This exciting recording of From the Top celebrates EPSMF and its
commitment to supporting and celebrating local young musicians, by showcasing local 17-year-old flute player from El Paso, Madison Fanning.
A recent graduate of J.M. Hanks High School, Madison was a member
of her school’s marching band and honor band, as well as the
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, this broadcast featured amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary
young musicians including 17-year-old Arizona composer Karalyn Schubring
– From the Top’s ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award recipient –
who presented an original composition, performed by
From the Top Alum, euphonium player Joe Broom.
Also featured was 15-year-old violinist Claire Wells from Plano, Texas,
where she attends Spring Creek Academy. She has attended the
Brian Lewis Young Artists Program, Music @ Menlo, and has competed
in the Menuhin Competition.
Adam Phan, 18, from Cedar Hill Texas performed on harp. Adam
attends Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts.
He is a member of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and the
Booker T. Washington High School Opera Orchestra. He was the
co-winner of the Fort Worth Symphony's Young Artist Competition
and second in the American Harp Society National Competition.
Adrain Liao, 17 year-old pianist, from San Diego, California,
attends Torrey Pines High School. In the fall, she will attend the
New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
She is also a violinist with the Torrey Pines Advanced Orchestra and has participated in the Montecito International Music Festival and Lee University Festival. She performed Caprice Espangol, Op.37 by Moritz Moszkowski.