The first-ever concert season pops youth orchestra has been created in Cleveland, Ohio, with 50 young musicians forming the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). This invention is an educational and performing ensemble under the Cleveland Pops Orchestra founded by Pops Conductor Carl Topilow and President and CEO Shirley Morgenstern.
For Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, the most wonderful part of being a musician is being able to translate our emotions, thoughts and experiences into sound. Every meeting, every collaboration, every book he reads in one way or another will find its way into the way he performs.
Violinist Anna Williams thinks music is alive and well, especially chamber music. Williams is one-third of Neave Trio along with cellist Mikhail Veselov and pianist Eri Nakamura. “We think music is alive and well, especially chamber music. We think it is our responsibility as musicians to bring this incredible medium to as many people as possible,” she said.
Austrian violinist Yury Revich is a force in the classical music world. Making his Carnegie Hall premiere at age 18, in less than a decade he has recorded multiple albums, performed all over the world, spearheaded successful projects, dabbled in other forms of art, and has become a passionate philanthropist. Music is always at the heart of what Yury does.
Pianist François-Xavier Poizat feels that the supporting presence of an audience, the rituals around a concert, and the stage fright are all necessary for the magical moment of a performance to happen. “We can of course play music anywhere else, but it will never have the intensity as if it is on the stage during a real concert,” he said.