Category: Roster

ARKAI

ARKAI channels the diversity of the world through genre-bending music, forging new possibilities for what a violin and cello can be. Winners of the 2021 Astral Artists National Auditions, their past engagements have included performances at The MET Breuer, Rockwood Music Hall, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y. Their (read more…)

Christopher Goodpasture

Pianist Christopher Goodpasture has a growing reputation as a dynamic and versatile recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. Winner of 2019 Astral National Auditions, he is also a top prize-winner of competitions across the country including the Washington International Piano Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, and Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Competition for Pianists in New (read more…)

Amer Hasan

Chicago-native Amer Hasan has won first prize in the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs’ Biennial Collegiate Competition, Brevard Music Center Concerto Competition, Tuesday Musical Association Competition, and DePaul University Concerto Festival. Currently the principal clarinetist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Hasan has also performed with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, (read more…)

Alexander Hersh

2020 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant winner and a recent National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist, Alexander Hersh has been soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. He is the Co-artistic Director of the Chicago-based NEXUS Chamber Music collective, and has been a top prizewinner at the New York International Artists (read more…)

Helen Zhibing Huang

Helen Zhibing Huang’s operatic credits include performances with Opera Theatre Saint Louis, The Glimmerglass Festival, Nashville Opera, Portland Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and White Snake Projects. She has earned recognition from competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Jensen Foundation Competition, and McCammon Voice Competition. Ms. Huang holds degrees from the New England (read more…)

Hilda Huang

Hilda Huang has earned the top prizes at the Leipzig, Würzburg, and Tureck International Bach Competitions. She began her international performing career on the Steinway and Sons Prizewinners Concert Network, making her recital debut at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Mendelssohnsaal, and appearing the Leipzig and Montréal Bach Festivals. Ms. Huang holds degrees from Yale College and (read more…)

Eric Huckins

Principal horn of Symphony in C, Eric Huckins has also appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, S.E.M. Ensemble, The American Brass Quintet, and in the Czech Republic’s Ostrava Days 2019. He has also performed with early music ensembles Clarion Music Society and Teatro Nuovo Orchestra, as guest principal with the Netanya Kibbutz Chamber (read more…)

Katie Hyun

Katie Hyun has performed as soloist with NOVUS Trinity Wall Street, the Houston Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Columbia Festival Orchestra, as well as the Busan Sinfonietta and Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. The founder and director of Quodlibet Ensemble, which released its debut recording in 2014, she was also (read more…)

Natalia Kazaryan

Natalia Kazaryan’s program of all women composers at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery was named “one of the best classical concerts of the summer 2019” (Washington Post). She has appeared in Salzburg’s Schloss Mirabell, Monaco’s Théâtre des Variétés, Madrid’s Auditorio Sony, Florence’s Palazzo Tornabuoni, and the Musée Carnavalet and Salle Cortot in Paris. A Fulbright Grant recipient, she was a (read more…)

Valentin Kovalev

In his native Russia, Valentin Kovalev has performed as a soloist with the New Russia Orchestra, the Orchestra of Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, and the Tchaikovsky Big Symphony Orchestra, and has toured across Europe and China. He has received awards from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la vocation, Fonds de Tarrazi, (read more…)