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Candy

Percussionist and pianist Candy “is a fierce player with a very dramatic approach to performance and a theatrical flair,” said Pulitzer ­Prize-winning composer David Lang. Candy has performed at many prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and Asia, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Galapagos Art Space. With a deep passion for chamber music, she has performed with many world-class musicians, such as violinist Philip Setzer (Emerson String Quartet) and early music virtuoso Mark Cudek. Candy also actively commissions new works and has given numerous premiere performances, including works by Lukas Ligeti, David Kechley, and Andy Akiho.

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Antonius

Antonius is a pianist/composer from all over Europe. Born to a symphonic conductor and an operatic singer, he was trained in classical piano performance in Rome, Vienna, Freiburg, Amsterdam and Hamburg before moving to NYC, where he pursued music composition at Manhattan School of Music and New York University (NYU).

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Keira

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Keira began her training in classical piano at four years old. In elementary school, she began cello lessons, and in high school, she studied voice and songwriting. In 2011 Keira won the International Smashtune Songwriting Contest with her original song, “When I’m With You.” The grand prize was a trip to Hawaii, where Keira was a finalist in the Kauai Music Festival’s Songwriting Contest. Later that year, her debut album “Wondergirl” was released on iTunes, which includes pop/rock songs recorded in Washington D.C. and Nashville. Keira was subsequently voted “Favorite Part of First Night Alexandria,” awarded the Miss Nova Music Award for embodying “the spirit of music and community service,” and won the “18 in America” Songwriting Contest (Gannett/WUSA9). Seven-time Grammy nominee Graham Edwards said that Keira is “an exciting musical talent. I look forward to seeing her career blossom both as a songwriter and an artist.”

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Ziga

Slovenian born pianist and composer Žiga has been composing, arranging, producing songs, and teaching for more than a decade. As a classical piano player with extensive experience in contemporary music, orchestration, MIDI and audio technology, Žiga is skilled in a rich and versatile palette of musical styles. A PhD candidate, he holds three undergraduate degrees, including Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Žiga has had numerous successful orchestral compositions, arrangements and songs performed in Europe and the U.S., and has worked with major orchestras around the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra – Boston Pops. As assistant orchestrator, he has been involved with releases for Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Herb Alpert and Rihanna. More recently, he arranged two tracks for Lindsey Stirling’s best-selling album Warmer in the Winter and assisted Bill Elliott with music for the Emmy-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In 2019, he received an award at the Slovenian Grammy Awards.

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