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Spencer Myer

Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist SPENCER MYER is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage. Spencer Myer’s career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA… Read more »

Julian Schwarz

Julian Schwarz was born to a multigenerational musical family in 1991. Heralded from a young age as a cellist destined to rank among the greatest of the 21st century, Julian’s powerful tone, effortless virtuosity, and extraordinarily large color palate are hallmarks of his style. After making his concerto debut at the age of 11 with… Read more »

Yulia Van Doren

Recognized by Opera as “A star-to-be” following her Lincoln Center debut, young Russian-American soprano Yulia Van Doren’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed as a “revelation… a ravishing lyric voice and an ease with vocal ornamentation that turned her into an enchanted songbird” (Toronto Star). For her last minute step-in with the Cleveland… Read more »

Gabriela Martinez

Versatile, daring and insightful, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. Ms. Martinez made her orchestral debut at age 7, and was the First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano… Read more »

Anne Akiko Meyers

Anne Akiko Meyers, is one of the most internationally renowned and respected classical musicians of our time. Known for her passionate performances, purity of sound, deeply poetic interpretations, innovative programming and best-selling recordings, Anne frequently performs with the world’s top orchestras and presents ground-breaking recitals. She has dramatically expanded the modern violin repertoire with significant… Read more »

Master Chorale

For almost 50 years, the Boise Phil Master Chorale has endeavored to create moving musical experiences that inspire our community through a rich tradition of great choral music and modern musical innovations The Master Chorale is an auditioned chorus of more than 100 volunteer singers. Their inaugural concert was a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” with… Read more »

Eric Garcia

Eric Garcia, Music Director of the Boise Phil, is praised for his “elegant and expressive” conducting. Garcia previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducting subscription, education, pops, and community concerts. He served as producer for recordings on the Naxos label and conductor for Brandi Carlile’s acclaimed Columbia Records release: Live at Benaroya… Read more »

Sam Fritz

Sam Fritz is a sophomore at Boise High School. In the last 5 years, Sam has been a member of the Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus and has been a part of many productions like Tom Sawyer, Carmen and Tosca. He lives with his parents and two cats, Gato and Francis.

Ben Model

BEN MODEL is one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, and performs on both piano and theatre organ. Ben works full-time presenting and accompanying silent films in a wide variety of venues around the USA and internationally, carrying on a tradition he learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000). Over the past 35+… Read more »

Jennifer Drake

Inspired by the power of music to connect people, ideas and communities, Jennifer Drake is a conductor, violist, teacher, clinician, and camp director. The most enthusiastic musician you will ever meet, Jennifer is known for her versatility, humor, and energy. Jennifer is the Music Director of the Serenata Orchestra, the assistant conductor and principal violist for the Fairbanks… Read more »