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Vadim Repin

Vadim Repin (born Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, 31 August 1971) is a Russian violinist. In his youth Repin studied with Zakhar Bron and was revered throughout Russia as a child prodigy. At the age of 17, he became the youngest winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, the world's premier violin competition. Vadim Repin played under such leading conductors as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell was born in Baltimore, but was raised in Denver, CO. Once a classical clarinetist, he established a firm base in his traditional harmonic knowledge early on in life. Throughout high school and college he also played guitar in various rock and R&B groups in the Denver area. During high school, however, he became profoundly interested in jazz guitar. In 1971 Frisell attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and also began studying with Jim Hall, one of the prominent jazz guitarists of the 1960s.

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Tokyo String Quartet

The Tokyo String Quartet (東京クヮルテット?) is an international string quartet.
The group formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music. The founding members attended the Toho Gakuen School of Music[1] in Tokyo, where they studied with Professor Hideo Saito. Soon after its formation the Quartet won First Prizes at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. This resulted in a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra. The group was founded in London by Sir Neville Marriner, attracting some of the finest players in London, many of whom considered themselves as refugees from conductors. Its name comes from Trafalgar Square's St Martin in the Fields church, in which its first concert was performed, on November 13, 1959. The initial performances at St Martin's church were as a small, conductorless string group, and played a key role in the revival of baroque performances in England.

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Giuliano Carmignola

Equally accomplished on modern and Baroque violin, Giuliano Carmignola is highly regarded for his broad repertoire, which encompasses Baroque, Romantic, Classical, and 20th-century works. A native of Treviso, Italy, Mr. Carmignola began his studies with his father and graduated from the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice where he studied with Luigi Ferro. He attended master classes with Nathan Milstein and Franco Gulli at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and with Henryk Szeryng at the Geneva Conservatory.

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