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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. ...

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

Josu de Solaun
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...

Christopher Coletti
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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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. ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...


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.


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.

Palmetto International Piano Festival
Piano Festival
A unique program of intensive piano study designed for middle and high school students who are serious about piano playing. Set on the beautiful campus of Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, PIPF offers a focused environment for concentrated study; a family-like atmosphere with a lot of individual attention; mentorship and lessons from the highest caliber faculty; master classes and recitals by world-renowned guest pianists; and the opportunity to perform on the beautiful concert Steinway in Memorial Hall at Erskine College as well as a field trip to Greenville, South Carolina to tour the Sigal Music Museum.

Gijón International Piano Festival
Piano Festival
Set on the spectacular coast of northern Spain, the Gijon International Piano Festival offers advanced pianists ages 16 and older an opportunity for two weeks of master classes, recitals, and individual instruction with internationally renowned piano professors.

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