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LIVE: Thomas Ridgway, piano

Ridgeway will be performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concert with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony of Atlanta in May.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thomas Ridgway is a homeschooled senior from Shorewood, IL. He was chosen as a Rising Star by the Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed for the organization in a benefit concert. In addition, he recently performed in the “Stairway to the Stars” concert to benefit more…

LIVE: 18 year old pianist Wonjin Hahn

18 year old pianist Wonjin Hahn is a senior at Conant High School.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A senior at James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Wonjin Hahn is a scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy program where he studies piano with MIC artist faculty member Alan Chow. Wonjin has studied in the United States, South Korea, and more…

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…

10 year old pianist Rachel Hsu

Rachel Shekinah Hsu

Listen to the full audio [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Rachel Shekinah Hsu is a fourth grade student at Romona Elementary School in Wilmette, IL. She has learned piano for five years and violin for six years. Currently she studies piano with Sueanne Metz and violin with Desiree Ruhstrat. Rachel has won many 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…

Pianist Yoan Ganev, 14

Yoan Ganev

Yoan Ganev, fourteen, started playing the piano at the age of six, and studied at the National School of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. He came to the United States five years ago where he has studied with Emilio del Rosario and Marta Aznavoorian. He has just started lessons with Dr. Theodore Edel. Yoan has won 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…

Trio Bravo of Midwest Young Artists

Trio Bravo of Midwest Young Artists

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…