In May of 2005, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin made its US debut tour to critical acclaim and to cheering sold-out houses at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Berkeley, and Los Angeles, among others.
he Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin began as a courageous display of musical sovereignty against the East German socialist regime, and now, thirty years later, they enjoy recognition as one of Europe’s greatest musical success stories.
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta; in April of 2008, he returned with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. Since then, Alon has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City. Abroad, Alon has collaborated with orchestras in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, its inspiring Music Director, with the aim of introducing Japanese audiences to period instrument performances of great works from the baroque period. Bach Collegium Japan is comprised of both baroque orchestra and chorus, and their major activities include an annual concert series of Bach’s cantatas and a number of instrumental programs.
In 2001, a group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country collectively – envisioned the creation of a democratically-run, self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music.
Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble’s performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music.
Performing for over five decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances.
After 37 years of success the world over, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike. As one of the few long-lived ensembles with all of its original members, the Trio of pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature through annual appearances at the world’s major concert halls, an active recording agenda and the commissioning of major new works. At the same time, the three members maintain internationally-acclaimed solo careers.
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Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the gold standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.