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Liszt, A 10-year-old Pianist, & New Music May 31, 2021
Some of the most fun music written for violin is performed brilliantly by a 15-year-old violinist. Also on the program, a talented 10-year-old pianist, and young musicians performing exciting new repertoire.
A 15-year-old pianist performs the music of Shostakovich. She's joined by a teenage cellist performing Schumann, and a cellist who shares her experience rehearsing with an artificially intelligent piano.
Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, & Florence Price April 19, 2021
A late Beethoven piano sonata is performed by a teenage pianist. He's joined by a string quartet made up entirely of siblings, a talented 16-year-old violinist, and a cellist who shares a moving performance of Rachmaninoff.
GRAMMY-nominated violinist and From the Top Co-Host / Creative Tessa Lark joins Peter Dugan and a cohort of extraordinary teenage musicians in this episode. A 15-year-old violinist gets a coaching from Tessa and we hear performances of Bach, Chopin, Dvorák and more.
Bach Sonatas, A Chopin Nocturne, & Carmen Fantasie March 1, 2021
A teenage flutist's playful performance of Carmen Fantasie kicks off this week's program. We also meet a precocious group of young musicians playing the music of Bach, Chopin, and Cahuzac.
A brilliant young trumpeter performs the music of Haydn. He's joined by a 15-year-old cellist performing a classic showpiece, a talented teenage piano duo from Hawaii, and two young musicians with deeply expressive solo performances.
It's our "Where are They Now" show where we find out what alumni of From the Top have been doing lately and hear their fantastic music. We revisit two alums who are part of the award winning Calidore String Quartet, speak to a harpist who's founded her own non-profit and …
Two sisters from Hawaii kick off the program with the virtuosic music of Sarasate, we enjoy an expressive performance of Villa-Lobos by a young cellist, a stunning harp-piano duo, and the world premiere of a teenage composer's work for string quartet.
Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, a Beethoven Sonata & More Dec. 14, 2020
The victorious finale from Stravinsky's Firebird Suite is performed by a teenage pianist. He's joined by a talented 14-year-old performing Beethoven, and a young violinist whose musical roots span two continents.
One of the strongest teenage piano trios in the country performs Beethoven with passion and precision. They're joined by a young vocalist performing Shakespeare, and a 15-year-old violinist who might be an orchestral conductor someday.
Shostakovich, an 11-year-old Guitarist, & New Music Nov. 9, 2020
Charismatic violinist Charles Yang co-hosts a program that features a cheerful 11-year-old guitarist, a spirited performance of Shostakovich, and an imaginative 18-year-old's new music for quartet.
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a favorite of many, and this week we have a brilliant performance of this work by two young marimba players. Listen also for a 14-year-old pianist performing Rachmaninoff, and a stunning performance of Brahms by a young violist. Guest Hosted by Orli Shaham.
Mozart, Liszt, and more with Pianist Orli Shaham Oct. 12, 2020
Pianist Orli Shaham hosts _From the Top_ with inspiring young musicians performing Mozart, Liszt, and more.
Vijay Gupta performs Gluck with Peter Dugan Oct. 5, 2020
Violinist Vijay Gupta and pianist Peter Dugan perform "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Orfeo and Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.
Violinist and social activist, Vijay Gupta co-hosts this program with pianist Peter Dugan from the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
From the Top Selects! Sept. 14, 2020
Host Peter Dugan takes us on a trip down memory lane to enjoy some of the most outstanding music and memorable interviews from the past couple of seasons.
Anderson and Roe Host From the Top Part II Sept. 7, 2020
Pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe collaborate with the From The Top's amazing young musicians in this second high energy episode from Fairfax, Virginia.
Our Annual Where Are They Now Show June 22, 2020
Featuring Interviews with From the Top alumni and the music alums are making in their early careers.
Hosted by pianist Peter Dugan and created during the Covid-19 pandemic, this episode features young musicians recording and collaborating from their own homes.t