News
February 20, 2018

Violinist Tessa Lark has added another major award to her string of accomplishments: a £20,000 Fellowship from the UK-based Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

January 20, 2018

In The News Journal (Delaware), conductor David Amado argues that "great art carries the essence of its time and culture." Great art "tells us who we were and guides us toward who we will become...Spending the psychic capital to engage and hear what it says helps move the cultural battles out of an arena where they jeopardize deorum, civility and democracy, and morphs them into dialogue, putting them where they belong--in the realm of art--even if it means an occational riot at the symphony." 

December 13, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has named pianist/composer Michael Brown a 2018 Emerging Artist, one of a select group of rising young talents associated with Lincoln Center’s eleven resident organizations.

September 3, 2017

Michael Brown is featured as piano soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Olivier Messiaen’s Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine on that orchestra’s latest CD, released August 18 on its own label, Seattle Symphony Media.

June 29, 2017

Pianist-composer Michael Brown, who has appeared multiple times with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra since his appointment as that orchestra’s New Generation Artist in 2011, will return to the NHSO stage twice during the 2017-18 season, while also beginning a two-year term as its composer-in-residence. On September 28, 2017, he will partner with cellist Nicholas Canellakis and violinist Elena Urioste in performing

June 29, 2017

Marianne Sciolino, founder and executive director of Sciolino Artist Management (SAM), has announced that New York-based violinist Melissa White has joined the SAM roster of distinguished soloists. A first-prize laureate in the Sphinx Competition, Ms. White has enchanted audiences around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

June 19, 2017

On February 18, 2018, Tessa Lark will perform the world premiere of Love Letter, a new work for violin and orchestra by Michael Thurber, with Indiana’s Carmel Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Janna Hymes. Love Letter was written specifically for Tessa and incoporates elements of jazz, hip-hop, and rock as well as the fiddling tradition of her native Kentucky—a tradition that the violinist frequently showcases along with pieces from her large classical repertoire in both recitals and concerto engagements. Two other works on the Carmel Symphony’s February concert will also feature Tessa: Mozart’s Adagio in E Major, K. 261, and Saint-Saens’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

May 15, 2017

The Grammy award-winning Harlem Quartet begin their three-year Royal College of Music residency with a week of events and coaching sessions from 8–14 May [2017]...the group will be special guests in the RCM’s annual Super String Sunday – a free all-day festival of string music, broadcast live at www.rcm.ac.uk/live – and in a special concert celebrating the 80thbirthday of acclaimed RCM harp professor Marisa Robles. As part of their residency the group will also offer up an open rehearsal for RCM students, and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of performers in coaching sessions with musicians from both the Royal College of Music and the RCM Junior Department.

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