Hsing-ay Hsu records "Dichotomiae" in the CPR Performance Studio.

(Photo: CPR/Brad Turner)

CPR Classical opened its doors to a wide range of classical artists over the past 12 months. 

We hosted sessions in the CPR Performance Studio with intimate chamber groups, stunning soloists, exciting young artists and even a Van Cliburn piano competition gold medalist. 

We captured many of those musicians on video as they recorded their performances. We host them all on CPR Classical's YouTube channel. As 2017 winds down, here's a look back at some of our Performance Studio moments from this year.

Michelle DeYoung

The globetrotting singer sat down for a one-hour look at her career, which has taken her from her childhood home in Loveland to the stage of the Met Opera. She performed several of her favorite pieces, including Johannes Brahms' "Your Blue Eyes."

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung sings Johannes Brahms' "Your Blue Eyes" accompanied by conductor Andres Cladera on piano. Recorded May 16, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Check out more exclusive music from Michelle DeYoung

Roomful of Teeth

The cutting-edge vocal octet -- which recently held recording sessions in one of Colorado's most unique venues -- thrilled us at CPR with "Letter to My Father," a piece by composer Ted Hearne that veers between tumultuous and serene passages. 

Roomful of Teeth sings "Letter To My Father," a movement from "Coloring Book" by Ted Hearne. Recorded Jan. 17, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Read more about the piece and check out Roomful of Teeth's performance with Denver's Playground Ensemble on CPR Classical's Centennial Sounds podcast.

Yekwon Sunwoo  

The pianist visited the CPR Performance Studio during a whirlwind tour that followed his gold medal victory at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He played several of his favorite Romantic pieces, including Consolation No. 3 by Franz Liszt.

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo plays Franz Liszt's Consolation No. 3 in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded Nov. 3, 2017.

Hear more from Sunwoo's session, including a sensitive take on Tchaikovsky's "Autumn Song."

Takacs Quartet

The renowned Boulder-based ensemble stopped by to share their take on Maurice Ravel's String Quartet. Here's the first movement of the piece.

The Takacs Quartet plays Maurice Ravel's String Quartet, Movement 1, in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded Feb. 24, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Read more about the Takacs Quartet session.

Thibaut Garcia

Guitarist Thibaut Garcia won us over with a movement from "Suite L'Infidele" by Silvius Leopold Weiss, a German composer and lute player born two years after J.S. Bach.

Guitarist Thibaut Garcia plays a movement from "Suite L'Infidele" by Silvius Leopold Weiss. Recorded Feb. 6, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Read more about Garcia and his Performance Studio session.

Hsing-ay Hsu

The pianist, who oversees the University of Colorado's Pendulum New Music program, visited the CPR Performance Studio to play a piece by a graduate composition student at the school. Kevin Michael Olson's "Dichotomiae" is built on contrasts, full of sudden shifts in harmony and tempo. 

Pianist Hsing-ay Hsu plays "Serenity and Storm," a movement from "Dichotomiae" by Kevin Michael Olson.

Hear the full piece, and its fascinating backstory, in the Centennial Sounds podcast.

Altius Quartet 

The young Altius Quartet honed their craft at the University of Colorado under the guidance of the Takacs Quartet. Watch them perform music from Beethoven's String Quartet No. 6.

Altius Quartet plays Beethoven's String Quartet No. 6 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Read more about the session, and hear them perform a piece they commissioned on the Centennial Sounds podcast.

Music For Water

Four of Colorado's best flutists -- including the Colorado Symphony's Brook Ferguson -- came together to record this unique music by young composer Dianna Link. The piece, called "Music of Water," opens with a serene and memorable movement.

"Ocean" is the opening movement of "Music of Water" by composer Dianna Link. Recorded May 16, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

Hear more of Link's composition and read more about Link and the flutists featured in the session

Lily Primus

Young harpist Lily Primus hails from a musical household. Her parents perform as members of the Colorado Chamber Players. Primus visited the CPR Performance Studio to record Alphonse Hasselmans' graceful "Gitana." 

Harpist Lily Primus plays "Gitana" by Alphonse Hasselmans in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded in June 2017.

Read more about Primus and "Gitana."

Simon Su

Young pianist Simon Su played a stirring rendition of Frederic Chopin's Ballade No. 3 during his session. 

Pianist Simon Su plays Ballade No. 3 by Frederic Chopin in the CPR Performance Studio. 

Read more about how Su's career is off to a great start.

Listen to CPR Classical through the end of December for more on the best and most interesting classical stories of 2017.