March 24, 2013
Stuart Breczinski is a New York-based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe has developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Breczinski is the oboist with The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. He is an original member of ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and The Generous Ensemble, and he has performed as a chamber musician with the Bang on a Can Summer Institute at MASS MoCA, Contemporaneous, Performance 20/20, and Tactus, in addition to numerous independently organized collaborations with composers, performers, and other artists.
Jenny Ribeiro A native of Washington State, Jenny Ribeiro has been performing since childhood. After studying voice at Central Washington University, she gained professional experience in Seattle (Maria - Sound of Music, Hodel - Fiddler on the Roof, and Mary Jane - Big River) before heading to New York City in 2008. Ms. Ribeiro has specialized in new works on both coasts, creating the roles of Amy (The North Arcade) and the Cat (Jack Prelutsky's Something Big Has Been Here) in Seattle and The Composer (The Two Cents Opera), Alice (Wonderland), Aphrodite (Sappho in the Mix) and Martha (Thomas Pasatieri's God Bless Us Everyone) in New York City.
The versatile violinist, Josh Henderson is gaining recognition as a musician for all seasons. He has performed classical music in venues all over the world including prestigious European concert halls such as The Gasteig in Munich, the Kennedy Center, Beijing's Forbidden City, as well as high energy electric violin performances in iconic venues of popular music such as Manhattan’s Highline and Hammerstein Ballrooms. As a soloist, he has performed with the Starling Chamber orchestra, Accent X Orchestra, CCM Showcase Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China-Performing-Arts-Broadcasting-Troupe-Orch. He has studied with Kurt Sassmannshaus in Cincinnati and studies with Naoko Tanaka at New York University.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Pianist Yumi Suehiro started piano at age 6, and started marimba a year later. Ms. Suehiro has won numerous national and international competitions, including the top prize at the KOBE International Competition in Japan as the youngest winner. In 2007 and 2008, she was invited to perform her debut at the Carnegie Weill recital hall as a winner of AMTL audition. In 2008, she performed at Steinway hall as an honorable student at Amati music festival, and was featured as a guest marimba player in Latin percussionist, Victor Rendon's recoding “Fiesta Percussiva. In 2010, Ms. Suehiro won the second prize at Dora Zaslavsky Koch piano concerto competition in Manhattan School of Music. In the following year, she was chosen to perform for the world famous pianist Pirre-Laurent Aimard. Ms. Suehiro graduated from Lehman College, received B.S. majoring music with honor Magma cum Laude, where she studied percussion with Mr. Morris Lang, who was the associated principal timpanist and percussionist in New York Philharmonic, and composition with Mr. John Corigliano, and had featured as a soloist as both pianist and marimba player (playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Nesauro's Marimba Concerto) in Lehman community band. Ms. Suehiro later received M.M. in classical piano performance where she studied with Mr. Zenon Fishbein and Dr. Peter Vinograde.
Anne H. Goldberg blurs the definitions of music and dance as a composer, choreographer, and performer. Founder and artistic director of the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, a collaborative between musicians, dancers, multimedia and spoken word artists, Anne has produced, composed, choreographed and directed a variety of productions, most recently her evening length production of “Crude Civility,” developed at her Emerging-Artist-in-Residence at The Field. In addition to Synthesis, Ms. Goldberg co-founded the new music ensemble Tempus Continuum Ensemble, and is a member of the Reform@ trio, premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th and 21st Century composers. Touring the east coast and internationally, Ms. Goldberg’s music has been premiered and performed internationally by ensembles such as the Boston New Music Institute, the Novatrio, NeoLit Ensemble, and at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory. Her artistry has been featured in music venues such as Symphony Space, the Kitchen, the Flea Theater, and many others nationally and internationally. Ms. Goldberg’s educational background, although based upon the study of science, mathematics and languages, never strayed far from her passion for the arts. Through the pursuit of piano and oboe, she gained a respect for the depth and a greater understanding of the creative aspect of composing. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received her M.M. of Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music under Marjorie Merryman, and influences of Nils Vigeland , Reiko Füting, and Mark Stambaugh.
Faye-Ellen Silverman began her music studies before the age of four at the Dalcroze School of Music. She first achieved national recognition by winning the Parents League Competition, judged by Leopold Stokowski, at the age of 13. She played her winning composition in Carnegie Hall (main hall) - her professional piano debut - and also appeared on the Sonny Fox Wonderama TV program. She holds a BA from Barnard, cum laude and honors in music, and an AM from Harvard and a DMA from Columbia, both in music composition. She spent her junior year of college at Mannes College. She is the first woman to receive a DMA in music composition from Columbia. Her teachers have included Otto Luening, William Sydeman, Leon Kirchner, Lukas Foss, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and Jack Beeson. Seesaw Music, a division of Subito Music, publishes about 85 of her compositions. She became a published composer at age 24 and an ASCAP member at age 25. Zigzags is available on Crystal Records, Taming the Furies is available on Capstone, and Passing Fancies, Restless Winds, and Speaking Alone are on New World Recordings. An entire CD of her chamber work, Manhattan Stories, with Translations, Dialogue, Dialogue Continued; Taming the Furies, Love Songs, and Left Behind, is available on Albany
As a Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a prolific composer and recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2001-04), Chen Yi* blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries. Through doing so, she serves as an ambassador to the arts, creating music that reaches a wide range of audiences, inspiring people with different cultural backgrounds throughout the world. She holds both a BA and MA in music composition from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and received her DMA from Columbia University in the City of New York, studying composition with Wu Zuqiang, Chou Wen-chung and Mario Davidovsky. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.
Nailah Nombeko, a native of Harlem, New York, comes from a musical family. She began playing by ear when she was 3 years old and enrolled in the Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music at age 6. She demonstrated talent for composing at an early age. At the age of 5 Ms. Nombeko composed a piece which she later used to audition for the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music, where she attended until age 18. While a student at MSM her compositions were performed every year. She went on to attend LaGuardia High School (Music and Art) and Mannes College of Music where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student in piano performance. She had master classes with Igor Kipnis and Nelly Ben-Or. During her time at Mannes she studied theory and analysis with Carl Schachter and Robert Cuckson.
Beth Anderson (M.F.A./M.A.) is a critically acclaimed composer of neo-romantic, avant-garde music, text-sound works, and musical theater. Born in Kentucky, she studied primarily in California with John Cage, Terry Riley, Robert Ashley and Larry Austin at Mills College and U.C. Davis. She is a member of Broadcast Musicians Inc. (BMI), the American Composers' Forum, International Alliance of Women in Music, the American Music Center, Poets and Writers andNew York Women Composers. She resides in New York City where she produces Women's Work, a concert series, for Greenwich House Arts.
Rain Worthington has a distinctly unique voice within the field of contemporary music. As critic, Kyle Gann noted in Chamber Music magazine, her music take(s) ideas of American musical style to a new place - like a walk in a familiar, yet very different park... And isn't afraid to come up with its own startling conclusions. Using the palette of chamber and orchestra instrumentations, Rain Worthington’s work touches the human heart with emotionally evocative music that is nuanced, delicate, powerful and transporting. Rain Worthington’s music has been heard in New York City loft concerts, performance spaces and dance clubs, to orchestra recordings in Europe and chamber concerts in India. World music, minimalism and romanticism have influenced her compositional style.
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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.
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.