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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

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.

EDR

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Emilio del Rosario Competition Part 2

On Saturday’s rebroadcast, we feature the winner of the 2015 Emilio del Rosario International Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition. 19 year old Aaron Kurz performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor. To listen to this program again, please click here.

Dessner 3

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: CYSO and Emilio Del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition

On Saturday’s rebroadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in Bryce Dessner’s St. Carolyn by the Sea.  Dessner is the leader of the popular band The National. We also feature the Second Prize Winner from the 2015 Emilio del Rosario International Young Artist Piano Competition.  19 year old Yijia Wang, will be featured in Rachmaninoff’s more…

Joshua Brown

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Joshua Brown, 2nd Place and Audience Award Winner 2015 Cooper International Competition

On Saturday’s rebroadcast, we feature 15 year old violinist Joshua Brown.  Joshua won Second Prize and was the Audience Award Winner of the 2015 Cooper International Violin Competition. To listen to his program again, please click here.

The members of the Bone Rangers are students at the Merit School's Tuition-Free Conservatory.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Merit School of Music Performathon Preview

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we present two chamber ensembles from the Merit School of Music. On February 26 and 27, the school will be presenting its annual Performathon, a free marathon fundraiser for the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory.  Numerous chamber and large ensembles from the West Loop school participate, and WFMT listeners will be more…

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