Sarah Joy is primarily a classically trained cellist, singer-songwriter/composer, and music educator.
She began studying the cello at age 5 with her grandmother, an Eastman graduate, and her father, a Juilliard graduate. Along with her classical studies, she began producing her own recordings. At age 16, she began studying at Texas Tech University with Jeffrey Lastrapes, a Curtis and Juilliard alumni. She graduated summa cum laude, and was a recipient of the Presser Award. She has performed in chamber ensembles, professional symphony orchestras, and currently performs as a singer-songwriter.
With over 3 million views on her YouTube channel, and mentions from BuzzFeed, The Daily Dot, R1L Music and others, her social media presence is steadily increasing.
“Much like fellow digital stars 2Cellos, Piano Guys, Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, and That Viola Kid, Joy is evolving our idea of classical music.” – The Daily Dot
Her Skype cello studio has included students from 7 different countries. She is a brand ambassador for Beaumont Music, D'Addario Strings, and Fiddlershop and her music is distributed by Italian label, Halidon Music. She is also associated with artist agency, Brave Enough.
Photo: Julian N. Photography, www.juliannphotography.com @juliannavarettephoto
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35-time internationally award-winning jazz saxophonist and 4-time Leo-Nominated film composer Eli Bennett, is one of Canada’s most awarded and recognized emerging jazz artists.
Based in Vancouver, BC, his debut jazz album Breakthrough spent three months on the homepage of iTunes Canada Jazz as one of the top selling albums of 2015 and received a nomination for “Jazz Album of the Year” from the Western Canadian Music Awards. Eli has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles and has shared the stage with GRAMMY Winners Oscar Peterson and the Neville Brothers, is a two-time recipient of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award from the National Jazz Awards, was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for music as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Premier of BC.
He’s currently touring internationally with Vancouver’s Juno-Nominated band, Five Alarm Funk and recently received a Juno Nomination (Canadian GRAMMY) for “Instrumental Album of the Year”.
Check Eli's instagram: @EliBennettMusic
and website http://elibennett.com
Rachel started music at just 3 years old; falling in love with the flute and entering the conservatoire at 6 years old. She studied with flute master players such as Pascale Feuvrier, Chrystel Delaval (soloist of the national orchestra of Lille) and Frédéric Chatoux (soloist of the orchestra of the Opera of Paris), and received her Master's degree at the Sorbonne.
Whilst studying the flute, Rachel also attended vocal academy with Gisèle Fixe and Vania Boneva (soprano of the Opera of Paris). Occasionally a backing vocalist for artists like Ed Sheeran and Jain, Rachel has performed on many TV sets, but also prestigious venues such as 'Arena of Nîmes' and 'Top of Paris'.
She guests on numerous studio recordings, and in 2016 she wrote and performed in her first children's musical.
At the beginning of 2017, Rachel launched her electro-pop project RoSaWay, releasing her first EP with the drummer Stéphane Avellaneda.
"I love Beaumont accessories because they brighten up my flute case and so my practicing days. The chosen patterns/designs are always very nice, fresh and so fashionable"
Gina Luciani, a Miyazawa Emerging Artist, performs frequently in solo, chamber and orchestral settings and can be heard on many recordings in the film and television industry. She has collaborated with legendary artists such as Paul Coletti, Mike Garson, Colin Hay, James Newton Howard, Ronald Leonard, Rickey Minor, Jim Walker and John Williams.
Ms. Luciani has performed as a soloist with the Colburn Chamber Music Society, Colburn Contemporary Players, Utah Valley Symphony, Long Beach Mozart Festival and the Salt Lake Symphony. Recently, she was a guest artist for the Grand Performances Concert Series, San Diego Guitar Festival, Miyazawa’s “Rising Stars Showcase” at the National Flute Convention, the Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles’ “Alumni Recital Series” and the “Sundays Live Series” at LACMA which was broadcast on KUSC. She has also performed with The Echo Society, American Contemporary Ballet and is the piccoloist of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra.
In 2016, Gina performed the famous flute solo on national television for Down Under with Colin Hay of Men At Work on ABC's hit show, Greatest Hits. Gina is the flute soloist for the upcoming film Birth of the Dragon and has recorded on many other projects including the Warner Bros feature Straight Outta Compton, Showtime’s Emmy nominated Penny Dreadful, Netflix's Emmy Nominated Chef's Table, BBC's Planet Earth II, League of Legends, Kate Nash’s Girl Talk and ABC’s The Middle. She also performed with the world famous Wu-Tang Clan at the Coachella Music Festival. Gina has also released two albums including her self-titled debut album and “Hyperion Duo: Music for Flute and Harp”.
Gina received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California, both under the instruction of Jim Walker.
Quickly becoming one of the most talked about and sought after musical ambassadors to Generation Z, violinist Chloé Trevor has combined her spirit for classical music and her passion for mentoring the youth of today to connect on a personal level with audiences in exciting and innovative ways. Silver medalist of the Ima Hogg Competition, critics have acclaimed Chloé for her “dazzling technique”, “excellent musicianship”, “huge tone”, “poise and professional grace”, and “bold personality unafraid to exult in music and ability”.
She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Dallas Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Houston Symphony, Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic, Lutoslawski Filharmonie, and the Knoxville Symphony. She made her New York concerto debut in 2013 and Avery Fisher Hall debut in 2014. In 2013, Chloé performed the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 with the Missouri Symphony and was a guest soloist with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic for their annual Christmas concert.
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Esther Abrami is a French classical violinist and model based in London. Esther has been awarded many prizes including the first prize at the Vatelot Rampal violin competition, the third prize winner of the International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso 2016 and received the honorable mention at the Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin.
She has recently won the first prize at The Arts of Instrumental Performance Concert Series “The Arts of Strings” as well as the 3rd place at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2016. Esther regularly performs across Europe, her most recent performances include recitals at the British Embassy in Paris and at the Rotary Club International charity concert. Esther has played under the direction of renowned conductors such as Jac van Steen and Paul Mann in prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre in London and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Most recently Esther was appointed leader of the Blackfriars Camerata in London.
Esther’s extensive and ever-growing following via social media has led her to work with fashion luxury brands including Ming Ray, Harper and Brookes, Kartel Scotland, Subella London, Alany Luxury and many others, as well as renowned music related brands such as D’Addario Strings and Beaumont Music. Esther is represented by the Influencer’s Agency The LDN Collective. As a model Esther works with international fashion photographers and was a finalist of the french national modeling competition Podium 2016. Esther has been selected to represent Audrey Hepburn in the exhibition ICONIC directed by Etienne Clotis and Lucie Vervelle, which takes place at the November 2016 Salon de la Photo in Paris.
Born in France in 1996, Esther graduated from the Aix-en-Provence Conservatoire at the age of 13. She continued her studies at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester where she joined the class of Jan Repko. In 2015, Esther began her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London and currently studies with the acclaimed professor Leonid Kerbel. She had the privilege of working with many distinguished musicians such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Lewis Kaplan and Charlie Siem.
Esther plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore of Milan violin, dated ca. 1700, label Giovanni Grancino.
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A fiery, passionate performer who leaves everything on the stage, Drew Alexander Forde (aka That Viola Kid) gives his all to audiences. After starting the viola at the late age of 12, Drew went on to solo with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during his senior year of high school. Soon after acquiring his Bachelors in Viola Performance at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, Drew went on to finish his musical studies at The Juilliard School, obtaining a Masters in Music.
Since receiving his Masters from Juilliard, Drew has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States with the Sphinx Virtuosi. On a recent tour to southeastern Asia, he gave numerous masterclasses throughout Singapore and Malaysia, culminating in an acclaimed performance in Singapore’s iconic Victoria Hall. After experiencing many different cultures, Drew has felt compelled to pursue the connectivity of different genres of music. This interest led to the opportunity to work with the eccentric rapper Mac Miller alongside Ariana Grande, Cee Lo, and Kendrick Lamar on the album The Divine Feminine.
Drew has also collaborated with the critically acclaimed Nathan Chan, and their first Pop music cover, “Hello” by Adele, is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Pandora.
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Eirik Hoel Sandvik (Tromsø/Norway) is a former student of such prominent names as Aldo Baerten, Benoit Fromanger, Vidar Austvik and Torkil Bye. His CV includes performances with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, The Norwegian Cathedral Ensemble, NYCMF Soloist Ensemble and Tromsø Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist on multiple occations.
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Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra Presents An Evening of Thrilling Cinematic Classical Music On November 18th at 8 pm, the Brooklyn ...
The concert opens with Bernard Hermann’s suspenseful “Prelude" from the score of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller.