Meet Dame Myra Hess Musicians — and Hear More

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Welcome to Picture This Post’s  showcase of the rising stars who perform at the weekly Dame Myra Hess concerts.

World-class through and through, the Dame Myra Hess chamber music concerts are a true Chicago treasure.  Bringing in top talent from across the globe, these free concerts are held every Wednesday at 12:15 PM in Preston Bradley Hall of the stunning Chicago Cultural Center and simulcast on WFMT.

 Click the “Read More” buttons below the thumbnail  picture of the story you want to read about a Dame Myra Hess musician—


  • meet their families
  • see them as children — many were child prodigies!
  • learn about their hobbies, pastimes and passions
  • and find out what they have to say about the music they had selected for their Dame Myra Hess performances

And, listen to the music video encores these musicians have selected for Picture This Post readers.

  • Dame Myra Hess concert pianist Yehong Shi- music born of SARS

    Dame Myra Hess YEHONG SHI

    Dame Myra Hess pianist Yehong Shi, born in China, had a late start in his piano career that was an accidental byproduct of the SARS epidemic

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  • Dame Myra Hess concert Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo Preview

    Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo DAME MYRA HESS MUSICIANS

    Dame Myra Hess performers Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo, a piano and clarinet duo, perform works of Schumanns -- both- on March 1, 2017, also WFMT simulcast

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  • Dame Myra Hess concert alumnus Yana Reznik performs across Chicago

    Yana Reznik

    Dame Myra Hess Alumnus, pianist Yana Reznik performs across Chicago - works of Gershwin and Falla, for election day, Valentines day and more

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  • Liana Paniyeva performs at Dame Myra Hess concert

    Liana Paniyeva

    Liana Paniyeva performs at Dame Myra Hess concert, also simulcast on WFMT, including piano works by Gluck, Ravel and Rachmaninoff

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  • Régulo Martinez-Antón Dame Myra Hess Concert Review

    Régulo Martinez-Antón

    Régulo Martinez-Antón Dame Myra Hess Concert Review—For Amparo, marked the 100th anniversary of Spanish composer Granados' and his wife's death

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  • Brannon Cho performs at Dame Myra Hess concert

    Brannon Cho

    Brannon Cho, cellist, performs at the weekly Dame Myra Hess concert with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion playing Beethoven, Schubert and Tchaikovsky

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  • Régulo Martinez-Antón Music Video Encore to Chicago Concert

    Régulo Martinez-Antón

    Régulo Martinez-Antón shares several music videos of Spanish composers with the Dame Myra Hess Concert audiences in Chicago & WFMT

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  • Dame Myra Hess concert alumni perform at Pianoforte Studios

    Dame Myra Hess concert alumni Kate Carter and Louise Chan partner with clarinetist Andy Hudson to perform at Pianoforte Studios

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  • Pianist Evelina Puzaite Performs at Dame Myra Hess

    Pianist Evelina Puzaite

    Pianist Evelina Puzaite performs little known repertoire from the Baltics and other works for the Dame Myra Hess audience

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  • Music video encores from Lithuanian pianist Evelina Puzaite

    Pianist Evelina Puzaite

    Music video encores from pianist Evelina Puzaite from Lithuania, who performed at Dame Myra Hess concert series—Schumann, Prokofiev, more

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  • Lithuania Music Festivals

    Street Musicians Day Lithuania

    Fast-changing Lithuania has many music festivals that are important cultural events in Europe, above and beyond Lithuania per se

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  • Ulysses Quartet Performs at Chicago's Weekly Dame Myra Hess Concert

    Ulysses Quartet

    Ulysses Quartet performs two very different works about the nature of love in Preston Bradley Hall and simulcast on WFMT -- Dame Myra Hess concert.

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  • Ulysses Quartet Dame Myra Hess Concert Music Video Encores

    Ulysses Quartet

    Ulysses Quartet shares four music video encores with Dame Myra Hess audiences -- on WFMT and in the concert hall on October 5, 2016

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  • Meet Alex Klein, CSO Principal Oboist and Dame Myra Hess Alumn

    Meet Alex Klein

    Alex Klein, CSO Principal Oboist, returns to the Dame Myra Hess concerts that helped launch his career in the midst of his return to the CSO

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  • Mariam Batsashvili, Dame Myra Hess Pianist Performs

    Pianist Mariam Batsashvili

    Mariam Batsashvili seeks the divine in her performances, clearly WOWing the Dame Myra Hess concert audience in the hall and likely on WFMT

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  • Ketevan Kartvelishvili gives second Dame Myra Hess concert

    Ketevan Kartvelishvili

    Ketevan Kartvelishvili, passionate pianist from Georgia, returns to Chicago to give second Dame Myra Hess concert in Chicago Cultural Center and on WFMT

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  • Samuel Deason, Canadian pianist, performs Dame Myra Hess Concert

    Dame Myra Hess musicians

    Samuel Deason, Canadian pianist, talks about his recent Dame Myra Hess performance and his love of foraging for mushrooms

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  • WFMT and live Dame Myra Hess Concert by Kate Carter & Louise Chang

    Kate Carter, Violin and Louise Chan, Piano

    Violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chang perform a playful profgram for WFMT audience and also live in Chicago Cultural Center

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  • Ana Maria Valderrama's Passionate Violin Performance

    Ana Maria Valderrama

    Ana Maria Valderrama's passionate violin performance with her pianist husband Luis del Valle astonishes patrons of Chicago's Dame Myra Hess concert

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  • Music videos from Ana Maria Valderrama and Luis del Valle

    Ana Maria Valderrama and Luis del Valle outside a concert hall

    Selected YouTube music videos of Ana Maria Valderrama and Luis del Valle, two recent rising stars at the Dame Myra Hess concerts, performing

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  • Samuel Deason music videos - encore to Dame Myra Hess performance

    Samuel Deason is currently studying at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University on a full scholarship

    Encores from Dame Myra Hess series-- Samuel Deason music videos playing piano chamber works by Prokofiev, Grieg and Glinka

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  • Ketevan Kartvelishvili's Dame Myra Hess concert music video encores

    Ketevan Kartvelishvili

    Dame Myra Hess concert music video encores from Georgian pianist Ketevan Kartvelishvili, performing works by Chopin and Liszt

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