String Struck Duo: premiering a completely new set of works for violin and percussion, by composers from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada and the US. Presenting fresh, exploratory repertoire to new music enthusiasts and brand new, curious listeners alike. Their initial appearance at MASS MoCA in July 2018 involved premieres of works by Stephanie Orlando and Alicia Jane Turner, previewing the vast sound world they are capable of. Their 2019-2020 season features works by Anna Heflin, Chris Sies, Hugo Bell, Erin Graham and Steve Saunders, among others, making its way through Buffalo, NY and Chicago, IL from November 2019.
Enamta: formed in England, one half from America, and one half from Taiwan: Yu-Tzu Kung and Gloria Yehilevsky comprise a percussion duo offering a range of musical works from our own arrangements of classical works by Bach and Glass, through energetic duos written for us, contemporary explorations, and percussion duo standards. We are varied and so is our program… our biggest hope is that our audience enjoys the music we play as much as we do.
World Percussion Group – www.worldpercussiongroup.com
“The mission of WPG is to inspire audiences and students, provide an international platform to the best percussionists of the next generation, offering an unbeatable opportunity for cultural sharing. The 2017 tour involved residencies at seven leading Conservatories around Europe including: Leeds College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Birmingham Conservatoire, Sibelius Academy of Music, Estonian Academy of Music, Royal Academy of Music in Denmark and the Norwegian Academy of Music. This years’ artists involved musicians from Taiwan, USA, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Slovenia, Japan and Mexico.”
Millenial Percussion – RBC Percussion Department
Championing landmark works in the chamber percussion repertoire, this ensemble plays throughout the UK and EU. Collaborating with various departments from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham City University, Millenial Percussion is a top class example of what a 21st century collective of musicians can achieve. Although primarily focused on performance outlets, the ensemble also participates in outreach throughout the UK, including recent visits to the Wells Cathedral School and Love Music Trust.
Santa Clara Vanguard – SCV
Being a member of the Jonz is an absolute honor and privilege. The Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section is nothing short of an extended family and being a part of the Rennicks’ legacy is an invaluable experience. Although the DCI setting is a distinct contrast to classical and contemporary art and music-making, the experience gained is extremely beneficial to any musician in the professional world.