Violinist Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout the
U.S., Canada, Holland, and Switzerland. An advocate of
contemporary music, she has worked with composers Gloria
Coates, George Crumb, John Harbison, and Morton Subotnick, and
has premiered works on the Princeton Composers' Series and
Composers Concordance. In 2001, she gave the premiere of
"Violynn," a work for violin and electronics written for her by Alvin
Lucier. As a member of the Lumina String Quartet, the East Village
Opera Company (rock/opera band), the SEM Ensemble, and the
New York Symphonic Ensemble, among others, Ms. Bechtold has
performed around the world. Other programs have been with the
Absolute Ensemble, North/South Consonance, Parsons Dance, the
Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Vermont Symphony, and the
VOX Opera Readings.
By the age of fourteen Valerie Coleman had already written three
full-length symphonies and won several local and state flute
competitions. Coleman is the founder/resident composer of the
Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, widely recognized
for their significant contributions to the world of chamber music
repertoire. With a Carnegie Hall debut in 2004, she began to focus
on chamber music and writing for Imani Winds. Coleman's
catalogue of wind quintet works have taken their place in standard
wind quintet repertoire: UMOJA (listed as one of the "Top 100
American Chamber Works" by Chamber Music America), the Afro
Cuban Concerto for wind quintet, The Josephine Baker Suite,
Red Clay & Mississippi Delta, and her arrangements can be
heard on radio stations via syndicate throughout the world.
Jasmin Bey Cowin
Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin, harpist, educator and lecturer, graduated
from at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Karlsruhe with a
Diploma for Education and Orchestral Harpist. She studied at the
University of Houston American harp music through a Fulbright
scholarship. A subsequent scholarship in Graduate Studies at Rice
University in Houston, Texas enabled her to further explore harp
repertoire of all periods and musical styles. Eventually she left for
New York where she received her Masters and her Doctorate in
Education from Columbia University. She currently teaches at the
Center for Living & Learning and is enrolled for a Certificate
Program at the Center for Modern Psychoanalysitc Studies.
Composer Emily Doolittle was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
educated at Dalhousie University, Indiana University, the
Koninklijk Conservatorium (the Hague), and Princeton University,
and has been assistant professor of music composition at
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle since 2008. Her research
interests include bird and other animal songs, traditional musics,
and community music-making.
Alexandra Frederick is a British-American vocalist/pianist based
in Manhattan. She has also appeared in Europe and the UK,
entertained on cruise ships, and performs in all kind of venues in
the Tri-State area. Recent appearances include: Tomi Jazz Club;
Lotos Club; Lenox Hill Neighborhood House; The UN Permanent
Mission to India; Firebird Russian Restaurant (Times Square);
Salt Creek Grille (Princeton); W Hotel (Times Square); Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza; Short Hills Hilton; Rye Hilton; and Olympic
Towers Atrium (Midtown). This summer Alexandra was a
Metrostar competitor and had a track selected for Women of
Substance Radio (WOSR). She is resident vocalist at Alouette
French Bistro on the UWS (www.alouettenyc.com) and you can
catch her next performance of Jazz and French cabaret music on
March 15th. Info at: www.sonicbids.com/AlexandraFrederick.
Claudia Montero started her musical education in Alberto
Ginastera Conservatory, Buenos Aires, graduating in Musical
Pedagogy/Composition. She has worked with the most
prestigious orchestras in Argentina, Spain and the rest of
Europe. Founder of "Women in Art" Association in Valencia, her
aim is the promotion and diffusion of works carried out by
women, giving concerts and conferences in the Music Palau in
Valencia. Her latest project, a Tribute to Alfonsina Storni, has
had a great response internationally, in New York, Buenos Aires,
Valencia and Bremen. She works with violinist Yi-Fang Huang
creating the O2 Platform of Cultural Exchanges, with
performances at "From the End of the World" in Taiwan,
Argentina and South Africa.
Belgrade born Milica Paranosic lives in New York City as an
active composer, performance artists, educator and producer.
A "free-wheeling, performance-art-type cat" (Kyle Gann), Milica
has gained audiences of widely different profiles, form opera
goers to soccer fans, from small children to life-long music
lovers, from conventional to eccentric, and has both performed
and had her works performed at traditional and alternative
spaces worldwide, prompting comments just as diverse as
Milica's art: "...amazing....astonishing... (Jack Anderson, New
York Times), ...like liquor filled pralines. ... (Von Martina Helmig,
Morgenpost, Germany), ... "Intoxication profusion of seemingly
unrelated impressions" (Steve Smith, Time Out New York).
Her passion for education and her humanitarian nature had
recently led to Give to Grow, Milica's education and cultural
exchange initiative based in Ghana.
Pianist Sophia Yan performed at age 4 in Carnegie Hall and at 9
at the Kennedy Center. Sophia is a four-time first prizewinner of
the Steinway Society Competition and winner of International
Concert Alliance and International Young Artist Competitions.
Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times writes, "...the music
literally pulls her off the piano bench; she ranges up and down
the keyboard so quickly and with such ferocity that mere sitting
will not do." Yan has appeared in Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall,
CAMI Hall, Chateau de Fontainbleau (France), St. Nicolo's
Auditorium (Italy) and Niagara Courthouse (Canada).
Recognized as an exceptional artist by the National Foundation
for Advancement in the Arts.
Support from the Puffin Foundation "...continuing the dialogue
between art and the lives of ordinary people."
Vox Novus is a collective of composers, musicians, and music enthusiasts collaborating together to create, produce, promote, and enjoy the new music of today. Our members are from a variety of composers committed to the creation and dissemination of new music. Their music is of a variety of styles, aesthetics, and ideologies.
Vox Novus produces and promotes new music. They are dedicated to contemporary music, the musicians who perform, and the composers that write the music of today. Their mission is to cultivate a music community and make their work available to the greater public.
Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk children free of charge.
Remarkable Theater Brigade
Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan
Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and
musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk
children free of charge.
Remarkable Theater Brigade creates and produces new works including
operas, orchestral pieces, ballets, musicals, and electro-acoustic works and
co-produces the Composer's Voice Concert Series concerts.
Remarkable Theater Brigade was founded in 2002 by Christian McLeer,
Monica Harte, and Dan Jeselsohn.
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This is the place you were welcome,
long before you arrived!
Vox Novus promotes contemporary music and its creators through concerts,
recordings, publications, broadcasts, and online publicity.
Vox Novus believes strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music,
recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to
keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and
audience, providing greater exposure to new music.