Violinist Svetlana Tsoneva consistently captivates audiences and critics with her rich sound and unique combination of passion and sensitivity. She made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in February 2005, under the auspices of the St. Cyril and Methodius Foundation. Ms. Tsoneva is the recipient of numerous awards, including Eugen Coca, Young String Players, and Five Towns, and has appeared at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Royal Festival Hall in London, and Boston’s Jordan Hall, among others.
She began to study the violin at age five and made her solo debut with orchestra at age nine, in her native Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The recipient of a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, Ms. Tsoneva currently lives in New York and is a frequent player on Broadway, in the recording studio, and with Orchestra of St. Luke's. A sought-after collaborator for her versatility, her work on albums such as Sting’s If on a Winter’s Night, Renée Fleming and Friends, and Jazz pianist Eddie Higgins’ Moonlight Becomes You, highlights her multifaceted career and wide- ranging repertoire. She has collaborated with artists such as Caetano Veloso, Savion Glover, Chiara Civello, and Wynton Marsalis. Tsoneva’s TV and Radio credits include PBS Live From Lincoln Center: Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, WQXR, WRTI, NPR, and Bulgarian National Television and Radio, among others.
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As a bassist and producer, Pete Donovan is at home in many different genres: from jazz to progressive rock, from the orchestra hall to the downtown hole in the wall. In his 30 years in NYC, he has performed with a diverse mix of artists such as Sting, Beck, Rufus Wainwright, Lady Gaga, Bono (from U2), Quincy Jones, Phil Ramone, The Who, The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, José Carreras, Placido Domingo, Marvin Hamlisch, Jane Krakowski, Patti Lupone, Liza Minelli, Kelli O’Hara and virtuoso accordionist and composer Guy Klusevcek. Throughout his versatile career, Pete has also performed with some of the leading orchestras in the US, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony and the Detroit Symphony. He has appeared at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Caramoor and San Francisco Jazz festivals and on the Metropolitan Opera stage.
Donovan has worked on Broadway for 25 years and is currently a member of the house band for Mrs. Doubtfire.
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