Alumni Updates!

13-year-old Anna Lee, who has performed on From the Top’s radio and TV shows, was featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal Magazine with her valuable violin, a loan from the Stradivari Society. Read about this amazing gift that keeps on giving.

Harpist Melody Lindsay, who was on From the Top’s radio show in 2004 when she was 13, was the recipient of the first Dora Derby Award from the Honolulu Symphony Associates and has received a 2008 Morning Music Club Scholarship.

Violinist Emma Steele, who was on From the Top’s radio show back in 2002, when she was 12 and recently reappeared on From the Top at Carnegie Hall with the Ridere Quartet, is now concertmaster of The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. Check out the excellent review of her playing contained in this article!

Since performing on From the Top’s radio show back in 2001 when he was 12, pianist Ronald Thompson has performed at Carnegie Hall twice as well as at the International Music Festival in Prague. He has also won numerous national and international competitions. 

Double bassist Nathaniel West, who performed on a recent airing of From the Top’s radio show, was recently selected as a finalist for the NFAA youngARTS program. He will be one of twenty musicians to travel to Miami Florida in January to participate in a week long program consisting of performances and masterclasses.

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