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Herbert Meets: Lady Jess

Herbert Meets: Lady Jess

Lady Jess by Zach Hyman 

Lady Jess is a New-York based violinist who between touring with Beyoncé, Max Richter and the The Roots also co-artistic directs the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, whose mission is to promote the work of underrepresented groups in classical music with a priority on music by women and people of colour. I wanted to get an insight into Lady Jess’ ethos and background and what had contributed to making her the committed and unapologetic artist she is today.  read more

Herbert Meets: Willie Alexander

Herbert Meets: Willie Alexander

Willie Alexander is a New York based musician and composer whose journey began with the accidental discovery of his singing talent. Fast-forward to today and Willie has just completed a five year stint with the San Francisco Symphony and now lives in New York where he is composing – most recently the music for Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS Fashion show. 

I soon found out when listening to his story that Willie is tenacious, warm and unafraid to get to the heart of the matter, so that’s exactly what we did.  read more

Herbert’s Ones To Watch 2020

Herbert’s Ones To Watch 2020 

We feel that this year is an auspicious one and we hope it is exactly that for you. To kick it off, Herbert and I wanted to share our predicitions of which ten classical music artists will cause some serious waves this year.

If you like and hear what you see, please go and watch, listen and support these talented rising artists. 

 1.Nana Ouyang

Nana Ouyang by Jumbo Tsui 

19-year-old Nana Ouyang is a rising cellist that supercharges what it means to be a ‘triple-threat.’  At just 15 she released her debut cello solo album ’15.’  The same year – also a budding actress, she starred as the lead in Jackie Chan’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Bleeding Steel.’ She since has been building her acting career, her 14 million followers on Chinese social platform ‘Weibo’ and has also caught the attention of the fashion world. Watch the space for what Nana does next.  read more

Herbert’s One’s To Watch | Kelsey Lu

Herbert Uncovers: Kesley Lu 

All hail Lady Lu. 

Lu, (nb: she doesn’t like ‘kelsey’) started studying classical composition at the age of 6, picked up the cello at age 9 and studied cello performance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Her music is thoughtful, her cello playing is real and so present and her voice is girlish, honest and haunting.

Lu is a hot topic and there are lots of great features/ interviews out there: Fact Magazine | Pitchfork | Elle | Vogue | | I-D.  She’s also fresh off her first Glastonbury appearance and has an upcoming Superbowl collaboration with Solange in September 2017. read more

Devonté Hynes

Herbert Spotlight | Devonté Hynes

Herbert Spotlight | Devonté Hynes 

Herbert had to create a new type of feature to showcase the amazing work that Dev Hynes / Devonté Hynes / Blood Orange has just created. 

Photo by Bella Howard.

Dev / Devonté Hynes aka. Blood Orange has just finished an artist residency at NumeroVenti,– a studio in Florence for contemporary art and design development. The studio is also open to local and international artists for co-living and studio working space  read more

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