Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: over thirty acclaimed recordings produced with Deutsche Grammophon since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world's musical capitals, from New York to London and Vienna. The Quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. After more than 33 years of extensive touring and recording, the Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976.
The Miró Quartet took its name and its inspiration from the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose Surrealist works — with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory, dreams, and imaginative fantasy — are some of the most groundbreaking, influential, and admired of the 20th century.
“Throughout, the Miró Quartet played with explosive vigor and technical finesse.” – The New York Times
“...the performance had the audience spellbound.” – Washington Post
Chamber Music San Francisco
Besides presenting concerts in San Francisco since 2004, we have had one “satellite” concert series in Walnut Creek since 2007, and another on the Peninsula since 2009. Such a concert partnership between three independent communities to present classical touring artists is unique in the United States, and everybody wins.
“A musical performance is like a bullfight—the moment of truth.” —Artur Rubinstein
Anne Akiko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists, the renowned soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist is known as one of the most diverse artists collaborating with artists such as Chris Botti, Il Divo and Wynton Marsalis, premiering new works written for her and showcasing under-performed or rarely heard works. Meyers has been described as a ‘trailblazing violinist’, one who is constantly ‘charting her own course’. The New York Times is quoted as saying Meyers’ performances is ‘playing that flows from the heart’.
"I have definitely seen big results with Artspromo's quick professionalism and branding. I think you will be incredibly pleased with Jaime's no-nonsense approach and speediness to get the world noticing your music!" Anne Akiko Meyers
In less than 18 months, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous soprano has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Since appearing on “America’s Got Talent” Jackie has recorded one EP (O Holy Night) and two full-length albums (Heavenly Christmas and Dream With Me), all of which raced to the top of the Billboard charts. “She is a prodigy; they break the rules by definition,” says music critic Andrew Duckenbrod in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
We were brought on to promote Jackie's NYC premiere at Lincoln Center. We promoted her performance with ticket and CD giveaways, contests, and other viral marketing strategies. We reached our goal and sold out 90% of the venue.
Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses, any place where passionate music can be heard.
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Sir James has made himself a modern musical master whose virtuosity on the flute is equalled only by his limitless ambitions and vision. Through his extensive touring, over 30 million albums sold and his frequent international television appearances, Sir James has endeared himself to millions worldwide and is a tireless promoter of the arts.
Sir James has played for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President Clinton, President George W. Bush, President George H.W. Bush, President Mary McAleese, Prince Charles, HRH The Princess Royal, The Empress of Japan, The Queen of Norway, Princess Diana, TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent, and most recently President Shimon Peres, and shared the stage with an amazing array of entertainers including Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini, John Denver, Elton John, the Chieftains, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Jessye Norman, Cleo Laine and Andrea Bocelli. He performed with Pink Floyd in their memorable concert at the Berlin Wall, was part of the Nobel Peace concert in Norway and performed at the G Seven summit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace.
Sir James Galway Official Webpage
An accomplished flutist, Lady Jeanne Galway continues to grace the international platforms with her virtuosity. One of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway brings to the audience her unique style and elegance. Appearing regularly as the premiere flute duo partner with her husband Sir James Galway, the two delight audiences and bring a rare freshness to the platform, unique in the music world.
In addition to her highly successful career as a soloist, Lady Galway is also an accomplished chamber musician, touring regularly with her trio Zephyr (pianist Jonathan Feldman and cellist Darrett Adkins). Alongside their concert performances, they look forward to sharing their expertise as a group with the chamber musicians of tomorrow. The group’s first recording Zephyr – Winds of Romance, includes works by Haydn, Martinu and Weber.
Lady Jeanne Galway Official Webpage
Tod Machover/Death and the Powers
Tod Machover has been called "America's most wired composer" by the Los Angeles Times. He has been Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, USA) since it was founded in 1985, and is Director of the Lab's Hyperinstruments and Opera of the Future Groups. He is currently working on a "robotic" opera, Death and the Powers, with an original libretto by U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky and directed by Diane Paulus.
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The Lark Quarte+ continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and imaginative artistry. The current foursome, all soloists in their own right, have come together to form a "polished and warmly communicative ensemble," that delivers "a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance," according to Tim Page of the Washington Post. Performing with a unique blend of excitement, individuality, technique and an unusually sonorous quartet sound, the Lark has won the acclaim of critics and audiences alike.
We assisted LARK Quarte+ with viral marketing and PR as well as growing their online fan base.
First Flute is an online interactive series of lessons geared for flute students of all ages. Taught by the legendary flute master Sir James Galway, the first fifteen online lessons entitled "Foundations" includes basics, fingering, tips & warnings, practice exercises with downloadable sheet music and exclusive concert footage.
We assisted First Flute with viral marketing and PR as well as growing their online fan base.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.
Throughout this journey, Bill McGlaughlin guides the listener deep into the music with care and enthusiasm by giving historical context, illustrations at the piano and providing a special insight that only a top-notch musician, conductor, broadcaster, and composer could. Whether 90 or 9, professional musician or simply a music lover, Bill McGlaughlin truly makes exploring music fun.
Often referred to as the "poet of the violin," Joshua Bell is one of the world's most celebrated violinists. He has been embraced by a wide television audience with appearances ranging from The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, and CBS Sunday Morning to Sesame Street and Entertainment Tonight. He has twice performed on the Grammy Awards telecast.
In 2011, Bell received the Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and the Huberman Award from Moment Magazine. Bell was named “Instrumentalist of the Year, 2010 by Musical America and that same year received the Humanitarian Award from Seton Hall University. In 2009 he was honored by Education Through Music, and he received the Academy of Achievement Award in 2008 for exceptional accomplishment in the arts. In 2007 he was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize and recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005.
Today Bell serves on the artist committee of the Kennedy Center Honors and is on the Board of Directors of the New York Philharmonic. He has performed before President Obama at Ford’s Theatre and at the White House and recently returned to the Capital to perform for Vice President Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
Concert Artists Guild
Concert Artists Guild is an internationally recognized arts service organization. Its mission is to discover, nurture and promote young musicians. CAG artists have been heard with major orchestras including the St. Louis, National, Utah and Alabama Symphonies and Orchestra X, the Chamber Music Societies of Lincoln Center, La Jolla and Pittsburgh, festivals including Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood and Music Mountain.
“An estimable force for many years in the care and feeding of young artists.”- Chamber Music Magazine
The Bach Guild
History of The Bach Guild
The Bach Guild, founded in 1948, was created to address a gaping hole in the record catalog. Brothers Seymour and Maynard, having borrowed $10,000 from their father, started a label with the intention of recording every Bach Cantata composed. A pamphlet placed inside the first LP release on The Bach Guild notes that 1 ½ cantatas were available on recording at the time of that release. That LP, containing three Bach cantatas, doubled the amount.
Interest in recording on The Bach Guild was overwhelming. Seymour Solomon remained devoted to baroque music – particularly the “new” early music/historic instruments practice strongly advocated by Gustav Leonhardt, Alfred Deller and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The Bach Guild continued to release world premiere recordings of Vivaldi’s La Cetra, Haydn’s Mass for St. Theresa and The Lord Nelson Mass , as well as recording over 60 of Bach’s 300+ cantatas. While Seymour Solomon never completed his vision for The Bach Guild, he left a legacy of ground-breaking baroque and early music recordings captured in exquisite sound.
The Bach Guild now returns with a devotion to Bach and the music of the baroque era. Reviving the classic recordings of The Bach Guild catalog, and presenting new recordings of the great master are priority, as is making the argument that Bach is essential to anyone with ears.
The 5 Browns
The 5 Browns – The 5 Browns have released 3 CD's that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine's Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: "One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years…When these kids do Rachmaninoff, they'll make you forget about Marshall amps."
The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Today, and The View to The Martha Stewart Show, Public Radio's Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly. who called them "…five young Mormons who all play scorching piano. Thundering down on five Steinways together, they're button-down cute and somewhat otherworldly."
Chiara String Quartet
Chamber music in any Chamber.
"When the musicians put bows to strings, they delivered a nuanced performance that suggested that Webern’s 1909 score accommodates, and perhaps demands, conflicting points of view. They embraced the late Romanticism from which the music is mined, playing parts of the first movement with a lush, pulsing vibrato that made its turn-of-the-century Viennese origins unmistakable, and bathing the finale in an emotional, warm glow. "
New York Times
We supported all club and hall dates with Viral marketing campaigns, Viral PR, Custom Design & Fan Building for Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
“Canadian-born Catherine Manoukian is an eloquent exponent of this appetizing work (Khatchaturian's Violin Concerto). Her tone is pure, with nicely understated vibrato, and her playing throughout is gorgeously expressive. The gentle lilt of Khachaturian's high-flying melodic lines, not least in the berceuse-like Andante, comes across almost effortlessly, as if the violin were floating on an oriental carpet of air, swayed here and there by gentle breezes, until the spirited finale calls forth a more vigorous tone. All in all, a scintillatingly good performance, splendidly captured.”
- The Strad Magazine
We assisted Ms. Manoukian with a viral marketing Campaign, pre-promoted her CD and built a new fan base, including Facebook fanbases, integration of video blogging and YouTube media, and CD giveaway promotions.
Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
In honor of the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, to be held in Los Angeles March 9-18, 2012, presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the LA Phil in partnership with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), brings together masters of the cello and young cellists from around the world for a unique celebration of the cello, its music and its musicians.
This Grammy nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations.
We supported the Quintet's 5th CD release on E1 with a full viral campaign to increase exposure, fan base and cd sales.
The Eroica Trio
The Eroica Trio is an American piano trio consisting of Erika Nickrenz, piano; Susie Park, violin; and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello
The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy®-nominated Eroica Trio thrills audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance.
We booked 6 dates on the east coast in Fall 08 and supported the first ever club tour for the Grammy winning Trio. We also supported their design and fan base building Myspace and Facebook page.