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Meet harpist and pianist Izabella Tu on From the Top, Sun 5/26 @ 5pm

Izabella (Izzy) Tu hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been the principal harpist for Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra for the past four years. Izzy not only plays harp; she also plays piano, Chinese harp (guzheng), ukulele, the kalimba, and the ocarina.

17-year-old girl of Asian descent sitting and playing a large harp
From the Top

5/5 Violinist Benjamin Rosenthal performs music by Ernst Bloch; Guitarist Laurel Harned plays an arrangement of Thielmans’ Bluesette; Violinist Samuel Garcia plays Seguida Española by Joaquín Nin; Banjo player Bayla Davis performs Will the Circle Be Unbroken? by Charles H. Gabriel; and Pianist/Composer Adam Brachman plays Excerpts from Ballade No. 1 by Chopin.

5/12 This week’s episode introduces you to classically trained musicians Katie Wang, Jasper Sewell and Aarushi Kumar from Nashville, Tennessee and the music programs that have helped them succeed. We also crossover into Bluegrass with co-host Victor Wooten, who will perform with teen mandolin player Wyatt Ellis and we’ll meet the Grammy Award winning Tennessee State University Marching Band!

5/19 Brothers Henry and Louis Auxenfans from Chicago talk Formula 1 racing and share performances of Ysaÿe and Kovács; the award-winning Aveta Trio from San Francisco plays a fiery Spanish trio by Cassadó; flutist Reice Hudson recalls how a past band teacher made a difference in her life, and violinist Ajay Mallya talks about his interest in neuroscience and performs Mozart.

5/26 Pianist Orli Shaham guest hosts. We meet pianist Masanobu Pires who performs music by Glinka; flutist Diego Arias, who describes the mouthwatering food he finds in his hometown; violinist Alba Gilabert-Reid shares a moving piece inspired by the Holocaust; harpist Izabella Tu explores her creativity on her own Youtube Channel, and violinist Ella Saptra shares her multicultural background as she performs T’filah by Lera Auerbach.

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