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

Amitai Mann

(world music, jazz, crossover classical)

“My mission is to create deep feelings through music. I perform and record with a wide variety of musicians and ensembles, including top-selling and culturally significant artists. After more than a decade of rich and varied professional experience in music, I brought the creation of my original works to the top of my artistic priorities.” (Amitai Mann)


(crossover classical, experimental electronic)

“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)

Alexandra Stréliski

(neoclassical, solo piano, cinematic)

“Alexandra Stréliski is a trailblazing woman in the modern classical world and her minimalist, emotionally striking music has enthralled listeners the world over as well as garnering no end of critical acclaim and success..” (Alexandra Stréliski)

Mark Sutton

(neoclassical, solo piano)

“Mark Sutton is a composer and musician who creates background and theme music with a reflective and nostalgic appeal from his studio in Dorset. His masterful approach to digital orchestration gifts him the ability to compose to brief or to picture. For his non-commissioned work, Mark doesn’t set out with a mission to create a particular piece; instead, he arrives at his pieces, guided by his fingers and directed by his soul.

Since an early age, Mark has been a master of his piano and takes inspiration from an eclectic mix of modern and classical composers and artists, from Chopin to Coldplay, there’s something there for Mark to source from.

Mark’s work combines orchestrated and pure piano tunes, it’s the perfect ’study’ music, and guides the mind, body and soul towards feelings of contentment and peace during the times you wish to relax and unwind.

His 2016 album Quest of The Spirit, offers up 12 tracks of discovery, tracks that chart the evolution of the soul’s journey, an internal voyage everyone takes. Every note, every rise and fall in the music, maps out the way ahead as the sounds escort you on your quest to the very heart of your soul.

Mark Sutton’s music takes listeners on a journey, directed by a man who has masterful control over music and a deep, innate understanding of the human condition. (Mark Sutton)

Oscar Kowalski

(neoclassical, solo piano)

“Oscar Kowalski (born as Paul Drilhon), is a multi-instrumentalist award-winning film composer from France who takes heavy inspiration from nature. His music is written with the intent to inspire feelings of nostalgia and comfort. Oscar’s creative process revolves around improvisation, giving priority to a strong sense of story-telling.Oscar’s signature bright, playful, colour tone is almost an extension of his personality, and a lovely one at that.” (Oscar Kowalski)

BK Pepper & Angel Ruediger

(crossover classical, jazz)

“Dublin based composer BK Pepper recorded his debut album in a number of locations, from Abbey Road to a converted swimming pool and the hard graft paid off with acclaim from not only the Irish media but international radio and blogs too.

Classically trained on piano and trombone, BK Pepper’s musical projects include composing for film and theatre as well as touring with both orchestras and rock bands. (BK Pepper)

“Playing the piano allows me to express in a universal language a synthesis of my emotional and social perceptions of life” (Angel Ruediger). 
 Angel is a Brazilian pianist and composer. Her untimely passion for piano music led her to study classical piano at the age of nine and start to write compositions two years later. 
 Although she ran on classical piano study for almost ten years, the choices she made led her to pursue an academic career and achieve a doctorate in Political History with a strong interest in social life. Her interest in History and Art was always interconnected in creative reflections which brings insights into her musical inspiration. In 2018 she decided to record and release some original compositions and have been releasing music ever since. She plays mostly Neoclassical and New Age music, sometimes she has cross overs with accents into Ambient music, Jazz and Bossa Nova.” (Angel Ruediger)

Kjell Sønksen

(neoclassical, solo piano)

“Based in Germany pianist, impressionistic composer, piano teacher, piano lover. (Kjell Sønksen)

The Music

Christos Doukakis