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16 year old violinist Jorie Butler-Geyer

17 year old violinist Jorie Butler-Geyer is a senior at Stevenson High School and concertmaster of the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Winner 2010 DePaul University Concerto Festival competition, winner Music Festival in Honor of Confucius VGB Scholarship, winner Charles Pikler Merit Scholarship with Midwest Young Artists, finalist with Glacking and West Suburban Symphony Young Artists competitions, honorable mention wins with Chicago Symphony, Walgreens and Confucius competitions. Soloist with Oistrach more…

LIVE: Ben Manis, Cello

17 year old cellist Ben Manis

17 year old cellist Ben Manis is co-principal cellist of the award-winning Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as an accomplished chamber musician.

17 year old violinist and composer Jonas Tarm

This week we feature original award-winning compositions by 17 year old Jonas Tarm.

17 year old Jonas Tarm is an active chamber and orchestral musician, soloist, composer and arranger. He’s won multiple awards for both his violin playing and original compositions.

DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers

Each year, traditional and Suzuki students in piano, violin, viola, cello and flute have the opportunity to audition for the Annual DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers held by DePaul’s Community Music Division in January. Winners perform a movement of a concerto with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra, led by Mina Zikri. The orchestra is made more…

CSO Youth Audition Winner Marcelina Suchocka, percussion

Marcelina Suchocka

Listen [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Our guest, percussionist and Whitney Young High School junior Marcelina Suchocka, has had an amazing year: First, she won the Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions — a project of the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association — and because of that performed with the CSO more…

Lewis Guitar Duo

Lewis Guitar Duo

16 year old Aaron Lewis and his brother, 14 year old Jason Lewis study classical guitar at the Music Institute of Chicago with Dr. Julia Miller. In 2010, they performed at the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and have performed around the Chicago area for various events. Thanks to both of them for a more…

16 year old pianist Stella Tu

Stella Tu

Today on Introductions our guest was 16 year old pianist Stella Tu, a junior at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook. She performed at Carnegie Hall at age 11, and has won or placed in the Chopin Youth Piano Competition in Milwaukee, the MYA Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra competition, and many more…

Sugar Strings

Sugar Strings

Today on Introductions our guests were the members of the Sugar Strings, a trio of first cousins who have performed for the Ravinia Festival, for Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago, with the Milwaukee and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and much more. They’ve prepared for us an eclectic program of music this hour by American more…

Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale performed by Merit students

Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale

A group of 7 students from the Merit School of Music’s Alice S. Pfaelzer tuition-free conservatory got together this past summer to learn and to perform this hugely challenging work by Stravinsky, composed in the aftermath of World War I. The came to our Levin Performance Studio this fall to record the piece in our more…

Serena Harnack, 12, violin

Serena Harnack

Listen to full program [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We started off the program with a remembrance of Music Institute of Chicago teacher Emilio del Rosario, who died that week. I spoke with WFMT program host Peter van de Graaff who was a student of Mr. Del Rosario. Our guest was Serena Harnack, more…