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Meet Klara Min the Founder of Classical Bridge

Meet Klara Min the Founder of Classical Bridge

World-renowned concert pianist Klara Min is a Steinway Artist who makes her home in Berlin and New York. Respected also as a thought-leader in music industry, Ms. Min is the founder and artistic director of New York Concert Artists and Associates (NYCA). NYCA serves as a networking organization for musicians to collaborate and create dynamic partnerships with managers, presenters, and other artists.

 

Classical Bridge is presented by New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA) in a mission to create dynamic partnerships among musicians, music lovers and music professionals; and in the hope of broadening the spectrum of audiences, while providing helpful resources, innovative programming ideas and diverse approaches to musical presentation. Nurturing young musicians with lessons and master classes by great masters, providing a platform for each to learn, to collaborate and to exhibit talents through concerts and panel discussions, Classical Bridge believes that we contribute to an ever-evolving music industry and society-at-large in the hopes of a more fully imagined musical life.  In August 2018, Classical Bridge launches its inaugural season in New York City.

“With Classical Bridge, we aspire to create an event for the classical music community – musicians, aspiring artists, music industry professionals and music lovers – with the goal of building new audiences and providing helpful resources and innovative ideas to musical presentation,” says Classical Bridge founder, producer and performing artist Klara Min. “Classical Bridge believes that we contribute to an ever-evolving music industry and society-at-large in the hopes of a more fully imagined musical life.  We live in a time when division is rampant in daily conversation and headlines. But through music, we can find unity and build bridges across, nations, cultures, generations, and aspirational goals. We can inspire young artists through master classes, introduce great artists to new generations of audiences, and provide each with platform learn and collaborate. Through mentorship and a shared passion for music, we can bring together a community that puts music before any boarder, boundary or barrier.”

The festival offers three components: 
  • FESTIVAL CONCERTS featuring the festival orchestra and internationally renowned soloists ranging from 11 – 70 years old.
  • ACADEMY of celebrated artists offering master classes for aspiring musicians.
  • CONFERENCES. In an unique element that is unique to this particular music festival, Classical Bridge offers full schedule of panel discussions at which classical music industry leaders engage with musicians, addressing practical topics and mentoring emerging careers.

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 7                                                                                                                 

     
    ACADEMY: Studio Lessons with Eric Silberger, violin; Alissa Margulis, violin; Yong Hi Moon, piano; Eduard Zilberkant, piano, David Kim, violin. 
    9AM – 3PMat Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street 
     
    ACADEMY: Master Class with David Kim, violin
    12PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: One-on-One Career Advice Sessions with Sean Hickey (by appointment)
    12PM – 3PM at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: Panel Discussion – Rethinking and retooling concert presentation, programming and performance
    3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    From large hall to intimate cabaret, there are a plethora of choices in engaging with classical music that didn’t all exist a decade ago. What are the approaches some of these leading music directors and leaders take, and what might programming look like a decade from now? Panelists: Glenn Cornett, Judd Greenstein, Justin Kantor
     
    CONFERENCE: Pre-Concert Discussion – Finding an original voice as soloist 
    6PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    There is most certainly no shortage of tremendously talented instrumentalists and singers, hailing from all corners of the globe, many with big ambitions. What sets you apart and why should others care? A critical discussion of finding an original artistic voice. Panelists: Carsten Durer, Klara Min, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Sean Hickey
     
    CONCERT: Chamber Music – Brahms/Schumann/Schubert
    David Kim, Alissa Margulis, Eric Silberger – violin; Andrew Gonzalez – viola; Alexander Buzlov – cello; Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, Zhenni Li,Klara Min, Eduard Zilberkant – piano
    7:30PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    Program: Fantasy in F minor for four-hands, D. 940 (Schubert); Violin Sonata No. 5 (Beethoven); Sonatensatz (Brahms); Quintet, Op. 44 (Schumann)
     
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8                                                                                                            
     
    ACADEMY: Studio Lessons with Yong Hi Moon, piano; Phillip Kawin, piano
    9AM – 3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street 
     
    ACADEMY: Master Class with Yong Hi Moon, piano
    12PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: One-on-One Career Advice Sessions with Bettina Mehne (by appointment)
    12PM – 3PM at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street 
     
    ACADEMY: Masterclass with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
    3PM at Merkin Concert Hall, Studio #408 at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: Group Discussion – New media and entrepreneurship opportunities for young artists
    3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    Sean Hickey, award-winning composer and Vice-President, Sales and Business Development of Naxos of America Inc., discuss the blending of art and commerce. With a focus on musician entrepreneurship, new media, artist citizenry, and navigating the current music and tech landscapes, Hickey’s lectures at colleges, universities and conservatories throughout the world aim to engage and inspire, and to demystify marketing and social media strategies.
     
    CONFERENCE: Group Discussion – Promotional opportunities for artists in the streaming space
    3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    In many ways, the ubiquity of streaming means that the world’s music is at our fingertips, and at low to no cost for all. Mark Forlow leads a discussion on how best to capitalize on opportunities within the services (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, etc), and what Big Tech and the services ask of artists. 
     
    CONFERENCE: Pre-Concert Discussion – Featured composer Jean-Frederic Neuberger in discussion with Amanda Cook
    6PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONCERT: New Music Evening featuring French composer Jean-Frédéric Neuburger
    Alissa Margulis, Eric Silberger – violin; Andrew Gonzalez – viola; Alexander Buzlov, Borislav Strulev – cello; Klara Min, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger – piano; Alex Lipowski, Bill Solomon – percussion
    7:30PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    Program: Sinfonia for two pianos and drums (Neuburger); String Quartet (Neuburger); Cello Suite No.1 in G major – “JS Bach In Dance,”  danced by Oscar Hawkins,; World-Premiere of a commissioned Electronic Music piece (Neuburger)
     
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 9                                                                                                               
     
    ACADEMY: Studio lessons with Phillip Kawin, piano; Alissa Margulis, violin; Yong Hi Moon, piano
    9AM – 3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street 
     
    ACADEMY: Master Class with Phillip Kawin, piano
    12PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: One-on-One Career Advice Sessions with Bettina Mehne (by appointment)
    12PM – 3PM at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: Group Discussion – Networking/connection building
    3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    David Homan and Bettina Mehne lead a roundtable discussion on the subject of perhaps the most important aspect of any artist’s career, beyond the craft.
     
    CONFERENCE: Pre-Concert Interview – Best of All Possible Worlds: Celebrating Bernstein at 100
    6PM Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    Some of the world’s leading experts on one of America’s most original voices and what Bernstein’s legacy means 100 years on, and all of the celebratory projects of the Bernstein year. Panelists: Eliott Forrest, Lara Downes, Daniel Felsenfeld, John Mauceri
     
    FINAL CONCERT: Celebrating Bernstein at 100
    NYCA Symphony Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor; Soloists: Eric Silberger, violin; Klara Min, piano
    7:30PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    Program: Selections from Pulcinella Suite (Stravinsky); Concerto for Violin and Piano, K. Anh. 56/315f (Mozart); On the Town – Three Dance Episode (Bernstein), Appalachian Spring (Copland)
     
    POST-CONCERT VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION 
    Private event for participating artists, VIP ticket holders, NYCA and festival sponsors
     
    ACADEMY: Studio Lessons with Yong Hi Moon, piano; Phillip Kawin, piano; Klara Min, piano.
    9AM – 3PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street 
     
    CONFERENCE: Group Discussion – Public relations for classical artists
    10:30AM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
    A lively discussion with the leaders in classical music PR and promotion on how best to define your brand, to reach the widest possible audience using all of the available tools. Public relations strategies – How do you wish to define your brand? How do you wish to be perceived? And how can your message and artistry meaningfully translate into media attention? Panelists: Keith Sherman, Christina Jensen
     
    ACADEMY: Master Class with Gábor Takács-Nagy, ensemble
    12PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONFERENCE: One-on-One Career Advice Sessions with Bettina Mehne (by appointment)
    12PM – 3PM at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
     
    CONCERT: Steinway Hall Concerts By Young Musicians
    Program TBA on August 8
    4PM at Steinway Hall,1133 Avenue of the Americas 
    Tickets are free. Reservations are encouraged.
    Visit ClassicalBridge.org  for tickets and information.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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