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Introductions

Introductions

Saturdays at 11:00 am
Rebroadcast Thursdays at 11:00 pm

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

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Fortis Piano Quartet

On Saturday’s program, we feature an encore broadcast of the Fortis Piano Quartet, an ensemble from the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. To listen to the program again, please click here.

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Performs at Symphony Center

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (CYSO) performance at Symphony Center from their November 22, 2015 concert. Highlights include works by Bernstein, Arutiunian, and Prokofiev. For more information about the CYSO, please click here.           Program: Tuning Up, Edgard Varèse (orchestrated by Chou Wen-Chung)   Three Dance more…

sofiya

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Sofiya Kyrylyuk, 16, viola

Sofiya Kyrylyuk was born June 7th, 1999 in Bucha, Ukraine. At the age of four, she moved to the United States and began studying violin a year later. She added viola to her priorities when she was twelve. Sofiya’s previous teachers include Stefan Hersh (professor at Roosevelt University), Alexander Belavsky (violinist at Lyric Opera), and more…

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Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Introductions Alumna Kate Liu, Third Prize Winner 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

On Saturday’s broadcast, we are thrilled to feature one of the first performers on Introductions, pianist Kate Liu. Kate Liu began playing the piano at the age of four. Two years later, she was admitted to the Yamaha Music School for gifted musicians in Singapore, and at age eight, Kate moved with her family to the more…

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Gallia Kastner, violin, 2015 Cooper International Violin Competition Winner

On Saturday’s rebroadcast, we present Gallia Kastner’s program from Fall 2015.  To listen to her program again, please click here.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

2015 DePaul Concerto Festival Winners Part 2 of 2; CYSO

On the first half of Saturday’s broadcast, we present the second of two programs featuring winners from the 2015 DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers.  This annual competition gives young musicians the opportunity to perform movements of a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri. On the second half of the program, more…

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Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

2015 DePaul Concerto Festival Winners Part 1 of 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the first of two programs featuring winners from the 2015 DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers.  This annual competition gives young musicians the opportunity to perform movements of a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri. Program: Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64, Felix Mendelssohn more…

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Joshua Mhoon, 12, piano and Lang-Lang International Music Foundation Participant

Joshua Mhoon is a piano student at the Merit School of Music’s Tuition Free Conservatory, and he studies with Brenda Huang.  Joshua was one of ten young pianists worldwide – and one of just two from the United States – to be selected to study with internationally renowned teachers.  In addition, he participated in a master class more…

Rabia Mohammadi

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Rabia Mohammadi, 14, violin

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 14 year old violinist Rabia Mohammadi. Rabia has been  studying violin since the age of three. She has studied with Lei Hou of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Olga Kaler of DePaul University. Presently, she studies with violinist Alexander Belavsky of the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago. She also studies piano more…

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

2015 MYA Walgreens Concerto Winners Selections; Marissa Takaki, bassoon

On Saturday’s broadcast, we begin by featuring two winners from the Midwest Young Artist’s 2015 Walgreens Concerto Competition: Alice Zhang performing the second movement, Larghetto, from Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, Op. 21 and Daniel Kaler performing the first movement, Allegro, from Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in b minor, Op. 104. These selections were performed more…

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