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Pianist Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky, 15

15 year old pianist Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky

A rebroadcast from 2012, which is available for on-demand listening here. Natalie Nedvetsky, 15, is a piano student at the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago where she studies with Elaine Felder. Natalie is a laureate of numerous local and international piano competitions. She made her concerto debut at the age of 11 with more…

Operathon: No Introductions

No Introductions due to Operathon

Tune in today to hear our all-day marathon broadcast from the Civic Opera House. We’ll hear from major stars, Lyric staff and many others speaking in support of Lyric’s education programs. Introductions will return next week.

Rebroadcast:18 year old violinist Kelly Talim, will be featured on HBO in October

Kelly was invited to be featured in HBO: Masterclass with Joshua Bell.

Recently, Kelly was invited to be featured in HBO: Masterclass with Joshua Bell and traveled to New York and London in late April to participate in the filming of this show. Earlier in the year, Kelly also received a nomination for the Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Among her other achievements are competing in the more…

Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation Piano Concerto Competition Finals — Part 2 of 2

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Three young winners from around the world performed in the finals of the Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation Young Artist Piano Competition. The competition took place in March at Orchestra Hall and students performed a full concerto with the New Millennium Orchestra. Our Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner hosted this event organized in honor of the late more…

Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation Piano Concerto Competition Finals

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Three young winners from around the world performed in the finals of the Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation Young Artist Piano Competition. The competition took place in March at Orchestra Hall and students performed a full concerto with the New Millennium Orchestra. Our Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner hosted this event organized in honor of the late more…

16 year old violinist Hansuh Rhee

Hansuh is a student at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Listen to this program again here. Hansuh Rhee, age 16, is the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Fellow and Rachel Barton Pine Scholar of the Music Institute of Chicago‚Äôs Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians where she studies privately with Roland and Almita Vamos. She began her violin studies at age 7, teachers including more…

Kathryn Chiodo, 18, Flute

Kathryn will be attending Northwestern University in the fall of 2014 majoring in both flute performance and liberal arts.

Kathryn Chiodo began playing the flute at the age of ten and has been studying under Hideko Amano for the past seven years. She has won numerous competitions including the Chicago Flute Club Junior Division, Society of American Musicians Junior Division, and Honorable Mention for the Walgreens Concerto Competition in the Senior Division. In 2014, more…

LIVE: Pianist Mikowai Ashwill

Mikowai currently studies at the Music Institute of Chicago under Ralph Neiweem and Claire Aebersold.

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Eighteen-year-old pianist Mikowai Ashwill was born in California. He began his musical studies at age nine and currently studies at the Music Institute of Chicago under Ralph Neiweem and Claire Aebersold. He is a scholarship recipient of the National Chopin Foundation Scholarship 2012, and a Musichorale Scholarship competition winner in 2014. Along with these awards, more…

The Purple Hippopotami Flute Quartet of the Merit School of Music

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

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Today on Introductions our guests are the members of the Purple Hippopotami Flute Quartet of the Merit School of music. This past year, they received an Honorable Mention at the Midwest Young Artists’ Discover National Chamber Music Competition. Ensemble members: 15 year old Madeline Deanne, a 9th grader at Evergreen Park Community High School 15 more…

Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony

The MYA Symphony Orchestra performed this concert in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago.

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The MYA Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Recorded at their February 22, 2014 concert in Orchestra Hall in Chicago and conducted by Music Director Allen Dennis.