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Ballet Stars of Moscow Company

  • The Nutcracker

The Ballet Stars of Moscow Company was originally a stellar troupe of 10 dancers headed by Shamil Yagudin, the famous ballet master of the Bolshoi Theater. Today, the company is composed of principal and leading dancers from Moscow's most renowned ba... Click here for complete biography

Alessio Bax

  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem

Pianist Alessio Bax’s quintessential lyricism, insightful interpretations, and dazzling facility create "a ravishing listening experience," with playing that "quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity" (Gramophone), leading ... Click here for complete biography

Christopher Bengochea

  • Carols in the California

The critically acclaimed and prize winning international opera tenor, Christopher Bengochea, is quickly being sought after by opera houses, concert venues, and audiences alike. Mr. Bengochea has been heralded as having “power, sure intonation, ... Click here for complete biography

Andrey Bolotin

  • The Nutcracker

Andrey Bolotin was born in Moscow to the family of dancers. In 1996, having completed his studies at the Moscow Academy of Choreography (Pyotr Pestov’s class), he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. In 2006, he graduated from the balletmasters&r... Click here for complete biography

Oksana Bondareva

  • The Nutcracker

Oksana Bondareva is the First Soloist at Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia. She was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, graduated from the Ballet School of the Dnepropetrovsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2002 and the same year joined the Ball... Click here for complete biography

Cantabile Youth Singers

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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

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 Pastorale & 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

Sandra Rubalcava-Bengochea

  • Carols in the California

Recent engagements for SANDRA BENGOCHEA (RUBALCAVA) included directing OSJ’s recent productions of Tosca, Carmen and La Cenerentola. Ms. Rubalcava-Bengochea also recently joined the vocal faculty at SJSU.... 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

Lisa Vroman

  • Fourth of July Symphony Summer Pops

  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

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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