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Category: FTT Moments

  • From the Top musicians are multi-talented teens committed to many passions beyond the rehearsal room. Pianist Erin Chong was no exception – at the time of her 2002 appearance on Show 65, she was also a dedicated competitive swimmer (team captain, in fact). From the Top’s original teen “Roving Reporter” Haley Goldbach interviewed her swim […]

  • A colorful imagination can definitely inspire a great classical music performance. It certainly inspired 14-year-old harpist Anna DeLoi in 2010. Anna shared a chilling tale and a riveting performance of Performis Valse by Arnold Bax, a piece Anna nicknamed the “demented doll dance”. Check out this spooky performance and humorous moment on this week’s installment […]

  • In 2002, then 18-year-old guitarist Gohar Vardanyan appeared on From the Top while studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy (Show 75). She treated our audiences to an inspired performance of Regino Sainz de la Massa’s “Andaluza.” She also regaled us with a funny story about how her dad may have tricked her into practicing. Today, […]

  • This week on From the Top’s new podcast series highlighting moments from our archives, we hear the work of an incredible 12-year-old composer who has gone on to a very successful career in music. In June 2000, composer and pianist Sebastian Chang, from Trebuco Canyon, CA, appeared on From the Top’s 25th show in Boston. […]

  • This week marks the launch of From the Top’s new short form podcast series featuring brief but beautiful moments pulled from our archive.  Our first episode highlights the Norman North High School Chorale‘s powerful performance of Eric Whitacre’s “Water Night”, recorded in their home state at Oklahoma City University in 2011. Choir members also […]