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Host Fred Child brings you highlights of 2002 from Studio 4A, including performances by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. (Jan. 2003)

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  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
    At full tilt, the Academy of St. Martin in the fields has more than fifty members. We've snagged eight of them for a private recital. (March, 2002)

  • Manuel Barrueco & Franco Platino
    Renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco is joined by his protégé for a lively hour of Spanish guitar music. (Nov. 2002)

  • Jonathan Biss -- PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    At age 21, pianist Jonathan Biss, son of violinists Miriam Fried and Paul Biss, was named a Gilmore Young Artist and has already received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He's in the studio with music of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and more. (May, 2002)

  • Ian Bostridge

  • The remarkable British tenor sings tunes from the 1920's and '30's by British playwright and composer Noël Coward. (Nov. 2002)

  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Members of this acclaimed New York institution reflect on the year post-9/11, and on how they perform music to provide comfort and solace. (Sept. 2002)

  • Dorian Wind Quintet
    The Dorians celebrate their 40th anniversary and say goodbye to bassoonist and founding member Jane Taylor. (April, 2002)

  • Sir James Galway & Jeanne Galway
    The world's most popular flutist, and his wife, perform a couple duets and some favorite Irish folk tunes. (March, 2002)

  • Leila Josefowicz
    The one-time child prodigy returns to Studio 4A as a mature 24-year old violinist. She plays music of Grieg, Falla, and long-time collaborator, pianist John Novacek. (April, 2002)

  • Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
    The latest challenge for the renowned cellist reaches into medieval history to revitalize the soundtrack of a legendary trade route. The group was recording their debut album in New York the week of September 11, 2001. (June, 2002)

  • Christopher O'Riley
    Renowned pianist and host of the radio show From the Top, Christopher O'Riley performs in Studio 4A his own arrangements of songs by George Harrison, Nick Drake and the British rock band Radiohead. (May, 2002)

  • St. Olaf Choir
    Directed by Dr. Anton Armstrong, the 75 members of the St. Olaf Choir have an astonishing ability to sing together as one. (March, 2002)

  • Orli Shaham -- PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    Recognized as an exceptionally talented artist since childhood, the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gilmore Young Artist Award-winner was in Studio 4A, October 14 - 18, 2002, with piano music of Bach, Brahms, Dvorák, Satie, and more. (Oct. 2002)

  • Hopkinson Smith
    The early music expert and lute master performs on the viheula, a precursor to the guitar. The program features the music of 16th century Spanish composer Luis Milan, who wrote his Baroque compositions specifically for the instrument. (July, 2002)

  • Jason Vieaux -- PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    The youngest winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, Vieaux was in Studio 4A, February 18 - 22, 2002, with music of Bach, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Piazzolla and others. (Feb. 2002)


  • Jeremy Denk -- PT Young Artist-in-Residence
    A pianist who has charmed us in concert performances for the last five years on PT, Jeremy Denk has a fast-growing reputation as a lively, intelligent pianist, with a flair for finding the emotional heart of whatever music he plays. (April, 2001)

  • Enrico Gatti and the Ensemble Aurora
    How authentic are today's period instrument ensembles? Baroque violinist Enrico Gatti tries to answer this question through the music of Corelli, Locatelli and Vivaldi. (Dec. 2001)

  • Andrew Manze
    The champion of baroque violin reveals his unique approach to the music and discusses his work as Associate Director of England's prestigious Academy of Ancient Music. (Nov. 2001)

  • Anne Akiko Meyers
    The versatile violinist shows off her wide-ranging musicianship through performances of Mozart, Gershwin and Somei Satoh. (Nov. 2001)

  • Midori
    2002 marks two milestones for the former child prodigy. Midori celebrates her 20th year of performing in public, and the 10th anniversary of Midori & Friends. Last year, she gave a Studio 4A recital upon winning the Avery Fisher Prize. (Oct. 2001)

  • John O'Conor
    Irish pianist John O'Conor helped bring the music of fellow countryman John Field to the fore. O'Conor plays the music of Field, Chopin, Schubert and Scriabin in Studio 4A. (Nov. 2001)

  • Parnassus Avenue Baroque
    One of the newest groups on the early music scene, whose members hail from California and Sweden, brings music of Corelli, Sammartini, and Bigaglia to Studio 4A. (Dec. 2002)

  • Vadim Repin
    Legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin has called Repin, "Simply the best, the most perfect violinist I have ever heard." Repin is joined in Studio 4A by pianist Elena Baksht for music of Prokofiev and Bartoók. (Sept. 2001)