Hailed by the New York Times as an “elegant soloist” with a sound “devotional with its liquid intensity,” Nathan is a composer, entrepreneur, and violist of the Attacca Quartet. Nathan has collaborated with many of the great artists of today including Björk, Itzhak Perlman, Sting, David Crosby, Becca Stevens, David Byrne, Trey Anastasio, Joshua Bell,
Jessie is passionate about using the arts as a springboard for personal transformation. Having served as both the Director of Development and Public Relations at Art Start and subsequently, the Development Director and Program Manager at Arts For All, Jessie has been committed to bringing arts education to under-served communities for the past several years.
Elliot Cole is a composer, singer, programmer, and educator. Postludes, his book of bowed vibraphone quartets, is a new staple of percussion repertoire, having been performed by over 100 ensembles all over the world, including all major American music schools, So Percussion, Blow Up Roma, Mobius Quartet, and Amadinda. He has sung his Hanuman’s Leap,
Leila Adu travels the spaceways of music without limits. From tours of the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East, London’s Time Out says, “Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley,” and Italy’s popular music mag Blow Up describes her last album Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker as “splinters of
New York City-based musician Brad Balliett is in high demand as a composer and bassoonist. Principal bassoon of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Brad is an artistic director for the chamber music collective Decoda (Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall), and performs with the leading new music groups in New York, including Signal, Metropolis Ensemble, and Deviant
Cellist Hamilton Berry’s eclectic taste has led him to pursue a variety of performing, arranging, and composing projects in the New York area and beyond. He has performed with A Far Cry, Novus NY, The Con Brio Ensemble, The Toomai String Quintet, Founders, Ensemble ACJW, Decoda, and the Gotham Chamber Opera; collaborated with pop artists
Marcia Biggs is a Special Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, specializing in coverage of the Middle East, where she has over a decade of experience. Recent highlights include a four-part series “Inside Yemen”, as well as in-depth reports on the battle against ISIS in Iraq and the human rights violations taking place against those fleeing Mosul.
Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Pivnick has developed a career as a performer and curator promoting community-driven music by modern and living composers. Her work has been recognized through foundational support from New Music USA, the Barlow Endowment, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that explores
Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” New York based clarinetist Mark Dover is becoming increasingly known for his versatility in multiple genres and musical disciplines. In January of 2016, Dover joined the Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds. As both part of Imani Winds and as a featured artist, Dover has collaborated with
Jan Esbra is a Colombian born, New York based guitarist and composer. His interest in music came at an early age when he began learning guitar and has been a life long journey for him. Jan attended Berklee College of Music where he received a BA in Jazz Composition and Music Business. His music draws