Interlochen Arts Academy alumnus Joaquín Chávez featured on From the Top
Clarinetist Joaquín Chávez is a freshman at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
He first attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2021, where he was featured in IPR's Studio A. He then attended Interlochen Arts Academy for two years, graduating this past May (2023).
At Interlochen, he studied clarinet with Bryan Conger.
This week, Chávez will be featured on the nationally syndicated show From the Top, in a performance that was recorded at Interlochen Public Radio earlier this year.
Chávez performed two movements from the Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Malcolm Arnold. He was joined by Interlochen Arts Academy collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.
He also spoke with From the Top's host Peter Dugan about leaving his home in Peru to be able to study in the United States.
Chávez is also the recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
Hear episode 435 of From the Top on demand here. Classical IPR will broadcast the entire program Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon.