Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just Announced: Caroline Goulding and Christopher O'Riley


At sixteen, violinist Caroline Goulding has already graced the stages of prestigious orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the Aspen Concert Orchestra and the Louisville Youth Orchestra, to name a few.

Of her performance, at age 13, after winning the coveted first prize of the Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition, Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School praised, “Here was freshness, confidence, radiant technique and perfect optimism wrapped in sparkling beauty.”

As a prestigious artist, pianist and national media personality, Christopher O'Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, the radio and his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a cherished bridge between musical tastes, genres and audience worldwide.

Mr. O’Riley’s exquisite and poetic interpretations have granted him phenomenal reviews and several recording contracts with labels like Sony Classical. His warm personality has brought him to host NPR’s “From the Top” for the last 10 years. Christopher O’Riley differs from other artists in two ways. First, his repertoire spans classical styles, from Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Busoni to contemporary artists such as Radiohead, Nirvana, Pink Floyd and Elliott Smith. He is the deļ¬nition of a Classical Crossover artist. Second, O’Riley 's unique, passionate and heartfelt piano interpretations of both classical and popular music create unforgettable musical performances and astonishing audience experiences. His most famous recording, Radiohead “True Love Waits” album, was awarded four stars in Rolling Stone magazine, along with many other reviews available in the attached press kit. Most importantly, it has also created a dedicated and diverse fan base that appeals to all ages, uniting them through music.

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