MusicaNova Young Artists concerts feature extraordinarily talented musicians under 18, performing a program of their choice in a formal recital setting.  Over the last four seasons more than 30 young artists have performed in the series.  Some have performed as soloists with the professional MusicaNova Orchestra, and many have gone on to study at prestigious schools and conservatories including Colburn, Juilliard, Harvard, Oberlin, and Peabody.

Hannah Goldstick, violin and Samuel Xu, piano

September 23, 2017

MusicaNova begins the Young Artists season with two exceptional 16-year old musicians, violinist Hannah Goldstick and pianist Samuel Xu, in recital. Their program includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Paganini’s Caprice No. 13, Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2, and more.


Emma Potter, French horn and Joshua Jensen, piano

November 18, 2017

Versatile French horn player and Arizona School for the Arts senior Emma Potter, 17, is joined by multiple-award winning pianist Joshua Jensen, 17, in the second Young Artists Concert of the 2017-18 season.


Audrey Wang, viola and Ryan Stover, piano

January 20, 2018

Violist Audrey Wang, Pinnacle High School student and Arizona Musicfest Young Artist Concert veteran is joined by Gilbert pianist Ryan Stover, 11, in another exciting MusicaNova Young Artists Concert.


Alicia Wu, flute and Angelina Zhang, piano

March 17, 2018

Flautist Alicia Wu, 17, and pianist Angelina Zhang, 11, bring their multiple prize-winning talents to the MusicaNova Young Artists Series stage in a program of works sure to excite an entertain all.


Sophia Chan, harp and Christina Chang, piano

May 26, 2018

Back by popular demand, Beautiful Strings II harpist Sophia Chan, 17, is joined by pianist Christina Chang, 15, in the final concert of the 2017-18 Young Artists Series.


Vault Mastering Studios

MusicaNova Young Artists concerts are recorded by Vault Mastering for release on archival CD and potential broadcast on public radio and television outlets throughout Arizona

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

MusicaNova Young Artists Concerts are supported in part by grants from the

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Arizona Commission on the Arts

Arizona Commission on the Arts