Listen to Minnesota's Benjamin Lee play erhu on 'From the Top'
Erhu player Benjamin Lee, 16, from Byron, Minn., will appear this week on From the Top, the hit NPR radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians.
The show will air on Classical MPR at noon Sunday, Feb. 24.
Lee is a senior at Byron High School. He studies erhu with Yunhe Liang and Gao Hong and participates in the Carleton College Global Music Ensemble and Chinese Music Ensemble. He is the only high school student to earn a scholarship to participate in a college summer program hosted by the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He is interested in ancient mythology, writing, illustrating and publishing, playing piano, programming, and loves his grandmother's cooking.
From the Top broadcast
On the broadcast, Benjamin performs Tai Ji Qin Jia (Taichi Warrior of Erhu), by Chen Jun. He also joins violinist Charlotte Marckx and hosts Charles Yang, violin, and Peter Dugan, piano, in a performance of Feeling Good (arr. by Charles Yang and Peter Dugan).
LISTEN From the Top at noon Sunday