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"Havana Moon"  selected by SiriusXM Symphony Hall “Best Recordings of 2016” 

(Chosen by the Symphony Hall Announcing Staff)
Can be heard all day on December 31 and January 1 

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"Thrills and Dynamism from the Transatlantic Ensemble at Steinway Hall"
-NEWYORKMUSICDAILY
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Review: Gramophone 

"Clarinettist Miriam Adam, a fonding and former member of Imani Winds, steps out with pianist Evelyn Ulex in their guise as the TransAtlantic Ensemble for a splendid voyage of discovery through the western hemisphere."
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Review: ALLMUSIC REVIEW by James Manheim

The Havana Moon title and the presence of Cuban reedman Paquito D'Rivera at the beginning of the program might give the impression that this is a collection of Cuban crossover music; in fact, the program is pan-Latin; composer Miguel del Águila is Uruguayan, Heitor Villa-Lobos is Brazilian, and JP Jofre is an Argentinian bandoneón player and composer. The music is for a small chamber ensemble headed by German pianist Evelyn Ulex; hence the connection to the piano-oriented Steinway label (and the Transatlantic moniker, for clarinetist Mariam Adam is American)...

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Review: LATIN TOUCHES AND OTHERS

Havana Moon from Steinway & Sons, for example, mixes a couple of short, evocative, authentically Latinate piano works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Skyline of New Yorkand Valsa da Dor) with Latin-influenced pieces by three contemporary composers. The three are Paquito D’Rivera (born 1948), who contributes The Cape Cod Files(four movements), Habanera, Contradanza and Vals Venezolano; Miguel del Águila (born 1957), whose Tango Trio, Nocturne and Silence are heard here; and bandoneón player J.P. Jofre (born 1983), whose works on this CD are Sweet Dreams and Primavera. Several of the pieces are world première recordings, and all are quite well handled by performers who are clearly comfortable playing “fusion” music ...

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Review: ConcertoNet

Clarinettist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex are concert soloists and also director-performers of their own chamber group, TransAtlantic Ensemble, championing contemporary composers and so called ‘crossover’ works. ...

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Review: Midwest Records

If you can't put your finger on what's going on here the reason is because this sounds like some of your grandpa's old Masterworks records that trended toward the exotic side. ...

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JP Jofre:
"It's a great honor to be part of this unique album that features some of my favorite composers. Now's days is very hard to find albums with diverse styles of contemporary-tonal music, but in this case, the Transatlantic Ensemble did a wonderful work in the selection of the works and the performance is excellent."

Miguel del Aguila:
I just finished listening to my Silence from your new Havana Moon CD; and both my friend and I were in tears by the beginning of the coda. Your interpretation is so beautifully moving, lyrical, refined, deep and most of all the feelings and expression of the music sound so sincere. … 
June 2016 

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Peninsula Reviews
Brilliant Return of Clarinetist Mariam Adam (By David Beech) March, 10, 2014

Monterey native Mariam Adam made a welcome return to the area on Friday evening, March 7, 2014 to play at All Saints’ Church, Carmel in a fund-raiser for Youth Music Monterey, of which she is an alumna. Now based in New York, Mariam has made an international reputation with the wind quintet Imani Winds in the past 15 years, and she also has formidable ability in the clarinet and piano repertoire, as she demonstrated in this recital together with equally accomplished Berlin-born pianist, Evelyn Ulex... see pdf

 

Transatlantic Ensemble Shines at (le) Poisson Rouge
Feast of Music
 (By Melanie Wong) April 16, 2013

Last Friday at (le) Poisson Rouge, Transatlantic
Ensemble actively expanded the boundaries of
classical music. The dynamic duo, comprised of
Imani Winds clarinetist Mariam Adam and German pianist Evelyn Ulex, presented an engaging concert that featured an array of music by living composers, most of which can found on their debut album, Crossing America. see pdf

 

TransAtlantic Ensemble Redefines Classical Music at (le) Poisson Rouge
Feast of Music (By David Artavia) April 14, 2013

Transatlantic Ensemble’s Friday night performance at (le) Poisson Rouge might have created a new dictionary entry for "classical music." It doesn’t need to be played for white-haired men dragged to the theater by their wives; it can be captivating, artistic, and if done right, reflect the inner emotions of our life. >read more<


Interview by David Osenberg at WWFM: listen

"The TransAtlantic Ensemble Gives Their New Album a Mighty Launch"

Press Review - lucidculture.wordpress.com 


Interview TransAtlantic Ensemble - Radiobroadcast RBB-Kulturradio

Erzbischöfliche Liebfrauenschule - Cologne - Germany see pdf

Amerika Haus - Cologne - Germany see pdf

Amerika Haus - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Germany see pdf

Mississippi University Recommendation, German-American Institute Nürnberg see pdf

Ost-Thueringer Newspaper see pdf

German Consulate, NYC see pdf

German Consulate, Miami see pdf

New Jersey City University see pdf

Icelandic Consulate, Berlin see pdf

Symphony Hartford, capriccio see pdf

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