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Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Pianist Jessica Jiang

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Pianist Jessica Jiang

Pianist Jessica Jiang, a winner of The Final Forte in 2018 and 2020 performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 4 and shares feelings about life and playing music. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Cellist Grace Kim

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Cellist Grace Kim

Cellist Grace Kim, The Final Forte 2019 winner performs Londonderry Air, an Irish folk song, 4th movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto and shares reflections about music and life. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Violinist Julian Rhee

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Violinist Julian Rhee

Violinist Julian Rhee, The Final Forte 2017 winner performs Méditation from Thaïs by Massenet, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and shares reflections about music and life. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Michael Wu music and story

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist Series, Michael Wu music and story

Pianist Michael Wu, The Final Forte 2020 winner performs an arrangement by Grainger and shares insights about music and life. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is, Young Artist” series of stories.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Carl Davick, Bass

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Carl Davick, Bass

Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. From washing hands to Strauss, virtual lesson plans and collaborating with his students to create lyrics for a new song “Covid Blues” he wrote, Bassist Carl Davick reflects upon what he’s doing now, to the joy of making music with friends in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and his love of playing music for audiences.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Olga Pomolova, Violin

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Olga Pomolova, Violin

Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. Violinist Olga Pomolova expresses how she feels about being a musician in the orchestra and playing music together, with her friends. She also shares what she’s doing with her time now, including learning Italian!

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Marc Fink, Principal Oboe

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, Marc Fink, Principal Oboe

Madison Symphony Orchestra “Home is Where the Art Is” video Artist Story. Marc Fink shares reflections about 32 years with the orchestra, personal notes and thoughts about practice, and preparations as the featured soloist playing Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe for our season-opening concert September.

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, John DeMain music and story

Artist Story, Home Is Where the Art Is, John DeMain music and story

Music Director John DeMain shares performances of Brahms Intermezzos and thoughts of music, the orchestra — “what we live for” . . . “that collective response” . . . and why people find live classical music food for the soul. This is part of our “Home Is Where the Art Is” series of stories from our maestro and artists.