Boris Goldmund studied harp in New York City with internationally renowned harpist, Modred Dilling. He began his concert career in 1983 and has performed in almost every imaginable venue. His credits include a recital for First Lady, Nancy Reagan in 1985, the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the President of Katzatsan, as well as Presidents Clinton and Carter. He was the featured soloist at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco for it's first 10 years and was the harpist for the US Navy at Treasure Island. He has been featurd on 20/20 with Barbara Walters and Getaways of the Rich and Famous.
The Brassworks is a group of professional San Francisco Bay Area musicians, founded by Frank Beau Davis and Dave Miles and led by trumpeter/arranger Frank Beau Davis, a native San Franciscan and a graduate of Lowell High and San Francisco State University. The Brassworks Quintet consists of tuba, trombone/euphonium, french horn, and two trumpets, doubling on cornet, flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet. The six-piece Brassworks Band is made up of this versatile quintet, plus our drummer. The Brassworks performs a wide range of musical styles: renaissance, baroque, classical & romantic, folk & fiddle tunes, marches, ragtime, Dixieland, blues, swing, rock, Motown, Latin, Broadway show tunes and concert works. The Band's specialty--to which our first album is devoted--is period ballroom music from 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
Quality, versitility and taste plus a unique treatment of a variety of musical styles is a well known trademark of Davis Ramey. He has been a leading guitarist in San Francico and Northern California for over twenty years. Davis is equally accomplished in Jazz and classical realms and has a repertoire that also includes diverse styles such as Brazilian, Italian, Show Tunes, Tango and more. Some of the ensembles Davis has to offer are:
Whether you're planning a wedding, holiday party or corporate bash, Encore can create a magical atmosphere with their beautiful classical music that will set your event apart. They offer various combinations including duo, trio and quartet and feature violin, viola, cello and flute. Whatever your needs, Encore will provide an experienced, professional group to creat the mood you choose for your event. This unique consortium of Bay Area musicians is structured for maximum flexibility.
Laura Simpson is a professional harpist dedicated to providing an elegant musical ambience for your ceremony or reception. Her extensive wedding experience can help to guide you through the maze of choices with prelude, ceremony, recessional and reception music. Laura works with the finest musicians in the greater Bay Area and can fill out a harp ensemble with violin, viola, cello, flute or a second harp.
Michelle is a professional harpist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but performing throughout the United States. For over twenty years, she has played 150+ appearances per year, varying from studio recordings to concerts, theater productions, and private engagements. After attending San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Michelle began working with big bands, vocalists, instrumentalists, and other recording artists, including: Frank Sinatra, Sr. - k.d. Lang - Tony Bennett - Betty Carter and the Kronos Quartet Count Basie - Sarah Vaughn - Henry Mancini - Nelson Riddle and Sammy Davis, Jr. Michelle is a contract harpist for George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch Sound Studios. She has recorded the film scores for the movies "Mimic," "Jurassic Park #3," and "Predator," to name a few, as well as documentaries and HBO feature films.
Classically trained from age four, Krista Strader brings together a high standard of performance, dedication, and passion to her art. An orchestral and solo harpist, Krista combines twenty-seven years of playing the harp with her knowledge, skill, and experience gained from over fourteen years as a full-time professional. Krista has performed for international royalty, Hollywood celebrities, government dignitaries Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Powell, and the family of President Nixon. She has performed with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra, All-American Boys Chorus, Napa Valley Symphony, and Lamplighters Theatre Company. Krista has been the featured harpist with the Mark Thallander Foundation, with recent guest conductor John Rutter. She has enjoyed roles as Principal Harpist and concerto soloist with the William Lock Singers and Orchestra, major works including Handel's B-flat Concerto and Ravel's Introduction and Allegro.
Whether you dream of a picturesque formation of violins cascading down a grand staircase for cocktail reception and dinner, or the romantic charm of violins serenading guests at a garden wedding, we have the experience and resources to tailor a unique musical experience as you envision it. Let Starlite Strings fulfill your dream of featuring beautiful music for your wedding ceremony, reception, corporate party, or other special celebration. Offering a wide selection of versatile ensembles from which to choose, Starlite Strings will assist you in making the right choice to complement the elegance and ambiance of your event.
Romanza features talented musicians who reside and perform in the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country. Drawing on years of experience, these artists consistently deliver sterling performances for corporate dinners, winery events and social functions.
A favorite with meeting planners, Romanza usually performs as a quartet or trio. For events with a small number of guests, they also offer duo and solo performances. The personnel consists of exceedingly accomplished musicians, whose individual career highlights include: concertmaster of Berkeley Symphony; arranging and recording session work for television and movies; violinist with Philharmonia Baroque, and principal cellist with American Philharmonic.
Leader, Kathryn Vast enjoys assembling themed selections by lesser-known composers and has collected one of the most extensive music libraries in the Bay Area. Kathryn has a long history of pleasing audiences; this summer, from June 16 through 29, she will be performing in Vienna and Hungary.