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A weekly classical chamber music series presenting emerging artists, produced by the International Music Foundation broadcast live on WFMT Fine Arts Radio. In Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.

A weekly classical chamber music series presenting emerging artists, produced by the International Music Foundation broadcast live on WFMT Fine Arts Radio. In Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.
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Chicago, IL

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A weekly classical chamber music series presenting emerging artists, produced by the International Music Foundation broadcast live on WFMT Fine Arts Radio. In Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.

Language:

English

Contact:

International Music Foundation 30 East Adams, Suite 1206 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 670-6888


Episodes

Gabriel Martins and Joseph Liccardo

7/11/2018
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Cellist Gabriel Martins and pianist Joseph Liccardo present a program of Bach, Schumann, and Ginastera live from the Chicago Cultural Center. American cellist Gabriel Martins is the gold medalist of the V International David Popper Cello Competition in Hungary, and the silver medalist of the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow as well as the 21st Sphinx Competition. According ... The post Gabriel Martins and Joseph Liccardo appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:37:25

Esther Shin Chuang

6/27/2018
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Pianist Ester-Shin Chuang joins us under the Tiffany glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center with a program of music by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Bolcom. Esther Shin Chuang, an award-winning pianist, has performed on four continents: North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has shared music and given concerts in the United States, Canada, Uganda, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, ... The post Esther Shin Chuang appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:45:05

Timothy Chooi and Natalia Kazaryan

6/20/2018
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Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi and pianist Nattalia Kazaryan perform works by Vitali, Prokofiev, and William Kroll. Hailed by Montreal’s La Presse as “The Miracle,” Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi was named both the First Prize and Audience Choice Winner at the 2018 Schadt String Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, he was also awarded the Bronze Medal at New ... The post Timothy Chooi and Natalia Kazaryan appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:40:17

Stasevskij and Sawada Duo

6/13/2018
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Today we are joined by the Stasevskij & Sawada Duo with Lukas Stasevskij, cello and Miki Sawada, Piano with works of Dvořák and Brahms. Cellist Lukas Stasevskij has studied at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, which is world renowned for the cello program, with professors Arto Noras and Martti Rousi, as well as at Basel Musikakademie in Switzerland with professor ... The post Stasevskij and Sawada Duo appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:42:55

Renana Gutman

5/30/2018
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Pianist Renana Gutman hailed by the New York Times for her “passionate and insightful” playing returns once again to the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series with a program of live music from Preston Bradley Hall with music of Bach, Chopin, Ligeti, and Schulhoff. Praised by the New York Times for her “passionate and insightful” playing, Renana Gutman has performed ... The post Renana Gutman appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:41:59

Alexandra Joan

5/23/2018
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French-Romanian pianist joins us with a program of live music from the Chicago Cultural Center including Haydn, Liszt, and Schumann. “Elegant (…) refreshingly temperamental”- (The New York Times) French-Romanian pianist Alexandra Joan is an active soloist and sought-after chamber player who performs extensively in Europe and in the United States. She has appeared at major venues and festivals in ... The post Alexandra Joan appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:46:35

Andrea Casarrubios & Ronaldo Rolim

5/16/2018
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Spanish born cellist applauded by the New York Times for having “traversed the palette of emotions” with “gorgeous tone and an edge of-seat intensity” joins us with pianist Ronaldo Rolim live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. They present works of Vaughan Williams, Schumann, and de Falla. Winners of numerous competitions around the world, Spanish cellist Andrea ... The post Andrea Casarrubios & Ronaldo Rolim appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:34

Alicia Choi and Futaba Niekawa

5/9/2018
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Violin soloist and avid chamber musician Alicia Choi joins us along with collaborative pianist Futaba Niekawa with a program of live music under the Tiffany Dome of the Chicago Cultural Center with music of Henryk Wieniawski, Béla Bartók, and George Enescu. Lauded for “possessing a big sound and a warm tone” by TwinCities.com, violinist Alicia Choi is an avidly ... The post Alicia Choi and Futaba Niekawa appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:42:21

Peter Friis Johansson

5/2/2018
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Swedish pianist Peter Friis Johnsson known for his nuances and his ability to reveal “unexpected cultural contexts” in the music, joins us live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center with two works by Franz Liszt. Peter Friis Johansson is different. His fiery performances, intuition for subtle variation, and ability to create musical ideas in unexpected cultural ... The post Peter Friis Johansson appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:44:21

Tomer Gewirtzman

4/25/2018
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First prize winner at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman, exhibits style, sensitivity, and virtuosity at the keyboard. Today he joins us live in recital from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity,” Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. He ... The post Tomer Gewirtzman appeared first on...

Duration:00:39:49

Joshua Brown and Milana Pavchinskaya

4/18/2018
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Awarded the top prize at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016, violinist Joshua Brown demonstrates a virtuosity well beyond his years. He has performed on WFMT’s Introductions and NPR’s From the Top. Today he joins us along with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya for a performance under the Tiffany glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center. Joshua ... The post Joshua Brown and Milana Pavchinskaya appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:48:19

Marianna Prjevalskaya

4/11/2018
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Known for her mastery and maturity at the piano, Russian born, Spanish pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya has received praise for her intensity at the keyboard as well as her beautiful tone. She will present a concert recital live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Praised by critics as “a grand pianist” (Il Cittadino, Italy), Marianna Prjevalskaya has appeared ... The post Marianna Prjevalskaya appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:00

Hannah Rose Kidwell & Christina Giuca

4/9/2018
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Recorded live and in concert on March 28, 2018. Music Academy of the West 2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners Soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca present an exciting and varied program of vocal works including Jake Heggie’s These Strangers based on texts by Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Martin Niemöller and Walt Whitman commissioned specifically for the Music Academy ... The post Hannah Rose Kidwell & Christina Giuca appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:46:26

Hee-Young Lim & Kuang-Hao Huang

4/4/2018
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Korean born cellist Hee-Young Lim is joined by pianist George Lapauw in a concert of live music presented under the Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center. Praised by the Washington Post as having an “exceptional sense of lyricism, an artist to keep an eye on,” cellist Hee-Young Lim has established herself as one of the most charismatic cellists of her generation. ... The post Hee-Young Lim & Kuang-Hao Huang appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:38

Rachel Lee Priday & David Kaplan

3/21/2018
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Violinist Rachel Lee Priday along with pianist David Kaplan perform under the Tiffany Glass Dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Violinist Rachel Lee Priday, acclaimed for her beauty of tone, riveting stage presence, and “irresistible panache” (Chicago Tribune), has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras, including the Chicago, St. ... The post Rachel Lee Priday & David Kaplan appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:43:08

Avalon String Quartet

3/7/2018
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Avalon String Quartet joins us for a live performance from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Blaise Magnière, Violin Marie Wang, Violin Anthony Devroye, Viola Cheng-Hou Lee, Cello Described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music,” the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of ... The post Avalon String Quartet appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:41:55

Zhu Wang

2/28/2018
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20 year old pianist Zhu Wang performers live under the Tiffany Glass dome of the the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast. About the artist: Zhu Wang Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” (The Durango Herald) pianist Zhu Wang is the first prize winner of the Second Zhuhai International Mozart Competition ... The post Zhu Wang appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:46:57

Narek Hakhnazaryan & Noreen Cassidy-Polera

2/21/2018
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Award winning Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan is joined by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. About the artists: Narkek Hakhnazaryn Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with major orchestras across the globe and has established ... The post Narek Hakhnazaryan & Noreen Cassidy-Polera appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:50

Jasmin Arakawa

2/14/2018
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Pianist Jasmin Arakawa has performed as both a recital and orchestral soloist with performances across North, Central, and South America, as well as Europe, China, and her native Japan. As a student of Alicia de Larroccha, Dr. Arakawa, gained an affinity for Spanish repertoire, she has been sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in performing and recording works from Spain and Latin ... The post Jasmin Arakawa appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:40:46

Akropolis Reed Quintet

2/7/2018
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The Akropolis Reed Quintet took the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal and the Grand Prizes at the Plowman and MTNA competitions. Their music has been described as “pure gold’ by the San Fransisco Chronicle and “sheer joy” by Fanfare Magazine. Today, they join us with a live performance from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center for the Dame Myra ... The post Akropolis Reed Quintet appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:44:12