Juilliard School http://wrti.org en Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech http://wrti.org/post/read-joyce-didonatos-inspiring-juilliard-commencement-speech Star mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16004057/joyce-didonato" target="_blank">Joyce DiDonato</a> gave the 2014 commencement address at Juilliard Friday — and it's a memorable one, both for her words and by DiDonato's own example as someone whose own career began under low heat.<p>DiDonato has <a href="http://www.joycedidonato.com/2014/05/27/the-juilliard-schools-109th-commencement-speech-joyce-didonato/" target="_blank">posted</a> the text of her speech on her own website, and it's well worth 10 minutes of your time, whether you're an aspiring artist or need a gentle reminder Wed, 28 May 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 7347 at http://wrti.org Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech Canadian Violinist Angele Dubeau http://wrti.org/post/canadian-violinist-angele-dubeau-0 <p>One of Canada's most prominent virtuoso violinists, Angele Dubeau has performed on the world's greatest stages in a spectacular career that has spanned over 30 years with performances in over 30 countries. While her talent, virtuosity, and musicality have been recognized with many awards over the years, audiences have connected with Dubeau because of her captivating performances, generosity, and passion.</p> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:59:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2178 at http://wrti.org Canadian Violinist Angele Dubeau Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin http://wrti.org/post/classical-guitarist-sharon-isbin-0 <p>Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is Jill's guest this week. Her new CD - <i>Journey to the New World</i> - takes you from the Renaissance to the world of Bluegrass music, and features guest performers including singer Joan Baez and fiddler Mark O'Connor in the world premiere of his folk-inspired suite for violin and guitar.</p> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 19:00:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2161 at http://wrti.org Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin Maestro Valentin Radu http://wrti.org/post/maestro-valentin-radu-0 <p>Valentin Radu leads Vox Ama Deus, featuring Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven. They have an exciting series of concerts coming up in March, April, and May.</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:07:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2097 at http://wrti.org Maestro Valentin Radu Concert organist Paul Jacobs http://wrti.org/post/concert-organist-paul-jacobs <p>"Paul Jacobs, the shockingly youthful head of the Juilliard School's organ department, is an important, genteel revisionist of his instrument..." --<em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em></p> <p>A graduate of Curtis Institute and Yale, organist Paul Jacobs made musical history at age 23 when, on the 250th anniversary of the death of J.S. Bach in 2000, he played the composer's complete organ music in an 18-hour, non-stop marathon in Pittsburgh. In 2003 Jacobs was invited to join the faculty of The Juilliard School, and the following year, he was named chairman of the organ department--one of the youngest faculty appointments in the school's history.</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2009 16:38:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2093 at http://wrti.org Concert organist Paul Jacobs Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concertmaster-david-kim-0 <p>Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:04:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2076 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim The Five Browns, pianists http://wrti.org/post/five-browns-pianists <p>This week, Jill chats with The 5 Browns, a quintet of unabashedly happy siblings, all concert pianists, and all graduates of the Juilliard School of Music. Their refreshing demeanor and joy in performing together the music that they love, has swept the nation and introduced scores of young people to the wonders of classical music.</p> Sat, 08 Jul 2006 20:13:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1649 at http://wrti.org Mischa and Cipa Dichter, pianists http://wrti.org/post/mischa-and-cipa-dichter-pianists <p>Jill's guests this week are husband and wife duo pianists Mischa and Cipa Dichter. Both students of the distinguished pedagogue Rhosinna Levine, the two met at the Juilliard School after Mischa had won the Tchaikovsky competition in 1965. Although acclaimed as solo pianists, the two have been performing together to sold out audiences for years, and have, in this 250th anniversary year of Mozart's birth, released a double CD of the composer's complete piano works for four hands. The album also contains some surprising and rare arrangements of the composer's works by Edvard Grieg and Ferruccio Busoni.</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2006 16:53:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1671 at http://wrti.org