The Calefax Reed Quintet is a pioneering wind group from Amsterdam, famed throughout Europe. Calefax has released 19 CDs under the renowned German MDG label and its own RIOJA Records label. Their recordings have earned critical acclaim from the international press. The group has given concerts in virtually every country in Europe, as well as touring Russia, China, India, Turkey, Japan, South Africa, Brazil and the United States, performing at major venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Oriental Arts Centre (Shanghai) and Lincoln Center.
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2017 as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept…with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet was most recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Past prizes include the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Telegraph Quartet gave its first Carnegie Hall appearance in Weill Recital Hall in 2015. They will perform works of Dvorak, Schulhoff and Weinberg.
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.
Camerata Deia, is the ensemble in residence at the Festival International de Musica, in Deia, Spain. The group comprises musicians from both Spain and the United States. Their program on the New Millennium Series includes the Turina Piano Quartet, the Granados Piano Quintet and the remarkable Mendelssohn Octet for Strings. Conrad Wilson said about the Mendelssohn, "Its youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music."