In October, wins in quick succession the Youth Competition organized by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Leventritt Competition. As prizes, makes his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy on November 17 (Chopin, Concerto No. 2) and with the New York Philharmonic under Artur Rodzinski on November 21 (Brahms, Concerto No. 2). The New York concert is broadcast live nation-wide and immediately launches him to fame. Arthur Judson becomes his manager.