Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field. 

Note: All Bio/about sections provided/written by the artists.

The Players


(crossover classical, cinematic)

“OLARIO is the new project by Austrian international award-winning violinist and composer, UNICEF Austria Ambassador Yury Revich.

Yury is a classically trained violin from 4 generations of violin players in his family and is celebrating a successful international career as a soloist performing in venues like Carnegie Hall and La Scala.

However, he always found himself locked in the traditional classical music industry box without opportunities to truly express himself.

With his new project OLARIO Yury goes outside the box he was in, working on the unique sound.

He found his artistic freedom of expression by composing, recording, and producing music fully by himself.

He is a multi-instrumentalist, recording pianos and keyboard, and strings himself, experimenting with diverse melodic waves, combining the natural warm sound of instruments with electronic soundscapes.” (Olario)

Mike Georgiades

(neoclassical, acoustic, post rock)

“Mike Georgiades is a classical guitarist and TV/game composer from London. As a composer Mike’s recent work includes composing the popular soundtrack for hit AAA Ubisoft video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, working with composing duo The Flight, and for which Mike received an Ivor Novello nomination ‘Best Original Video Game Score 2019’. Mike also regularly composes for TV with Sony/EMI and other labels, and his music is regularly heard across all the usual TV channels. As a guitarist Mike started on the classical guitar at an early age, before exploring many different styles, traditional and contemporary, which all melt in to his latest music releases. Guitarist influences range from Elliott Smith, Ted Greene and Jon Renbourn to the great classical guitarists such as Julian Bream and Segovia. Mike has performed at many venues including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Brighton Pavillion, Leeds Castle, and many London venues including London Zoo, County Hall (London Eye), The Oval and many more.” (Mike Georgiades)

Kenzo Zurzolo 

(neoclassical, solo piano)

“Inspired by ‘imaginary garden’, a painting by artist and close friend Lenny Mathe, the debut EP from Kenzo Zurzolo is a minimalist journey focused around the piano. The hushed tones of the instrument, the faint sounds of the internal mechanics and a few sophisticated touches of electronics draw the listener into an immersed state of serenity.” (Kenzo Zurzolo)

Kenneth Lampl

(neoclassical, solo piano)

“Lampl’s work embodies both the rigour of the Classical tradition and the experimentalism of contemporary film music and sound design. Having received his D.M.A. in composition from the Juilliard School of Music he embarked on a highly successful career as an orchestral and choral concert composer. At the Tanglewood Music Festival he had the opportunity to study film scoring with John Williams which sparked his interest in film music. Since that time he has scored over 90 films including music for Pokémon: The First Movie: Mew vs Mew Two, Pokémon Mewtwo Returns, Frontera (starring Ed Harris and Eva Longoria) and 35 & Ticking (starring Kevin Hart and Nicole Ari-Parker. His most recent score to Seth Larney’s 2067 was released on Sony and was rated as one of the best scores of 2020 by the Film Music Institute.

Lampl has also written orchestral arrangements for the rock band Foreigner who latest record hit #1 on Billboard Magazine Classical Charts for seven weeks and he conducted the Australian tour. He also composed orchestral music for the band Evanescence for their Synthesis tour performing with the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphonies.” (Kenneth Lampl)

Bernadett Nyari

(written by Karl Jenkins)

(tango, epic music, crossover classical)

“Bernadett Nyari hails from Budapest, Hungary and was born into a musician family. Her maternal grandfather was József B. Suha, one of Hungary’s greatest violinists. He was also a composer and his compositions are played worldwide to this day.

Bernadett began learning to play the violin at age 6, but only decided to dedicate her life to music following a concert tour in Italy when she was 13. From the age of 18, she continued her studies at the Music Academy in Graz, Austria, and became the student of Professor Silvia Marcovici, an outstanding world-renowned violin soloist. She originally studied classical music, but since her dream was to bring joy to all kinds of audiences with her favorite musical genres, she perfected numerous styles of music on her violin in the most varied ways.

Bernadett has become a global traveler entertaining audiences by performing in many countries around the world. She has performed more than in 90 countries, and 150 cities. Her powerful stage presence is underlined by a captivating elegance. To listen to her play is to feel her passion. Her performances offer an incredible array of musical styles, showing the endless possibilities playing the violin. It is a true variety selection… classical, folk, film music, musicals, jazz, country… all played in her personal style with her own arrangements. ​ In 2018 Bernadett was listed as one of the most successful people of Hungary.” (Bernadett Nyari)

Philippe Paquet

(crossover classical, strings)

“Philippe Paquet is a Canadian composer based in the Montreal region. He studied jazz guitar and classical composition at Université de Montréal. His music is about a collection of life events, emotions and experiences weaved tightly together. He combines the sounds of contemporary minimalism, classical, pop and film music to create a very unique and personal tapestry. (Philippe Paquet)

Matteo Fabbiani

(neoclassical, cinematic)

“Matteo Fabbiani is an Italian musician based in Switzerland. In his usual incarnation he’s the singer, composer and producer for the goth’n’roll band Hell Boulevard but off-stage he also enjoys classical music and soundtracks in general. Between December 2021 and February 2022 he composed his first solo instrumental album titled ‘A day like this’ influenced by artists such as Yann Tiersen, Michael Nyman, Ólafur Arnalds and more. This is his first full-lenght attempt at manifesting a more intimate side that he never put ‘on paper’ before and just a first step towards a series of instrumental compositions that will follow. Although ‘A day like this’ was mainly written for piano and strings quartet Matteo doesn’t shy away from adding synths, samples and electronic or organic drums to convey his message. Perfectly in tune with the main theme, the album features two very special guests: Emilio Fabbiani, Matteo’s father, who plays the accordion on ‘Little things’ and Chris Harms, German producer and singer for Lord of the Lost, playing cello on ‘The ghost of Hamburg”.” (Matteo Fabbiani)

The Music

Christos Doukakis