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LIVE: Rachel Stenzel, violin, 17

Rachel has served as the concertmaster of both MYA's Concert and Symphony Orchestras for four years.

Rachel Stenzel, age 17, is a student of Almita Vamos. She began her musical training on the piano at age five and began studying the violin at age nine. A home schooled senior, she is actively involved in Midwest Young Artists (MYA) where she has been a Named Merit Scholarship Award recipient for the past more…

Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists

Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists

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The members of the Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, Illinois (MYA) were winners of the MYA division of the Discover National Chamber Music Competition in 2011.  They will also be competing in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in May of this year.  The group is coached by Rami Solomonow and Allan more…

Schedule Change: 16 year old pianist Adam Kim instead of MYA Symphony Orchestra

Due to broadcast rights issues, the Saturday, March 5 (and Thursday, March 10) programs featuring the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra has been cancelled. We regret the cancellation but look forward to featuring MYA again in the future. Instead, we will rebroadcast a program featuring 16 year old pianist Adam Kim. Last year, Adam took more…

Trio Bravo of Midwest Young Artists

Trio Bravo of Midwest Young Artists

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This trio from the chamber music program of Midwest Young Artists has been together in one form or another for about three years, having won many awards in that time. Their repertoire is firmly rooted in the 20th century and later and they described why in our Levin Performance studio. Jorie Butler-Geyer, violin, 16, Adlai more…

Quintethero of Midwest Young Artists

Quintethero of Midwest Young Artists

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Quintet Hero is a group of boys who have been playing together since ninth grade. Now seniors, they are all principal players in their sections of Midwest Young Artists’ Symphony Orchestra. They are good friends and exceptionally talented musicians, and won first place in the 2010 Chicago National Chamber Music Competition and honorable mention in more…

MYA Performs Bartok’s Concert for Orchestra

Bela Bartok

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In this edition of Introductions, the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra performs the complete Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Listen to full audio