians of any type or sort—vocalists, duos, instrumentalists, worldwide—whittle them down until 12 finalists remain, and from those, usually three or four are selected who have the combination of training, talent, and that extra pizzazz that is needed to have a successful concert career.”[1] The three or four winners are then managed for several years, mentoring them in becoming successful concert musicians.

Hedge fund manager and philanthropist Roy Niederhoffer has served as Chairman of the Concert Artists Guild.[2]


Winners of the Concert Artists Guild:[3]


  1. ^ Jens F. Laurson (April 13, 2010). "The Art of Becoming Unnecessary: Concert Artists Guild". Fanfare Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
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  3. ^ Concert Artists Guild Award winners

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