June 10, 2021 - 5:30pm-7pm
Carolina Díaz Chan is a classically trained violist, arranger, and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Greenville Symphony, Good Shepherd Collective, Divina Artisti, and Fleur Seule among others.
Carolina received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education with a minor in American Sign Language from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. She holds a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Outside of music and teaching, Carolina is passionate about Intersectional Environmentalism, vegan cooking, gardening, and biking. To listen to some of Carolina’s recordings and receive her contact info, please check out her new website.
Born and raised in Barbados, 23-year-old Mylez Gittens has been deeply tuned with music since birth, having over a decade of experience as a classically trained violinist studying at the Royal School of Music (UK), Berklee College of Music, and City College. Mylez Gittens has gained quite a notable reputation for his solo career and collaborations. Not content to rest on his laurels, he is always building towards the next release, adding more classics to his repertoire. Mylez Gittens is “A Painter who Paints his Masterpieces on Silence.”
Newly formed Brooklyn based Duo – The F-Tones – bridge the gap between popular and classical music. These two passionate Brooklyn locals Marcin Wisniewski, guitar, and Dwayne Beach, 5-string violin, infuse their music with familiar melodies into a unique collage of harmony, melody, and rhythm into a creative and consonant combination.
While the F-Tones many not have came from precocious roots in the arts, their technical virtuosity, easily accessible and relatable musical style awe and inspire the listener. Their music is best described as a captivating fusion of acoustic classical, folk, and world music. Their Polish and Belizean roots have helped create such amazingly dance friendly tunes filled with melodies previously heard, transforming pop into classical, and classical into contemporary pop.
Mylez Gittens, and the F-Tones are part of the Reconnect Series. Hudson Square has partnered with IAH Studio to curate Thursday evenings in June, featuring stringed musicians of color. The Reconnect series features music and an outdoor art gallery/studio on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-2pm and Thursdays from 6pm-7pm, on Little 6th Avenue and Dominick Street.