Chris Robinson Starts New Chamber Series

Chris Robinson

Violinist Chris Robinson is a Louisvillian and student at the College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to being a full-time student, he’s starting a chamber music series called Giovani Vecchi.”Chris was in town promoting his series, and will perform with David Taustine on July 26th at the St. Francis in the Fields Church, in Prospect. Chris and David stopped by to give us a preview of the concert series, with movements of Brahms and Mozart sonatas, and an arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne by Nathan Milstein.

Contest: Win a Copy of “Grand Romance”

Grand Romance

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel has assembled a full album of romantic piano music, written by composers who knew the piano intimately. We’re featuring Grand Romance all week, and you’ll get a chance to win a copy.
The contest is closed. We’ll announce the winners on air Thursday, June 13th at 2pm.

Pavel Kolenikov

Van Cliburn in Moscow

Pianist Van Cliburn has passed away at the age of 78. In 1958 he came to prominence for his win at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he moved to Kilgore, Texas as a young child, and in the 1980s moved from New York City to Fort Worth. Here are remembrances in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas News.

And a guest on “What’s My Line?”

Featured Album: Beethoven Complete Piano Duets

Sisters Amy and Sara Hamann made their debut as piano duo with the Twin Cities Youth Symphony, and have since performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. They’ve also been on Performance Today and Studio 360 (audio below). Our featured album this week is their new recording of the complete Piano Duos by Beethoven, recorded on a modern piano and on an instrument from Beethoven’s time, provided by The Schubert Club.