Geoffrey Simon Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon is resident in London and has appeared there with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra.

Swiss Global Artistic Foundation The Swiss Global Artistic Foundation supports emerging artists of

exceptional talent and helps to foster the continued vitality of the cultural values and traditions that enlighten our lives.

Ruth Laredo Ruth Laredo, known for her landmark recordings of Scriabin and Rachmaninoff, was a pianist equally celebrated for her chamber music and her solo works.

Anonymous 4 The guest performers at the 2009 Playhouse Project Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 13th is the highly acclaimed Anonymous 4, a female a cappella quartet whose main performance genre is medieval music. The group includes Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Ruth Cunningham, and Jacqueline Horner.

Simon Powis Acclaimed guitarist, Simon Powis, is a Doctoral Candidate and guitar teacher at Yale University.

Awadagin Pratt Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances that receive tremendous audience response throughout the United States.

Barbara Conrad Barbara Smith Conrad is a mezzo-soprano whose distinguished career has touched the lives of audiences around the world.

Benjamin Verdery Distinguished as “one of the classical guitar world’s most foremost personalities,” by Classical Guitar Magazine, “an American original, an American master,” by Guitar Review Magazine, and “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by The New York Times, Benjamin Verdery enjoys his innovative and eclectic musical career.

Hahn Bin – A special protégé of the famed Itzhak Perlman, violinist Hahn-Bin has won critical
acclaim for his “extraordinary, intelligent and beautiful” (The Washington Post) performances
and his “inspired, innovative and bracing” (The New York Times) programs. First Prize Winner
of the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Hahn-Bin made his New York
debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and his Washington debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace
Theater, both to rave reviews from the press.

Bassam Saba Bassam Saba is one of the nation’s leading figures of Arabic music. Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, performing on oud, violin, buzuq, saz and western classical flute.

Sylvia Toran – Having been awarded a Fullbright grant to attend Juilliard, pianist Sylvia
Toran went on to win major international competitions, and to perform widely in the
US and around the world. She made her New York City debut at Cami Hall. She has
made radio and CD recordings, and made solo orchestra appearances in France, Italy,
Switzerland, USA and Spain.

Gleb Ivanov Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov is “eerily like the ghost of Horowitz…His talent is larger than life,” wrote The Washington Times

Roger W Ames – Has written operas and musicals for numerous American opera
companies, Off-Broadway, London Fringe, and the Hartford Stage, (Martin Guerre,
Laura Harrington, librettist) – as well as many prestigious commissions. His Requiem
for Our Time, set to the poetry of Anne Sexton, received a triumphant New England
premiere by Boston Chorus Pro Musica. It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music
in 2008.

Vassily Primakov – Since the release of his recording of the Chopin Piano Concertos
in 2008, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. A
graduate of Juilliard in 2002, Primakov latter won First Prize in the 2002 Young Concert
Artists (YCA) International Auditions. He performs widely in the US, and has received
ardent critical acclaim for his Chopin recordings.

Robert Belinic Guitarist Robert Belenic won the Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig, Germany, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2002.