1 jun. 2009
Philip Glass (piano) revolutionised the music of his time -Einstein on the Beach (1975) was a milestone in musical panorama of the 70s- and has been a pioneer in various fields, from great opera and chamber music, to symphonies and the soundtracks to films such as Kundun, by Martin Scorsese, The Truman Show, by Peter Weir and The Illusionist by Neil Burger. One of his latest projects it an opera entitled Waiting for the barbarians, based on the novel of the same name by the Nobel Prize winning author J.M. Coetzee. Philip Glass has won awards on many occasions -Contemporary Music Award (2004), Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1995)- and is a Doctor Honoris Causa at three universities.
Wendy Sutter (cello) has carved an outstanding international reputation for her mastery of the classical and contemporary repertoire. Both as a soloist and a chamber musician, she has performed in the finest concert halls all around the world, including The Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Mick Rossi (percussion) is a pianist, composer and percussionist, known for his collaborations in the music circuit of downtown New York. He has been described as “one of the most talented and charismatic musicians in New York”.