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Nikolai Demidenko

  • Grand Old Russia

At six years of age Demidenko went to the Gnessin School of Music where he studied with Anna Kantor, following this by studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Dmitri Bashkirov. He was a finalist at the 1976 Montreal and 1978 Tchaikovsky Competitions.... Click here for complete biography

Lynn Harrell

  • Lynn Harrell, Berlioz & Brahms

Lynn Harrell returns this season to Carnegie Hall with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, with surrounding recitals and concerts in Australia, Nova Scotia, and China.  The summer months have his return to the festivals of Aspen, ... Click here for complete biography

Juan Pablo Jofre

  • Misa Tango

Juan Pablo Jofre Composer-Bandoneon player ... Click here for complete biography

Mayuko Kamio

  • Something New & Fancy Free

Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio (pronounced My-YOU-ko KA-me-o), the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques. The New York Times... Click here for complete biography

Robin Mayforth

  • Beethoven's Pastoral & Scheherazade

Ms. Mayforth, Symphony Silicon Valley's concertmaster, has also served as concertmaster of the San Jose Symphony, Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, Music in the Mountains Festival Chamber Orchestra in Grass Valley, California; as well as for the Colora... Click here for complete biography

Jon Nakamatsu

  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem

A native of California, Jon Nakamatsu claimed a distinguished place on the international musical scene in June, 1997 when he was named the Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this... Click here for complete biography

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

  • Carols in the California
  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem
  • Misa Tango

The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, directed by Maestra Elena Sharkova, has become known for its eclectic mix of vibrant programs. It most often performs at the California Theatre, where it accompanies the Symphony in performing major works. The Cho... Click here for complete biography

Orion Weiss

  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem

“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…” – The Washington Post... Click here for complete biography

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