LUBBOCK TEEN WINS SCHOLARSHIP & WILL APPEAR ON NPR’s FROM THE TOP WITH CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY
Episode airs on KTTZ 89.1 FM Saturday, January 20
14-year-old violinist Daniel Bae of Lubbock, Texas has received From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit NPR radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley. The episode will air nationally the week of January 15, on KTTZ 89.1 FM Saturday, January 20 at 11 am, and by podcast at fromthetop.org. The broadcast features performances and interviews with outstanding young musicians. The episode was taped in McLean, Virginia on October 3.
Daniel Bae hails from Lubbock, Texas and is a ninth grader in the high school program of the IQ Academy California – Los Angeles, where he has moved to further his musical studies. As a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, Daniel has earned a scholarship of to $10,000. This competitive scholarship is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies.
Daniel is currently a student at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles with Robert Lipsett. Previously, he studied violin with Annie Chalex Boyle, Emanuel Borok, and Adrian Walker. Daniel likes to share his music through non-traditional concert settings. He’s performed in local retirement homes and churches, as well as for underserved elementary school populations. Most recently, Daniel played the national anthem in a major league baseball game in Washington D.C., which was a fun and memorable experience. In his free time, Daniel enjoys swimming, playing video games, and reading the World War II fighter airplane history.
On the broadcast, Daniel performs I. Allegro moderato and II. Allegro maestoso from Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (B. 150) by Antonín Dvořák, with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Violist Beatrice Chen, 14, from Chicago, Illinois performing IV. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache from Solo Viola Sonata Op. 25, No. 1 by Paul Hindemith and V. Bourrée I and Bourrée II from Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach (for viola); guitarist Kathleen Cho, 18, from Potomac, Maryland perforiming III. La Toccata de Pasquini from the Sonata for solo guitar by Leo Brouwer; clarinetist Daniel Solowey, 16, from Sarasota, Florida performing II. Allegro animato from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.167 by Camille Saint-Saëns, with Christopher O’Riley, piano; cellist Gabriel Martins, 19, from Los Angeles, California performing I. Prélude and IV. Sarabande from Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach; and marimba player Alvin Chung, 18, from Potomac, Maryland performing: Pure Imagination by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; arr. Alex Stop and The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Pius Cheung.
Daniel Solowey will also receive From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with his performances on the show. The award of up to $10,000 is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies.
This episode of From the Top was made possible in part by Glenmede and Jan and Elizabeth Lodal.
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