The Washington Post refers to Kenneth Meyer as, “A thinking man’s guitarist – he focuses on the inner structure of a piece…and plays with impressive gravity and power.” The Buffalo News has called him, “Impeccably articulate with superb technique.”
In addition to winning the national top prize at the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, Meyer’s commitment to the music of his generation’s leading composers has garnered awards from the Barlow Endowment, Argosy Foundation and Hanson Institute for American Music. Recent accomplishments include performances in Weill Hall, Zankel Hall, and Yankee Stadium with solo recitals in Romania, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Last season featured concerto appearances with Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria, Erie Chamber Orchestra, and Seattle Modern Orchestra in a premiere recording of Andrew Waggoner’s Concerto for Guitar recently released on Bridge records.
Meyer directs thriving guitar studies programs at Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. He continues to be a featured lecturer, performer, adjudicator and teacher at festivals, colleges and universities throughout this country and abroad. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and records for Innova, Albany and Bridge Records.
Aaron is a gifted singer-songwriter from Naples, NY who has been a professional musician since age 16.
Anya Wilkening has studied violin since she was 5 years of age and continues her musical engagement as a performer, scholar and teacher of music.
ATLYS is a four-woman, classically trained, unique crossover string quartet.
Canadian violinist Christina Bouey is hailed by The New York Times for playing “beautifully,” described by the New York Post reviewer as having “spun out…[a] shimmering tune.”
From 1999 until its final season in 2013, Mr. Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet.
Praised as “master of the strong lines,” concert violist Colin Brookes is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 17