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Cityscape
6:19 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Pianist Inspired By Toddlers And Beethoven's Sense Of Humor

Orli Shaham
Credit Christian Steiner / Courtesy of Orli Shaham

Pianist Orli Shaham asked her parents for piano lessons when she was 5. She's still playing music for preschoolers, as well as adults.

In her "Baby Got Bach" series, Shaham gives kids a chance to play with musical instrument, and listen to live chamber music.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:56 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Classical Pianist Ingrid Jacoby On Her St. Louis Roots

Classical pianist and St. Louis native Ingrid Jacoby
Credit I.C. Artists

It’s not easy to make a living as a concert pianist, but St. Louis native Ingrid Jacoby is doing just that.

Jacoby makes her home in London these days, but she grew up in Olivette, Mo. and went to Ladue High School—for at least part of the day. By the age of 12 she was already spending half days studying piano alongside college students at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. 

Jacoby started taking piano when she was four, but found it boring until she switched teachers.

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