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Fabian Almazan
Pianist, Composer
Pianist and composer Fabian Almazan, a native of Cuba now residing in New York City, found his musical roots as a child in his homeland of Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. ...

Jasmine Choi
Flute soloist
Flutist Jasmine Choi, a native of Korea, is an active soloist, chamber musician, and full-time orchestral musician. She has been critically acclaimed on international stages for her rich tone, technical brilliance, superb musicianship, and charismatic stage presence. At the age of 22, she was...

Bridget Kibbey
Harpist Bridget Kibbey captivates audiences with masterpieces and new works that stretch the boundaries of her instrument. She is a winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.ȠThe New York Times recently declared:...

Lynn Kuo
Violinist Lynn Kuo has appeared as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across Canada, United States, Wales, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. As guest soloist, she has performed with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Thirteen Strings, Canadian Sinfonietta, Brandon Chamber Players, Nexus percussion ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria), Cantus Ensemble (Croatia), Lviv Philharmonic, ...

Christopher Coletti
Canadian Brass Trumpeter
Trumpeter Christopher Coletti performs extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician all over the world. In addition to being one of the newest members of the Canadian Brass, Christopher is also...

Gideon Dabi
Baritone Gideon Dabi continues to receive great acclaim delivering "powerfully felt, beautifully performed and articulated" performances (Chautauquan, 8/7/11) across a wide array of genres and styles. His earnest interpretations have thrilled audiences from his home State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, through the Music Festival of the Hamptons working with Norman Dello Joio, to Israel, Italy, and back again...

Spencer Myer
Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation. Following a summer that included an encore collaboration with the Miami String Quartet at Ohio’s Kent/Blossom Music and debuts at the Texas State International Piano Festival and

Daniel Lee
Soloist & Principal Cellist of the St. Louis Symphony
“Daniel Lee can apparently do just about anything musical. It's almost frightening sometimes because I'll ask him, 'Can you do this?' and he'll say, 'Oh, yeah, I can try that' and then he does something that Yo-Yo Ma would be proud of. The frustrating thing is that he doesn't seem to find anything on the cello difficult."—David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Music Director...

Andy Akiho
Composer & Percussionist
Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music. His compositions have won many prestigious awards including a 2010 Horatio Parker Award at the Yale School of Music, a 2009 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, and a 2008 Brian M. Israel Prize. Akiho's works have been featured on PBS's “News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” and by organizations such as Meet the Composer, Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Syracuse Society for New Music. His current commissions include...

Kevin Kwan Loucks
Korean-American pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks has been hailed as "a shining talent" (Völser Zeitung, Italy), "impeccable" (La Presse, Montréal), and an artist "with exhilarating polish, unity, and engagement" (The Orange County Register, California). He has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Prösels Castle in Italy, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Lichtenstein Palace in Prague, and Aspen's Harris Concert Hall where he was featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today. ...

Ayano Kataoka
Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums...

Laura Metcalf
Cellist Laura Metcalf, lauded for her "sensitive, melodic touch" (BlogCritics Magazine) enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She is the cellist of acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5 who won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues across the country. ...

Iryna Krechkovsky
Canadian violinist Iryna Krechkovsky enjoys a diverse career as soloist and chamber musician performing throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A prizewinner at numerous competitions including the Sorantin International Competition, the Canadian Music Competition, and the Kocian International Violin Competition, Ms. Krechkovsky has been featured at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto, the Staller Center for the Arts in New York, The American Church in Paris, Town Hall Seattle, the Schubert Club Courtroom Series in Minnesota, and the Moulin d'Andé in Normandy...

Alexander Djordjevic
Alexander Djordjevic has also been recognized for his stirring recordings of the late works of Franz Liszt. Djordjevic's CD, Gray Clouds: Piano Music of Franz Liszt, was the 2010 recipient of the Hungarian Liszt Society's 35th Annual Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque...

Paul Hostetter
Conductor Paul Hostetter is the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Conducting for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the acclaimed Sequitur Ensemble, Music Director of the Big Broadway Band, and the Founder and Artistic Adviser to the Music Mondays chamber series in New York City. He has held appointments as the Director of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University where he also...

Amy Gustafson
American pianist Amy Elizabeth Gustafson has performed across the United States and in both Western and Eastern Europe. Born in into a musical family, her talent was evident at an early age, and she received some of her beginning piano instruction from her grandmother. She went on to study with Sandra Polanski in Jackson, Mississippi and worked with John Weems in Houston, Texas, during the summers. By the age of 15, she had...

Jim McNeely
Grammy Award Winning Composer/Pianist
Jim McNeely was born in Chicago, and moved to New York City in 1975. In 1978 he joined the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. He spent six years as a featured soloist with that band and its successor, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra (now The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra). 1981 saw the beginning of

Mercedes Smith
Principal Flutist of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Mercedes Smith was appointed principal flutist of the Pacific Symphony in 2010. At the age of 20 she began her seven year tenure as principal flutist of the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras in her home state of Texas. Most recently, she was awarded First Prize in the National Flute Association's 2010 Young Artist Competition. Ms. Smith was also the Second Prize winner of the 2007 Haynes International Flute Competition and top prizewinner of the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition...

Fraser Hollins
Bassist, Composer
Fraser Hollins has been praised as "one of Canada's great bassists." Don Thompson - Canadian Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist. A priority in his artistic growth has been to develop versatility in many styles and idioms because of his sincere love for many musical cultures and genres. This has proven an invaluable quality for him as he has led an enriching musical life for the past 15 years in Montreal, and, for a few years, in New York City...

Soyeon Lee
First prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean pianist Soyeon Lee has already been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style," while The Washington Post has lauded her for her "stunning command of the keyboard."...

Jason Ham
Euphonium Soloist and member of the United States Army Band at West Point Military Academy
Now in his seventh year with the West Point Band, Jason Ham has established himself as one of America's most active euphonium soloists. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Jason began his studies of the euphonium in high school, garnering many local and state awards for his playing. Jason attended college at...

Conor Nelson
Canadian flutist Conor Nelson gave his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and has since appeared frequently as soloist and recitalist throughout the United States and abroad. Solo engagements include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony, at the Banff Centre and with numerous other orchestras. The only wind player to...

The Euclid Quartet
The EUCLID QUARTET, a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color, is recognized as one of the most well-regarded chamber ensembles in its generation. Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to great acclaim across the country. The highlights of the Euclid Quartet's career include...

Jake Saslow
Saxophonist & Composer J
New York based tenor saxophonist Jake Saslow is emerging as a fresh new voice in New York's fertile modern jazz scene. As both an improviser and composer, Jake displays a strong knowledge of the jazz idiom's history while also being firmly planted in present-day society and culture...

Nathaniel Smith
Drummer & Composer
Nathaniel Smith was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. He attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts while in high school in 1996 and 1997, where he played with Byron Stripling and Bobby Watson as a member of the jazz ensemble under the direction of Paul Brewer. Nathaniel attended Lawrence University from 1997 to 2001, and studied with multi-percussionist Dane Richeson. It was there that he met composer Kenneth Schaphorst, who served as...

Florian Höfner
Pianist, Composer
An established jazz pianist and composer, Florian Höfner has toured extensively throughout Europe, the US, and Canada. As a regular member of Subtone, Peter Kronreif Wayfarers, and Roman Ott Inner Shape, his performances are featured on six CD releases, including a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel..

Kyle Turner
Tuba Player & Teacher
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Kyle Turner has lived and freelanced in New York City for more than 27 years. In addition to being principal tubist with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Mr. Turner is a top call freelance tuba player in the City of New York. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, Orpheus, the American Composers Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Canadian Brass, German Brass, Harmonic Brass of Munich, Solid Brass, the American Horn Quartet, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, numerous Broadway show Orchestras, and...

Kerry Turner
French Horn, Composition
Kerry Turner has become one of the most recognized names, not only in the horn world, but in brass playing in general. Whether as a composer or a performing artist on the horn, he appears regularly on the great concert stages of the world. Mr. Turner's major ensembles with whom he performs include the world-famous American Horn Quartet, the stunning Virtuoso Horn Duo, and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. As a member of these prestigious organizations, he has concertized on four continents. He is also a frequently invited soloist and clinician, having performed and taught in Germany, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, the United States and the Czech Republic....

Roman Rabinovich
Pianist, Artist
Twenty-four year old Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Roman was already praised by critics for the "vivacity and virtuosity" and "the impeccable clarity of execution" and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Leipzig's Gewandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie's Weill Hall, the Metropolitan and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg, as well as...

Soren Moller
Pianist, Composer
Some jazz musicians do one thing well, but that one thing is all that they do. Not Soren Moller. Flexibility is the driving force that motivates this Danish-born pianist-composer to continually explore. Moller is as comfortable playing his original compositions in a duo or quartet configuration as he is interpreting the work of Miles Davis or Rachmaninoff in a trio format or leading a big band. Nor does Moller believe in...

Jose Franch-Ballester
A native of Moncofa (Valencia, Spain) Jose Franch-Ballester, is one of the most promising clarinetists of his generation. In 2008 he received the highly coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, and in 2007 he was one of a handful of participants selected for a Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop with Emmanuel Ax and Richard Stoltzman, and one of the year's "most prominent emerging soloists", as selected by the American Symphony League Magazine.

Michelle Gott
Michelle Gott, a native of Las Vegas, is a versatile performing artist dedicated to the artistic presentation of traditional repertoire and the creation of new works in collaboration with emerging composers...

Anna Velzo
nna lives in Chicago where she is currently working on innovative classical endeavors for solo and small ensemble performances, as well as collaborating and performing with various artists in other musical genres such as electronic, blues, and indie rock. She has performed as a soloist and is currently principal oboe with the New Millennium Orchestra, is a member of the International Chamber Artists, and has performed with various groups including Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Fifth House Ensemble, and...

Dick Oatts
Saxophonist & Composer
 Born and raised in the state of Iowa, Dick Oatts was brought up in a musical family. He was introduced to the saxophone by his father Jack Oatts, a respected jazz educator and saxophonist. After high school, Dick attended Drake University and in 1972 he began his professional career in Minneapolis/St. Paul. It was 1977 when Oatts decided to move to New York City. He then became a member...

Doug Wamble
Listening to the third solo release from guitarist, singer, and songwriter Doug Wamble, it is hard to believe that the Tennessee-bred musician was ever a jazz purist. The ten original songs on Doug Wamble, plus a closing cover version of Fiona Apple's "I Know" blend a bounty of soul, gospel, blues, R&B, country, pop, and folk inspirations into a deeply personal and original sound. But the Doug Wamble of 15 years ago might not have approved these eclectic manifestations of the musical muse.

Jordan Young
NYC based drummer
Born in Detroit, MI in 1978 music was always a continuous presence in Jordan's upbringing. His earliest musical influences came from his mother's vast record collection, which included classical, jazz and classic rock. He began to play drums at age ten, immediately falling in love with the instrument....

Jose Ramon Mendez
Pianist and NYU professor
Described as "an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power" and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid, as "the Spanish pianist of his generation," Jose Ramon Mendez is one of the most exciting young Spanish pianists of today....

Peter Brendler
NYC based bassist
assist Peter Brendler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his musical studies on electric bass, but soon gravitated towards the upright bass. In addition to playing upright and electric bass, Peter also plays guitar and piano. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2001 from Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at Berklee, Peter was selected by the bass faculty to receive the John Neves Scholarship...

Emily Granger
Chicago based harpist
Emily Granger received her Bachelor’s of Music in Harp Performance from The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she was a student of renowned harpist, Susann McDonald. At an early age, Emily attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, where she worked with...

Emma Gerstein
Chicago based flutist
A native of Chicago, flutist Emma Gerstein has won numerous awards for her playing. Ms. Gerstein has appeared in solo recitals in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, among others. She is a first prize winner in the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, the James Pellerite Orchestral Excerpt Competition and the Chicago Flute Club Competition....

Norman Engel
Toronto based classical trumpeter
Canadian trumpeter Norman Engel enjoys a richly diversified career, performing on both modern and historical instruments. He is one of a new generation of players who feels at home in all genres of music. Mr. Engel performs extensively as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. On modern trumpet he has had the pleasure of working with ...

Josu de Solaun
Award Winning Pianist from Spain
As a First Prize winner of both the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the I European Union Piano Competition held in Prague, pianist Josu De Solaun has been invited to perform in distinguished concert series throughout the world, having made notable appearances in Washington D. C. (Kennedy Center), New York (Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall), Princeton (Taplin Hall), London (Southbank Centre), Paris (Salle Cortot), Leipzig (Schuman Haus), Taipei (Novel Hall), Mexico City (Sala Silvestre Revueltas), Prague (Nostitz Palace), Rome (Academia de Espa√±a), Menton (Festival International de Musique), and all major cities of Spain...

Sean Jackson
Organist and pianist Dr. Sean Jackson is a Doctoral graduate of The Juilliard School, New York, where he also received his Master of Music degree in 1999. A recipient of a National Development Scholarship from the Government of Barbados and a scholarship from the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music in recognition of his outstanding performance in their examinations, Dr. Jackson left his homeland in 1992 to pursue...


Shadow Darner
The fabric art of Amy Silberkleit
After graduating with a B.A. from StonyBrook University, Amy Silberkleit made puppets and scenery for The Rod And The Rose Puppet Theatre which performed in the New York area, including at the New York Renaissance Fair. The colors, textures and patterns of the vintage and contemporary fabrics used to clothe the papier mache rod puppets enhanced and defined their expressive character. The puppets were used by production companies and window dressers and bought by private collectors. In two and three dimensional panels, Amy continues to use fabric as a medium to express her intense passion for the natural world as well as to explore the relationship between interior and exterior space. Amy makes necklaces as well, using the same techniques employed in the larger panels.

Kurt Long
Kurt Long was born in 1957. He studied principally with Oliver Grimly when he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1977-1981. Kurt earned his B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. After receiving his degree, he studied with Leo Gervits for one year at the New York Academy.


Dion Flynn
Dion Flynn is a comic actor best known as Barack Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Dion has performed stand-up and improv all over NYC and while serving overseas in the U.S. Army. He holds a BA in Theater (SUNY) and MFA in acting from NYU. His performance history includes mainstage of the Moth Storytelling Events, Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater and The Guthrie. Dion is half of the improv team of Farahnakian and Flynn and the newest member of NYC's longest running improv ensemble: Big Black Car.

Brian Sills
New York city based actor Brian Sills is originally from Toronto, Canada and is a graduate of the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School at Ryerson University in Toronto, one of the foremost classical conservatory actor training programs in Canada. Brian spent several years working in theatre, film and television in Toronto after graduation. Some highlights of Brian's years in Toronto include working with Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Young Peoples' Theatre, Resurgence Theatre Company, The New Yorker Theatre, Stage West, The Stirling Festival and The Drayton Festival. Also during this time Brian appeared in the feature film "Rocky Marciano" opposite John Favreau and Judd Hirsch.

John-Michael Scapin
In 2006, John-Michael appeared on the CBC's Triple Sensation, a program dedicated to discovering young Canadian triple threats. After a nation wide search, John-Michael was one of 12 students selected to participate in a month long series of master classes with Larry Moss, Michael Kahn, Patsy Rodenburg, Andrew Wade, Marlena Malas, Joe Flaherty, and Donna Feore among many others. After several live performances and eliminations, John-Michael was awarded the Chapters and Indigo Scholarship to attend the theatrical training institution of his choice.


Japanese/French fusion restaurant in Washington D.C.
Japone is a well known and much loved Japanese cuisine restaurant located in central Washington, D.C. First opened in 1986, Japone has established itself over the past ten years as a tasty, fun, and neighborhood "must-see" experience for both first time visitors to the Capital and those living around historic Dupont Circle.

Weeb & Son
Custom Clothiers
Founder, David Eubanks, comes to you with over thirty years of experience in the custom clothing business. Throughout the years he has had the opportunity to build relationships in all areas of the clothing industry; direct selling, retail, manufacturing, merchandising and design. By leveraging these important relationships he is able to offer the best quality at the best prices.

The Palm Beach Hotel Condominium
Hotel Condominium in Palm Beach, Florida
Built in the evocative Spanish Baroque style, so characteristic of 1920's Palm Beach attitudes, The Palm Beach Hotel was designed by eminent New York architect, Mortimer Dickinson Metcalfe, and built by Thomas A. Clarke. It is the largest commercial building in this style in Palm Beach. The rich Spanish Colonial details include twisted columns with Corinthian capitals that line the 400 foot colonnade, twin mission-style bell towers that flank the entrance, balustrade railings, numerous cartouches, decorative urns, ornamental brackets and lion's head rain spouts, as well as the textured stucco finish with terra cotta tile roof lines. The building also incorporated current beaux-arts styling throughout the exterior and interior. Finished in mid-December, 1925, an astonishing six months after construction began. guests arrived for Christmas and New Year and the official grand opening gala was held January 9, 1926.

Biophilia Records
NYC Based Independent Record Label
Biophilia, if it exists, and I believe it exists, is the innately emotional affiliation of humans beings to other living organisms. From the scant evidence concerning its nature, biophilia is not a single instinct but a complex of learning rules that can be teased apart and analyzed individually.

Canadian Accounting Firm serving the Greater Toronto Area
As a mid-sized, family-operated business located in Mississauga, ON, Finstats2000 specializes in financial management and tax services for many local-area clients. Our services are grounded in a set of people-based values which permeate every aspect of the work we do for you-values such as quality, active engagement with the customer, experience, timely stewardship, dependability, and accountability.

Stony Brook International Piano Festival
Annual Piano Festival for Pre-College aged piano students
The Stony Brook International Piano Festival in honor of Jorge Bolet is a unique program designed for middle and high-school students who are serious about piano study, and who are considering majoring in piano performance at the college level. Designed to foster the highest excellence in piano playing, this intensive program will be set on the beautiful campus of one of the most prestigious college preparatory school in the northeast, The Stony Brook School...

Auto maintenance and repair shop, with a speciality in exotic cars
EuroMeccanica, Inc. was started by Michael Shiffer in 1991. It was the next logical stage in his automotive career: a place where he could practice his diverse skills in auto repair, restoration and racing. EuroMeccanica's reputation has grown steadily: it is now a well-known and highly respected shop. It has overseen the partial and total restoration of Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Daimler and other cars. It has prepared

Spanish American Music Council
Non-profit Organization
Founded in 2009, The Spanish American Music Council is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote collaboration between Spanish and American musicians and to provide support for intercultural musical studies. Additional aims include offering increased opportunities for Spanish and American students who wish to further their musical studies and enabling foreign students to immerse themselves in Spanish or American musical culture. The Council supports existing excellent musical projects in Spain and in the United States and plans to found new musical projects, such as concerts, festivals, or competitions that will further its mission.

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