A Finger Lakes born trio of songwriters that flirt with Bluegrass, Celtic, and swampy Cajun country sounds as they weave three-part harmonies over a tapestry of fiddle, banjo, and guitar virtuosity. Featured as emerging artists both by the Greyfox Bluegrass Festival and the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, their performance is well-rounded and polished like river rocks, always reflective of the hills and lakes they came from. Their tight huddle around the microphone and contemplative songs leave a lasting impression on the lucky listener.
As teenagers, Benny Haravitch and Matthew Sperber began learning songs together on an acoustic guitar they brought on bicycle trips throughout the Finger Lakes region. Growing up together in Honeoye, NY, the boys came to appreciate playing music early on. Matthew made his way to Buffalo, NY where he met Irish fiddler Charlie Coughlin, and the trio was forged. Together they spread the joy of fiddle tunes, the strength of community, and the living tradition of folk music.
Praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances (BBC Magazine) of “technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement" (Fanfare Magazine), Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova performs extensively as both soloist and chamber musician around the globe.
ATLYS is a four-woman, classically trained, unique crossover string quartet.
Canadian Clarinetist Christine Carter has performed at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.
Clara Lyon is an accomplished performer and curator who forges meaningful connections across sonic languages and societal contexts to foster investigation and imagination.
From 1999 until its final season in 2013, Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
Violinist Eliot Heaton is the current Concertmaster of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Saginaw Bay Symphony.