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Season 1: Episode 9

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Strings take center stage on From the Top at Carnegie Hall when Ania Filochowska, a 12-year-old violinist originally from Poland, interprets the music of her homeland in Wieniawski’s lively “Polonaise,” and a quartet of car-crazed teenage boys from Ohio called “opus.” plays from the beautiful Ravel String Quartet in F major. After Chris reveals some of the boys’ hidden talents, the ensemble joins him for the Scherzo from the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34.


Performer Bios

opus. opus.

opus. (quartet) is: violins- Jeffrey Meyers, 17, from Columbus, OH and James Rubino, 16, from Worthington, OH; Reuben Payne, viola, 16 from Delaware, OH; and Matthew Kufchak, cello, 17 from Westerville, OH. Silver Medalists at the 2006 Fischoff Chamber Music...

Ania Filochowska Ania Filochowska

Ania Filochowska (violin), 12, is a student at the Juilliard Pre-College division where she studies with Itzhak Perlman. A native of Poland, Ania has performed in Austria, Italy, Germany, Holland and Israel. Ania now lives in Crawford, NJ, is a...

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