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Season 1: Episode 1

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It’s all in the family as From the Top at Carnegie Hall features a sister-and-brother act from Orinda, California: 10-year old Clark (inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s appearance on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) on cello and 14-year old Chloe Pang on piano; 13-year-old Leeza Ali, from a musical family in Mendota Heights, Minnesota; and 17-year-old trumpeter Conrad Jones, from Sayville, New York, whose parents are both music educators. The Pang siblings tackle a rollercoaster of a piece: the second movement Allegro from Shostakovich’s Sonata for cello and piano in D minor. Conrad displays his talents on Herbert Clarke’s “Carnival of Venice,” and viewers get a glimpse of the everyday life of Leeza’s family, where musical talent seems to be in the water.


Performer Bios

Leeza Ali Leeza Ali

Leeza Ali (piano), 13, is in the 9th grade at south St. Paul Junior High School near her home in Mendota Heights, MN. A winner of the prestigious Schubert Club competition in Minnesota, she enjoys spending her spare time with...

Conrad Jones Conrad Jones

Conrad Jones (trumpet), 17, from Sayville, NY is a senior at Sayville High School. His first musical influences were Beethoven and Maynard Ferguson, and Conrad now plays rock/funk guitar, drums, piano and bagpipes as well as trumpet. When not playing...

Clark Pang Clark Pang

Clark Pang (cello), 10, is a 6th grader at Glorietta School in his hometown of Orinda, CA. A top prizewinner in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Musical Society and the Yehudi Menuhin Competitions, Clark studies music at the San Francisco Conservatory...

Chloe Pang Chloe Pang

Chloe Pang (piano), 15, from Orinda, CA, is a sophomore at Miramonte High School. Chloe gave her first public performance at the age of four and has already recorded a CD of the Goldberg Variations, won the Pinault International Competition...

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