Young Masters Series

Acclaimed young performers firmly on the path to wider recognition give audiences a chance to discover tomorrow’s great artists today. SF Performances has a highly regarded record of introducing gifted musicians—often in their Bay Area and West Coast debuts—when they are on the brink of big careers. Read more…

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez tells stories in sound and his life in music is just such a tale. In 2009 he emigrated from Cuba to Los Angeles with a suitcase full of music, a sweater and a pair of jeans after the legendary Quincy Jones heard him play and took him under his wing.

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan began playing at age 6 in his native Armenia. He was soon winning competitions and was ultimately mentored by Russian cello great Mstislav Rostropovich before coming to the US to study at the New England Conservatory.

The Los Angeles Times declared 19-year-old violinist Simone Porter “on the cusp of a major career” after she performed with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic last season. Show less…


You can create a Make-Your-Own-Series by choosing four or more performances from our entire season. Make-Your-Own Series are not available online—please call (415) 677-0325.