The Brooklyn Rider string quartet is back in Minnesota hosting the Stillwater Music Festival.
The group's concerts include an all Scandinavian program honoring the state's sesquicentennial.
The Miro Quartet is one of the top chamber groups in the country. After little more than a decade, the young quartet has gained a reputation for its powerful and sophisticated interpretations of traditional and contemporary repertoire.
Soprano Karen Clift is back in the Twin Cities for the Schubert Club's Summer Song Festival. She stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to perform songs by Benjamin Britten and Clara Schumann.
Before departing on the first of three European tours this summer, the Rose Ensemble stopped by the Minnesota Public Radio studios to perform some of the music the group will sing at festivals in Italy and France.
Mihaela Ursuleasa is a commanding pianist and one of the biggest talents in the piano world.
Several winners of the Schubert Club's Scholarship Competition visited Minnesota Public Radio to share their artistry. Among them is soprano Caitlin Cisler, a grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Guitarist Stephen Krishnan, 16, of Mounds View High School, is one of the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition winners. He stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to share his musical talents.
Several winners of the Schubert Club's Scholarship Competition visited Minnesota Public Radio to share their artistry. Among them is violinist Emily Anderson, 17, of Stillwater High School.
Pianist Awadagin Pratt first came to public attention in 1992 after winning the Naumburg Piano Competition. Since then he's become an established presence in classical music with a colorful, dynamic and thoughtful approach to the piano.
Twin Cities native and violinist Ariana Kim grew up in a musical household. Both her parents are professional musicians, and it never occured to her that she wouldn't grow up to play an instrument. Kim makes her Carnegie Hall debut this weekend.
Nate Farrington and Blake Hinson are two young musicians riding the wave of a double bass renaissance. They're in the Twin Cities for performances with the Minnesota Sinfonia. They talked with MPR classical music host Steve Staruch.
The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists are commemorating the state's 150th birthday by exploring the rich Minnesota choral tradition in a series of concerts through this weekend. Conductor Matthew Culloton and the group stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to perform a few selections from the concerts.
Cellist Matt Haimovitz and his wife, composer Luna Pearl Woolf, have found that their new baby girl is inspiring some new music. The couple is in the Twin Cities for the Minnesota Sinfonia's premiere of Woolf's "Max's Moon," written after the rediscovery of some classic children's books.
Christopher O'Riley made his name with recordings of classical music by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ravel and Busoni. But lately he's become better known for his solo piano interpretations of music by alternative rock acts like Radiohead and the late Elliot Smith.
Many of great classical music performers give master classes as a part of their concert tours. During these sessions aspiring musicians take turns playing for the "master," often in front of a small audience. Acclaimed violinist Pamela Frank doesn't much care for the term "master class."