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NPR’s From the Top

From the Top, distributed by NPR, features the astounding performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary classically-trained young musicians from across the country.

Broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly half a million listeners, From the Top is the most popular one-hour weekly syndicated classical program on public radio.

Hosted by pianist Peter Dugan, along with a team of regularly appearing co-hosts, From the Top delights listeners of all ages and backgrounds with its good humor and its inspiring young people.  Peter Dugan collaborates with the young musicians at the piano and his co-hosts — including violinist Vijay Gupta, violinist Tessa Lark, clarinetist Alex Laing, pianist Orli Shaham and violinist Charles Yang — widen the musical perspective of the program both in performance and conversation.   

It’s great music and great kids.

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 “entertaining, accessible, and inspirational.”The Boston Globe

From the Top gives young musicians the stage but lets them act their age. It’s serious music but classically kids.” The New York Times

“Tune in to From the Top and give yourself a dose of music and hope.” The Los Angeles Times