Syrinx: XXII had its premier concert in Manhattan in April, 2014, receiving an immediate invitation to return in 2015, along with invitations to perform at the CCB in Lisbon in 2015. The group toured India in 2016 and is planning their next tour for November of 2018. Composers have taken note and have written for the group’s distinctive sound and musicianship.
António Carrilho performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor with numerous ensembles and orchestras around the world in works ranging from the pre-Baroque to the avant-garde. He has recorded on the Naxos, Encherialis, and Numérica labels, as well as for the Cultural Ministry of Amazonia (Brazil), Arte (France), Public Television and the Arts Ministry/Movement for Musical Patrimony of Portugal. In addition to his prizes at the 2001 Moeck Solo Recorder Competition in the UK and the 1999 Solo Recorder Competition in Haifa, Israel, he was also awarded an audience prize as well as prizes for best interpretations of 17th and 20th Century repertoire at other international competitions. Along with his global performances and masterclasses Mr. Carrilho is also on faculty in his native Portugal at ESART, the Superior School of Applied Arts where he teaches both recorder and chamber music.Katharine Rawdon : Flute
The Lisbon-based American flutist Katharine Rawdon is a Powell Artist, representing the pre-eminent American flute company as performer and master class teacher. She was Co-Principal Flute of the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa in Lisbon for 25 years, performing solo concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, Boulez, and Delgado with the principal Portuguese orchestras, orchestras in New York, and in California. She has performed by invitation at two National Flute Association conventions; as a chamber musician she was presented twice at Weill Recital Hall and won First Prize in the Yellow Springs and Artists International Debut Competition. She has performed with pianist Raj Bhimani in New York, California, Paris, India, and in Portugal for the Portuguese National Radio. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Pomona College, with honors from the Manhattan School of Music, and was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow.
Raj Bhimani : Piano
Pianist Raj Bhimani’s concerts are “virtuosic, heartfelt and eloquent,” writes New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman. Time Out NY noted him for being a “gifted and highly expressive pianist.” Mr. Bhimani performs across North America, Europe and India, and appears regularly at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He has released CDs of Schubert and Thérèse Brenet on the Delatour Label, and two more of Brahms and Brenet for the Editions de la Musique Fabrique. He has taught at NYU, Concordia College, and the 92nd Street Y. He served on the board of The Leschetizky Association and teaches students of all ages, some of whom have been heard at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious locations.
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