Encore Broadcast | 2020 Fischoff Medalists: Dasani String Quartet & The Purple Hippopotami

August 1, 2020, 11:00 am

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This Saturday, we profile two medalists in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. This year, the competition pivoted to a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensembles were judged on their audition recordings. Of the twelve Chicago-area ensembles in the quarter-finals, two won medals. We hear from those two, as well as The Bone Rangers, winners of the Junior Division Brass Ensemble Prize.

This episode was originally broadcast on May 16, 2020.


Canzona for four trombones, by Biagio Marini

The Bone Rangers:
Owen Riordan, 14, trombone
Jonah Blake, 18, trombone
Christopher Tam, 17, trombone
Rafael Noriega, 17, bass trombone

Three Pieces for four flutes, by Eugène Bozza

Uptime, by Heike Beckmann

Raga Sept – Single, by Derek Charke

Purple Hippopotami:
Katherine Chen, 15, flute
Natalia Kozintseva, 17, flute
Emma Krause, 18, flute
Nina Touboul, 17 flute

String Quartet in D, Op. 71/2, by Franz Joseph Haydn
I. Adagio – Allegro

String Quartet in e minor, Op. 59/2, by Ludwig van Beethoven
IV. Presto

String Quartet in F, by Maurice Ravel
IV. Vif et agité

Dasani String Quartet:
Isabella Brown, 17, violin
Katya Moeller, 16, violin
Zechary Mo, 18, viola
Brandon Cheng, 17, cello