On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Trio Domino of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. The members of the trio include 18-year-old violinist Daria Chudnovsky of Skokie (senior at Roycemore School), 16-year-old cellist Samuel Du of Palatine (sophomore at William Fremd High School), and 14-year-old pianist Myroslav Mykhailenko of Wood Dale (freshman at Fenton High School). The trio is coached by pianist Lyudmila Lakisova. Trio Domino was the overall winner of the 2019 Discover National Chamber Competition MYA Division and competed in the quarterfinals of the 46th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Daria Chudnovsky currently studies with Gerardo Ribeiro of Northwestern University and serves as associate concertmaster of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. She has received numerous honorable mentions at the Walgreens Concerto Competition and the DePaul Concerto Festival. Daria also performed as a soloist in a Young Steinway Series Concert in December 2017. In her free time, Daria enjoys participating in olympiad math competitions, running, and reading Russian literature.
Samuel Du currently studies with Richard Hirschl of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is a cellist in the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. He has been a part of ILMEA District and All-State orchestras for the past two years and is the principal cellist of Fremd High School’s Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in Carnegie Hall as a part of the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra. Samuel enjoys to volunteer with his church and is very passionate about Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Fremd High School’s newspaper. In his free time, Samuel enjoys playing basketball with his friends.
Myroslav Mykhailenko currently studies with Lyudmila Lakisova and is a part of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory’s Jazz Program. Myroslav moved to America only a few years ago, previously living in Ukraine and studying at the Kyiv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School named after M.V Lysenko. He studied with Nina Naiditsch, and under her guidance, Myroslav performed two solo concerts at the White Hall of the House of Scientists in Kyiv. He also won first place at the Concours International de Piano Ville de Gagny in 2017. After coming to America, Myroslav continued his success by receiving honorable mentions at the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, Sejong Music Competition, and Walgreens Concerto Competition. In a few months, Myroslav will perform as a soloist in the Young Steinway Concert Series. In his free time, Myroslav enjoys history and reading non-fiction and romantic literature, especially Shakespeare. His favorite school subject is biology.