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

The Players

Andrei Poliakov

(neoclassical, jazz)

His music sounds like no one else, being one big potpourri of styles and atmospheres: and this music is beautiful. You’d think you’re listening to a nice and easy, romantic piece, but all of a sudden it transforms right into an exciting house party; an electronic music from the seventies can easily morph with a warm classical followup. Who dares to jump from the 80’s house beat right into a nice jazz-combo feel? Well, here you will find this, that’s for sure. You will never get bored by what you are listening to… you simply can’t escape.

Andrei is a classically trained pianist with a rich background in rock and pop music. This project relates his life experiences and his passion for pure musical art, not tainted with any commercial agenda. He simply pictures the world as it it – in its ugliness and in its beauty.

Rebecca Jean Rossi

(neoclassical, waltz, cinematic)

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.

Project Kronos

(modern classical)

Formed in 2019 by composer Jean Paul Zoghbi, Project Kronos provides original Piano Relaxing music for meditation, mindfulness, and study. First album was released in November 2019.

Sacha Hoedemaker

(neoclassical, cinematic)

My name is Sacha Hoedemaker, and I am a Dutch composer. I have played the piano since I was eight years old; honing my craft bit by bit. I got picked up quite early in my career by successful directors and producers. They offered me to work behind the scenes, which was a tremendous opportunity for me to work on my songwriting-skills.

I started working on numerous projects; I wrote compositions for commercials, shows, and indie-movies. It dawned on me that my work mainly helped other people excel in their career — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But whenever I wrote a great composition, the producer got the credits. Over time, my job left me unfulfilled; it felt like I was not living up to my true potential — in other words, things had to change.

And luckily for me, change came earlier than I expected. I always say, “You never know how things will turn out. Whatever happens, happens. The important thing is that you followed your gut.” And I did. It still feels a bit unreal to me, but I am so proud to announce my music to you.

Benjamin Mirandola

(neoclassical, cinematic)

A long time ago I was a musician. Then life took me somewhere else. This strange 2020 forced me home and then I rested my fingers on the keyboard again. This is what is coming out .This is from my deep soul. I hope it makes you feel good.

Kirsten Agresta Copely

(neoclassical, holiday music, harp)

Kirsten Agresta Copely is a harpist, composer, and arranger. Known for her unusual command of genres like hip-hop in addition to classical music, her prolific career has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Israel, Japan, and the South Pacific; she has performed for heads of state, in blockbuster movie soundtracks, alongside Billboard 100 artists, on late night television, and with the most recognized symphony orchestras in the world.

Steeped in rigorous classical training, Copely’s performance career began at an early age: by fourteen, she performed a full solo tour of the British Isles, and continued to gain attention in the classical world by winning Bronze Medal in the 1st USA International Harp Competition, debuting as concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center soon after. This busy period in Copely’s career marks the start of a long tenure of classical performances, including solo performances in Dublin, Peru, and Amsterdam, among others. Currently, she serves as Principal Harpist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center and performs regularly with the Nashville Symphony and The New York Pops.

While she maintains a heavy schedule in performing classical repertoire, she has also found an uncanny connection with mainstream audiences. Following a feature in PEOPLE Magazine’s “Up & Coming” column, her performances grew increasingly illustrious, culminating in a performance with Beyoncé at the second official White House State Dinner for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. Other performance highlights include the MET Gala with musical guest Frank Ocean, a benefit concert with Jay Z at Carnegie Hall, and Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come at Radio City Music Hall, which aired on NBC.

Atlas Wolf

(Featuring Gabriel Monticello & Paul Mercer)

(neoclassical, epic music)

I’m Atlas Wolf, a contemporary composer, and electronic musician. I often fuse my electronic music, with my violin and viola songs. My music stems from improvisation, which is my favorite way to play. I’m told its energetic, intense, sometimes dark, and unique. 
I began to play violin as a hobby, quite late in life, especially when compared to most violinists. When I picked up a violin and started “playing,” I immediately fell in love, and playing became my escape. My way to be present. In the moment. I found playing enchanting. The violin spoke to me like nothing had so far, and songs began to write themselves. The violin, felt like a “Cosmic Antenna,” (which is the title of my 1st album which I am hoping to complete in 2021.) I had played piano, guitar, and bass guitar growing up. But it was a constant struggle with “writers block.” For some reason, that changed when I found violin. 
I focused (with the help of my violin mentor Paul Mercer) on music theory, technique, and improvisation. I did not want to learn how to read music, or be taught from a classical standpoint. Formal education (for me) would ruin the fun. I just do everything “by ear.” 
In 2019, I sold my health care office, left the grind, and feel immense gratitude to have an opportunity to share my music with you. 
 I think the pairing of my creative song writing process, with my non-traditional violin education, is why people say my musical sound is so distinct, and intriguing.

The Music

Christos Doukakis