The Merz Trio

2021 Chamber Music Award

Xiaohui Yang

2017 Piano Award

Grace Park

2018 Violin Award

Telegraph Quartet

2016 Chamber Music Award

Erin Wagner

2021 Vocal Award

Albert Cano Smit

2017 Piano Award

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2022 Saxophone Competition

October 4 - 9, 2022
New York City

Click the link below to view competition details and apply online.

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Thomas Riebel, Viola

Naumburg Looks Back || 40th Anniversary Concert


1982 Viola Award

Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:30pm / Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $20; $10 for students and seniors
Available at or 212 247 7800

Program to include

Schubert Arpeggione - Thomas Sauer Pianist
Unaccompanied Works for Viola
Naumburg commission by Garth Knox

The Merz Trio

2021 Chamber Music Award

Merz Trio
2021 Naumburg Chamber Music Award

Brigid Coleridge , violin; Julia Yang, cello and Lee Dionne, piano

Monday, April 17, 2023, 7:30pm / Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $20; $10 for students and seniors
Available at or 212 247 7800

Program to include a Naumburg commission by George E Lewis

Robert Mann


View the 100th Anniversary Chamber Gala, in memory of Robert Mann, the former president of the Naumburg Foundation and founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, was born on July 19th, 1920.

For more information on Robert Mann and his legacy, please visit

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Robert Mann

Gala Chamber Music Concert in Town Hall

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Stream Concert

Introduction by Nicholas Mann

Performances By:

- Charlie Neidich, clarinet
- Anton Nel, piano
- Dawn Upshaw, soprano
- Eighth Blackbird
- The American String Quartet
- The Brentano Quartet
- The Pacifica Quartet
- The Telegraph Quartet
- The Emerson String Quartet


In Memoriam │ June 20, 1921 – January 16, 2022

Lucy Rowan Mann, indomitable spirit, who worked side by side with the love of her life Robert Mann,  nurturing and guiding generations of Naumburg Award Winners since the early 1970s, has gone to her rest.

Her brilliance at the helm of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation was renowned and she leaves a legacy of innovative and enduring leadership.  It was through her focus and passionate intensity that Naumburg procured  over four million dollars for the endowment.

This past October 8, at age 100, she was front and center at a Gala concert in Town Hall celebrating Naumburg’s 50 years of chamber music.

Our loss is profound, but we are the lucky ones to have loved and been loved so deeply by Lucy, who has always been a source of joy and inspiration to so many.

Donations to the Naumburg Foundation can be made in her memory by clicking the button below.

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