WRTI Performance Studio

Listen to recordings of live broadcasts from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio, featuring exceptionally talented artists from the Philadelphia region and beyond.

Hear selections from two Beethoven sonatas recorded live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. Host Kevin Gordon welcomed pianist Xun Pan and violinist Simon Maurer on September 18th.

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Listen to this sneak preview of the WRTI 90.1/Astral Artists block party with dynamic young musicians Christine Lamprea, cello, and Xavier Foley, double-bass playing live in the WRTI Performance Studio hosted by Debra Lew Harder.

Three pianists who are 2018 Tri-County Youth Festival winners play live in the WRTI performance studio and chat with Classical Host Kevin Gordon. Tri-County Concerts Association organizes one of the area's most prestigious competitions for aspiring young musicians living in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Youthful exuberance filled the WRTI performance studio when three young Steinway Junior Piano Competition winners performed.  Host Kevin Gordon welcomed pianists Michelle Wang, Anwen Deng, and Elizabeth Yang, in the third of our special live concert broadcasts with the winners of this inaugural Steinway competition.

Listen to an exciting live performance by the three finalists of the 2018 Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy International Piano Competition. The competition is in its second year and has brought talented young artists to Philadelphia from all over the world. Join host Kevin Gordon as he welcomes PYPA founder Ching-Yun Hu and these three wonderful pianists.


If you love the music of J.S. Bach, listen to his Brandenburg Concertos in a way you’ve never heard before. Pianist Eleonor Bindman, praised by The New York Times for her “impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music’s spirit,” performs selections from her impressive piano 4-hand arrangement of the Brandenburg Concertos with host Debra Lew Harder. 

Praised by the press for her "majestic originality of vision," (The Independent) and "unpretentious elegance" (The New Yorker), pianist Simone Dinnerstein has charted her professional path with passion and creativity. Here she performs live on the radio and chats with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

The WRTI performance studio was alive with the sound of young musicians this week when students from the Curtis Summerfest Young Artists Program visited us.

 

It's classical music of a different kind. Allyn Miner, a scholar and performer of North Indian classical music, plays her sitar in our performance studio and chats with host Debra Lew Harder. 

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