Made in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century. Founded by conductor Jacomo Bairos and composer/arranger Sam Hyken in 2013, Nu Deco has worked with genre-bending artists such as Jacob Collier, Danay Suarez, Ben Folds, Kishi Bashi, among others and has premiered over 100 new works and arrangements in their first three seasons. Nu Deco Ensemble ignites the imaginations and passions of music lovers of all ages, contributing significantly to the cultural renaissance of South Florida. Fusing a collaborative enthusiasm for new music with classical and popular traditions, Nu Deco Ensemble aspires to represent Miami on the world’s stage.
About Andy Akiho
Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive, “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. Recent engagements include commissioned premieres by the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW; a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and three concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Additionally, his compositions have been featured on PBS’s “News Hour with Jim Lehrer” and by organizations such as Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music. Akiho’s debut CD No One To Know One, on innova Recordings, features brilliantly crafted compositions that pose intricate rhythms and exotic timbres around his primary instrument, the steel pan.
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