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      Argus Quartet (Photo by Ben Gibbs)

      ARGUS QUARTET

      Lisa Flynn welcomes the Argus Quartet, the new Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School. The ensemble members — violinists Jason Issokson and violinist Clara Kim, violist Dana Kelley, and cellist Joann Whang — will be spending the summer honing their craft at Ravinia’s Steans Institute. www.ArgusQuartet.com

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      Drew Petersen (Photo by Crowe’s Eye Photography)

      DREW PETERSEN, AMERICAN PIANISTS ASSOCIATION COMPETITION WINNER

      The American Pianists Awards are held every four years to discover the best aspiring young American classical pianists.  2017 competition winner Drew Petersen is also a prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition. He has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States, and he makes his WFMT debut with this Impromptu.

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      Danish String Quartet & Juho Pohjonen

      DANISH STRING QUARTET & JUHO POHJONEN, PIANO

      Frederik Øland, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Asbjørn Nørgaard, and Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin – known collectively as the Danish String Quartet – have described their ensemble with these words: “Yes, playing string quartets is our job, and yes it is hard work, but we mostly do it for pleasure, like we always did.” Sometimes, of course, they […]

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      The Knights (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

      THE KNIGHTS

      We will have to bring in extra music stands, and maybe stretch the walls of the Levin Studio, because The Knights are returning to WFMT to perform on Impromptu. Here’s what it looked like the last time these wonderful musicians performed in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio.  

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      THE FAREED HAQUE & GORAN IVANOVICH GUITAR DUO

      Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, the Fareed Haque & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo celebrates the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. These virtuosic and musically multi-lingual guitarists have recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats. They […]

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      Eden Stell Guitar Duo

      EDEN-STELL GUITAR DUO

      Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo ’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of styles gives them a uniquely creative, musical voice.        

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      The Smetana Trio (Photo by Richard Sklar)

      THE SMETANA TRIO

      Founded in 1934, the Smetana Trio is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. With an extensive discography and busy international tour schedule, the group’s current members, pianist Jitka Cechová, violinist Jiří Vodička, and cellist Jan Pálenícek, carry on the virtuosic and interpretational ideals created by their predecessors.  

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