The Symphonova



June 22, 2018


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Performance @ The Isabel

The Symphonova is an ensemble of soloists led by a conductor using digital technologies to create a full symphonic sound and experience anywhere. Inventor, conductor and music technologist, Shelley Katz presents the Symphonova vision and explains some of the Symphonova technologies for sound production and gestural control

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About The Symphonova 

Conductor, pianist and music-technologist Shelley Katz graduated from the Julliard School where he studied under Nadia Reisenberg, and worked under eminent conductors including Bernstein, Oszawa, and Skrowaczewski as the pianist in the New York Contemporary Ensemble. His interest in vocal accompaniment led to worldwide performances and recordings with some of the world’s great singers, including Nikolai Gedda, Katie Ricciarelli and Dame Gwyneth Jones. Dr Katz has worked as solo repetitor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, guest Conductor of the Duisberg Studio Orchestra, Studien Leiter and Conductor at the Theatre der Stadt Koblenz and the Staatstheatre Mainz. He appeared in leading festivals and venues worldwide, including the Wigmore Hall, the Suntory Concert hall, the Musik Verein, and Carnegie Hall. Expert in music technology, he is author of several granted patents in loudspeaker related technologies. His research into ultra-high-fidelity sound reproduction and gestural control led to the conceptualisation of the Symphonova.