“His intonation is irreproachable, his technique clean, his tone uncommonly pure, and he communicates directly with a musical sensitivity that demands and holds the attention." – The Los Angeles Times
“Solow finished off the crowd with incandescent readings of lollipops by
Boccherini, Prokofiev, and Carl Davidov, grandfather of the Russian cello school.
It was totally insane, and the audience was shrieking at the end.” Laurence Vittes: The Huffington Post
Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simon Gollo, has performed with or as a soloist with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), at Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, at National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), at Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City, Mexico), and Teatro Mayor, (Bogota, Colombia).
Top prizewinner at the Starling International Violin Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, Monte Belknap studie with the world-renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the University of Cincinnati Conservatoy and served on the faculty for the Starling Preparatory String Project as the graduate assistant of Kurt Sassmannshaus. He records as concertmaster for film, television and video games and performs as soloist and chamber musician worldwide.
Recording artist, chamber musician, soloist, Russell Harlow is hailed as one of the finest solo and chamber clarinetists today.
Critics say: "Russell Harlow, clarinetist and co-director of the festival, was nothing short of brilliant..he showed what an extraordinary chamber musician he is with his engaging and disarmingly light-handed performance. He captured the melodicism and tender simplicity of the music with his refined and elegant performance." Deseret News
"Harlow's cantabile prowess never failed to touch the soul." Salt Lake Tribune
Festival founder and director, Juilliard-trained violist Leslie Harlow is equally at home diving into major chamber works with like-minded professional colleagues and recording solos for film and television soundtracks. Under her direction the Beethoven Festival, Utah's oldest classical music festival, has presented nearly 700 chamber music concerts from Utah to New York City.