Each Saturday at 5 All Classical Portland celebrates what’s next in our community, with profiles of young musicians and explorations of musical opportunities for young people in the northwest.
If you know of a young musician who should be profiled On Deck, email Christa Wessel at email@example.com
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Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony
March 19, 2016
17-year old Samuel Zacharia has been featured “On Deck” before, after he won the Portland Youth Philharmonic‘s concerto competition. Now that he’s won a spot on this year’s MetroArts Young Artist concert, we’ll check in with him to see what has changed in his life. We’ll also hear Samuel’s recent “Thursdays @ Three” performance in... More
March 5, 2016
Richard Lu is an 18-year old cellist, and is one of the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist competition. Two years ago he was featured “On Deck” as a winner of the Oregon Sinfonietta’s Concerto Competition. In this episode, Christa Wessel chats with him to see what has changed in his life in the... More
February 27, 2016
Aaron Petit is an 18-year old pianist who only discovered music 6 years ago… but he has already decided that music will be his life. He has won 5 competitions and attended two conservatories (Seattle Conservatory and Colburn in Los Angeles); he also has a teaching studio. Aaron is one of the winners of this year’s... More
February 20, 2016
Hanami Froom is the youngest of the nine winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Competition. She is just nine-years old but is already making a name for herself as an outstanding young musician. (She recently won a spot on the Jewish Community Orchestra’s young artist showcase, too.) Meet young Hanami (whose name in Japanese means... More
February 13, 2016
Saori Erickson is the oldest of the nine winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Competition. At 21-years old you might think this soprano is the most experienced of the bunch, but in fact until just a few years ago she was intent on becoming a pop singer. (She even sang in an Aerosmith cover... More
February 6, 2016
Christine Wey is an 18-year old pianist who feels so passionately about music that she started a music club at her high school. However, music won’t be her career path: instead she’s interested in becoming an entrepreneur and finding ways for businesses to make a positive impact on society. Christine is one of the nine winners of... More
January 30, 2016
Aveek Ganguly won a spot on the MetroArts Young Artist concert in 2014; now two years older, at age 16, he’s won a spot on this year’s concert, too. We’ll check in to see what has changed in Aveek’s life since we last talked with him (when he was 14) and we’ll hear his 2014... More
January 23, 2016
With this episode of “On Deck” we begin profiling the nine winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concerto Competition. Listen and meet 14-year old violinist Symphony Koss –a small girl with a big personality– and learn why she’s “addicted” to music. (I’ll also ask her about her name, of course!) By the way, the big MetroArts concert –in... More
January 16, 2016
Sidney Tovey is a 15-year old violinist who lives in Hermiston, in Eastern Oregon. Musical opportunities are limited in that small town, so every week her mom drives her three hours (each way!) to play with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Hers is a story of remarkable dedication.
January 9, 2016
Luke Hartley is a high school senior from Newberg who drives an hour every Sunday to sing with the Pacific Youth Choir. He is also heavily involved in the music program at his school – so much so that he is actually only taking one non-music course this semester. In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll... More