Robert Lawson Craft (born October 20, 1923) is an American conductor and writer on music. He is best known for his intimate working friendship with Igor Stravinsky, a relationship which resulted in a number of recordings and books.
The Kuricorder Quartet are an independent group from the Kuricorder Pops Orchestra. The composition, arrangement, performance, and production of the Quartet are the result of the combined efforts of the four members.
Karl Leister is a world-renowned classical clarinet-player. He was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. He learnt the clarinet from his father (also a clarinet player) at a very early age and later studied at the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin. Whilst still a teenager he was accepted to join the Komische Oper Berlin under Vaclav Neumann and Walter Felenstein as a solo clarinet-player.
Jacques Zoon (born 1961 in Heiloo, North Holland) is a Dutch flutist. Zoon played in the Dutch National Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra, among others under direction of Claudio Abbado and Leonard Bernstein. From 1988 to 1994, Zoon was principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, his arrival coinciding with that of conductor Riccardo Chailly.