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Ruby Colley

Belfast-based violinist & composer. A classically trained violinist, Ruby's solo material also comprises the use of a variety of peddles, such as a loop-station, delay, and octave, in order to create complex overlapping layers of ambient sound-scapes. http://www.myspace.com/rubycolley Her first EP My Elegant Insect was released in early May 2008, and she has played support to the likes of Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett), A Hawk and a Hacksaw (LEAF label), and the late John Martyn; her debut album "Murmurations" is due for release in 2010.

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HJ Lim

The rising pianist whose Beethoven recordings for EMI Classics have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, BBC Music and The Telegraph, South Korean breathtaking performer HJ Lim, is becoming a classical music phenomenon as we speak. In 2010, her extraordinary decision to encompass in live concerts the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, performed in Paris in August 2010, in over eight consecutive days, created a sensation in the classical music world.

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Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe CBE born in Manchester, 18 June 1953 is the premier English pianist of his generation. He started his musical career as a percussionist with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and he still occasionally performs with Percussion. He was awarded joint-second prize in the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition with Vladimir Ovchinnikov (no first prize was awarded that year).

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Matthias Pintscher

Matthias Pintscher (b. January 29th, 1971, Marl) is a German composer and conductor. Pintscher began his music studies with Giselher Klebe in 1988 at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold; in 1990 he met Hans Werner Henze and in 1991 and 1992 he was invited to Henze's summer school in Montepulciano, Italy. Later, he studied with Manfred Trojahn. Several of his orchestral and vocal works have been performed at such venues as the Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Some of his more notable compositions include Choc (1996) and Janusgesicht (2001).

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Judd Greenstein

Judd Greenstein was born and raised in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, where he began his compositional life by writing hip hop beats as a teenager. His concert works reflect those origins, as well as his traditional piano background, combining an urban, beat-oriented sensibility with a late Romantic classical harmonic language. A passionate advocate for the indie classical community in New York, much of Judd's work is written for the virtuosic ensembles and solo performers who make up that community, and is tailored to their specific talents and abilities.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti
(29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was a famous Italian opera composer. His most famous work is Lucia di Lammermoor (1835).Along with Vincenzo Bellini and Gioacchino Rossini, he was a leading composer of bel canto opera.
Donizetti composed about 75 operas, 16 symphonies, 19 string quartets, 193 songs, 45 duets, 3 oratorios, 28 cantatas, instrumental concertos, sonatas, and other chamber pieces.

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