Edo Frenkel, conductor and pianist

Edo Frenkel is a conductor, composer, and pianist whose work spans the repertoire of the standard western cannon, opera, and experimental music. His work has been described as “groundbreaking … an integration of raw emotion and music” (Rochestariat)…. Read More

Barbara Hannigan, 2019 Music Director

Lesley Leighton, conductor

A principal solo artist for more than two decades, Leighton has performed with many of the world’s eminent conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, the late Lorin Maazel, Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Bramwell Tovey and the… Read More

Stephen Gosling, piano

Pianist Stephen Gosling is a ubiquitous presence on the New York new music scene, and has also performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia. His playing has been hailed as “brilliant,” “electric,” and “luminous and poised”… Read More

Los Robles Master Chorale

Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), led by Artistic Director Lesley Leighton and lauded for its “robust choral tapestry” (Artillery), is one of Southern California’s premier choirs. Celebrating a rich legacy and hailed for its remarkable sound, striking versatility,… Read More

Steven Schick, conductor and percussionist

Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family.  Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any… Read More

JACK Quartet

JACK Quartet: Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman, John Pickford Richards, Jay Campbell Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.” (Washington… Read More


In 2012, six Dutch orchestral musicians defied prevailing trends and created a new musical collective. They wanted an ensemble which would distinguish itself not only artistically, but in its range and flexibility. LUDWIG – the name of course… Read More

Equilibrium Artists

In January 2017, Barbara Hannigan launched the Equilibrium Initiative (EQ) to mentor 21 young professional musicians in the first substantial phase of their careers. EQ includes intensive workshop retreats, which focus on developing and strengthening the skills needed for… Read More