Precipice Saxophone Quartet

This Saturday on Introductions, a trio of quartets. The Gemini String Quartet from the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, the Precipice Saxophone Quartet from Merit School of Music, and the Infini Quartet from the MIC Academy. We also interview one member from each group: Isabel Chen (violin/viola), Cole Moorhead (soprano saxophone), and Kelly Kim (violin/viola).Gemini String QuartetGemini String Quartet: Cameron Chiu, Noelle Naito, Isabel Chen, Jonah Kartman.The Gemini String Quartet is comprised of Noelle Naito, Jonah Kartman, and Isabel Chen on violins/violas, and Cameron Chiu on cello. All four students are Fellows at the coque minecraft huawei Music Institute of Chicago Academy, a pre college training program for advanced students, and the samsung j3 2017 coque paillette quartet is coached by Jasmine Lin. Instrumentally, Noelle and Isabel currently study with Almita Vamos, while Jonah studies with I Hao Lee. coque huawei p10 lite jolie Cameron studies with Horatio coque lumee iphone 7 Contreras. The quartet members have individually won local, regional, and national competitions and have been participants coque silicone huawei p8 lite ale l21 at numerous music events and festivals. The Gemini String Quartet was recognized as a semi finalist of the 2020 coque iphone 7 terre coque huawei p8 lite en verre Pasadena Chamber Music Competition and recently advanced to the Quartet Finals of the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.Noelle Naito, 17, and Isabel Chen, 16, both study with Almita Vamos. Noelle was coque huawei p8 lite 2015 disney a winner of the MTNA Maryland State Competition, American Protg, and Columbia Orchestra Young Artist competitions, and was a semi finalist of the Cooper International Violin Competition. She gave a live solo recital on Introductions in December 2019. Isabel has won prizes in the Sejong, Society of American Musicians, and DePaul Concerto Festival competitions. She has performed in the Young Steinway Concert Series as well as the Young Artist Series at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Both Noelle and Isabel previously appeared on Introductions in the Xena Quartet in June 2019.Jonah Kartman, 18, was the winner and scholarship coque huawei p30 lite disney princesse recipient of the Civic Music Milwaukee competition, finalist in the Audrey G. Baird competition, and prize winner in the Menomonee Falls concerto competition. Cameron Chiu, 18, won coque samsung galaxy j3 2016 om the first place prize at the 2018 Society of American Musicians Competition and the 2019 Fox Valley Concerto Competition. Cameron is a prize winner at the Chinese Fine Arts Society Music Competition, the DuPage Symphony Young Artists Competition, and the DePaul Concerto Competition. He previously appeared on Introductions leading the Swan Project in May 2020, and with the Nova String Quartet in August 2019.Precipice Saxophone QuartetPrecipice Saxophone Quartet: Navdeep Natt, Christopher Li, Cole Moorhead, Emmett ConnollyThe Precipice Saxophone Quartet is an exciting coque huawei y7 2017 group of young musicians, based in Chicago, that is committed to injecting youthful energy and exuberance into the saxophone quartet repertoire. Precipice is comprised of 16 year old Cole Moorhead on soprano, 16 year old Emmett Connolly on alto, 17 year old Navdeep Natt on tenor, and 18 year old Christopher Li on baritone. The group is the senior saxophone quartet at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. The quartet members participate in weekly lessons, saxophone techniques classes, theory classes, and ensemble rehearsals as a part of Merit highlyselective TuitionFree Conservatory program. The group is coached by Thomas Snydacker.The quartet reached the semi finals coque iphone 7 coque silicone of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in both 2019 and 2020, and most recently appeared on Introductions around the Merit School of coque refermable huawei y6 2017 Music Performathon in March 2019.Infini QuartetInfini Quartet: Sameer Agrawal, Linda Wang, Kelly Kim, Mia Wimbiscus.The Infini Quartet is comprised of violinists/violists Sameer Agrawal, Kelly Kim, and Linda Wang; and cellist Mia Wimbiscus. They are Merit Scholarship Fellows at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, and are coached by Rodolfo Vieira. Their name comes from the French word for coque disney huawei p9 lite and they won an honorable mention at the 2020 Midwest National Chamber Music Competition.Sameer Agrawal, 15, is a student coque huawei y5 ii kawaii of Sang Mee Lee. He has played as coque couleur mate 9 huawei a soloist with the NEIU Symphony, the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, and the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. He has won top awards at the DePaul Competition, Walgreens Competition, and more; and this summer attended Center Stage Strings Virtual program. Sameer appeared live on Introductions as a Chicago Musical Pathways Initative fellow in December 2019.Kelly Kim and Linda Wang, both 16, are both students of Almita Vamos. Kelly has won awards at the Concerto Competition of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and the Concerto Competition of the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra, playing as a soloist with both groups. She founded Classical Connection, an organization to popularize classical music in the community. Linda has soloed with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and in Vienna. She was a featured violin soloist on the Young Steinway Concert Series and has won top coque huawei p10 licorne honors in many music competitions.Mia Wimbiscus, 16, a student of Hans Jensen, was a finalist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions 2020, performing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Mia has won first prizes in the Enkor International Music Competition, Walgreens Competition, Society of American Musicians Competition, and the Festival in Honor of Confucius. She gave personnaliser coque huawei p8 lite 2017 a live solo recital on Introductions in September 2019.Learn more about advertising and sponsorship on WFMT.Introductions is made possible by the generous support of The Negaunee Foundation, the Kiphart Family Foundation, the Steve and Delores Sarovich Foundation, and the listener supporters of WFMT.Audition OnlineMeet the Host Robbie Ellis joined the WFMT team as a part time presenter in 2015, and started full time in 2020 as the producer and presenter of Introductions. You can also hear him on air on Sunday afternoons. He’s fronted a variety of broadcasts and events for WFMT, including hosting Classical Cabaret from the piano. Originally coque huawei p30 rose from Auckland, New coque huawei p10 lite logo Zealand, he has a Composition degree from the University of Auckland School of Music and started in classical music radio at RNZ Concert. Outside of radio, he works as a music director for comedy at theatres like The Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, and ComedySportz; and he’s been a teaching artist with Chicago Opera Theater and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Robbie works as an event MC etui coque huawei p8 lite around town; has had compositions played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, among others; and performs his own comedy songs from the piano…