Cadenza Musicians Directory
Instrumental Soloists

Name: Louisa Hunter-Bradley
Skills: Player, Publisher, Singer, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +61 (0) 417 344 828
Fax: +61 3 9572 4313
Address: PO Box 19, Chadstone Shopping Centre 3148, Australia
Links: Website     E-mail
Louisa Hunter-Bradley has performed extensively in Australia with groups such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia Classical Players, Melbourne Chorale Ensemble, St Michael's Uniting Church Choir, Baroquerie and most predominantly as the Artistic Director of Past Echoes. While studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Louisa studied voice with Emma Kirkby, Celeste Gattai, Paul Esswood and Ian Partridge and recorder with Peter Holtslag and Daniel Bruggen. Louisa is currently studying with Stephen Grant and is a guest artist with e21, Q Vocal Ensemble, Gloriana and The Palestrina Project. Oratorio performances include, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, Purcell’s The Tempest, Mozart’s Vesperae Solemnis, Coronation Mass and Mass in C minor.

Louisa is the Artistic Director of Past Echoes, a Melbourne based group of specialist early musicians performing music mostly of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Programs and venues for their concerts are wide ranging, and festival performances include: Melbourne Autumn Music Festival, Ballarat Organs of the Goldfields, Ballarat Winter Festival, Melbourne Proms, Sacred Heart Early Music Festival and Monash Lunchtime Concerts.

Louisa is also a leading performer of Australian contemporary music for recorder and voice alike. Her debut cd, Ephemera (and other works written by Robin Bradley) has been praised by many, both for her incredible musicianship and interpretation. This cd and sheet music of the same music is available through


Name: Judith Ingolfsson
Skills: Soloist
Phone: +1 212 245 3530
Fax: +1 212 397 5860
Address: 266 W 37th St. 20th floor, New York NY, United States
Links: E-mail
Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson commands a distinguished position among the world's foremost young musicians. Her artistry is "effortless; her tone ravishingly beautiful, pure and adaptable; her sense of style unerring; and her expressiveness simple, direct and strongly felt (Strings)." Ms. Ingolfsson catapulted to international attention in 1998 when she won the gold medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Also a prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Paganini International Violin Competition, Ms. Ingolfsson was awarded the 2001 Chamber Music America / WQXR Record Award for her debut CD on Catalpa Classics. Of this recording, Fanfare Magazine noted "the violinist's unique poetry" and declared the performance "ardent and impassioned. This first collection deserves more thoughtful attention than that almost automatically accorded to the megahyped debuts of hot housed prodigies."

Ms. Ingolfsson made her solo orchestral debut in Germany at the age of eight, and has subsequently been a guest soloist with some of the finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the National Symphony. Of her performance of the Barber Violin Concerto with the National Symphony, The Washington Post declared "she played with just the right mixture of easy grace, sonic luster and patrician refinement." In October 2000, Ms. Ingolfsson embarked on a critically acclaimed 15-city North American tour with the Iceland Symphony that included the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In reaction to her performance of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto, the Los Angeles Times noted " individuality one cannot ignore." She has collaborated with many renowned conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Gerard Schwarz.

Ms. Ingolfsson's Carnegie Hall debut recital in April 2000 affirmed her ascendancy as a rising star. The New York Times declared "Judith Ingolfsson gave a technically assured and interpretively astute recital...and made her performance a journey to the soulful core. She gave a sizzling account, producing both fireworks and a singing tone." As a recitalist, she has performed throughout the United States and abroad, including the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Grand Teton Music Festival, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Reykjavík Arts Festival in Iceland, Pro Arte Musicale in Puerto Rico, and Macau Cultural Center. Her festival appearances include the Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival, the Khumo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, and the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands. Beginning in the 2002 - 2003 season, she has been invited to become a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two.

Ms. Ingolfsson made her first appearance on Icelandic television at the age of five. Since then her notable performances have been seen on PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, and NHK of Japan and broadcast on WQXR and WNYC of New York, WFYI of Indianapolis, WCLV of Cleveland. In 1999, National Public Radio's Performance Today named her Debut Artist of the Year praising her "remarkable intelligence, musicality, and sense of insight." Ms. Ingolfsson was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 15, where she studied with Jascha Brodsky, legendary first violinist of the Curtis String Quartet and pupil of Eugene Ysaye and Efrem Zimbalist. She received her Master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a pupil of David Cerone and continued her graduate studies at the same institution as a student of Donald Weilerstein, first violinist of the Cleveland String Quartet. Other esteemed violinists Ms. Ingolfsson has studied with include Guila Bustabo, Ruggiero Ricci and Nathan Milstein. Her chamber music coaches include Felix Galimir, Karen Tuttle and Peter Salaff.


Name: Madoka Inui
Skills: Soloist (Classical pianist (solo recitals and chamber music))
Phone: 0043 1 715 16 54
Fax: 0043 1 715 16 54
Address: Salesianergasse 10, Vienna 1030, Austria
Links: Website     E-mail
Biography Born in Kobe, Japan. Living in Vienna since 1990. Studied at conservatory with Dianko Iliew and Roland Batik. Diploma examination with full honors. Won international competition "Citta di Stresa" (Italy). Intensive concert activities in Austria, Spain and Japan. Chamber music performances since 1995 e. g. with members of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. CDs, series for Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Curator and performer at chamber music and talk show series. Literary-musical soirees e. g. with Salman Rushdie, Umberto Eco and António Lobo Antunes.          

CDs Works for cello and piano by Brahms, Richard Strauss and JohannStrauß II with Franz Bartolomey, first cello of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (BMG/RCA Red Seal) Works for clarinet and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Alban Berg (NAXOS) Works for horn an piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Dukas (NAXOS, spring 2004). Series will be continued


Name: Jorge Isaac
Skills: Soloist (recorder & live electronics)
Address: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Links: Website     E-mail
Jorge Isaac (b. 1974, Caracas) began his musical studies at the age of six at the state conservatory "Sebastián Lozano" in Valencia, Venezuela, where he received private tuition for a number of years. Since 1991 and in the years ensuing, he has followed master classes held in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. In 2000 completed his professional training under the tutelage of Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2002 received his master degree on contemporary performance & live electronics at the same institution.

Isaac’s specialist field is in contemporary music and the use of live electronics. He has won prices at renowned contemporary music competitions such as the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2001 in The Netherlands and the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Poland. As a soloist, Isaac has given a variety of performances in The Netherlands, Germany, England, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. He has participated in varied recording productions, such as radio broadcast for the Hessen’s radio (HR4) in Germany, the company Shell (Mexico/ The Netherlands), Teldec (Germany), blockflute samplers in the USA, and his own music together with pianist/composer Elik Alvarez (Venezuela).

He has participated in several International Music Festivals such as Hessen’s Festival (Korbach-Germany, 1997), Second International Blockflute Festival (Amsterdam, 1998), From Distant Lands (London, 1999), Festival Internacional de Puebla (Mexico, 2000), Ultima Festival (Oslo, 2001), Music for Galway (Ireland, 2002), Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam, 2002), Spazio Musica (Cagliari, 2002), International Youth Music Forum (Kiev, 2003), Time of Music Festival (Finland, 2003).

Jorge Isaac has performed together with the Dutch ensembles - ASKO & Schoenberg, the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, The National Dutch Ballet, The Dutch Opera, regisseur Pierre Audi, blockflute player Walter van Hauwe, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, composer Roderik de Man, György Ligeti, Jukka Tiensuu; and the conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. He is at the moment involved with solo recitals, multimedia research projects of the Amsterdam School for the Arts, and in the production of multidisciplinary performances together with Visisonor Media Productions (USA).


Name: Valencio Peter Jackson
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Singer, Soloist (Singer-Tenor, Conductor of Men's Chorus)
Phone: +1 302 344 3674
Address: P.O. Box 121, Newark/New Castle County/Delaware 19715, United States
Links: E-mail
Hi! I compose music mainly for choral groups, and chamber ensembles. I am really interested in developing a "Chamber Art Song" genre, a genre consisting of chamber works written in the art song style, for voice and instruments. And so I have built up a repertoire exploiting this genre -- Bassoon, Harp, and Baritone; Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, and Piano; Marima, Voice, and Flute -- only to name a few works.


Name: Adrienne Jacobs
Skills: Soloist, Teacher (Violinist)
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
American-born violinist and violist Adrienne Jacobs enjoys a career as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. To date, she has been heard on stages across Europe and the United States.

As Associate Concertmaster of the Ann Arbor Symphony and substitute violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Adrienne performs regularly on the symphonic stage. Recently Adrienne participated in an Eastern European tour as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Kammerorchester under the direction of Heinrich Schiff, highlighted by an appearance at the prestigious Prague Spring Festival.

Since her solo debut at age 13, Adrienne has performed as soloist with many of Southeastern Michigan’s orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on two separate occasions. However, her passion for recitals and chamber music has lead her to collaborate with many of the DSO’s members as well as Pinchas Zukerman. Notably, Adrienne was the Grand Prize winner of both the 1998 and 1999 American String Teachers’ Association Michigan Chamber Music Festival Competition which lead to many subsequent performances across Michigan including a performance at Rackham Auditorium presented by the University Musical Society of Ann Arbor. Also an avid performer of music from the Baroque, Adrienne has performed and coached with members of Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire, and Edward Parmentier.

Adrienne received her M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and her B.M. with Honors from The University of Michigan. She plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin made in 1706.


Name: Gregg Jacobson
Skills: Singer, Soloist (Opera Singer - Tenor)
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Professional Opera Singer - Tenor


Name: Abigail James
Skills: Soloist (Classical Guitar)
Phone: +44 (0)20 8769 6019
Address: 15 Harborough Road, London SW16 2XP, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Abigail James is one of the most dynamic and exciting guitarists of her generation. Between 1990 and 1995 she studied at the Royal College of Music, where she was awarded a Foundation Scholarship to study with Carlos Bonell. She gained an MMus in Advanced Performance (RCM) and was a major prizewinner. In 1993 she was awarded the RCM prize for the performance of a work by a student composer. In 1995 she won the Madeline Walton Guitar Prize and was nominated by the College to take part in the Young Musicians Recording Trust Scheme.

Abigail has taken part in solo masterclasses with Hubert Käppel, Alirio Diaz, Julian Byzantine, Berta Rojas and in ensemble workshops with John Williams. She has been a finalist in the South East Music Schemes' Musicians' Platform and String Semi-Finalist in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition. Abigail was also chosen for the prestigious Park Lane Group Young Concert Artists Series at The Purcell Room.

Abigail has performed as a soloist in a wide variety of venues up and down the country including The Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James's Church Piccadilly, Barbican foyer, Brighton Chapel Royal, Conway Hall, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Bristol and in music clubs, festivals and guitar societies. In recent years she has performed Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' with orchestras in London and has also toured with two opera groups.

As a chamber musician Abigail plays regularly as part of Ceciliana flute and guitar duo and the London Guitar Trio. She has also performed with twentieth-century ensembles Reservoir, The Modern Consort, The Opera Group and Hartland Chamber Opera.


Name: Rajeev Janardan Janardan
Skills: Soloist, Sitarist (Doyen of the famous Imdadkhani Gharana of Sitar)
Phone: 0761-427837
Address: 1045, Hathital, Jabalpur, 482001, India
Links: Website     E-mail
Rajeev Janardan hails as leading Sitarist of the younger generation today. As a young lad, Rajeev Janardan had an inborn natural talent and aptitude for Music. He blossomed into a true artist under the valuable guidance of Pandit Bimlendu Mukherjee, a doyen of the famous Imdad Khani Gharana of Sitar. A graduate in Arts, he opted for Sitar as a career due to his intense desire for furthering the art. A class one artist of A.I.R. and Doordarshan, earned enviable acclaim by his recital in major musical events and received numerous awards and honours within country. Rajeev Janardan has superb control over his instrument. His style is unique and masterly blend of Khyal- ang and baj of Sitar, the base of "Imdad Khani Gharana". Achievements & Distinctions Conferred : (A glimpses) · Topped in All India Music Competition at the age of fifteen. · Topped in the Prayag Sangit Samiti's All India Music Competition. · First Prize award in Sur Singar Samsad Bombay. · Became Sangit Visharad of Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. · Became "A" grade artist of A.I.R. & Doordarshan. · Awarded with National Merit Scholarship by Govt. of India. · Selected for empanelment in ICCR's reference panel of artists for performance in abroad. His Major Performances : · Sankat Mochan Sangit Samaroh Varanasi. · Prayag sangit Samaroh, Allahabad. · Vasundhara Kala Academy, Mysore. · Orrisa Sangit Parishad, Puri. · Birla Krida Kendra, Bombay. · N. C. P. A. , Bombay. · India International Centre, New Delhi. · Haridas Sangit Sammelan, Bombay. · Malhar Sangit Samaroh, Patna. · South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur. · Layashala, Indore. · Tirupati Sangit Festival, Tirupati. · Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Shivpuri. · Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal. · North Central Zone Cultural Centre. Allahabad. · Kala Academy, Goa. · Rajasthan Sangit Academy, Jodhpur. · Kerala Sangit Natak Academy, Trichur. · State Academy of Music, Chennai. · Kumar Gandharva Sangit Academy, Dewas. · A.I.R. chain concerts, Nagpur, Ratnagiri, Yavatmal, Pune. · I C C R , New Delhi, Lucknow. · CULTURAL FOUNDATION U.A.E. - ABUDHABI - JUNE 2000 News Paper Reviews : Those Music lovers who missed the Sitar recital by Rajeev Janardan of Jabalpur at I.I.C. lost out some delightful Music. Rajeev showed that he has not only mastered the intricacies of the instrument but also understood what good music is all about. His music offers a heaven of peace and touches the listeners. Hindustan Times, June, 23, 1996. A delicate fine perception of tone and Swara couched in just the right modulation and tint and these two never getting harsh or out of control even in the heat of faster playing is probably the most redeeming virtue of Rajeev's Sitar playing. The Hindu, June, 14, 1996. Long years of patient practice and an inborn natural talent have combined to make him a top notcher among our Sitarists. Today in his mid-twenties, he flowered into a fully natural artist whose recital may well be envy of many seasoned Sitar players. Vasundhara Performing Art Centre, Mysore.-1990 Contact: "Sangeet Kuti" 1045, Hathital, JABALPUR -482 001 [I N D I A] TEL - 0761 - 427 605 / 427 837 (R) e-mail :


Name: Zoran Jancic
Skills: Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +381658991444
Address: FU Knjeginje Ljubice10, Nis, Yugoslavia
Links: Website     E-mail
Zoran G. Jancic-pianist ...was one of last staff to continue teaching (at Sarajevo's Music Academy) despite of the war. At great personal risk he gave a recital during the siege of Sarajevo.


Name: Paul Austin Janes
Skills: Soloist, Teacher (Piano)
Phone: +44 (0)161 434 1137
Fax: +44 (0)161 434 1137
Address: 3 Arthog Road, Manchester M20 6HR, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in Winchester in 1968, Paul Janes is one of the finest British pianists of his generation, whose performances have been consistently praised for their profound sensitivity and intellectual understanding, beauty of sound and technical brilliance.

Paul studied from 1986 to 1991 with Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was awarded all the College's major prizes. He has won numerous other awards,including scholarships from the Countess of Munster and Ian Fleming Trusts, and prizes in many international competitions, including Dudley, Terni (Italy)and Glasgow.

He has performed at many of Britain's major concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. He has played concertos with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Worthing Symphony, Lakeland Sinfonia and City of Glasgow Philharmonic. Conductors he has worked with include Yan Pascal Tortelier, Leonard Slatkin, Richard Hickox, Martyn Brabbins, James Loughran and Barry Wordsworth. Paul is equally at home in solo and chamber music recitals, having appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham International Festival and Lake District Summer Music. He took the solo piano role in the BBC Phiharmonic's 1995 Proms performance of Stravinsky's Petrushka, where his performance was hailed by the press as 'dazzling'.

Paul is one the finest teachers in the UK and has taught at the Royal Northern College of Music since 1994.


Name: Ayman Jarjour
Skills: Soloist (Guitar)
Phone: +44 20 8690 9640
Fax: +44 20 8690 9640
Address: 20 Felday Road, London SE13 7HJ, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
A graduate of Juilliard (MM'99), classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2000 to great acclaim (see reviews on website). He also studied in Spain with Segovia's favourite student, Jose Luis Rodrigo, and has performed extensively in North America, Europe and the Far and Middle East.

Now resident in London, Ayman is available to perform a full classical or contemporary repertoire, either as a soloist or with different chamber music ensembles (flute, violin etc).


Name: Yoris Henryk Jarzynski
Skills: Arranger, Conductor, Manager, Player, Publisher, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +5687355981
Address: Chile
Links: E-mail
Yoris Jarzynski has studied with Philippe Hirschhorn, Viktor Libermann, Igor Oistrakh, Tibor Varga, and M. Beswekhny.

He has been invitated on many international festival in all the world. Yoris performs frecuentally as soloist an gives master-claces.


Name: Maia Kristine Jasper
Skills: Soloist, Teacher, Chamber musician
Phone: +1 (323) 559 1571
Address: Los Angeles CA, United States
Links: E-mail
Los Angeles native Maia Jasper began her violin studies at age 8 in 1989. Since then, she has appeared as concerto and recital soloist in France, in the Netherlands, and on both American coasts in such venues as Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall and Music Center, the Cité Intérnationale des Arts in Paris, Music Hall in San José, the Bergen Ruinekerk (Holland), and Yale University. She has received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts, the Young Musicians Foundation, the Colburn Foundation, and the Maestro Foundation.

Maia received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in May 2003 from Yale University, where she was awarded the Master’s Prize for her contribution to the musical life of her college. While an undergraduate, she served as the youngest member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, in which she held the Jeanet S. Curtis Chair. She spent her junior year at the Paris Conservatoire as a scholarship student of Gérard Poulet.

Maia is committed to bringing not only artistic integrity but also relevancy to art music in contemporary society. She recently gave the U.S. premier of Constantinidis’ “Folk Suite” and the West Coast premier of Periklys Koukous’ Violin Sonata in San José. At the 2004 Los Angles Philharmonic International Gala, she performed music of Piazzolla alongside her teacher and Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour. She served as concertmaster of and soloist with the Timothy Dwight Chamber Players, Yale’s contemporary music ensemble. For two years she hosted her own radio program, Listening to the Guys Who Invented Music, on WYBC New Haven, AM 1340. An avid chamber musician, Maia will perform sextets with the Ysaye String Quartet when the group performs in Los Angeles this October. As first violinist of the Sonus Quartet in 2003 – 2004, she participated in the Juilliard Quartet Seminar, the Yehudi Menuhin Emerging Artists Seminar, and the Banff Centre Quartet Residency. Other chamber music performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, KCSN, KKGO, and KUSC. She is also developing a taste for early music, performing as baroque violinist with Los Angeles’ early music ensemble Musica Angelica and as leader of the Thornton Early Music Ensemble. She was recently awarded a generous scholarship to support her studies with renowned baroque violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock.

Maia has participated in mastercourses with Ruggiero Ricci, Janos Starker, and the Ysaye, Juilliard, Alexander, and Takacs Quartets. At the International Holland Music Sessions, she worked with Gyorkgy Pauk and Hermann Krebbers. Other festival appearances include the ENCORE School for Strings and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Her former teachers include Pamela Frank, Kyung Yu, Paul Kantor, Robert Lipsett, Michelle Kim, Camille Avellano, and David Russell. She is currently completing her Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she is a student of and teaching assistant to Martin Chalifour and is the school’s first Colburn Fellowship recipient.


Name: Shangrong Jiang
Skills: Singer, Soloist (a good baritone)
Phone: +7095-443-85-80
Fax: +7095-443-85-80
Address: Ul. Kubinka d. 15/3 kv.27 121596 Moscow Russia, Moscow Russia, Russia
Links: Website     E-mail

Education and Competitions 1990 Finished middle school and entered the music faculty of the ShanDong Institute of Arts 1994 Graduated from the Shandong Institute of Arts as a singer 1995 – 1999 Studied towards and completed a postgraduate course at the Shanghai Conservatory in the class of Professor Liao ChangYong 2000 – 2004 Studied towards and completed both a postgraduate course and a Masters Degree at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor B.N.Kudryavtsev.In this period, ShangRong Jiang also took part in the vocal section of the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition (Moscow,2002), laureate of the international competition “Bella Voce”(Moscow,2001 2002), laureate of the international competition named after Sobinov “Competition of Competitions ”. (Saratov, 2003) and also was a third in the M.Glinka International Competition (Astrakhan,2003), 2004– Work in The Stat Symphony Capella of Russia as a soloist and a vocal teacher.

Performance ShangRong is very active in the musical life of Moscow, frequently appearing on the stages of the Rakhmaninov and Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the International House of Music, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Concert Hall named Glinka of Russian national museum of music, great hall of conservatory name after Gnesin, as well as performing in the St.Petersburg Philharmonic 's Small Hall. He has also sung in the Chekhov Museum, the concert hall of the Archangelskoye Estate, the Taneev House-Museum (“Diudkovo ”), the Glinka House-Museum (“Spasskoye ”), and the concert hall of the Glinka in the city of Smolensk, ShangRong made a very successful appearance at the festival “Stars of the XXI Century ” in the city of Samara Philharmonic 's Great Hall, and international festival of opera in Cheboksary`s Opera House.

Repertoires Chaikovsky: Onegin Chaikovsky: Dunois <Îđë˙íńęŕ˙ Äĺâŕ> Chaikovsky: Elenstky <Ďčęâŕ˙ Äŕěŕ> Borodin: Igor Verdi: Renato Verdi: Germon Puccini: Skarpia


Name: Gerald L Johnston
Skills: Player, Soloist (acoustic jazz & classical guitar)
Phone: 978-372-2250
Address: 41 Goodale Street, Haverhill, MA 01830, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
As a New England Conservatory graduate I am well acquainted with the traditional repertoire for classical guitar. However, I have always enjoyed jazz and have made a particular specialty of performing selections from "The American Songbook" arranged for classical guitar.

Over the past thirty years I have performed for countless weddings, receptions, corporate functions, fund raisers and concerts. Bookings are accepted anywhere in greater Boston and throughout New England.


Name: Dewi Ellis Jones
Skills: Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher (Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani + all things Percussion)
Phone: +44 (0)1248 714740
Address: 56 Y Wern, LLANFAIRPWLL, Isle of Anglesey LL61 5AQ, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Marimba/Percussion soloist, orchestral and band musician. Have van will travel. Own a 5 octave Adams marimba, Orchestral set of 5 timpani and most other devices that can be hit, kicked, shaken or stirred (non-animate objects only). Access to various other odd percussion instruments.

MA in Performance and LRSM Percussion Performance. Currently working towards PhD in Performance and Composition. Studying with Simone Rebello and Dr Pwyll ap Sion.

I play or have played with numerous orchestras and Brass Bands e.g. Ensemble Cymru, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Sinfonia, Beaumaris Silver Band (Soloist). Numerous television appearances as soloist

Percussion tutor at University of Wales, Bangor and at William Mathias Music Centre, Caernarfon. Sponsored by S4C (Channel 4 in Wales)


Name: Jaime Louise Jordan
Skills: arranger, composer, player, singer, soloist (I play alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, and guitar, and I sing.)
Phone: +1 508 695 4905
Fax: +1 508 699 2023
Address: 34 Maple Street, Plainville MA 02762, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Jaime was born on 23 September 1984, and she has lived in Plainville all her life. She always loved music even as an infant. At two and a half, seh learned to read words, and reading music soon followed. At age 9, she entered the music program at her elementary school, and chose to learn the alto saxophone. She surprised her teacher, and her parents, by learning the instrument very quickly. Jaime started arranging music that same year, when she was in fourth grade. As her musical talents excelled, so did her academic talents, she was double promoted, and she skipped fifth grade. By the end of junior high (eighth grade) Jaime was a very talented soloist. The high school she chose to attend, Tri-County Regional Vocational Techniacl High School, unfortunately doesn't have a music program, so Jaime continues to play on her own, but not in an ensemble. In the beginning of this school year, a freshman in high school, Jaime started composing. As of right now, she only has a couple of major works, but as her talents grow, so will her works.

When Jaime is not composing, she sings lead in a women's barbershop chorus, called the Harmonettes, a member of Harmony, Incorporated. She also is involved on her school's volleyball, wrestling, and track teams and the school drama club. At her vocational school, she is majoring in Auto Body Repair.


Name: Saida Kafarova Ganjetsian
Skills: Accompanist, Composer, Soloist, Teacher
Address: Canada
Links: Website     E-mail
As a winner of the Artists International Special Presentation Recital Award, Saida Ganjetsian Kafarova performed her Carnegie Hall debut recital in June 2000. Dr. Jerome Starr commented, "In my time I have heard all the great - Paderewski, Hofmann, Rachmaninov. You are top rank. Artistry, poetry, soul of the highest order."

Ms. Kafarova was born in Azerbaijan to a musical family of Armenian descent. Her mother was a noted cellist and her aunt a well-regarded composer and pianist. In 1983 Ms. Kafarova won the top prize at the prestigious First Chamber Music Festival in Baku, and in l985 she was awarded a special prize at the Caucasus Piano Competition. A frequent performer with the Azerbaijan Philharmonic and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, she has toured many parts of the former Soviet Union and has performed in Canada, Germany, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. She was invited to perform for his Honor the German Ambassador and for his Honor the British Ambassador in Istanbul. In March 2001 she was chosen as a finalist to perform at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. Ms. Kafarova has premiered several works by contemporary composers for solo piano and for piano and orchestra. On this continent, she has been named Music Ambassador of Nova Scotia, Canada, and has performed frequently with the New Brunswick Symphony. On numerous occasions, she has been featured live on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television.

The upcoming performances include appearances with the Temple Symphony and Austin Civic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Peter Bay. As a pedagogical grandchild of the Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner, Dr. Kafarova continues her research on the composer’s pedagogy. Her unique dissertation’s topic was on the composer’s Works for Two Pianos, op.58


Name: Yuri Kalnits
Skills: Player, Soloist
Phone: +44 7 956 43 18 72
Fax: +44 7 092 221 890
Address: 10 Avenue du Colonel Bonnet, Paris 75016, France
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in Moscow in 1975,Yuri Kalnits started playing the violin at the age of five,studying with his father.In 1982,he was accepted by the Moscow Central Music School and studied with Galina Turchaninova. From 1983 he attended the Moscow Gnessin Music School for Gifted Children as a pupil of Irina Svetlova and frequently represented the School in concerts both at home and abroad.These included performances as a soloist with the Voronezh and Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestras,playing at the Main Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, representing the School in England and leading and playing solo with the Gnessin Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in Japan.

In 1992, Yuri began studying at the Royal College of Music (London) with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky, winning several major College prizes, including the Foundation Scholarship,W.H.Reed,Isolde Menges prizes and Leonard Hirsch Prize for the outstanding string player of the year.In 1994,he won major prizes at the Bromsgrove and Watford Music Festivals in England and received the Yehudi Menuhin Award from the Sudborough Foundation.

These achievements led to invitations to work with many different ensembles and orchestras such as the I Fiamminghi Chamber Orchestra, London Concertante, London Schubert Players,The New Professionals Chamber Orchestra, Schleswig - Holstein Festival Orchestra,Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra etc, performing at the major London venues and in several European cities.

Yuri is regularly invited to participate in festivals throughout the world.Tours have taken him to Russia, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, USA and Hong Kong.He graduated from the RCM in 1996(B Mus Diploma) and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship for the postgraduate course,which he completed in 1997.Having finished his studies at the RCM,Yuri was offered a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Advanced Instrumental Course under Professor Yfrah Neaman,which he completed in 1998. In 1999/2000 he won KPMG/Martin Musical Scholarship, received the Barthel Prize from the Concordia Foundation and represented the Foundation in concerts in Vietnam and Hong Kong.He also took part in the Harrisons Sisters Trust Festival in England and Young Artist Peninsula Music Festival in USA. Yuri has undertaken masterclasses with, amongst others, Shlomo Mintz, Abram Shtern, Igor Oistrakh, Rudolf Werthen, Edward Grach and Sylvia Rosenberg.



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