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Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin, with strings.

Watch With Strings Attached: Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin

July 28, 2011 – Watch what happens when the celebrated cabaret artist sings Gershwin with a string quartet.

James Galway on From The Top.

Watch James Galway And Teens Get To The Heart Of Beethoven

April 21, 2011 – Watch the famed flutist teach young musicians the European style in a serenade by Beethoven.

Melissa White plays violin

Watch Young Violinist's Stick-With-It Attitude Pays Off

September 1, 2010 – Melissa White rekindled passion for her fiddle by teaching youngsters. Watch a video of her story.

Keitaro Harada

Watch Keitaro Harada: From Saxophone To Podium

July 26, 2010 – Watch a video about the young musician, who put down his sax and picked up the conductor's baton.

Sierra Nadine

Watch Young Soprano Sets Competition Record

June 23, 2010 – Nadine Sierra is the youngest soprano ever to win the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Trumpeter Matthew Muckey

Watch A Teen Trumpeter's Dream Comes True

May 7, 2010 – From the Top alum Matthew Muckey landed his dream job with the New York Philharmonic.

Bassist Evan Premo

Watch Evan Premo: A Marriage Made In Music

March 30, 2010 – From the Top alum Evan Premo finds his true love through music. Watch the video.

Lauren Chipman

Watch Violist Finds Favor In Indie Rock And Classics

January 12, 2010 – From the Top alum Lauren Chipman has carved out a career in both pop and classical music.

Watch Maya Shankar: A Violinist Lost And Found

November 18, 2009 – Years after suffering a debilitating hand injury, the young fiddler makes a joyful return to music.

Watch Christopher O'Riley: Reliving A Love For Ravel

November 6, 2009 – See the pianist play Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, an old favorite from his student days.

Watch 'From The Top': 10 Years Of Classical Kids

September 6, 2009 – The radio showcase for young musicians celebrates by catching up with some of its illustrious alums.


Listen Teens Tackle the Classics in San Francisco

January 7, 2009 – Gifted young musicians perform with panache, playing works from Beethoven to Ravel.


Listen William Bolcom Joins Teens To Play His Music

December 31, 2008 – Musicians aged 11 to 17 play works by the American composer William Bolcom, who turned 70 this year.


Listen Teen Talent On The Rise In Texas

December 17, 2008 – In Texas, young musicians perform the classics with energy and skill.


Listen Talented Teens Shine at Ravinia

December 10, 2008 – From a soulful meditation to upbeat Cafe Music, young musicians give passionate performances.


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