Shostakovich, an 11-year-old Guitarist, & New Music / Show 391

Monday, November 9, 2020  |  Turtle Studios, London Bridge Studio, & Disher Sound Studio  |  Presented by From the Top

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Charismatic violinist Charles Yang co-hosts a program that features a cheerful 11-year-old guitarist, a spirited performance of Shostakovich, and an imaginative young musician’s new music for quartet.

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This Episode Features

  • A sunny 11-year-old guitarist from California
  • A 15-year-old cellist who’s also an up-and-coming composer
  • A talented 17-year-old pianist with music influenced by jazz
  • A violinist from Virginia with a sound that blows away our hosts
  • A teenage violist with a performance full of energy and conviction
  • A jazz finale, written by one of our young musicians


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Release Dates

  • Monday, November 9, 2020
  • Monday, May 24, 2021
  • Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Monday, January 16, 2023

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