Anne Richardson: Where is She Now?

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Classical 90.5’s Young Artist Competition showcases our region’s top musical talent. Every fall kids ages 8-18 compete for a spot in our live on-air studio recital.

But where do our winners go from there?

I caught up with Anne Richardson, a previous Young Artist Competition Winner who has performed at Classical 90.5 over the years. Hear about her current studies at The Juilliard School of Music, why she plays music, and why you should never give up.

And what was Anne’s favorite moment in her recital?

Hear her full in-studio performance at Classical 90.5 below

Neil Rao: Where is He Now?

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Classical 90.5’s Young Artist Competition showcases our region’s top musical talent. Every fall kids ages 8-18 compete for a spot in our live on-air studio recital.

But where do our winners go from there?

I caught up with our 2010 Young Artist Competition Winner Neil Rao, a percussionist and marimbist who recently played Carnegie Hall with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Neil talked about the the weightiness of playing in Carnegie Hall, the work it took to get there, and gave advice to young musicians who are trying to make it in the music world.

He said it really boils down to three things: practicing, people skills, and your motivation- really having a cultivated reason for why you are a musician.

And why is Neil a musician?

“I’m a musician because I love spreading the joy that comes across people’s faces and comes across people’s hearts when they hear these wild sounds from every single spectrum of emotion you can have.”

Listen to Neil’s story and watch him playing his original composition below:

Video: 2015 Young Artist Competition Winners

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Audio: 2015 Young Artist Competition Winner’s Recital

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Young Artist Competition Winners Recital

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YAC_icon15_trans24_250x250pCome hear some of the best young classical musicians in the region on Wednesday at noon. Winners of the 2015 Young Artist Competition will perform live on Classical 90.5.

Reserve a lunch from City Cafe by calling 502-814-6565 by Tuesday at noon.

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