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The Career Award was founded in 1995 to support young artists who achieve international success in classical music. One of the artists recognized this year is Noémi Győri, a flutist, who arrived with her chamber music partner, the official Steinway Artist, Katalin Csillagh. The two will perform at the Steinway Hall on October 23, with the show broadcasted by WQXR, New York's Classical Music Radio Station.

Amongst the young musicians from around the globe Noémi Győri was one of the five talents recognized by the jury of the Salon de Virtuosi this year. It will be these five select artists playing on October 23, 2012 at Steinway Hall, where Noémi will be accompanied by the outstanding young pianist Katalin Csillagh.
The main aim of the Charlotte White's Salon de Virtuosi Foundation, established by the famous pianist in 1989, was to support and mentor young musicians. The legendary patron has discovered numerous stars of classical musician. From the beginning, the Salon de Virtuosi was sponsored by great artists, such as Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham and János Starker. Henry Steinway, Chairman of the legendary piano factory himself was a significant patron of the event series.
Although the young Hungarian talent Noémi Győri has not yet turned 30, she has already played most famous Concert Halls around the world.
As a soloist she performed with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, the Regensburg Chamber Orchestra and the Duna (Danube) Symphonic Orchestra before returning to the Wiener Konzerthaus's Mozart Salon this November. The flutist debuted last year in New York's Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in May 2012. Noémi has been recently appointed "Associate Tutor in Flute" at the Royal Northern College of Music and awarded the European Cultural Prize for Young Artists. She is set to give a master class at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin in January 2013.
Katalin Csillagh is an official Steinway Artist, and winner of numerous international piano competitions, including the EPTA London International Piano Contest (1999) where she won first prize from among participants from 42 countries and the International Beethoven Sonata Competition in London (2007).
She has been performing as a soloist with symphonic orchestras since her student years, visiting renowned concert halls in Budapest, Vienna, London, Paris, Nizza, Toronto and Buenos Aires.
She has been a Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae scholar in London, and she has earned the Glenn Gould Academy's two-year fellowship in Toronto, as well as a postgraduate scholarship by the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She has recorded three solo and one chamber concert albums.
Besides their concert at Steinway Hall the are also performing at the Consulate General of Hungary on October 26 at 7pm.



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