Artist Profiles

Andrew Cyr and David Bruce talk over the score on stage for "The Firework Maker's Daughter." Photo by Adrian Fussell for the Wall Street Journal. May 9, 2013 8:58 am

Five Minutes with David Bruce

Andrew Cyr and David Bruce talk over the score on stage for “The Firework Maker’s Daughter.” Photo by Adrian Fussell for the Wall Street Journal. While David Bruce,...

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Caroline Shaw April 21, 2013 10:12 pm

Caroline Shaw Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Caroline Shaw Caroline Shaw, composer and member of the Metropolis community, is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music recipient for her a cappella composition “Partita for 8 Voices.”...

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vfung1 September 10, 2012 12:26 pm

Dreamscapes: New Metropolis Album of Works by Vivian Fung

On September 25, Naxos is releasing Dreamscapes, an album of works by Metropolis composer Vivian Fung, performed by violinist Kristin Lee, pianist Conor Hanick, and the Metropolis Ensemble....

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Sean Lee and The Juilliard Sessions

2012 is going to be a significant year for Metropolis violinist Sean Lee, with five new album releases with his name on them. Most notable is a surprise hit called The Juilliard Sessions,...

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akimi3 February 18, 2012 4:33 am

Building Bridges

Akimi Fukuhara Metropolis pianist Akimi Fukuhara recently gave the world premiere of Ryan Francis’s Tri Cantae in Tokyo. Akimi is quickly becoming a truly international artist....

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Deutsche Grammophon Signs Avi Avital

We are pleased to hear that Metropolis artist Avi Avital will be signed in an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon as the first mandolinist to be signed by the label....

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Kristin-Homepage November 15, 2011 3:42 am

Kristen Lee Takes Philly By Storm

David Patrick Stearns from the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Metropolis artist Kristin Lee and her performance with Astral Artists with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine on November...

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AndrewCyr September 16, 2011 2:17 am

Andrew Cyr and the Flexibility Zone

Jennifer Melick from Symphony Now recently sat down with Artistic Director Andrew Cyr to talk about Metropolis’ approach to concerts, education, and fundraising. Among the ideas...

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Violinist Kristin Lee Discusses the Challenges of a World Premiere

Since joining Metropolis Ensemble two years ago, violinist Kristin Lee has quickly made herself irreplaceable to Metropolis Ensemble as both concertmaster and chamber musician. Next...

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2011-cover-300x330 April 27, 2011 8:07 pm

The Piano Powerhouse

Composer Ryan Francis has a box of musical toys that’s finally ready to share. His new album Works for Piano was released on Tzadik Records April 19, and features Vicky Chow performing...

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