Congratulations Hans Zimmer, Best Original Score 2022 for the Academy
"Let me say this, had it not been for you and most of these people in this room, this would never have happened. Had it not been for all the musicians in this band, all the musicians in my life, who have given me the confidence to go and do these things."
"We want to set an example and appear together as millennials to show that we stick together across borders," says violinist Gabriel Karger. As the initiator of an overwhelming musical message of peace for Ukraine, in cooperation with Jeunesse, he brings together young students and graduates from the music universities in Vienna.
Solidarity concert for Ukraine by Music Traveler Ambassador, Kirill Gerstein
Music has always been a bridge across cultures, bringing people closer together. It will no doubt continue to bring us together as a community across the globe, across ideologies, across borders. Some of Music Traveler’s wonderful ambassadors are extremely proactive in their help. If you are in Berlin, Germany, on the 15th of March, please support-
Sometimes, listening to music is a reflective and solitary activity that takes you into the simplest places within. At other times, the experience of listening to music is a wild party peopled by legends from the past and present whose unlikely mingling creates outrageous and beautiful music where you would least have expected to find it.
It’s been a trying time for musicians, but one thing is for sure, Switzerland, with its wealth of concert halls, festivals, residencies and finely curated studio spaces, remains as much ever, an energetic hub for classical, jazz and many other musical genres.
MusicTraveler.TV Streaming Artists: Aino Peltomaa & Ensemble Gamut!
Finnish singer Aino Peltomaa’s pure and contemplative voice is at the center of a number of exciting choir projects that reimagine modern audiences’ interaction with medieval, renaissance, and devotional music.
Multiple award-winning pianist Sun Hee You, is one of the most exciting talents of her generation. Her world has revolved around classical music from a very young age, yet she’s often compared to a jazz performer for her malleable and bold style. The longtime resident of Italy, is equally at home wowing audiences of the Rome Symphony, numerous jazz
Ian Fisher’s prolific songwriting, described as “half Americana and half Abbey Road-worthy pop” by Rolling Stone, carries the hallmarks of a critical thinker, a 70's music aficionado and most of all a veteran entertainer. Versatile but consistent in his influences, Fisher stands apart as hauntingly genuine.
Based on the refreshing premise that sibling rivalry is overrated, Marie-Luise and Christoph Dingler’s duo The Twiolins is an emotionally nuanced and energetic project at the peak of today’s progressive classic music scene.
From the beginning, we at Music Traveler have worked hard to break barriers in the music industry and have been proactive in our belief that being paid for performances should not be an afterthought. As such, today we are proud to introduce MusicTraveler.TV.
As a singer and guitarist debuting onto the 2000’s hard rock scene, it goes without saying that Jacob Bunton looked up to 80’s and 90’sheavy metal acts like Guns ‘N Roses and Mötley Crüe. That’s one cliché to which the Emmy-Award-winning composer adheres. Besides that, Bunton’s penchant for dismantling stereotypes is, if nothing else, uncanny.
Demian Licht is a Mexican sound designer whose ambiental techcho EP trilogy Female Criminals has caught the attention of the underground, gaining a favorable review from Resident Advisor as a bold and energetic exploration of womanhood and the Berlin-based producer’s “dark impulses”.
Mix a hint of scotish melancholy with the spiritual optimism it takes to succeed as a busker, add in a touch of Sharon Van Etten and 70s nostalgia for good measure and you get Ailsa and the Seahorses, the indie folk project project of Edinburgh native Ailsa McEwan.
No stranger to the music industry, Buenos Aires-native Cisco Pema 's approach as a vocalist, bass player and composer lends itself well to virant live acoustic performance and studio sessions that are well worth diving into to boost your mood with some positive vibes.
Called “a shining light” among jazz guitarists by the New Yorker, and one of the top ten guitarists in the world according to Musicians Magazine, Muthspiel is known for his intuitive, probing style and penchant for improvisation that has made him one of the most influential jazz guitarists of our time.
A cross between a mischievous character from Mark Twain’s America and a young Dolly Parton, Music Traveler ambassador Hillary Klug earned her chops on the fiddle as a full-time busker on her path to becoming an internationally renowned recording artist, the all-American buck dancing champion, and a YouTube star.
At age 29, cellist Alisa Weilerstein was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” to take cello music to new heights. Although the award came to her as a surprise, Weilerstein, was well deserving of the accolade. Her phenomenal talent for interpreting compositions from the sixteenth century to modern times...
For many of us Fukishima, like Chernobyl for a previous generation, sparked a call for action and a deep reflection on environmental issues. For German Chancellor Angela Merkel, it meant a moratorium on nuclear energy, for Cota Biggbang it meant composing HumanERROR, a career-defining album that spoke out against the Japanese government’s shortsigh
Edoardo Longo Calgari’s beautiful Lichtenberg-based Soundrays Studio is the meeting point between his achievements as a music producer and co-founder of Berlin-based Cashmere Radio and his reputation for exciting mixing and recordings
We love this city also for its many museums and monuments and of course iconic music venues such as the Musikverein and the Vienna State Opera. Viennese coffee houses are abundant and buzzing with creatives and tourists alike...just walking around gets us inspired to create music.