This week, From the Top comes to you from the E.G. Conference at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, California, where and an incredible 9-year-old pianist plays Chopin, a 16-year-old double bassist plays a piece written for Picasso's 90th birthday, and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs some of his own compositions accompanied by our young musicians.
Pianist Ray Ushikubo, 9, from Riverside, CA, performs Grand Valse Brillant, Op.18 by Frédéric Chopin
Violinist Charles Yang, 22 from, from New York, New York performs the Chaconne in G minor by Tomaso Vitali
Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro and guitaristRoberto Granados, 12, from Hayward, CA perform “Pianoforte” by Jake Shimabukuro
Double bassist Emily Brown, 16, from Myersville, MD, performs “War and Peace” by François Rabbath
Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, violinist Charles Yang, guitarist Roberto Granados, and double bassistEmily Brown perform “Trapped” by Jake Shimabukuro, arr. Lee Blaske.