Donald Davis Don Davis
has enjoyed a widely varied musical career, not only as a composer of orchestral and chamber works for the concert stage, but also as a versatile dramatic composer and conductor of film music. His compositions have been performed at the Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles and at numerous contemporary music concerts and festivals by ensembles, such as The California E.A.R. Unit, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, XTET, the Arditti Quartet, the New Hollywood String Quartet, the Debussy Trio and the Rundfunk Kammer Orchester of Amsterdam, and at recitals of individual instrumental and vocal artists from whom he regularly receives commissions. His opera Río de Sangre
was premiered by Florentine Opera Company with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Rescigno, with its world premiere recording released by Albany Records. He is best known for his film scores for The Matrix
, The Matrix Reloaded
and The Matrix Revolutions.
Emalie Savoy Emalie Savoy
made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Kristina in Janáček’s The Makropulous Case
in the 2011-2012 season. Her 2012-2013 season includes Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto
as part of the Met’s Live in HD series; Fiordiligi in the Met and Juilliard Opera Center co-production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte
conducted by Maestro Alan Gilbert; a recital with tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Ken Noda with the George London Foundation Recital Series; and soprano soloist in Britten’s War Requiem
at Carnegie Hall, led by Maestro Kent Tritle with the Oratorio Society of New York. Savoy is currently a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development program at the Metropolitan Opera.
Collaborative pianist Nathan Brandwein
recently graduated with a D.M.A. in collaborative piano from the Juilliard School, and has performed in concert with singers and instrumentalists as a collaborative artist throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. From 2003-2009, he served as distinguished chamber music coach and performed in concert with the string faculty of the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, and the summer of 2010 was one of five collaborative pianists working at the Steans Institute of Vocal Arts during the Ravinia Summer Festival. Brandwein regularly serves as score consultant and audio edit supervisor for the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and regularly appears in concert with violinist Brad Repp as part of Duo Moderno, which debuted in Salo, Italy, in 2005.