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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.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 more…

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…

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…

Jennifer Cha, 14, violin

Listen to the Full Program [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Our guest today was 14 year old violinist Jennifer Cha of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Jennifer was a finalist in this year’s Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions and performed for us music by Spanish composer/violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, Alexander more…