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Chicago, IL

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Meet Chicago's Best Young Classical Musicians! "Introductions" spotlights the Chicago area's best pre-college classical musicians. Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT's state-of-the-art Levin Performance Studio, while larger bands, orchestras and choruses will be recorded at their home locations.

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English

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WFMT Radio Network 5400 N St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4698 (773) 279-2020


Episodes

Odysseus Trio

8/19/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Odysseus Trio of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. The members of Odysseus Trio include 15-year-old pianist Alice Zhang, 17-year-old violinist Anna Stenzel, and 17-year-old cellist Adam Lee, and they are coached by Lyudmila Lakisova. The trio competed in the semifinals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, more...

Duration: 25:55:35


Chicago National Duo Piano Youth Competition

8/12/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature junior and senior division finalists from the Chicago Duo Piano Youth Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. For more information about the competition and the Music Institute of Chicago, please click here.

Duration: 25:35:23


2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 2 of 2

7/29/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the second of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the finalists of the senior division. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 6. The competition more...

Duration: 36:35:00


2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 1 of 2

7/22/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the first of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the junior division finalists. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. The competition honors the legacy of renowned more...

Duration: 25:03:35


Robert Sanders, 18, violin and David Caplan, 17, cello

7/15/2017
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On Saturday’s program, we feature two recent graduates of Niles North High School in Skokie: 18 year old violinist Robert Sanders and 17 year old cellist David Caplan. Robert and David have known each other since middle school, and they have performed together for numerous years. Recently, Robert and David won the Gold Medal with more...

Duration: 34:53:07


Tessa Vermeulen, 17, flute

7/8/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 17 year old flutist Tessa Vermeulen. Tessa is a senior at York Community High School in Elmhurst and has studied flute for 7 years. She currently studies flute with Hideko Amano. Tessa was a finalist at the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and she was also awarded top prizes at the Walgreens National more...

Duration: 22:58:04


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland Independence Day 2016 Encore Broadcast

7/1/2017
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On Saturday’s program, we feature selections from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s (NYCoS) July 4, 2016 performance at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. In this encore broadcast, we feature patriotic music, as well as popular American and Scottish music. Christopher Bell, Artistic Director of the NYCoS, led the more...

Duration: 33:07:03


Astera String Quartet

6/24/2017
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Astera String Quartet is comprised of merit scholarship recipients and fellows of the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) Academy. The members include 17 year old violinist Hannah White, 16 year old violinist Ria Honda, 18 year old violist Kayla Cabrera, and 18 year old cellist Annamarie Wellems. The quartet is coached by Sang Mee Lee more...

Duration: 31:02:12


LIVE: Amer Hasan, 18, clarinet

6/17/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18 year old clarinetist Amer Hasan. Amer is a senior at Carl Sandburg High School and will be attending Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Richard Hawkins in the fall. He currently studies clarinet with Dr. Bonnie Campbell, and he previously studied with Jim La Mantia. Amer’s more...

Duration: 32:20:03


Flianello Trio and Campanella Children’s Choir

6/10/2017
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Flianello Trio consists of three juniors at the University of Chicago Lab School, 17 year old flutist Jennifer Yu Wang, 17 year old cellist Giacomo Glotzer and 17 year old pianist Teresa Xie. Jennifer studies flute with Susan Levitin, Giacomo studies cello with Karen Basrak and Andrew Hesse, and Teresa studies piano with Dr. Olga more...

Duration: 35:51:38


LIVE: Emily Cho, 13, piano

6/3/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast we feature 13 year old pianist Emily Cho. Emily is a 7th grader at Margaret Mead Jr. High School and studies piano with Brenda Huang. Emily started to play piano when she was 7 years old and when she was 9 years old, Emily made her solo concert debut at the more...

Duration: 27:28:51


Vieira String Quartet

5/27/2017
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Vieira Quartet is a string quartet comprised of students who are Fellow scholarship recipients at the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) Academy. The members include 16 year old violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan, 17 year old violinist Karisa Chiu, 18 year old violist Steven Song, and 18 year old cellist Nathan Mo. Maya and Karisa study more...

Duration: 30:52:18


LIVE: John Cao, 16, piano

5/20/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 16 year old pianist John Cao. John is a student at John Hersey High School and studies piano with Alan Chow at Northwestern University. John has also participated in masterclasses with Professor Robert McDonald of the Curtis Institute and Julliard School, Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, and pianist more...

Duration: 24:59:03


LIVE: Jennifer Yu Wang, 17, flute

5/13/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 17 year old flutist Jennifer Yu Wang. Jennifer is a junior at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and has studied flute with Susan Levitin for 8 years. Jennifer’s awards include being a winner of the senior division at the 2013 Chicago Flute Club and also being a winner more...

Duration: 28:20:13


2017 Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Concerto Competition Winners

4/15/2017
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On Saturday’s program we highlight winners from the 2017 Midwest Young Artists (MYA) Conservatory Concerto Competition at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston. The featured winners include pianist George Dalianis, a sophomore at Maine South High School and violinist Karisa Chiu, a home-schooled senior in high school. Both George and Karisa performed concertos along with the MYA more...

Duration: 26:12:55


LIVE: Kayla Cabrera, 18, viola

3/25/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18 year old violist Kayla Cabrera. Kayla began her music studies at age 13. She is currently a scholarship fellow at the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, where she studies with Roland and Almita Vamos. She is also principal viola of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has more...

Duration: 25:47:12


LIVE: Trio Fiammata

3/4/2017
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Trio Fiammata is a piano trio made up of students from the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, IL. Their members include 15 year old violinist Kirsten Lee (Bolingbrook High School), 17 year old cellist Matthew Udry (Tremper High School, Kenosha, WI), and 15 year old pianist Kimberly Han (Lake Forest High School). The trio more...

Duration: 30:20:22


LIVE: Merit School of Music Performathon Preview

2/18/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature student chamber groups from the Merit School of Music in anticipation of Performathon, the school’s annual fundraiser that takes place February 24 and February 25. The fundraiser helps ensure that the Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory stays tuition-free for music students.

Duration: 30:16:25


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season Part 1 of 2

1/28/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) in selections from their November 20, 2016 concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. The orchestra is celebrating its 70th season. For more information about the CYSO, visit cyso.org.

Duration: 35:30:19


Introductions Holiday Special: Music Institute of Chicago Academy Cellos

12/24/2016
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On this special holiday broadcast of Introductions, we will be featuring the Cello Choir of the Music Institute of Chicago. We are dedicating this program to the memory of Gilda Barston, who taught cello at the Music Institute of Chicago for over 40 years. She was an advocate for the Suzuki training method, and her teaching more...

Duration: 28:08:18

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