Featured Musicians

Ariel Quartet

Characterized by its youth and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. In January 2012 the Quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, a striking accomplishment for such a young ensemble and a testament to the Ariel’s skill and dedication to their craft.Continue Reading »

Orion Weiss

Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists and collaborators in his generation of young American musicians. In September 2010, Mr. Weiss was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year. In April 2012, he released Orion Weiss in Concert, a recital album of Dvorak, Prokofiev and Bartok. He is also featured in a recording project of the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with the Buffalo Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta.Continue Reading »

Jascha Nemtsov

The pianist Jascha Nemtsov is equally accomplished as a soloist and an outstanding chamber musician. He was born in Magadan, Siberia and grew up in Saint Petersburg, where he graduated from a special music school and was awarded a gold medal. He then continued his musical education at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he graduated with a concert diploma, with distinction. He has lived in Germany since 1992 and has since started a brilliant international career. Continue Reading »

Cantor Netanel Hershtik

Born in 1978, Netanel’s musical talent soon became apparent through his regular appearances as a child soloist in the Jerusalem Great Synagogue with his father, Naftali Hershtik. At the age of seven, he sang with this father in Australia, and throughout America and Europe. Educated at the Horev Yeshiva High School in Jerusalem and in Yeshivat Midbara Ke’eden, Netanel served as an IDF combat paramedic. A graduate of Israel’s Sha’arei Mishpat College of Law he recently completed his L.L.M at the University of Miami School of Law. Continue Reading »

Apollo Ensemble

Founded in 1992, the Apollo Ensemble of Amsterdam has emerged as one of Europe’s leading Baroque chamber music groups. The group specializes in innovative concerts that highlight both the familiar and unknown chapters of Baroque music. Built around a fixed core of key players, the Ensemble expands as needed, even to orchestral size, while maintaining the focused intensity characteristic of a chamber group. They play on authentic period instruments to ensure a suitable sound for each work performed, but reserve space for experimentation with repertoire, sound-color, and instrumentation in order to keep the music fresh and alive for audiences today. Continue Reading »

Frank Reinecke

Frank Reinecke studied violin and chamber music at the "Hanns Eisler" Academy of Music (Hochschule fuer Musik) in Berlin with Eberhardt Feltz, and at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio with the members of the La Salle Quartet. György Kurtág has deeply influenced his musical development. Continue Reading »

Alexander Fiterstein

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is recognized for playing which combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. Considered one of today's most exceptional clarinet players, he has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. Continue Reading »

Julian Arp

Julian Arp was born in Soltau, Germany in 1981, and received his first cello lessons at the age of six. He studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, David Geringas and Eberhard Feltz at the "Hanns Eisler" Academy of Music (Hochschule fuer Musik) in Berlin. He also attends master classes regularly, gaining important artistic insight from György Kurtàg, Ferenc Rados, Bernhard Greenhouse, Steven Isserlis, Lynn Harrell and Ralph Kirshbaum. Continue Reading »

Sarah Nemtsov

Sarah Nemtsov was born in Oldenburg, Germany in 1980. Since 1998 she studied composition at the Hochschule for Music and Theatre in Hanover with Nigel Osborne. In 2000, she began her regular studies at the same institution with Johannes Schoellhorn (composition) and Klaus Becker (oboe). Continue Reading »

Marc-André Hamelin

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality, and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources. Long known for his bold exploration of unfamiliar pianistic terrain, Mr. Hamelin has increasingly turned his attention to the established masterworks of the piano literature, in performances and recordings of the piano sonatas of Haydn, major works by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and others. Continue Reading »

Mark Glanville and Alexander Knapp

British bass baritone Mark Glanville and pianist Alexander Knapp perform the US premiere of the extraordinary song cycle, "A Yiddish Winterreise." The songs celebrate the richness of Jewish life and culture with love and humor, while exploring the depths of Jewish tragedy and the loss of a monumental European Jewish civilization.  The performance has been been met with great acclaim in Britain as a brilliantly creative act of musical memory for our own age. Continue Reading »

ARC Ensemble

ARC is the ensemble-in-residence of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music; its members are all soloists and chamber musicians and senior faculty members of the Glenn Gould School, the Conservatory's professional training division. Since its creation in 2002, ARC has presented a number of highly successful concert series and symposia in Toronto, including explorations of music of the Holocaust - Music Reborn; programmes of British chamber music from the early 20th century, and a series devoted to chamber music by film composers - Reel Music. Continue Reading »