The first mandolinist to be nominated for a GRAMMY award in the "Best Instrumental Performance" category for his 2010 recording of Avner Dorman's Mandolin Concerto, Avi Avital has been recognized by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility." Deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire, he is one of the world's most exciting and entrepreneurial young musicians. Haaretz Daily has described Avital's playing as "everything you never dreamt a mandolin could do... truly breathtaking in virtuosity and dedication."
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano is a recent graduate of The Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. "Ms. Johnson Cano is effortlessly likable, but in both her voice and her manner there is also a hint of something steely, even intimidating. Character - individuality, a taste for risk - is the attribute some find lacking in young American singers, but Ms. Johnson Cano has it: an honesty and assurance so impressive that you want to call it bravery." - The New York Times
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