Beginning in the late 1990s, celebrities such as Jake Shimabukuro, Zooey Deschanel, and Eddie Vedder helped to reintroduce the ukulele to America.
From a young age, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez lived a musical life, first studying at a conservatory and later performing with his father’s television band.
Growing up in India, Ragamala Dance Company co-founder Ranee Ramaswamy studied classical dance the way many girls in the United States take up ballet or tap.
Catalyst Quartet violinist Karla Donehew-Perez says the foursome wanted to make a splash with its debut recording.
When Catalyst Quartet violinist Karla Donehew-Perez’s family left Puerto Rico for California, it was the first step in realizing her dream to become a classical musician.