An Encore, Preview and Postscript

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We start with the missing link from the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute at the Manhattan School of Music recorded this past January. Last week’s show featured five of the six quartets coached by Juilliard Quartet founding violinist Robert Mann.

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Four Times Five: The Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, Part 1

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Robert Mann founded the Juilliard String Quartet in 1946. This past January, at 91, he inaugurated the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute. Six of North America’s most promising young string quartets, personally chosen by Mann, took part in a series of coachings and master classes.

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An Early Welcome to Saint Patrick

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Naomi O'Connell hails from County Clare, Ireland, a heritage you can hear during her recent visit to the Young Artists Showcase studio where she performed some Irish songs to help us welcome St. Patrick. Currently making her West End debut in the Tony Award-winning play Master Class, O’Connell won first prize in the 2011 Concert Artists Guild competition. She brought us a set of songs from traditional and contemporary roots, accompanied by pianist Brent Funderburk.

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International Prize Winners

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

This week’s Young Artist Showcase is full of prize winners. First up is a live studio session with DiYi Tang, a young pianist from Shanghai. Tang gave us a preview of his upcoming recital, which will be presented by the Performing Arts Consortium at Carnegie’s Weill Hall.

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