Nuné Melik is an artist who believes that art has no limitations. As a soloist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, United Nations Headquarters. Having initiated the Hidden Treasure International, she advocates the music of the Caucasus, concurrently performing with the orchestras and in chamber groups all over the world. Touring with concerts since nine years old, she expands her musical horizons with humanitarian work, music education, poetry writing, acting and directing.
Internationally acclaimed violinist and violist Barry Shiffman is well-respected as a musician, educator, and administrator. He was co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ), and since 2010 has been both the Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School and Director of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music. During his 17 years with the SLSQ he appeared in over 2,000 concerts in venues around the globe and recorded several critically acclaimed discs under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics.
Whether he is performing at The Mozarteum in Salzburg, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, or Qingdao Hall in Shandong, China, Canadian violinist Conrad Chow is at ease performing music of many different centuries, continents, and styles. A communicator, he delights in forging strong connections with his audiences: Critics have described him as a “world-class talent” [Escarpment Views] who performs with “intense passion … leaving the audience deeply intoxicated and spellbound” [Changshu Radio].
One man. One violin. These two concepts are enough to create a Universe. And when the man is Alexandru Tomescu and the violin is a Stradivarius, the new-born Universe is inhabited by fascinating creatures made out of sonorous color and density, all destined to cast a spell upon the public.
Jonathan Crow has been Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011. A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Music in Honours Performance from McGill University in 1998, at which time he joined the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) as Associate Principal Second Violin. Between 2002 and 2006, Jonathan was the Concertmaster of the OSM; during this time, he was the youngest concertmaster of any major North American orchestra.