Since 1951, CAG has helped more than 500 young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG’s annual competition receive comprehensive management support, including a debut recital on the CAG Presents Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship.
Notable alumni artists include violinists Jennifer Koh, Joseph Lin (Juilliard Quartet), and Eugene Drucker (Emerson Quartet); pianists Barry Douglas, Michael Brown, and Daniel Hsu; clarinetists David Shifrin and David Krakauer ; flutists Carol Wincenc, Marina Piccinini, and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase; groundbreaking ensembles Imani Winds, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and Sybarite5; and Grammy-winning ensembles Pacifica and Parker String Quartets, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and MacArthur Fellow Eighth Blackbird.
“Concert Artists Guild has been extremely successful not only because of its commitment to extraordinary artistry, but through its commitment to change, and its willingness to adapt to the new realities of the classical music world. From innovative uses of the digital platform, to trailblazing collaborations with venues – traditional and non-traditional – and media, to its fearless embrace of innovative artists, CAG is forging a model for the creation of sustainable careers.”
LIMOR TOMER GENERAL MANAGER, CONCERTS & LECTURES, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
“You can find no greater endorsement of CAG than the winning combination of high quality young artists competing for representation by CAG and the equally high level of presenters engaging CAG musicians.”
WILLIAM BOUGHTON MUSIC DIRECTOR, NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“I love the fact that CAG’s ultimate objective is the same as mine – keeping the art of chamber music vital and relevant.”
Todd Wetzel Director, Purdue Convocations