John Anderson is a classical pianist with two performance degrees from the Accademia Musicale Pescarese and a degree in musicology from the University of Oxford. He is the founder and general manager of Odradek Records, of GhostLabel.net, the white-label marketing and distribution service, and the inventor of the democratic blind evaluation platform ANONYMUZE.com. He is owner of Studio Odradek (in Italy), and manager of Ashlar LC, a Kansas property management firm dedicated to historical preservation and “adaptive reuse”. He teaches pre-academy piano courses at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese.
Enrique Valverde is since September 2017 the General Manager of Odradek Records. A music consultant specialized in classical music, he has worked for the Spanish Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM), the most important music promoter in Spain. He is also founder and director of ExpoClásica, the first Classical Music expo in Spain, and has worked for Universal Music Spain, Caja Madrid Foundation and several other music foundations, agencies and orchestras.
Andie has a linguistic and cultural formation, including BAs in French Studies (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), in Hispanic Studies (Hellenic Open University), and an MSc from the Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, in Cultural Management & Policy.
She has worked in festivals both in Greece and abroad (Edinburgh International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Imaginate-Bank of Scotland Children Theatre Festival, Contemporary Music Festival Synthermia), as well as a Freelance Programming & Events Manager at the Municipal Enterprise for Cultural, Sports & Environmental Development of Thermi-Thessaloniki. She is also an independent artist – her works can be found in Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki.
Economist and Statistician Ricardo has a background in finance, and a broad knowledge of business administration, finance and marketing, obtained during his training in Madrid.
He previously worked for the Bank of Spain as a member of the management team within the Statistics Division, and for Barclays Bank as a Financial Analyst. He was also team leader at an outstanding Foundation, working on the economic follow-up of projects implemented in the Middle East.
On the other hand, he is also a Tutor of Mathematics, and is currently completing his postgraduate studies in that discipline.
Tube Studio / Emme Produzioni Musicali / Fara Music Festival
I have had the pleasure and honor to work with some of the greatest jazz musicians on a international level such as: John Scofield, Yellow Jackets, Tuck & Patti, Roy Hargrove, Shai Maestro, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein, Jonathan Kreisberg, Danilo Rea, Enrico Rava, Chihiro Yamanaka, Orlando Le Fleming, Will Vinson, Aaron Goldberg, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rick Margitza, Gregory Hutchinson, Matt Penman, Jason Lindner, Kevin Hays, Reuben Rogers, George Garzone, Maria Pia De Vito, Roberto Gatto, Fabrizio Bosso, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Fabio Zeppetella, Ares Tavolazzi, Ellade Bandini…
With a background in television, Tommaso Tuzj decided to dedicate himself to photography, opening Hoshi Studio in 2009, and working as Odradek’s primary photographer since Odradek’s opening in 2012. He brings with him his passion for photography and cinematography, with a constant search for new points of view. Alto Riot calls Odradek “a leader in visual identity… The genre as a whole can learn a lot from the art direction of Odradek Records. Their album art brings a sense of naturalness to their artist roster and in a sense a greater respect for their music and the listener.”
David is an organist, videographer and translator. As an organist he studied in his hometown Vienna and in Amsterdam, where he received an MA in organ performance. He has won prizes at many international organ competitions. During his instrumental studies, David developed a keen interest in many other fields, including filmmaking, an interest which has finally led him to becoming Odradek’s videographer. Additionally, he works as a German translator and coaches Odradek’s artists to improve their presence on screen.
A trained engineer (Ecole Polytechnique, ENST Paris), Thomas has developed solid skills in acoustics and analogue and digital sound processing at – among others – IRCAM, CNR Boulogne and in contact with Radio France’s teams. Twenty years of instrumental practice in orchestras have enabled him to speak the same creative and technical language as the musicians he records.
Thomas has worked with numerous artists/composers from different backgrounds, such as Tigran Hamasyan, Jacques Coursil, Robert Kaddouch, Martial Solal, Gary Peacock, Alexander Muller, Laura Littardi, Saied Shanbezadeh, Nawal, Olivier Calmel, Frédéric Sans, Philippe Hurrel, Karol Beffa, Bruno Gillet, Natalie Dessay, Vincent Bouchot, Frédéric Laroque, Bertrand Cervera, Daniel Wagner, Anne Gravoin, Alexis Descharmes, Renaud et Gauthier Capucon, Xavier Philipps et Jean-Marc Philips-Varjabédian, Michel Strauss, Macha Beloussova…
PIANIST\\AUDIO DESIGNER\\COMPOSER\\ARRANGER\\ sessionman for M° Ennio Morricone, M° Nicola Piovani and M° Germano Mazzocchetti also cooperate in various projects with musicians of Italian and international jazz scene. Uscitanord, Rolli’s Tones Big Band, M-Edit Ensamble, Alessandro Gwis, Luca Pirozzi, Pippo Matino, Luca Bulgarelli, Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano Micarelli, Daniele Tittarelli, Dado Moroni, Massimo Manzi, Armando Sciommeri, Marco Siniscalco, Andrea Avena, Antonio Onorato, Speakin’4, Otmaro Ruiz, Israel Varela, Maurizio Rolli, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Dario Deidda, Franco D’Andrea, Max Ionata, Javier Girotto, Franco Mezzena, Kelly Joice, Franco Cerri, Lutte Berg, Gianluca Esposito, Mauro Grossi, John B Arnold, Maurizio Giammarco, Flavio Boltro, John Stowel, Alex Acuna, Angelo Valori, Phyllis Blandford, Diana Torto, Angelo Trabucco, Giuliano Mazzoccante, Gilda Buttà, Marco Di Battista, Michele Campanella, Alexander Lonquic…
Francesco has recorded and mixed jazz albums for Tube Recording Studio since 2012. Francesco works as a studio and live sound engineer, and serves as the sound engineer of Fara Music Festival and Sabina Music Summer as well. His collaborations include: Roy Hargrove Quintet, Roberta Gambarini Quintet, Shai Maestro, Kevin Hays, Gilad Hekselman, Jonathan Kreisberg, Michael Rosen, Coparoom, Fabio Zeppetella, Reuben Rogers, Matt Penman, Greg Hutchinson, Filippo Cosentino, Unicam Jazz Quartet, Mynah, Andrea Garibaldi, Alessandro Deledda Quartet feat. Francesco Bearzatti, Francesco Mascio Trio feat. Luca Aquino…
Location Sound Engineer
After finishing his musical studies – an organ diploma and a Master in basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, he went on to complete a Masters in Sound Engineering at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich. In the past years he has produced CD recordings with successful ensembles such as Profeti della Quinta, La Meridiana as well as radio recordings for Swiss Radio SRF Kultur with famous ensembles like La Venexiana, Zehetmair Quartett and Les Passions de l’Ame. Oren has also produced CDs featuring himself as the soloist, presenting organ music on historic organs of north Italy as well as modern organs.
Luigi Fusco has worked for Fabbrini Pianoforte since 1996. He apprenticed under Angelo Fabbrini, and studied advanced courses for piano technicians at Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, where he received the “Concert Technician” diploma, as well as in France where he received the Pleyel Technician Certificate.
During the course of his professional career he has worked for many important festivals such as the Spoleto Festival (Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto) and he has accompanied many renowned pianists on tour as their personal technician, including M. Campanella, S. De Palma, R. Lupu, A. Lonquich, L. Berman, M. Perahia, G. Sokolov, K. Zimerman, V. Ashkenazy, L.O. Andsnes, J. Lisiecki, and M. Uccida.
Joanna Wyld read Music at New College, Oxford, where she was an Instrumental Scholar. She was listed as one of the Women of Distinction in 25 Years of Women at New College, and was the joint winner of the Oxford University Sinfonia Composition Competition. Joanna achieved a Masters degree (MMus) from King’s College, London and studied flute at the Royal Academy of Music.
Joanna has written notes for numerous artists including the BBC Orchestras, RPO, RLPO, LSO, Hallé, Barbara Bonney, Nicola Benedetti, and the Labèque sisters.
Joanna won the 2014 OUP spoof Grove Dictionary article competition, also winning the second and third runner-up places.
Hugh Collins Rice studied at the Universities of Oxford and Sussex and is currently a Lecturer at Oriel College, Oxford.Publications include articles on Schnittke, Schoenberg, Walton and Lutoslawski.
He has won significant prizes for his compositions, and his music has been broadcast and performed at many venues across Britain and in Europe, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.Performers have included the Hilliard Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, Jane Manning, Swingle Singers and the Coull Quartet.His Sequentiae Hildegardenses will be released on cd later this year.
Yukiko Kojima is a native of Nagano, Japan. She received her Bachelor of Music in solo performance from McGill University where she was a student of Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto. She was awarded the Vladimir Elgart Award, the Bruneau Prize, and Outstanding Achievement in Piano from McGill University. In 2007, she won 2nd prize (no 1st prize assigned) in the second Masters Piano Competition in Tokyo. Her major repertoire includes John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, György Ligeti, Henri Dutilleux, and Akira Miyoshi. She released Akira Miyoshi’s piano album from Odradek in 2013.
Born in Paris, Yannick studied French literature and geopolitics at the Sorbonne University. He has been working in London as a freelance translator (English to French and French to English) for the last 18 years, covering a whole range of subjects such as international development, corporate philanthropy, marketing, shipping, telecoms, economics and politics, among others. He has published two books about the European idea during the interwar. When not writing, Yannick likes to collect and play all sorts of musical instruments, from drums to guitars, piano to double bass and a few other things, to his neighbours’ dismay.
Born in Hamburg (Germany), A. Gómez Schneekloth studied classical guitar in Valencia (Spain) and composition in the Musikhochschule of Freiburg (Germany). Commissions, scholarships and official support of several European institutions allowed him to enlarge his composition catalogue that includes instrumental pieces, radiophonic and electroacoustic pieces, sound installations and sound tracks for the cinema. He has worked for the Symphony Orchestra of Freiburg (Germany), the publishing company Piles, Editorial de Música, Instituto Valenciano de la Música, Palau de la Música (Spain) and has founded and organized different music festivals. He recently became Ghostlabel Manager of Odradek Records.
Philip is part of the team of maren borchers · for artists gmbh, based in Berlin, and has coordinated PR strategy for all kinds of cultural projects for over twenty years, with a special emphasis on classical music for the last fifteen of them. He works for many of the world’s most noted opera singers, musicians, ensembles, festivals, and labels.