Press Acclaim

Acclaim for 2015 Asia Tour

A Certifiable Five-Star Performance

"...the strings were oceanic and the brass thunderous. That, together with the woodwinds' chirps and cheers, was like Mother Nature's own chorus... by the end of the evening, the audience was thoroughly blown away and their hands were throbbing with pain after multiple curtain calls."

Time Out Hong Kong (July 2015) [more]

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace