Monica J. Felkel, Director of Artist Management
Vicki Margulies, Artist Manager
Rong-Hong (Ron) Ma, Far East Representative, Financial Associate
Janet Rucker, Operations Manager
Erol Gurol, Program Manager
Emily Whildin, Associate Artist Manager
Karin Sansaricq, Publicity Manager
Mary Chen, Director of Development
Michelle Shim, Development Manager
Maria Strojniak, Development Assistant
Michele Yang-Stevens, Program & Publicity Assistant
Tim McCarthy, Information Systems Manager
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Susan Wadsworth founded Young Concert Artists, Inc. in l961, a unique non‑profit organization which for 55 years has discovered and launched the careers of many of today’s most illustrious musicians including the pianists Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Anne-Marie McDermott and Richard Goode, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Chee-Yun, Ida and Ani Kavafian, cellists Carter Brey and Fred Sherry, and sopranos Dawn Upshaw and Sasha Cooke, to name a few. She enjoys serving on competition Juries, including concerto competitions at the Peabody Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Yale School of Music.
In 1993, at the request of Isaac Stern, Young Concert Artists presented a performance by YCA artists at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton, in an evening honoring the recipients of the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, Mrs. Wadsworth accepted the Angel Award presented to Young Concert Artists by the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators. Mrs. Wadsworth has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Mannes College, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory; and honored with the Frances Riker Davis Alumnae Award of the Brearley School, and as a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.
Susan Wadsworth was born in New York City and studied piano and violin from an early age. She earned a BA in English from Vassar College, continuing piano and violin studies. Mrs. Wadsworth is married to the pianist and Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth.