~ HOFFER / OLIVEIRA / RTE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCH
This Artek new release features three new works by multiple Emmy award nominee and Meet the Composer Grant recipient Bernard Hoffer, composer of numerous hit TV series including "Thunder Cats", as well as the PBS MacNeil-Lehrer Report music & theme! The three concertos, for violin, piano and English horn respectively, are played by internationally renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira, pianist Randall Hodgkinson and American hornist icon, Thomas Stacy. Mr. Oliveira remains the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Int'l Competition, and the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, among other honors. Grammy® nominee Thomas Stacy, responsible for the largest expansion of English Horn repertory in history, became the instrument's most recognized soloist during his 39 seasons with the New York Philharmonic. Randall Hodgkinson achieved recognition as a winner of the Int'l American Music Competition, and as a featured soloist with major orchestras in America and abroad.
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