Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, syndicated columnist, distinguished university professor, lecturer and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of leadership and communication skills, Adubato also served in the mid 1980s as New Jersey’s youngest state legislator at the age of 26.
Alec Baldwin is a graduate of New York University (BFA, Tisch, ’94) and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from NYU in 2010. He last appeared on stage in 2015 in Arthur Miller's All My Sons at Guild Hall in East Hampton. In 2013, he starred in the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler’s Orphans and in 2010, the Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus directed by Tony Walton.
Doug Balliett is a prolific artist whose career has spanned classical performance, composition, rap, rock, spoken word, period performance and conducting. As a double bassist he has performed with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Modern, the Ensemble Modern Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony (principal and assistant principal) and the Metropolis Ensemble.
New York City-based bassoonist and composer Brad Balliett is gaining a reputation for unusual and thought-provoking programming, performance and composition. As a bassoonist, Brad performs as a member of several groups around New York City, including The Declassified, Metropolis Ensemble, Signal, the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, Anthony Braxton's Trillium Orchestra and Ensemble ACJW, and is a founding member of The Declassified, DZ4 and the Deviant Septet.
Clemency Burton-Hill is one of the UK’s leading arts broadcasters and writers. The host of BBC Radio 3’s Sony Award-nominated Weekend Breakfast show, BBC Proms and New Generation Artists, she is also a regular presence on BBC television, hosting shows including Young Musician of the Year, the Culture Show and the Review Show.
Helga Davis served as a principle actor in the 25th-anniversary international revival of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's seminal opera Einstein on the Beach. Her appearance in You Us We All by Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) and Andrew Ondrejcak marked her fifth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.
David Dubal is a distinguished pianist, author and teacher at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. An authority on the piano, Dubal is the author of "The Art of the Piano" and "Evenings with Horowitz," among others.
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 150-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.
David Garland hosts Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons on WQXR. He is the host and producer of Movies On The Radio, Saturdays at 9 pm, a show that explores the art of music for film, from classics to indies to blockbusters. Garland presents early music on WQXR, Sundays, 4 pm.
Nimet Habachy hosts Overnight Music on WQXR. For seven years she worked at New York City Opera as the Assistant to the Company Manager and was a language coach for French and Italian. A native of Cairo, Habachy has traveled abroad extensively and has contributed to the Travel section of The New York Times.
Terrance McKnight's varied musical experience, from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio, opens his listeners' minds and ears.
Charlotte Mundy spends most of her time singing, listening to or thinking about contemporary music. Before joining Q2 Music, she hosted a weekly new-music show on CIUT FM in Toronto. Recently noted by the New York Times for her performance of "tart and gangly lines, well sung," she has sung in forests and abandoned warehouses, while playing a hot tub/balnophone hybrid instrument outside in the middle of winter and another time while wearing an 8-channel speaker-suit. Follow her on Twitter at @csmundy.
Kerry Nolan anchors the morning newscasts on WQXR. She came to WNYC in 1993 and has been local host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. She has filled in as guest host on WNYC produced programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck and On the Media.
A native of Cuba, Rafael Pi Roman received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Florida State University. After receiving his Master’s Degree in International Affairs, also from Florida State University, Mr. Pi Roman moved to New York City to attend the NYU Graduate Film School.
In 1985 he became the head of NABET 15, the freelance film and television workers local of The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. (NABET 15 was a “local” whose jurisdiction included the entire country except Los Angeles.) In 1989 Mr. Pi Roman left the union to become the host of “Visiones”, WNBC-TV’s public affairs program directed at the Latino population of New York City and the tri-state area. In the fall of 1992, Mr. Pi Roman wrote and hosted “Nuestra Moda” a national prime time special profiling the great Hispanic fashion designers for the Univision Spanish television network, and later that year, he moved to Thirteen/WNET, where he anchored “The Bulldog Edition”, the station’s nightly news.
Considered by critics to be one of the most important and exciting performers on the contemporary scene today, the violinist Mary Rowell cannot be classified. Known for her work with the Grammy Award-winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson, she has carved an indelible place in the contemporary classical music world with the post-classical quartet ETHEL of which she is co-founder.
Juilliard professor, music critic and columnist for The New York Times, New York City native and concert host Robert Sherman spans classical and folk music as host of The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR and Woody's Children on WFUV.
Lisa Simeone hosts WDAV's nationally syndicated World of Opera and Spoleto Chamber Music 2010. She also hosts The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series and the internationally syndicated documentary series Soundprint. Lisa has more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera.
Nadia Sirota hosts regularly for Q2 Music. Before Q2 Music, she hosted Overnight Music on WNYC and WQXR. Her program was awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Radio and Internet Broadcast in 2010, and has been described by Alex Ross of the New Yorker as “radio we can believe in.” Nadia is also a highly sought-after violist known for her compelling energy and unique ability to interpret new scores.
Jeff Spurgeon has been the guiding voice for a broadcast journalism class in a high school in Queens and several New York City choirs, hosting numerous concerts around the world and working as a radio host and newscaster for over 30 years.
Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates his 17th season as music director of the San Francisco Symphony during the orchestra's 2011-12 Centennial Season. He and the orchestra have been praised by critics for innovative programming and for bringing the works of American composers to the fore, and have brought new audiences into Davies Symphony Hall.
Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. He is founder and Music Director of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, the acclaimed concert series currently in its 22nd season at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City; in his sixth season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York and fourth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra; Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music; and a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.