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

The Players

Sion Trefor

(neoclassical, cinematic)

Siôn Trefor is a composer, performer and producer based in the UK. His work is distinguishable by a fluid, staggeringly emotive musical language that is both highly distinctive and accessible.

Siôn will be releasing Fallout, a collection of highly emotive piano-driven pieces in early 2020, a collaboration with world-renowned artists and filmmakers.

He’s also releasing material early this year with his electro outfit, Future Cult, as well as under the moniker Sionski throughout 2020. Frequent and recent collaborators include Charlotte Church, Bensh, Young Rule and Casi & The Blind Harpist.

www.siontrefor.com

Rebecca Jean Rossi

(neoclassical, solo piano)

Rebecca Jean Rossi (a.k.a Krystalmath) is an NYC based music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer.

While studying classical piano performance at the Eastman School of Music, she discovered her passion for electronic music and composition and began focusing on music production.

Between 2007-2012 she worked on crafting her individual sound as a producer. During this time she wrote and sang for an indie rock band that toured the US and most of Europe, and also produced a single in collaboration with the late but great Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

Finally in 2015, she wrote, produced, and released her first album under the name Krystalmath- with her first single “Same Mistake” hitting Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and then the Global Viral 50, peaking in 15th place and receiving over 200,000 plays within a couple of weeks.

The entire Krystalmath catalog was picked up in 2016 to be featured on In-Store playlists by stores like Forever 21, Gap, etc. by PlayNetwork, Inc.

Always interested in a wide variety of musical genres, she is currently collaborating on a pop EP with Italian producer Jason Rooney in Milan, Italy, and will also be releasing an EP of instrumental piano compositions in 2020.

LUCHS

(neoclassical, solo piano)

Patrik Berg Almkvisth is a musician and actor better known as the producer, LUCHS. Born into a musical family, one of his earliest memories is falling asleep every Sunday under the grand piano his father was playing in church. Throughout his childhood, Patrik was surrounded by music and this interest continued to thrive throughout school as he began studying music full time.

After withdrawing from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, he continued his education within the arts by studying theatre at Calle Flygare Theatre School, Stockholm University and Linnaeus University, subsequently beginning a split career of acting and music production. He has performed on stage, TV and the big screen – from productions at The Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Dramatic Theatre, to voice acting roles for Marvel, Disney, Blue Sky Studios and Netflix. This has created a deep understanding of storytelling, something that is also audible in his music.

Amorphous Nature

(modern classical, cinematic, epic music)

Amorphous Nature sets out to live up to it’s name by not conforming to any one particular style or genre. Though mostly instrumental, Amorphous Nature incorporates a variety of styles and instruments into the music to bring a unique and captivating sound.

William Ogmundson

(neoclassical, solo piano)

William Ogmundson is a pianist, lyricist and EMMY-nominated composer. He has performed all over North America and Europe (including the Vatican) and released nine solo CDs to date. For more information, go to WilliamOgmundson.com

Snowdrops

(neoclassical, contemporary music, ambient)

French-based keyboard duo of Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott (Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks…)

Chiara Dubey

(neoclassical, vocal, experimental)

Chiara Dubey is a Swiss/Indian singer and composer based in London. Her genre is a hybrid, which is a mixture of neo-classical music, electronic and pop.

She was born in September 1993 in Switzerland. She started approaching music at a very young age, trough the violin and her voice.

At the age of 15, she started performing in different concerts and competitions, among them, the Eurovision Song Contest national final in 2012, 2013 and 2018.

To expand her knowledge in classical music, which deeply fascinated her, she started studying classical violin at the Zurich University of the Arts, and then reoriented herself towards classical composition at the Lugano Conservatorium, obtaining a Bachelor in composition in 2018. In parallel, she kept collaborating with other artists, musicians, and producers to different projects and songs.

She is currently based in London, where she is completing her master in vocals at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).

The Music

Christos Doukakis