New leader for Young Concert Artists

Young Concert Artists (YCA) has named Daniel Kellogg as its next president. He’ll take over from Susan Wadsworth – who has held the role for an impressive 58 years – in July.

Kellogg is a composer and a graduate of both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music. He’s previously held the role of composer-in-residence at YCA and was on its management roster for over years.

Each year YCA selects a number of artists for its programme through international auditions. They then benefit from three years of management, engagements, publicity and career guidance. They also get debuts at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and in various venues across New York City.

Wadsworth said that Kellogg’s personal experience with YCA means that he, “fully understands the role that YCA plays in young musicians’ lives,” and added that: “Daniel Kellogg’s enthusiasm and energy will enable the organisation to continue to thrive and meet the challenges of the 21st century – while maintaining the high musical standards for which the organisation is known.”

Former YCA artists include Anne Akiko Meyers, Julia Bullock, Pinchas Zukerman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Fazil Say. Its current roster features accordionist Hanzhi Wang, oboist Olivier Stankiewicz and the Hermès Quartet.

Wadworth will continue to work with YCA as a creative consultant.