Show 258 | Beijing, China

Recorded: Saturday, July 28, 2012

This week, From the Top crosses the world to Beijing, China! We're at the Central Conservatory of Music, a fantastic institution that provides training to many of the best young musicians from all around the country and beyond. You'll meet a 17-year-old violist from Hunan province who performs Brahms, a 16-year-old violinist from Shanghai who performs Wieniawski, and two very young violinists from the United States who perform Bach, backed by the fantastic Great Wall Soloists led by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Zhang Jin Ru, 16 from Shanghai, China performs the Polonaise No.1 in D major, Op.4 by Henryk Wieniawski

Cellist Carolyn Ronning, 17, from Noblesville, IN performs Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saëns

Violist Mei Di Yang, viola, 17, from Beijing, China performs 1. Allegro appassionata from the Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.120 by Johannes Brahms

Great Wall Soloists perform "Moon Reflecting in the Erquan Pond"  by Abing, arr. Wu Zuqiang. Kurt Sassmannshaus, conductor.

Violinists Skye Park, 10, from Lexington, KY and Christina Nam, 9, from West Chester, OH and the Great Wall Soloists perform I. Vivace from the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach . Kurt Sassmannshaus, conductor.