Encore Broadcast | 2020 New Music School Concerto Competition

June 20, 2020, 11:00 am

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Zarin Mehta, 12, piano with Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor. Credit: New Music School.

On Saturday’s program, hear the top three performances in New Music School‘s recent Concerto Competition. A total of 36 NMS students aged 8 to 15 entered the competition. Of those entrants, 16 had the chance to perform concerto movements with the Chicago Arts Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Kulenovic. The top three places were awarded at the finalists’ concert on January 26, 2020 at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago.

This episode was originally broadcast on April 25, 2020. Full bios and audio are available at the original episode page.


Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, by Frédéric Chopin
I. Allegro maestoso
Joseph Gallwas, 12, piano

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, by Edvard Grieg
I. Allegro molto moderato
Mark Zhu, 15, piano

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, by Felix Mendelssohn
I. Molto allegro con fuoco
Zarin Mehta, 12, piano

Chicago Arts Orchestra
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor