“…a surprisingly robust turnout for an early weeknight got to witness a thrilling, dynamic performance by the Transatlantic Ensemble: clarinetist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex, joined by a couple of similarly electrifying special guests, Lara St. John on violin and JP Jofre on bandoneon.”
The TransAtlantic Ensemble’s innovative repertoire, dynamic sound and engaging stage presence attracts and inspires audiences from the contemporary, crossover, classical, and jazz worlds.
Celebrated music website http://www.feastofmusic.com/ Feast of Music declares, “TransAtlantic Ensemble is redefining classical music, making it accessible and relevant to our times. By adding elements of jazz and Latin music, they create a global sound that everyone can relate to”.
Hailing from Berlin and New York with “talent that can only be described as transformative,” the TransAltantic Ensemble has been making music on both sides of the Atlantic since 2005. As a forum for two dynamic leaders in today’s generation of chamber musicians, this ensemble of clarinet and piano is dedicated to directing the course of classical music’s evolution.
Central to the TransAtlantic Ensemble’s mission is collaborating with living composers. Their ongoing relationships with Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel del Aguila, Valerie Coleman, Jeff Scott, Mohammed Fairouz, J.P. Jofre and Richard Padron have resulted in significant contributions to the clarinet and piano repertoire. Interaction with audiences is a hallmark of TransAtlantic performances. The multilingual ensemble enthusiastically communicates their love of live chamber music to music lovers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
In addition to their strong presence in Europe, this duo has toured extensively throughout the continental US performing at such distinguished halls as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space and Le Poisson Rouge. TransAtlantic Ensemble also remains dedicated to their music community as demonstrated through extensive Master Class offerings held at Universities and Festivals across the country including Juilliard, New School and the Imani Winds Festival.
TransAtlantic Ensemble can be heard on E1 Entertainment (Koch classics) and Eroica. The highly anticipated release of their new CD for the Steinway label will be arriving summer of 2016. Their collaborations with the phenomenal Argentine Bandoneon player JP Jofre and renowned violinists Liana Gourdjia is expected to be their finest work to date.
“Transatlantic Ensemble’s superb musicianship combined with their comfortable and cool stage presence makes them a joy to behold.”