Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni has established himself as one of the most charismatic and versatile singers performing today. Since his debut at age 26 with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pisaroni has continued to appear at the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals. Luca Pisaroni’s diverse operatic.
Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Osmo Vänskä is recognised for his compelling interpretations of repertoire from all ages, passionately conveying the authentic message of the composer’s score. Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra for over a decade, Vänskä has led the orchestra on five major European tours including festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Barbican Concert.
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Soprano Barbara Hannigan divides her time between singing on the world’s major stages and conducting leading orchestras. The Berlin Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony are among the orchestras with whom she holds close relationships. Barbara has worked with the most prominent conductors, including Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kirill Petrenko, David Zinman, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, Alan Gilbert.
Momenta: the plural of momentum – four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 100 works, collaborated with over 120.
Julia Bullock, soprano
Julia Bullock is recognized as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano… poised for a significant career” (The New York Times). Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, she has both captivated and inspired audiences through her versatile artistry, probing intellect, and commanding stage presence. Opera News extols, “Bullock’s radiant soprano shines brightly and unfailingly… Most compellingly, however, she communicates.
John Arida, piano
John Arida is a pianist and coach based in New York City and specializing in both opera and art song. During the 2016-17 season he appeared in recital with soprano Julia Bullock at the Rochester Lyric Opera and mezzo-soprano Megan Marino at Opera Delaware’s Sunday Artist Spotlight series. Mr. Arida also serves on the music staff at the.
Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment” (Washington Post). “They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us” (Toronto Star). Comprising violinists Christopher Otto.
Gloria Kim, piano
Pianist Gloria Kim has performed across the globe as a collaborative pianist and soloist. Recent appearances include a concert of opera excerpts by alumni of American Lyric Theater’s critically acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and the Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Career highlights.
Erin Keefe, violin
American violinist Erin Keefe has been hailed as “an impressive violin soloist” by the New York Times and has established a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity. She was recently named Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006 as well as.