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Student Musician Showcase: Sacramento Youth Symphony Luong Family Quartet

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

The Luong family, including Brandon and Connor, ages 16 and 14, on violins, Olivia, 12, on cello and Isabella, 9, on viola, perform at CapRadio for Student Musician Showcase Week.

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

We capped off our inaugural Student Musician Showcase Week with a string quartet from the Sacramento Youth Symphony whose members are all from the Luong family.

They include Brandon and Connor, ages 16 and 14, on violins, Olivia, 12, on cello and Isabella, 9, on viola.

Isabella Luong, 9, plays the viola.Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

 

Introduced to classical music by their father, the Luong children practice and play together as well as on their own. Each are at different stages in their musical careers, but they all expressed an appreciation for the role classical music plays in their lives. 

The Luong family quartet with their father, Kenny Luong, and Paul Conley, CapRadio's managing editor for arts and music, inside the CapRadio studios.Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

 

Listen to their full performance and interview above, or check out some musical highlights below.

Listen to Haydn Quartet Opus 33, "The Bird":

Listen to "Por Una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel:

Listen to LeClair Violin Duo Sonata No. 4:

Listen to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: 

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