A fiery, passionate performer who leaves everything on the stage, Drew Alexander Forde (aka That Viola Kid) gives his all to audiences. After starting the viola at the late age of 12, Drew went on to solo with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during his senior year of high school. Soon after acquiring his Bachelors in Viola Performance at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, Drew went on to finish his musical studies at The Juilliard School, obtaining a Masters in Music.
Since receiving his Masters from Juilliard, Drew has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States with the Sphinx Virtuosi. On a recent tour to southeastern Asia, he gave numerous masterclasses throughout Singapore and Malaysia, culminating in an acclaimed performance in Singapore’s iconic Victoria Hall. After experiencing many different cultures, Drew has felt compelled to pursue the connectivity of different genres of music. This interest led to the opportunity to work with the eccentric rapper Mac Miller alongside Ariana Grande, Cee Lo, and Kendrick Lamar on the album The Divine Feminine.
Drew has also collaborated with the critically acclaimed Nathan Chan, and their first Pop music cover, “Hello” by Adele, is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Pandora.
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Esther Abrami is a French classical violinist and model based in London. Esther has been awarded many prizes including the first prize at the Vatelot Rampal violin competition, the third prize winner of the International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso 2016 and received the honorable mention at the Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin.
She has recently won the first prize at The Arts of Instrumental Performance Concert Series “The Arts of Strings” as well as the 3rd place at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2016. Esther regularly performs across Europe, her most recent performances include recitals at the British Embassy in Paris and at the Rotary Club International charity concert. Esther has played under the direction of renowned conductors such as Jac van Steen and Paul Mann in prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre in London and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Most recently Esther was appointed leader of the Blackfriars Camerata in London.
Esther’s extensive and ever-growing following via social media has led her to work with fashion luxury brands including Ming Ray, Harper and Brookes, Kartel Scotland, Subella London, Alany Luxury and many others, as well as renowned music related brands such as D’Addario Strings and Beaumont Music. Esther is represented by the Influencer’s Agency The LDN Collective. As a model Esther works with international fashion photographers and was a finalist of the french national modeling competition Podium 2016. Esther has been selected to represent Audrey Hepburn in the exhibition ICONIC directed by Etienne Clotis and Lucie Vervelle, which takes place at the November 2016 Salon de la Photo in Paris.
Born in France in 1996, Esther graduated from the Aix-en-Provence Conservatoire at the age of 13. She continued her studies at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester where she joined the class of Jan Repko. In 2015, Esther began her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London and currently studies with the acclaimed professor Leonid Kerbel. She had the privilege of working with many distinguished musicians such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Lewis Kaplan and Charlie Siem.
Esther plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore of Milan violin, dated ca. 1700, label Giovanni Grancino.
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Rachel started music at just 3 years old; falling in love with the flute and entering the conservatoire at 6 years old. She studied with flute master players such as Pascale Feuvrier, Chrystel Delaval (soloist of the national orchestra of Lille) and Frédéric Chatoux (soloist of the orchestra of the Opera of Paris), and received her Master's degree at the Sorbonne.
Whilst studying the flute, Rachel also attended vocal academy with Gisèle Fixe and Vania Boneva (soprano of the Opera of Paris). Occasionally a backing vocalist for artists like Ed Sheeran and Jain, Rachel has performed on many TV sets, but also prestigious venues such as 'Arena of Nîmes' and 'Top of Paris'.
She guests on numerous studio recordings, and in 2016 she wrote and performed in her first children's musical.
At the beginning of 2017, Rachel launched her electro-pop project RoSaWay, releasing her first EP with the drummer Stéphane Avellaneda.
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Eirik Hoel Sandvik (Tromsø/Norway) is a former student of such prominent names as Aldo Baerten, Benoit Fromanger, Vidar Austvik and Torkil Bye. His CV includes performances with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, The Norwegian Cathedral Ensemble, NYCMF Soloist Ensemble and Tromsø Chamber Orchestra.
He has also appeared as a soloist on multiple occations. Eirik is an active chamber musician and has lately toured regularly in the Barents area with the Tromsø based new music ensemble Arctic Sinfonietta.
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Sarah Joy is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and music educator based in Texas, USA. She produces original music videos, cover videos, and music tutorials, making the fundamentals of music easily accessible to a global audience.
She began studying the cello at age 5 with her grandmother, an Eastman graduate, and her father, a Juilliard graduate. Along with her classical studies, she began producing her own recordings. At age 16, she began studying at Texas Tech University with Jeffrey Lastrapes, a Curtis and Juilliard alumni. She graduated summa cum laude, and was a recipient of the Presser Award. She has performed throughout the southern United States participating in chamber ensembles and professional symphony orchestras. With over 1 million views on her YouTube channel, and mentions from BuzzFeed, The Daily Dot, and others, her social media presence is steadily increasing.
“Much like fellow digital stars 2Cellos, Piano Guys, Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, and That Viola Kid, Joy is evolving our idea of classical music.” – The Daily Dot
Her cello studio now includes students from 6 different countries. She is also a brand ambassador for D’Addario Strings, has partnered with Curious.com, and has recently released an original EP, “Winter, Winter” to iTunes and Spotify.
Photo: Julian N. Photography, www.juliannphotography.com @juliannavarettephoto
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Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra Presents An Evening of Thrilling Cinematic Classical Music On November 18th at 8 pm, the Brooklyn ...
The concert opens with Bernard Hermann’s suspenseful “Prelude" from the score of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller.