Classical

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

“…impressive sophistication and complexity of phrasing, elegant articulation and an impeccable sense of balance… What sets the Academy apart from other ensembles is its exceptional musical intelligence.” SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Lauded as one of the great classical ensembles of the day, Academy of St Martin … Read more

Fauré Quartett

“There’s such a passionate involvement about their playing.” THE GUARDIAN PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY A highlight of Ovations’ 2020-21 virtual season, the Fauré Quartett returns live with a program of works composed by Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms all specifically for piano quartet instrumentation. Founded in 1995 and … Read more

Janice Carissa

“A fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive.” PHILIDELPHIA INQUIRER PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for playing that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Born in Indonesia, … Read more

Bridget Kibbey: “From Persia to Iberia”

“…she made it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” THE NEW YORK TIMES From the Islamic Golden Era through the African Maghreb, leading up to 16th century Andalusian Spain and touching upon Sephardic culture, harpist Bridget … Read more

Miró Quartet & Soprano Karen Slack

“There is nuance, handsome phrasing and meticulous playing in every bar.” SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICAL Recognized by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity,” the Miró Quartet is regarded as one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets. For twenty-five years Miró has performed a wide range of repertoire that pays … Read more

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

“A marvelous ensemble.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Read program Notes for New York Philharmonic String Quartet by Philip Carlsen The unparalleled New York Philharmonic String Quartet provide the opportunity to luxuriate with some of the world’s best string players in works that brought the prestigious quartet form to prominence in the 18th century and beyond. … Read more

Alexander Malofeev

Alexander Malofeev

“Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself.” Il GIORNALE PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Called a “Russian genius” by the international news site Corriere Della Sera, prodigal pianist Alexander Malofeev came to worldwide prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. … Read more

Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica

“…nothing short of phenomenal…”  THE TELEGRAPH READ PROGRAM NOTES Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Their program of thoughtfully selected works features string quartets written by American female composers during … Read more

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

“True to their name, the Sphinx Virtuosi call up the vision of an iconic mythological feline with its immeasurable power, unwavering command and soulful beauty.” THE WASHINGTON POST Read program Notes for Sphinx Virtuosi voiced by George Lopez The Sphinx Virtuosi are the nation’s most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and … Read more