Composer and Pianist
Three-time Academy Award-nominated, Grammy-nominated, and Emmy-winning composer, pianist, and producer Nicholas Britell is known for his critically acclaimed scores on feature films with Academy Award winning writer-directors Barry Jenkins and Adam McKay.
Classical Singer and Curator
Combining versatile artistry with a probing intellect and commanding stage presence, American classical singer Julia Bullock has headlined productions and concerts at preeminent arts institutions worldwide.
Flutist, Educator, and Creator of New and Experimental Music
Flutist Claire Chase is a musician, interdisciplinary artist, and educator passionately dedicated to the creation of new ecosystems for the music of our time.
Composer and Guitarist
Bryce Dessner is a vital and rare force in new music. He has won Grammy Awards as a classical composer and with the band The National, of which he is guitarist, arranger, and co-principal songwriter. He is regularly commissioned to write for the world’s leading ensembles and is a high-profile presence in film score composition.
Violinist, Musical Director, and Artistic Trailblazer
Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is artistic director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor and artistic co-director of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra beginning in the 2023–24 season. He is also artistic partner with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and “artistic best friend” of the Bremen German Chamber Philharmonic.
Composer and Multifaceted Collaborator
Nico Muhly writes orchestral music, works for the stage, music for film, choral music, chamber music, and sacred music. He has received commissions from the San Francisco Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall, and Tallis Scholars, among others.
Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur and Roboticist
Carol Reiley is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, and artificial intelligence roboticist. She is currently CEO of a healthcare startup and founded deepMusic.ai with Hilary Hahn. She is also a tech advisory council member for Harman Kardon, a World Economics Forum Young Global Leader, and a brand ambassador for Guerlain Cosmetics.
Jazz Bassist, Vocalist, and Undefinable Artist
esperanza spalding (a.k.a. irma nejando) is an eaabibacliitoti artist, trained and initiated in the North American (masculine) jazz lineage and tradition. Her work interweaves various combinations of instrumental music, improvisation, singing, composition, poetry, dance, therapeutic research, storytelling, teaching, restorative urban land and artist-sanctuary custodianship.