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Ruggero Allifranchini

  • Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt

Ruggero Allifranchini is the Associate Concertmaster of the SPCO. He was born into a musical household in Milan, Italy, and raised on a diverse musical diet, ranging from Beethoven to John Coltrane. He studied at the New School in Philadelphia with J... Click here for complete biography

Suren Bagratuni

  • Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt

Winner of the Silver Medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Suren Bagratuni has gone to a distinguished international career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. In addition... Click here for complete biography

Casey Breves

  • Carols in the California

Casey Breves has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia as both a classical and pop vocalist. He toured for three seasons with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer -- his first engagement after graduating from Yale Unive... Click here for complete biography

Cantabile Youth Singers

  • Carmina Burana

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

Ralph Cato

  • Carmina Burana

Baritone Ralph Cato has performed masterworks from opera, oratorio, and musical theatre to critical acclaim around the world. He has been featured with the Philharmonic in Cologne, Germany (Kölner Philharmonie), and the Estonia National Symphony... Click here for complete biography

Fernando de la Mora

  • ¡Viva Fest! presents The Romance of Mexíco

Mexican tenor, Fernando de la Mora, has performed leading roles in the world’s top opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Teatro all... Click here for complete biography

Jackie Evancho

  • Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho’s first performance on NBC’s variety show America’s Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl. The young soprano from Pittsburgh w... Click here for complete biography

David Herbert

  • And the Beat Goes On

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Juan Pablo Jofre

  • Carmina Burana

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

Mayuko Kamio

  • Kamio Plays Tchaikovsky

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

Deborah Kramer

  • Beethoven's Eroica

Deborah Kramer is a familiar face in Bay area musical groups. In addition to being the Principal Bassoonist of Symphony Silicon Valley since its inception, she was a member of the former San Jose Symphony beginning in 1982. She is currently Principal... Click here for complete biography

Christina Major

  • Carmina Burana

Rising star, American Soprano Christina Major, is already established herself for her sumptuous and agile "Italianate sound" that brings back memories of the earlier greats. Recently she was hailed in Opera News as being a "sensiti... Click here for complete biography

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

  • ¡Viva Fest! presents The Romance of Mexíco

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

J. Raymond Meyers

  • Carmina Burana

J. Raymond Meyers, a.k.a. "Joe" is a highly sought after West Coast tenor with projects ranging from Verdi to Weill with many other stops along the way. Over the past five years, he’s turned his attention to the leading roles of the l... Click here for complete biography

Jon Nakamatsu

  • Nakamatsu Plays Rachmaninoff

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

Nobilis Piano Trio

  • Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt

 The Nobilis Piano Trio has been an ensemble in residence at the College of Music of Michigan State University since 2004. ... Click here for complete biography

Stephen Prutsman

  • Beethoven, Strauss, Liszt

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

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

  • Carmina Burana

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

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