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Introductions

Introductions

Saturdays at 11:00 am

Introductions features the Chicago-area’s talented pre-college classical musicians every week.  Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio, while larger ensembles are recorded at their home locations.

Recent Programs

Megan Torti

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Megan Torti, 18, flute

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 18 year old flutist Megan Torti of Glen Ellyn. Megan is Principal Flute of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. To listen to her program again, please click here.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Kimberly Han, 15, piano, 2015 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions Winner

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 15 year old pianist Kimberly Han. Kimberly is a freshman at Lake Forest High School. She is one of the eight 2016-2018 Lang Lang Young Scholars. She started piano lessons when she was five and a half years old, and has been studying with Brenda Huang for 9 years. more…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Eriko Darcy, piano

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature pianist Eriko Darcy. Eriko attends the Catherine Cook School in Chicago.  Eriko’s awards include: Winner of the Chicago Area Steinway Young Artist Competition, 1st place at the Roberta Savler Piano Competition, 1st place at the North Shore Music Teachers Association Piano Contest, and 1st place at the Chinese Fine more…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

Music Institute of Chicago Academy 10th Anniversary Special

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present a program from the Introductions archive celebrating 10 years of outstanding music making at the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago. The Academy was founded to serve as a training program for gifted pre-college musicians. Students take lessons with acclaimed faculty as well as music classes. Academy students have attended some more…

Akros

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Akros Trio

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature the Akros Trio of the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. The Akros Piano Trio is comprised of violinist Byron Fulop Laing, cellist Lydia Rhea, and pianist John Schindler.  The trio is coached by artist faculty members Rodolfo Vieira and Abraham Stokman. The trio members have individually won more…

Roger Shen

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Roger Shen, 17, piano

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 17 year old pianist Roger Shen. Roger is from Northbrook, IL, and he currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Roger’s current primary piano teacher is Dr. Jon Sakata at Exeter.  He has participated in programs such as the New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Advanced Piano Seminar, the Southeastern Piano Festival, more…

Megan Torti

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Megan Torti, 18, flute

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature flutist Megan Torti. Megan has been playing flute for 8 years and studies with Dr. Cate Hummel.  Megan is principal flute of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and the CYSO Encore Chamber Orchestra.  She is also active in the CYSO chamber program as a member of the Millennium Winds. In more…

sofiya

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Sofiya Kyrylyuk, 16, viola

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we present 16 year old violist Sofiya Kyrylyuk. To listen to Sofiya’s program again, please click here.

Alice Portrait

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

Alice Zhang, 14, piano

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 14 year old pianist Alice Zhang. Alice attends Vernon Hills High School. She began studying piano with Brenda Huang at age four. Alice is an active performer and competitor locally and nationally. She won Second Prize in the G. Gershwin International Music Competition Young Artist Category ages 13 to 18 in New more…

Rabia Mohammadi

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Rabia Mohammadi, 14, violin

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature violinist Rabia Mohammadi.  To listen to Rabia’s program again, please click here.

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