Paul Jacobs

Described by The Chicago Tribune as “one of the most supremely gifted organists of his generation,” Grammy award-winning organist Paul Jacobs unites technical skills of the first order with probing emotional artistry. His performances of new works and core recital and symphonic repertoire have transfixed audiences, colleagues and critics alike. …

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Kristjan Järvi

Kristjan Järvi realises his pioneering ideas with his three ensembles: as Music Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, as Founder-Conductor of his New York-based classical-hip-hop-jazz group Absolute Ensemble, and as Founder and Music Director of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, making him the only conductor to lead both the …

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Joglaresa

Joglaresa is a well-established medieval music ensemble and are leaders in the improvisational and cross-cultural aspects of their repertoire. They won an Arts Council of England Early Music Award for their Hebrew/Arabic/Spanish programme Al ‘Andalus, and received great critical acclaim for their Crusades programme The Scimitar and the Sword, which …

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Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Formed by a group of committed, resilient musicians, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) was established in 2000 following the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra. The circumstances couldn’t have been more hopeless. The new government’s priorities were focused on a range of the most intractable social and economic problems: reversing …

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Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson’s playing has been described as having ‘ineffable beauty’ and ‘sense of freedom and flair’, ‘bounding with energy’, and ‘reaching outer transcendental limits’. Jean Johnson is a busy collaborator in chamber music programmes and has performed as such in some of the world’s finest venues, notably the Concertgebouw, Carnegie …

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