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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
April 1, 2014
Eleven young artists performed with a professional orchestra on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 at Portland's Newmark Theater in the 20th annual MetroArts Inc.Young Artist Debut! concert.
You can hear the complete live broadcast in our audio archive.
Not only is 14-year-old Aveek Ganguly an exceptionally gifted pianist, but he also has a deep fascination with film music as well. ... More
March 29, 2014
Not only is 14-year-old Aveek Ganguly an exceptionally gifted pianist (he’s performing in the MetroArts concert on April 1), but he also has a deep fascination with film music.
In this episode of On Deck we'll visit with Aveek during one of his MetroArts coaching sessions with Maestro Niel DePonte.
March 22, 2014
You’d never know from her voice that Carly Cooney is the youngest participant in this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert. She’s 13 years old, but already knows she wants to be a professional opera singer.
With a deep love of musical theater, too, Carly is currently playing the role of the carnivorous plant (Audrey II) in “Little Shop of Horrors”, staged... More
March 15, 2014
She speaks several languages, including the universal one: music.
Emma Simmons is a senior at Lincoln High School and has chosen to pursue a career as a violinist. She is also a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and is a mentor for their Young String Ensemble.
She’ll be performing in the upcoming MetroArts concert on April 1st alongside another young artist... More
March 1, 2014
Violinist Kristina Dill is an 18-year-old junior at Lewis & Clark College, with aspirations toward both chemistry and music.
Kristina is another of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist winners; on April 1 she’ll perform Ravel’s Tzigane at the Newmark Theater.
February 22, 2014
Trevor Dunn is a 17-year-old football player who has his eye on music school. He’s a tenor, and the more he learns about opera, he says, the more driven he is to sing.
Trevor is another of the MetroArts Young Artist winners this year; on April 1 he’ll be performing a duet with Becky Yakos, a young artist we profiled On... More
February 15, 2014
Meet 14-year-old pianist Lauren Yoon, another of the MetroArts Young Artist winners this year. (Lauren played in this concert 2 years ago, too.)
Lauren believes that music is “magic” and hopes to achieve a career in music therapy or music education.
February 8, 2014
Continuing our look at the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist concert, this week we meet 16-year-old pianist Valerie Ding. Valerie has actually won a spot on this concert twice before (in 2010 and 2012).
As musically brilliant as she is, though, she is every bit as academically brilliant: out of thousands of global entries, Valerie was one of the... More
February 1, 2014
This week we begin profiling the eleven young musicians who have won a spot on the 20th annual MetroArts Young Artist Concert (taking place in the Newmark Theater, April 1).
Rachel Graves is a 16-year-old violinist who played in the MetroArts concert two years ago, and since then has also played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. We'll... More
January 25, 2014
Nick is a double-bassist and his story is pretty unusual: he’s only been playing for a few years and he’s already the principal bassist of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. In fact, he just won the PYP’s concerto competition and will be performing solo with them in May.