Jonathan Aasgaard

Norwegian cellist, Jonathan Aasgaard, studied cello with the late prof. Leonard Stehn at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, winning all the cello and chamber music prizes and becoming a gold medal finalist. In 1999 he was appointed principal cello of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and has since performed …

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Charles Abramovic

Charles Abramovic has won critical acclaim for his international performances as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. He made his solo orchestral début at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, and has given …

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Originally directed by …

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Frank Almond

Violinist Frank Almond holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the MSO after holding positions as Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur. Other Guest Concertmaster appearances have included the …

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Apollo’s Fire

In 1992, the young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell gathered some of her generation’s finest period-instrument artists to create a new baroque orchestra in Cleveland. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire, named after …

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