It has been announced this week that nationwide American classical music radio program 'From the Top' has named 30-year-old pianist Peter Dugan as its new permanent host - effective from the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Peter, who appeared on the program in 2007 aged 18, has since performed with an array of international artists - including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.
The show has indicated a number of co-hosts and mentors will also be involved with the upcoming season - including pianist Orli Shaham and VC Artists Tessa Lark and Charles Yang.
VC ARTIST CHARLES YANG & CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY | VITALI | 'CHACCONE' IN G MINOR | FROM THE TOP | SHOW 230 | 2011
Over the past two decades, the show has featured a large selection of outstanding young string soloists – including VC Artists Ben Beilman, Brannon Cho, Francisco Fullana, Zlatomir Fung, William Hagen, Sirena Huang, Yesong Sophie Lee, Matthew Lipman, Nathan Meltzer, Simone Porter and Stephen Waarts.