Take a classically-trained violinist who began studying at the age of 3, two music performance degrees, add a loop pedal and a dash of humor, and you have Rob Landes. Landes has become a sensation on both YouTube and Bilibili (China’s most popular short-video platform) for his combination of video game music, pop music, comedy, and costumes. With over 1.8 Million subscribers worldwide and 150 million views online, Rob has delighted diverse audiences with hundreds of musical covers in unique ways of presenting that music.
Katie Jacoby is a New York City-based electric and acoustic violinist. She is a founding member of the gypsy jazz group The Showdown Kids, an acoustic trio that combines an inventive repertoire and conversational interplay, while capturing the spirited sound of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. She currently tours with The Who. Her original music can be found wherever you listen to music.
Stefan Milenkovich has been established as one of the great violinists of his generation. Serbia’s Artist of the Century, Most Humane Person, and Brand Personality of the Year, Milenkovich enjoys a prolific career as an internationally sought-after soloist and recitalist.
Firmly dedicated to pedagogical work, Milenkovich taught in collaboration with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School in New York City.
Lyrical violinist Susan Holloway is a passionate artist whose playing captures the essence of music, allowing the listener to hear with the heart and feel with the soul. Holloway’s music has a universal appeal, garnering over 3 million YouTube views, 106,000 Facebook followers, and 200,000 followers on Instagram.
Rudolf Haken is a composer and violist internationally renowned for his creative melding of disparate musical styles and genres. He is particularly known for his work with extended-range violas, appearing in concert on four continents with his Rivinus five-string viola and Jensen six-string electric viola.
Professor Haken requires the use of Trala in his studio.