Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton. Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman.
Håkan Hardenberger (born 1961, Malmö) is a Swedish trumpeter. Taking up the trumpet at the age of eight under the guidance of hometown teacher Bo Nilsson, Hardenberger pursued further studies at the Paris Conservatoire, with Pierre Thibaud, and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He has quickly established a career as a virtuoso who possesses not only an impressive command of the classical repertoire, but has also commissioned many new works from contemporary composers...
G4 were a vocal troupe made famous by The X Factor television programme. Their members were Jonathan Ansell, Matthew Stiff, Mike Christie and Ben Thapa. Their self-titled debut album reached Number One on Mother's Day weekend 2005. The band's act consisted of singing operatic versions of contemporary songs, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Creep" and "Everybody Hurts", and arrangements of popular operatic pieces, such as "Nessun Dorma", and "La donna
Andrew Kennedy (born in Ashington, England) is an English tenor.
In 2005, he won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize.
Andrew is represented by Intermusica. His discography includes "Warlock - The Curlew & songs by Peter Warlock" (2006) with Simon Lepper and Pavao Quartet and "Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge" (2008) with the Dante Quartet. http://www.intermusica.co.uk/kennedy
Moritz von Oswald trio is Moritz von Oswald (synthesizers and samplers) with Max Louderbauer (analog synthesizers) and Vladislav Delay (drums and percussion). It's a new live form for Moritz, also known as Maurizio, one of the most influential producers of techno music in the 1990s. In the 1980s he was percussionist for Palais Schaumburg, but would segue into electronic music by the late 80's and early 90's. First as 3MB (with Thomas Fehlmann), and solo work as TV Victor, he co-founded of Basic Channel Records (with Mark Ernestus), whose various releases came to epitomize minimal techno.
Nikolai Lugansky (Николай Луганский) is a Russian pianist, born on April 26th, 1972 in Moscow. He is considered to be one of the best classical pianists and has performed with the likes of Vadim Repin, Alexander Kniazev, Joshua Bell, Yuri Bashmet and Mischa Maisky, among others. As well as performing and recording, Lugansky teaches at the Moscow Conservatory.
Terry Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer associated with the minimalist school. Born in Colfax, California, Riley studied at Shasta College, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory before earning an MA in composition at the University of California, Berkeley, studying with Seymour Shifrin and Robert Erickson. He was involved in the experimental San Francisco Tape Music Center working with Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, and Ramon Sender.