Acclaimed for the clarity and beauty of his singing and dynamic stage presence, British tenor Gwilym Bowen performs internationally with orchestras and ensembles of the highest calibre. His engagements in the 2019/20 season include the world premieres of James MacMillan’s All the Hills and Vales Along at the Edinburgh Festival and Dussek’s Mass in G with the Academy of Ancient Music; a Purcell programme, ‘Gabriel – An Entertainment with Trumpet’ with The English Concert, Alison Balsom and Harry Bicket at the Barbican Centre; Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra cond. Stephen Layton; Christmas Oratorio with the Oslo Philharmonic; St John Passion with the Ensemble Orlando Fribourg and the English Concert and Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion with BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by John Butt.

A regular with the Academy of Ancient Music, Gwilym’s most recent recording with the orchestra, of Handel’s Brockes-Passion conducted by Richard Egarr, was released in September 2019.

Gwilym’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary, with a specialist interest in Bach, Monteverdi and Handel. His operatic highlights include Valletto L’incoronazione di Poppea for Angers-Nantes Opéra; Eurimaco/Giove Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at The Grange Festival; Damon Acis and Galatea and multiple roles in Poppea and Ulisse with Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, the Ateneul Roman in Bucharest and Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice; Sylph in Rameau Zaïs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Queen Elizabeth Hall and Father in Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe with Classical Opera cond. Ian Page. Gwilym’s opera roles have also include Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress and Davey in Jonathan Dove’s Siren Song; and forthcoming he will sing Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream and make his debut at the Opera de Lille.

A passionate proponent of new music, Bowen has created the roles of Tamino in Be With Me Now at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, with performances at the Philharmonie de Paris, La Monnaie and the National Opera of Poland, the protagonists in two operas by Kate Whitley, Unknown Position and 0520, and Smith in Matt Rogers’ and Sally O’Reilly’s And London Burned.

In concert, Gwilym has sun Evangelist for St John Passion with John Butt and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the St Matthew Passion for De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and the Auckland Philharmonia, and has sung Bach cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki at Lincoln Center; Monteverdi and Schütz with the Dunedin Consort; Christmas Oratorio across Australia with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Das Lied von der Erde with the City of London Sinfonia; Ernst Wilhelm Wolf’s Passionsoratorium with Die Koelner Akademie;  Messiah with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Hanover Band and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and Bach Mass in B Minor with the OAE at St John’s, Smith Square. His recordings include the St John Passion arias with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and in a world-first Welsh language broadcast for S4C, and the Mass in B Minor with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and OAE for Hyperion. ​

Born in Hereford, Gwilym was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with Double-First class honours in Music, before studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Cupertinos was founded in 2009 as part of the Fundação Cupertino de Miranda (Cupertino de Miranda Foundation) in Famalicão. Since its inception, the vocal ensemble’s main aim is to bring back to life music written by a selection of Portugal’s greatest Renaissance composers from 16th and 17th centuries.

After ten years, Cupertinos has truly become a world ambassador for this music. The singers continue to discover and perform unpublished works, unearthing the still largely undiscovered heritage of Portuguese music from this era. To date, Cupertinos has performed around two hundred works by composers such as Duarte Lobo, Manuel Cardoso and Pedro de Cristo.

The group’s philosophy is aided by its strong connection with the University of Coimbra – one of the richest sources of Renaissance music anywhere in the world. To date, the ensemble has brought around eighty such pieces to life. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from the original sources, with the expert help of musical director, Luís Toscano, and the musicologist, José Abreu.

The group’s performances evoke an unmistakable Iberian passion. It is this fresh and untamed character which earned the Cupertinos the 2019 Early Music Gramophone Award for their debut disc with Hyperion, exploring the unique sacred repertoire of Manuel Cardoso.

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Diana Adamyan is the winner of the senior division of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, where she was also awarded the audience prize. Born in Yerevan in 2000 into a family of musicians, Diana studied at the Tchaikovsky School of Music with Petros Haykazyan, at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Eduard Tadevosyan. She is currently a student of Ana Chumachenco at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

In addition to her success at the Menuhin competition, Diana won prizes at the International H. Bogdanyan Competition-Festival in 2014, and at the 9th International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in 2015. Highlights in Diana’s concert diary to date include performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto at Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev, her London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Bach’s Double Concerto together with Pinchas Zukerman at a concert commemorating the centenary of the Armenian genocide, an invitation to the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan, and a performance at HIMA festival in Iceland. In June 2020 Diana performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor at Philharmonie Berlin with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under the baton of Ruth Reinhardt as part of the Debüt im Deutschlandfunk Kultur series.

Diana holds a scholarship of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and has participated in a number of music weeks and activities offered by the Academy every autumn and spring. A member of the Armenian programme “New Names”, she has been generously supported by the Armenian General Benevolent Union as well as YerazArt in Boston. Funded by the DakApp Foundation and YerazArt, she has participated in regular masterclasses with Leonidas Kavakos. At the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman she has taken part in masterclasses at National Arts Center Ottawa and the National Arts Center School, and was selected to appear at the NAC School gala concert alongside Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Jessica Linnebach and others.

Diana plays on a violin crafted by Urs Mächler (Germany). Following her success at the Menuhin Competition, she was awarded the Nicolò Gagliano violin from the collection of Christophe Landon as part of a loan which has been extended into 2020.  Additionally she plays on a further instrument by Nicolò Gagliano, kindly sponsored by the Henri Moerel Foundation.

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Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring the boundless expressive capacity of the human voice. Inspired by singing styles from all over the globe, founder and artistic director Brad Wells imagined a vocal project unconstrained by traditional Western classical singing. Combining master technicians of various singing styles with exceptional singers trained in classical techniques, Roomful of Teeth seeks to broaden their sonic palette in order to create vibrant and exciting contemporary vocal music.   

In the summer of 2009, Brad Wells assembled eight young professional singing musicians from around the country at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) to work with master technicians of Broadway/pop Belt, Tuvan throat singing, and Swiss yodeling. Under their teachers’ patient guidance, the singers ventured into unknown territory, aiming less for mastery than for discovery. With the looming deadline of a public performance at the end of the three-week residency and no repertoire, commissioned composers Judd Greenstein and Rinde Eckert listened to, watched, and experimented with the singers and the sounds they were able to make to produce amazing new vocal works. 

In the years since, Roomful of Teeth has continued to gather at MASS MoCA annually and has engaged with the world’s top teachers of nearly a dozen non-western singing styles including Inuit throat singing (katajjaq), Korean p’ansori, Georgian folk music, Sardinian Cantu a tenore, Hindustani Classical singing, Persian Classical singing, and even Death Metal screaming. Given the by now familiar Teeth residency paradigm (made possible by the unique flexibility of MASS MOCA), the commissioned composers, who include William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli, Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe, Toby Twining, Ted Hearne, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Eve Beglarian, Caleb Burhans, Michael Harrison, Sam Amidon, and many others, have produced some of the most innovative and colorful repertoire in the vocal canon. Caroline Shaw, one of Roomful of Teeth’s eight original singers, found inspiration in MASS MoCA’s extensive collection of paintings and wall drawings of Sol Lewitt and composed Partita for 8 Voices. This piece went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, an honor that distinguished her as the youngest recipient in the award’s history. 

The group maintains a substantial touring season and has performed programs of original repertoire in concert halls and music venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, King’s Place in London, the Barbican, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and many more spanning the globe. Roomful of Teeth also regularly collaborates with other artists and musical organizations, which have included the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), A Far Cry, Attacca Quartet, Jeffrey Zeigler, Boston Children’s Chorus, and countless others. They have performed Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia and other large scale works with orchestras all over the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, BBC Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has also ventured into staged work with legendary opera director Peter Sellars in an ongoing production of Claude Vivier’s surrealist chamber opera Kopernikus. The post-genre nature of Roomful of Teeth has opened up diverse opportunities for collaboration with artists in the fields of rock/pop and jazz, such as Fred Hersch, Tigran Hamasyan, Ambrose Akinmusire, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Bryce Dessner of The National, and Nick Zammuto of The Books.

Roomful of Teeth has received numerous accolades in recent years. Their eponymous first album, released in 2012, was awarded a Grammy for Best Chamber Ensemble Music/Small Ensemble Performance. In addition, the ensemble was invited to perform at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony that year. Their second album, Render (released in 2015), was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the same category. In 2014, the ensemble was invited to take part in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, and in 2019, the group received even more widespread recognition when Burkhard Bilger of the New Yorker published a staggeringly in-depth feature on Roomful of Teeth and Brad Wells entitled “Roomful of Teeth is Revolutionizing Choral Singing.” The group is featured on Silkroad Ensemble’s album Sing Me Home, which won the 2017 Grammy for Best World Music Album. In addition to their presence in the music world, Roomful of Teeth’s recordings have been featured on several television shows and films, such as Netflix’s German series Dark, and Homecoming, a film by Beyoncé

The members of Roomful of Teeth reside far and wide from San Francisco to San Antonio to New York. MASS MoCA is their home, their place to settle for a few weeks every summer as a family, and take part in the vast array of artistic innovation that the museum catalyzes. Visit www.roomfulofteeth.org to learn more about and support the group’s work at MASS MoCA and throughout the year. 

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The internationally acclaimed Armenian cellist Alexander Chaushian is Artistic Director of both the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival in Cyprus, and the Yerevan Music Festival in Armenia. Over the course of his most distinguished career, Chaushian has performed worldwide, collaborating with many of today’s most critically acclaimed conductors, orchestras and artists, at the most revered festivals and venues.

Concerto appearances have included concerts with the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Boston Pops. He also works regularly with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and has most recently performed Khachaturian’s Concerto-Rhapsody with the orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky.

Chaushian performs regularly at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Konzerthaus Vienna, Suntory Hall Japan, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York, and Symphony Hall in Boston. Recent recital and chamber music dates include concerts at the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie, Sala Verdi in Milan, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and various performances throughout China and South Korea.

Alexander Chaushian enjoys regular chamber music relationships with such notable artists as Yuja Wang, Julia Fischer, Levon Chilingirian, Diemut Poppen, Emmanuel Pahud, and Ashley Wass, and has also collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin. He is also a member of the Tchaikovsky Trio with Pavel Vernikov and Konstantin Bogino.

Chaushian’s regular chamber music partner is pianist Yevgeny Sudbin with whom he has made several highly acclaimed CDs for the BIS label. His recently released concerto CD with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra – also on BIS – received rave reviews and was selected as ‘Album of the Week’ by The Independent, UK.

After initial studies in Armenia, Alexander Chaushian studied in the United Kingdom at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.  He then pursued advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. From here, Chaushian went on to win numerous prestigious prizes, including the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and the ARD Competition in Germany. As an alumnus of Young Concert Artists, New York, he has toured extensively in the USA.

Chaushian is Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music.

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Armenian conductor Eduard Topchjan has earned widespread praise from critics and audiences alike for his unique interpretations of the core symphonic as well as contemporary repertoire. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000, his extraordinary talent, clear conducting style and innate musicality have garnered him public acclaim and attention.

Eduard was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, following his debut with the orchestra earlier that year. Highlights of his tenure so far include performances at Moscow’s Conservatory’s Great Hall and Bolshoi Theatre, Brucknerhaus Linz, St Petersburg’s Stars of the White Nights Festival, extensive tours of Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, the USA, and South America, and a performance at Konzerthaus Berlin in November 2018 celebrating the 115th anniversary of the birth of Aram Khachaturian, which was attended by the President of Armenia, Mr Armen Sarkissian.

As a guest conductor Eduard has performed with many of the top orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of Frankfurt Opera, the Stuttgart, Prague and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian National, Jerusalem and Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestras, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, the Orchestra della Toscana, and with the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra at the Vienna Musikverein.

In 1991 Eduard founded the Serenade Chamber Orchestra, which quickly built up a fine international reputation, winning prizes at a number of prestigious competitions, touring Europe, and releasing highly acclaimed CDs on a number of labels. Having held Artistic Director positions at several important festivals, Eduard founded the Yerevan International Music Festival together with cellist Alexander Chaushian in 2007, and became one of its Artistic Directors.

His repertoire ranges from the baroque to the modern era, including works for chamber orchestra as well as contemporary works, a number of which have been dedicated to him and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. On the operatic stage Eduard has conducted Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Verdi’s Aida, Simon Boccanegra, Otello and Rigoletto, Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca and La Bohème, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, to name a few.

Eduard has appeared with celebrated artists such as Plácido Domingo, Pinchas Zukerman, Mischa Maisky, Natalia Gutman, Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Yuri Bashmet, Kim Kashkashian, Emmanuel Pahud, Tibor Varga, Sergei Nakariakov, Boris Berezovsky, Sergey Khachatryan, Julia Fischer, Isabelle Faust, Daishin Kashimoto, Sergei Babayan, Konstantin Lifschitz, Narek Hakhnazaryan, François-Frédéric Guy, Kirill Gerstein, Kolja Blacher, Sergei Krylov, Fabio Zanon, Simon Trpčeski, Alexander Chaushian and many others.

By way of background, Eduard studied violin at the Yerevan Conservatory and went on to study conducting with the prominent Armenian conductor Ohan Durian, followed by valuable consultations with Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado and Nello Santi. He was awarded the title of Meritorious Worker of Arts of Armenia in 2007, and in 2011 received a Gold Medal from the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. In 2013 he was granted knighthood with the Italian Order of Merit for Labour (OML), and in 2016 he was honoured with the Medal of Services to the Motherland.

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Alexander Chance, son of counter-tenor Michael Chance, was born in London in 1992, and educated at New College, Oxford, where he was a Choral Scholar and read Classics, graduating with a first-class degree. During his time as a student, many opportunities for solo performances came his way all over the world, most notably in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco where he sang the alto arias in Bach’s St John Passion. He also made a number of recordings with the New College Choir, including a disc of John Blow symphony anthems, on which he featured heavily as a soloist.

During his time at University he also developed a love of ensemble singing, especially of Renaissance works, and he continues to devote some of his busy concert schedule to ensemble singing, in groups such as The Tallis Scholars, Vox Luminis and The Gesualdo Six. Recent solo appearances include Handel’s Triumph of Time and Truth at King’s Place in London with Edward Higginbottom and The Instruments of Time and Truth, Purcell’s King Arthur at Stour Music with Mark Deller, Messiah with Richard Cooke at Canterbury Cathedral, Bach’s St John Passion with Vox Luminis and Café Zimmermann, Christmas Oratorio with Robert Quinney at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Bach’s Magnificat with Edward Higginbottom at King’s Place, St Matthew Passion with Geraint Bowen at Hereford Cathedral, the role of ‘Micah’ in Handel’s Samson at Stour Music, Bach’s B Minor Mass at Utrecht Early Music Festival, and with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, works by Arvo Pärt at Nargenfestival in Tallinn, and regularly in Oxford with Tom Hammond-Davies and the Oxford Bach Soloists.

2019/2020 projects include recording with the Freiburger Barockorchester, and touring Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Alexander will also be performing solo songs by the 20th Century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi at the Salzburg Festival, and performing a programme for solo counter-tenor of JC Bach, Schütz and others at Musikfest Bremen. He will also be touring a programme of lute songs with the lutenist Toby Carr in Germany and Holland, featuring works by John Dowland, John Danyel and William Lawes.

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Trio Accanto was formed in 1994 and consists of Marcus Weiss (saxophone), Nicolas Hodges (piano, since 2013) and Christian Dierstein (percussion). This group of three soloists bound together by a unique approach to chamber music has been praised for its “mastery” and “world-class interpretations”. The scoring of saxophone, piano and percussion is common in jazz, but was a rarity in classical music (leading to the description “a jazz trio that does not play jazz”) until Trio Accanto turned this situation around, stimulating close to one hundred composers to write new works over the years. Major figures such as Mark Andre, Georges Aperghis, Aldo Clementi, Michael Finnissy, Vinko Globokar, Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa, Helmut Lachenmann, Brice Pauset, Rolf Riehm, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Martin Smolka, Christian Wolff and Walter Zimmermann have contributed to the trio’s repertoire, along with a substantial list of younger composers from around the world. A rigorous and increasingly broad-ranging programme of commissions continues, including works by Beat Furrer, Evan Johnson, Misato Mochizuki and Rebecca Saunders.

Trio Accanto has performed at festivals in Donaueschingen, Witten, Darmstadt, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Freiburg, Huddersfield, Basel and Saarbrücken, as well as at Eclat (Stuttgart), Munich Biennale, Maerzmusik (Berlin), Salzburg Festival, Wien Modern, Tage für Neue Musik (Zurich), and further afield in Madrid, Seville, Chicago, Viitasaari (Finland) and at the Takefu Festival (Japan). The trio’s CD recordings have appeared on Kairos, HatHut, Edition Zeitklang, Assai, Verso and Wergo (Funambules, featuring music by Aperghis, Riehm, Schöllhorn and Prins, and Songs and Poems, featuring Dohmen, Thomalla, Zimmermann, Rihm and Clementi.)

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Daniel Hyde is a versatile musician: a world-class conductor and organist, a natural leader and a broad-minded academic. Daniel has held the prestigious post of Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since October 2019. As part of this role Daniel is responsible for one of the world’s most renowned choirs; working with the choristers and scholars of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is a nurturing and inspirational role, well-suited to Daniel as a world-class choral trainer.

Born in the UK, schooled as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17 and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge, later taking up the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009, he became Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor. In 2016 Daniel moved to the USA where he became Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.

As a choral and orchestral conductor, Daniel has worked with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the BBC Singers, the London Bach Choir, Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of St Luke’s and New York Baroque Incorporated.

Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos and EMI and Priory labels, with future releases planned for the King’s College label.

A phenomenal organist, Daniel has performed throughout the world giving recitals. He has appeared at the BBC Proms on numerous occasions, and made his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, The Tallis Scholars, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, amongst others.

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After performing in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet, appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 25 years, refining and re-imagining the bounds of the modern tango tradition.

Touring throughout the world with his trio, quartet and mixed ensembles, Ziegler has performed at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Muziekgebouw, Sydney Opera House, Colon Theatre, Sala Villa-Lobos del Teatro Nacional, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Blue Note, Birdland, Ravenna Festival, Verbier Festival, SFJAZZ, JVC Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, among others.

Recent highlights include a performance in front of 6000 people at the Royal Albert Hall in London during the BBC Prom season and  at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors on a shared bill with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.  The evening included a set by Ziegler’s quartet – described by The New York Times as “rapturous” – as well as a historic, first-ever collaboration: Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera with live accompaniment from the Pablo Ziegler Ensemble.  In summer 2012, Ziegler joined violinist Lara St. John at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Piazzolla’s historic Central Park Concert of 1987, in which Ziegler also played.  The 2012 concert brought the largest crowd in the 107 year history of the Naumberg Orchestral Concerts series.

In addition to performing with his own groups, Ziegler has been a featured guest soloist with many major orchestras, playing his own compositions as well as the music of Piazzolla with the Britten Sinfonia, Colorado Symphony, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, the Charleston Symphony, the Metropole Orkest in the Netherlands, and Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in Brazil.

Pablo Ziegler’s Tango Meets Jazz project – which for over ten years saw an annual week-long residency in New York, starting at the Jazz Standard and later taking residence at Birdland Jazz – paired Ziegler’s quartet with guest artists including Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Garrett, Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez, Nestor Torres, and others.

Ziegler’s most recent recording, JazzTango with his JazzTango Trio, won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.  This was the first time nuevo tango won a major Grammy.  Ziegler’s recording, the Latin Grammy-nominated Amsterdam Meets New Tango (Zoho Music 2013), paired his quartet with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest, playing his most famous works arranged for jazz orchestra.  His work as music director, arranger and pianist for bass-baritone opera star Erwin Schrott earned an Echo Klassik Award in 2011 for the album Rojotango.  Ziegler’s 2005 release, Bajo Cero, won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, and in 2008, his album Buenos Aires Report made the final list of nominees for the same honor.  Other major recordings include 1998’s Tango Romance with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and 1996’s Los Tengueros with Emanual Ax.

Ziegler has been artist-in-residence at major institutions, such as the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and the MusicUnitesUs Intercultural Residency Series at Brandeis University.

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