The Ulster Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Belfast, the only full-time professional orchestra in Northern Ireland. The orchestra plays the majority of its concerts in Belfast's Ulster Hall and Waterfront Hall.
Australian classical violinist Adele Anthony began playing at the age of 2 1/2, and at ten performed before Britain's Prince Charles. Won the 1st Prize of the Young Performer of The Year Competition at 13, playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
Paavo Järvi (born December 30, 1962) is an Estonian-American conductor. Järvi was born in Tallinn, Estonia, to conductor Neeme Järvi and Liilia Järvi. His siblings, Kristjan Järvi and Maarika Järvi, are also musicians.
Fredrik Ullén is a Swedish pianist. He was born in 1968 in Västerås. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where his teachers included Gunnar Hallhagen and Irène Mannheimer. Later studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki included work with Liisa Pohjola.
Microexpressions are a two-piece band from the hilly city of Jelenia Gora, Poland. They deliver an eclectic blend of indie, synthpop, postpunk, electronic and ambient. Their songs combine guitar energy with experimental electronics and catchy pop ambience.
Andrew Zolinsky is a British pianist. After winning first prize in the San Francisco International Piano Concerto Competition, Andrew Zolinsky has established a reputation as one of the most imaginative and exciting pianists of his generation.