NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
14-year-old Harpist's Spooky Serenade
Horror movies can definitely inspire a great classical music performance. They certainly inspired 14-year-old harpist Anna DeLoi in 2010. Back then, Anna shared a chilling tale and a riveting performance that's bound to get you ready for the spookiest of seasons. Check it out on this week's installment of our short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Danse Macabre, 13-year-old Violinist, & More
A piano duo plays Saint-Saëns' thrilling Danse Macabre, a teenage violinist performs Jessie Montgomery's "Peace" and reflects on a stunning experience deep in a cave in Virginia, we also hear from a winner of the prestigious Junior Sphinx competition.
Spanish Guitar Music from the Archives
In 2002, then 18-year-old guitarist Gohar Vardanyan treated our audiences to a inspired performance of Spanish guitar music and a funny story about her dad. 19 years later, we're revisiting that moment as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Chopin Piano Sonata, Rachmaninoff, & More
The young violist on this week's show actually built his own instrument. Hear that story alongside dazzling performances of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Jessie Montgomery and more.
12-year-old's Homage to European Folk Music
In 2001, 12-year-old composer Sebastian Chang shared his brilliant music with us. Twenty years later, his compositions are now performed by orchestras around the world. Hear Sebastian's early days as a composer as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Powerful Chopin, A Teen Guitarist from Iran, and Paganini for Two Young Pianists
Featuring some of the most exciting performances from the past few seasons, this program features a powerful performance of a Chopin's Sonata; a moving story from a teenage guitarist who fled Iran for religious reasons, and a showy and charismatic performance of the Carmen Fantasy by a 16-year-old violinist.
Great show, esp the Christopher O’Reilly episodes before 2018
I look forward to From the Top each week. These young musicians are incredibly inspiring and the host, Peter, is a breath of fresh air!
Where is the rest of the episodes of from the top
I wish Y’all would put the older episodes own here the new ones are great wish I could here the older eppsodes episodes