New England Conservatory is a cauldron of new ideas, some so big that they become organizations in their own right. We proudly showcase these partners.
From the Top returns to its home at NEC's Jordan Hall to tape its NPR radio program, a national radio show founded at NEC.
Hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley '81 A.D., this taping occurs before a live audience with a healthy representation of NEC Preparatory students among the participants.
The broadcast taping features:
17-year-old cellist Lev Mamuya, from Newton Highlands
Lev participates in New England Conservatory's Preparatory School through Project STEP, and studies composition with Howard Frazin in addition to playing in a chamber group coached by Dimitar Petkov. Lev is the Sphinx 2013 First Junior Division Laureate and will be appearing on the show for the third time.
16-year-old pianist Niu Niu, originally from Fujian Province, China
Niu currently studies with Wha Kyung Byun through the NEC @ Walnut Hill program at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts. The youngest student ever admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory, at age 10 he became an exclusive recording artist with EMI and at age 12 he was the youngest to ever record all of the Chopin Etudes.
16-year-old violinist Yuki Beppu, from Lexington, Massachusetts
Yuki attends Lexington High School and studies at New England Conservatory with Julianne Lee, in addition to playing chamber music. She's just finished a year in From the Top's year-long arts leadership training program where she worked with first grade students at Chittick Elementary School to help them explore the building blocks of music.
17-year-old mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio, from San Francisco
Olivia is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
17-year-old saxophonist Chad Lilley, from Olney, Maryland
In addition, all of the performers involved in this show will take part in an Arts Leadership Orientation Workshop, where they will explore leadership pathways that are available for them to take their music beyond the concert hall and into the community. They will have the chance to put their training in action by presenting assemblies for the students of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academies on Monday, October 7 in the Lower Mills, Columbia, and Neponset areas of Dorchester, in a pilot program that will reach close to one thousand students.
$5 discounts available to:
From the Top members
Harvard ID holders
NEC students, staff, & faculty
For group tickets (parties of 8 or more), please contact Robin Allen LaPlante by e-mail or at 617-437-0707 x103.
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