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Media Programs

From the Top’s media programs are created to celebrate classically-trained young musicians and introduce their stories and talents to audiences of all ages.

  • NPR's From the Top

    What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio. From 1999-mid 2018, the show was hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley. Pianist Peter Dugan, an alumnus of From the Top, was named the new host in 2020.

  • See the Music video series

    From the Top’s online music video program brings together young classically-trained musicians with collaborators from multiple artistic genres and disciplines.

  • From the Top at Carnegie Hall on PBS

    From the Top at Carnegie Hall on PBS, produced in 2007 and 2008, brought viewers behind the scenes with rising young musicians and captured the excitement of their Carnegie Hall debuts.