Alexandra Switala, an 18-year-old violinist originally from Grapevine, will be featured on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the NPR radio program about young classical musicians hosted by pianist Christopher ORiley. The episode will air Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. on WRR-FM/101.1.
Switala now lives in Chicago where she is studying at the Music Institute of Chicago.
In 2011, she was the Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and previously has appeared on From the Top on its Carnegie Hall episode. This time, she will perform Ideas, a duet with 17-year-old pianist and composer Franz Zhao. The performance was taped in front of a live audience at the Chautaauqua Amphitheater in upstate New York.
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