CLIENTS

R2C2 has been fortunate to work with many renowned artists, organizations, and institutions. Past clients have included Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University, IMG Artists, Ltd., Pennsylvania Performing Arts On Tour (PennPAT), saxophonist Paul Winter, and vocalists Luciana Souza, Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge and Jubilant Sykes.

 

Recent Clients of R2C2 include:  

Fred Hersch
Felix Hell
Sophie Shao
Pedja Muzijevic
Joseph Flummerfelt
Nico Gori

FRED HERSCH, pianist/composer

www.fredhersch.com

Fred Hersch has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. From the late 70s onward as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderon, Art Farmer and Stan Getz,  he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as well as a relentlessly probing composer and conceptulaist. Hersch's accomplishments include numerous awards and recently was nominated Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists' Association. He has appeared on well over 100 recordings, including more than two dozen albums as bandleader/solo pianist. Fred Hersch was commissioned, has composed and performed three full-evening works: Leaves of Grass (2003), Dedications (2008), and a music theater piece, My Coma Dreams (2011).

"Singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz - a jazz for the 21st century - is the pianist and composer Fred Hersch...His body of work is clearly recognizable as a manifesto of contemporary jazz." - New York Times

FELIX HELL, organist

www.felixhell.com

German concert organist Felix Hell is a phenomenon in several ways. Hailed as the "most well-known young concert organist worldwide," and "undoubtedly one of the major talents of the century." Felix has had an active concert career since the age of nine and has already performed more than 700 recitals throughout his native Germany, as well as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Russia, and the United States, where he performed more than 450 recitals in 44 states. Felix has performed as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, and the Jacksonville Symphony among others.  Felix Hell's discography includes 8 CDs encompassing an organ repertoire of five centuries.

"He sure sets a standard that many established and honored older players would struggle to equal."

- Minnesota Public Radio

SOPHIE SHAO, cellist

www.sophieshao.com

At the age of nineteen, cellist Sophie Shao received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and has since performed throughout the United States, Europe, Taiwan and Japan. Winner of a top prize at the 2001 Rostropovich Competition and a laureate of the XII Tchaikovsky Competition in 2002, the New York Times applauded her  "eloquent, powerful" interpretations of repertoire ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Crumb. Highlights of past seasons include solo performances with l'Orchestre de Paris, the Houston Symphony, the American Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taipei, and the Russian State Academic Symphony, among many others. She has appeared as soloist and in recital throughout the country and has collaborated with such artists as Martha Argerich, Christoph Eschenbach, Andre Previn, Andre Watts. Ms. Shao can be heard on EMI Classics, Bridge Records, and on Albany Records. In 2012, Sophie will premiere a concerto written for her by composer Howard Shore. This work, Great Gardens, will be performed with the American Symphony Orchestra in New York.

"a superior sense of style, playing with elegance" - Strad Magazine

 

PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, pianist

www.pedjamuzijevic.com

Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muzijevic has performed as a soloist with major orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Boston Pops, and Dresden Philharmonic, and as a recitalist in premiere concert halls throughout the world including appearances at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, the Barbican in London, Opera National de Paris among many others. He has toured extensively with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project throughout the United States South America, Europe and Asia. Muzijevic has also been a favorite at such festivals as Spoleto USA, Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Lucerne, Melbourne and Bratislava among others.

"The Bosnian musican's playing was so clean and so finely articulated that it revealed all manner of musical lines that most performers would have left in a thicket of musical glop." - Detroit Free Press

 

JOSEPH FLUMMERFELT, conductor

www.josephflummerfelt.com

Conductor Joseph Flummerfelt's musical artistry has been acclaimed in many of the world's concert halls for nearly 40 years. He is founder and musical director of the New York Choral Artists, an artistic director of Spoleto Festival USA, and for 33 years was conductor of the world-renown Westminster Choir. A gifted orchestral condcutor, Maestro Flummerfelt has conducted over 50 performances with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and has appeared as guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Hartford, San Antonio, and Phoenix Symphonies, and the Calgary Philharmonic among others. Maestro Flummerfelt has collaborated in the preparation of hundreds of choral/orchestral performances with such conductors as Abbado, Bernstein, Barenboim, Boulez, Chailly, Colin Davis, Giulini, Maazel, Masur, Mehta, Muti, Ozawa, Sawallisch, Shaw, Steinberg and many others. In addition to Grammy awards & nominations, Flummerfelt's many honors include Le Prix du President de la Republique from L'Academie du Disque Francais, & Conductor of the Year (2004) by Musical America Worldwide.

"No description of the music, the singers, the orchestra or the conductor can relate the power of this performance. Flummerfelt and his forces have scored another victory." - Post and Courier

 

NICO GORI, clarinetist/composer

www.nicogori.com

A native of Florence Italy, Nico Gori, began studying clarinet at the age of 6, graduating from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence in 1993, and has been performing in theatres, clubs, festivals and on television since the age of 12. His music spans many genres, as he has performed as a soloist in big bands, symphonic orchestras and in jazz ensembles both as leader or as sideman, with styles ranging from classical music to jazz, from funk music to acid jazz. His jazz playing has been acclaimed worldwide in performances throughout Italy, the United States, Turkey, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Japan and many others. His music can be heard on the Philology, Universal, and Label Bleu, and Double-Stroke records labels. Nico's collaborations include those with Tom Harrell, Stefano Bollani, Marco Pereira, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz and many, many others.

 

"Sincere...engaging and appealing." - Vogue Italy Magazine