“Rodney Marsalis effortlessly mixes classical, big band swing, New Orleans jazz and straight- ahead jazz…” – Trevor Stottlemyer, The Global Cafe
Internationally-acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass include favorites from every genre, like Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” songs from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, Southern culture staples like “When The Saints Go Marching In,” and even songs made famous by pop and rock artists like Elvis Presley and Tim Olt.
Graduates from Julliard School and Yale School of Music
Prize winners of numerous international competitions
Trio Confero takes you on a journey through two centuries of music written for one of the most beautiful instrumental chamber music combinations – clarinet, cello and piano. Featuring selections by Bizet, the majestic clarinet trio by Brahms and a few intriguing surprises. Chamber music rising stars.
“…enthralling musical experience.” – The Herald Scotland
1st Prize Winner – Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Norway 2017
One of Britain’s finest string quartets
This Glasgow based quartet broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Scotland, performs at many festivals and venues across Europe with notable performances at London’s Wigmore Hall. Their program highlights selections by Beethoven, Hayden as well as original arrangements of Scottish folk music. Celebrated quartet with international flair.
“Thoroughbred musicians” – Matthias Keller, Radio BR KLASSIK
Performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia
“Artist of the Year 2014” – 12th Annual Fidello Wettberb Awards
Saxophonist Michal Knot and accordionist, Bogdan Laketic form an unlikely alliance drawing from their experiences living in Eastern and Western Europe. Their program offers an impressive range of repertoire spanning from the 17th to the 20th century. Unique highly skilled classical duo.
Featured Soloist with International Symphony Orchestras
Ilya is an award-winning Russian pianist whose program will feature compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring a multi-media presentation, Ilya’s performance is a visual and technical spectacular.
A modern-style international saxophone quintet performing a repertoire rooted in classical music, venturing into American jazz, South American Latin styles and European folk music. Adding a theatrical element, Five Sax creates a strong connection with the audience and a spontaneous approach to making music. Imaginative programing mirroring the diversity of its members.
“…technical mastery…charm and wit.” – (ref. Tom Gallant) – The New Yorker
Top Graduates from Julliard, Curtis and Yale
An explosive group of rising classical stars from the top music schools in the country. This six-piece ensemble entertains with various combinations of strings and winds. Their program includes classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, a traditional Celtic suite and Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe. A new presentation of classical music.
Featuring Henry Mancini’s principal trumpeter Cecil Welch, this six-piece group presents classical music in a pop format. Their repertoire includes Rossini’s William Tell Overture, J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue and more. Classical Music with a Twist of Pop.
Dubbed “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo is a true world artist who brings audiences to their feet with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor. This sizzling guitaristist, joined on Greek bouzouki, bass & percussion, blends Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavors. An international guitar sensation.
The Neave Trio has enjoyed tremendous international success in concert series and at festivals worldwide and has distinguished themselves as ambassadors of music to a wider audience through their innovative concert presentations. One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles.