Young Artists Spotlight Performances from talented student musicians and performers from across the San Joaquin Valley. New seasons each spring on Valley Public Radio.
Young Artists Spotlight

Young Artists Spotlight

From Valley Public Radio

Performances from talented student musicians and performers from across the San Joaquin Valley. New seasons each spring on Valley Public Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

Young Artists Spotlight 2021: String Soloists From Bakersfield

For this episode we welcome back a pair of string soloists who have performed before on Young Artists spotlight — April Park and Claire Park. They are sisters, and they both attend Stockdale High School in Bakersfield. April plays viola, and Claire plays violin. We hear them perform some solo pieces and a duo, with music from Henryk Wieniawski, Fritz Kreisler, William Walton, Arthur Benjamin, and Johann Halverson.

Young Artists Spotlight 2021: String Soloists From Fresno

For this episode we turn to string soloists. This week's artists are all in high school, and they all have studied at the Simba School of Music in Fresno. Violinist Emma Woodward performs music of Max Bruch, violinist Rowan Crass performs work of Fritz Kreisler, and bassist Emma Sigala performs music of Saint-Saëns.

Young Artists Spotlight 2021: Bakersfield Pianist Alexander Leung

In this episode of Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome another pianist from Bakersfield, Alexander Leung. He is a freshman at Frontier High School. he performs music of Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Bartók.

Young Artists Spotlight 2021: Bakersfield Pianist Claire Vega

Valley Public Radio's Young Artists Spotlight makes a triumphant return for 2021! Our new season features remote and socially distanced performances from some of the valley's top young musicians. Check back soon for videos from the season posted on our YouTube page, and more. We kicked off the 2021 YAS season on Thursday March 18th 2021 with a performance and interview with a wonderful pianist from Bakersfield, Claire Vega, who performed music of Bach, Beethoven and Gershwin. A freshman at

Young Artists Spotlight: Glacier Point Chamber Choir

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we feature a performance from the Glacier Point Middle School Chamber Choir, from Fresno's Central Unified School District.

Young Artists Spotlight 2020: Bakersfield String Quartet

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature four talented musicians from Bakersfield performing in a string quartet. All of the students in this ensemble attend Stockdale High School in Bakersfield and are members of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony. Performers: Brian Shih, violin Ian Kim, violin April Park, viola Anna Jian, cello Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Founation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs8kKtXSdVQ

Young Artists Spotlight 2020: Free26 String Quartet

Our performers this week on Young Artists Spotlight are a string quartet from the Simba School of Music in Fresno. They call themselves Free26 – they are all 7th graders and all but one have birthdays on the 26th. Clever kids. They've been playing together for many years. The cellist and violist have played together since they were 2 years old. They all went to Fresno's Manchester GATE School and now go to Computech Middle School in the Fresno Unified School District. Penelope Freeman: violin 1

Young Artists Spotlight 2020: Fresno State Vocal Soloists

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome vocal performers from Fresno State, as well as Dr. Maria Briggs and Dr. Cari Earnhart. In addition to the performances, Briggs and Earnhart will discuss the upcoming Fresno Art Song Festival (Feb 29) and the CSUF Carmina Burana gala (Mar 13-15). Performers: Jordan Pulido - Ночь (Night) Op. 44 No. 1 - Anton Rubinstein Zueignung Op 10 No. 1 - Richard Strauss Aunika Bull - Sweet Suffolk Owl by Richard Hundley (1619) V'adoro Pupille by George Frideric

Young Artists Spotlight 2020: Fresno State Soloists

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome music students from California State University, Fresno. Each of the three student musicians will perform with collaborative pianist Dr. Shing-Ming Liao. Soloists this week include Amanda Steinhauer, xylophone; Robert Bennett - clarinet; and Arianna Knee, flute. Matthew Darling, Fresno State Music Department chair, also joins host David Aus this week to help introduce artists and to talk about their Carmina Burana gala taking place in March and

Young Artists Spotlight 2020: Simba School of Music String Soloists

To begin the first broadcast of the 2020 season of Young Artists Spotlight, we feature three talented string soloists from Fresno's Simba School of Music: Hasina Torres, cello; Izzy Knittle, violin; and Anjeli Macaranas, violin. All three are students of violinist K.C. Simba-Torres. They perform works by J.S. Bach, Elgar and Sibelius, in this broadcast hosted by David Aus. Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from The Bonner Family Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4sSFc709hM

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