On Deck with Young Musicians

On Deck with Young Musicians – showcasing the incredibly talented young musicians who live and perform in the Pacific Northwest. This weekly interview segment highlights their many accomplishments. Hosted by Christa Wessel, Adam Eccleston, and Raúl Gómez-Rojas, the program reveals a deep appreciation for the value of youthful energy in the world of classical music.

If you know of a young musician who should be profiled On Deck, please email Christa Wessel at christa@allclassical.org.

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Support for On Deck comes from individual donors. Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

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Julia Shih

February 3, 2024

On Deck with Julia Shih

Julia Shih is a junior at Jesuit High School, where she plays the flute and piccolo. She has been playing the flute since sixth grade. In the past, Julia played with Metropolitan Youth Symphony in the Flute Ensemble. As a sophomore, she qualified for the State Solo and Ensemble competition as part of a woodwind… More


January 27, 2024

Where Are They Now? Pianist Daniel Rodricks

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Daniel Rodricks is a resident physician and pianist based in Newport News, Virginia. In… More


Leena Karmarkar

January 13, 2024

On Deck with Leena Karmarkar

Violinist Leena Karmarkar was only 4 years old when her parents signed her up for music lessons.  Now at 17, she’s the concertmaster at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.  Raul Gomez-Rojas talks with Leena about losing motivation during the pandemic, and how she got her joy back. A junior at Portland’s Lincoln High School, she enjoys… More


January 6, 2024

On Deck with Rachel Modlin

Rachel Modlin is a senior at Reed College, studying collaborative piano performance and French. She studies piano privately with Jean-David Coen and Monica Ohuchi. She is a member of the Reed Piano Trio, has soloed with the Reed orchestra, and frequently performs collaborative works with Reed students. As a collaborative pianist, Rachel performs a variety… More


Saori DeBruyn

December 30, 2023

Where Are They Now? Vocalist Saori DeBruyn

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Saori DeBruyn is an opera singer based in Eugene, Oregon. In this bonus “Where… More


Jonathan DeBruyn

December 16, 2023

Where Are They Now? Conductor Jonathan DeBruyn

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Jonathan DeBruyn is a conductor and violinist based in Eugene, Oregon. In our tenth… More


PJ Hummelt

December 9, 2023

Where Are They Now? French hornist PJ Hummelt

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. PJ Hummelt is a data analyst and French horn player based in Berkeley, California…. More


Daniel Kim

December 2, 2023

Where Are They Now? Cellist Daniel Kim

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Daniel Kim is a former cellist, now photojournalist based in Seattle, Washington. In our… More


Anna Louise

November 18, 2023

Where Are They Now? Vocalist Anna Louise Martin

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Anna Louise is an opera singer based Rochester, New York. In our seventh episode,… More


Emma Simmons

November 11, 2023

Where Are They Now? Violinist Emma Simmons

All Classical Radio celebrates the 10th anniversary of On Deck with Young Musicians by following up with 10 of the musicians who were interviewed in the first season of the show. The series is hosted by All Classical intern Jahlysa Azaret. Emma Simmons is a violinist based in Eugene, OR. In our sixth episode, Emma… More


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