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Anton Belov

  • The Bells

The voice of baritone Anton Belov has been called rich and mellifluous by the New York Times, while the Philadelphia Inquirer calls it that of an emerging star. A native of Russia and a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center, he has appeared with num... Click here for complete biography

David Burnham

  • Cole Porter Songbook

David Burnham was last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical, "Wicked", playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the developmental workshops of the show. He is an original Broadway cast member of the musical "The Light In The Pi... Click here for complete biography

Cantabile Youth Singers

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Lord of the Rings [Cylce 2]

Founded in 1994 by a beloved local music teacher, Signe Boyer, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley has been under the artistic leadership of internationally recognized Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova since 2004. Located in Los Altos, ... Click here for complete biography

Classical Mystery Tour

  • Classical Mystery Tour

Featuring original members of Broadway's "Beatlemania." Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra.  What would that have sounded like?  Find out for yourself when Classical Myst... Click here for complete biography

Kirk Dougherty

  • Opera Pops

Tenor Kirk Dougherty has a thriving career in concert and opera in the United States.  Opera Magazine (UK),, and Opera News describe his voice as a “tenor on the rise”, an “exceptionally beautiful tenor”, a... Click here for complete biography

Silas Elash

  • Opera Pops

Mr. Elash has just finished his final season as the Bass "Resident Artist" with Opera San Jose where he performed over twenty-three roles with them.... Click here for complete biography

Matthew Hanscom

  • Opera Pops

Matt Hanscom begins 2014 in his sixth season at Sarasota Opera as Le Comte de Toulouse in Verdi’s Jérusalem and covering Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia.  Highlights from past seasons include Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boh&eg... Click here for complete biography

Isabella Ivy

  • Opera Pops
  • The Bells

Isabella Ivy makes her company debut in 2014-15 as a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble, appearing as Gilda (Rigoletto), Elvira (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Lilia Herriton (Where Angels Fear to Tread), and the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flu... Click here for complete biography

Jeffrey Kahane

  • Beethoven & Brahms

Jeffrey Kahane ... Click here for complete biography

Mayuko Kamio

  • Turkish Romance

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

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

  • Mariachi Sol de México

Formed by Jóse Hernàndez in 1981, Sol de México was created to reflect the vision of an inspiring, artistic mariachi ensemble. As true representatives of a treasured cultural heritage, Sol de México are a cohesive, dynamic... Click here for complete biography

Jon Nakamatsu

  • Nakamatsu Plays Ravel & Gershwin

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

Opera San Jose

  • Opera Pops

Opera San Jose was founded in 1984 by Irene Dalis, who was the general director for thirty years, retiring in June of 2014.  Larry Hancock, who has been with the organization even before it was incorporated, became the general director on July 1... Click here for complete biography

Stephen Prutsman

  • Shostakovich: Gentleman Comrade

Hailed as “one of the finest American pianists of his generation,” Stephen Prutsman is one of the most versatile and brilliant pianists of today.  Active as an orchestra soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and conductor, ... Click here for complete biography

Ragazzi Boys Choir

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Lord of the Rings [Cylce 2]

Founded in 1987, Ragazzi provides outstanding musical education and performance opportunities for boys and young men, ages 7–18. Over 200 singers — from over 100 schools and over 30 coastside and valley communities— participate in t... Click here for complete biography

Christina Saffran

  • Cole Porter Songbook

Christina Saffran's Broadway career is extensive having starred as Kathy Seldon in Singin' In The Rain, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Shoo Shoo in Sophisticated Ladies, Rosabud and Edwin Drood in Drood, and Zaneeta in The Music Man. A true triple threat, ... Click here for complete biography

Clara Sanabras

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Lord of the Rings [Cylce 2]

An exceptionally versatile musician, captivating performer and one of the most original singer-songwriters to emerge from the East London scene, Clara brings a refreshing twist to the folk tradition creating an unmistakable bluesy sound with a contin... Click here for complete biography

Julian Schwarz

  • Elgar & Schumann

Julian Schwarz, cello ... Click here for complete biography

Chloe Smart

  • Opera Pops

Native of Manhattan Beach, California Chloe Smart’s interest in music began at a very young age.  Starting with piano lessons at age 5 her love and studies in music only continued to grow as she got older.  At the age of 18 she took h... Click here for complete biography

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

  • Carols in the California
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Lord of the Rings [Cylce 2]
  • The Bells
  • Elgar & Schumann

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

Lisa Vroman

  • Cole Porter Songbook

  From Broadway to Classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America's most versatile artists. Lisa starred for many years on Broadway, in Los Angeles and in San Francisco as Christine Daae in The Phantom ... Click here for complete biography

Daniel Weeks

  • The Bells

Daniel Weeks maintains an active career while being a member of the voice faculty at the University of Louisville. He is very excited to announce the release of his Centaur Records CD with pianist, Naomi Oliphant entitled, Women of Firsts. This past ... Click here for complete biography

Patricia Whaley

  • An Italian Tour

Patricia Whaley is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and teacher throughout Northern California and across the country. She currently holds the position of Principal Viola for Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose Silic... Click here for complete biography

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