Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow.
As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland, the only all-Ireland orchestra and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
Motivated and hungry for new experiences, Measha Brueggergosman’s career effortlessly embraces the broadest array of performance platforms and musical styles and genres.
Measha began her career predominantly committed to the art of the song recital but is equally celebrated for her role on the opera stage, as a Deutsche Grammophon recording artist and as a champion for music education.
As one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation, Chinese Australian Li-Wei Qin has appeared all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Qin is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Qingdao International Cello Festival in China.
‘Mr. Qin has a great deal going for him, including a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique‘ – New York Times
Performing together ever since they could walk and longer than they can remember, Kirill Troussov and his sister Alexandra Troussova arerecognized as one of the few sibling-duos of world-class calibre.
It is the unique combination of brilliant virtuosity, the highest musicality and deep emotions, which connects the siblings together and thrills audiences in the most intense way.
Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler’s contemporary jazz p(f)unk band is made up of steelpan, vocals, drums and cello and produced by National Sawdust, a state-of-the-art concert venue in Brooklyn, New York.
Drawing from a variety of musical styles, the ensemble forms a brash symphony that nods the head, moves the feet, and asks listeners/viewers to challenge and disturb their own comfort.
Chen Yi is Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a recipient of the Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her music is published by Theodore Presser and is performed and recorded worldwide.
Fernanda Aoki Navarrois an educator and composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, who also develops intermedia works, performance art and installations. She is interested in sound, in the idiosyncratic relationship between the corporeality of the performers and the physicality of their instruments, in the exploration between music and language, in collaborative processes, and in the transformational power that experimental music can exert on issues related to feminism and social otherness.
Irish composer Ed Bennett was born in Bangor, Co.Down. His music, which has been described in the press as ‘anarchic’ (Irish Times), ‘manic’ (Classical Music) and ‘thrilling’ (Gramophone) is often characterised by its strong rhythmic energy, extreme contrasts and the combination of acoustic, electronic and multimedia elements.
His body of work includes large-scale orchestral works, ensemble pieces, solo works, electronic music, opera, installations and works for dance and film. In 2019 he was awarded the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Major Individual Artist Award, the highest honour awarded to an artist from the region.
Christopher Norby is a U.S. based Irish composer with a diverse range of experience composing for live theatre, concert composition, game music, film/TV scoring and multimedia live performance. His commissioned concert and theatre works have been performed in major venues and festivals internationally. As a film and media composer, Christopher has completed scores for multiple iOS and Android releases and national USA television. He was a co-founder of the theatre ensemble AnNua Productions (Ireland), and in 2017 established Ensemble Kabarett in Phoenix – a multimedia live performance group that is gaining recognition for innovative and entertaining productions.