The innovative and unique Warp Trio will join Nth Degree Series Director Jae Cosmos Lee for a genre-obliterating experience in the season finale called Time Warp on Sunday, June 10.
Warp Trio is Mikael Darmanie on piano, Ju Young Lee on cello and Josh Henderson on violin. These three extraordinary musicians came together in 2014 to create an electrifying combination of a chamber ensemble, rock band, and art project.
Mikael has performed in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral conductor. He also composes for the piano. He won First Prize in the North Carolina MTNA Chamber Music Competition (with the Transverse Trio) and made his debut as a conductor with the Carolina Chamber Symphony in 2008. Mikael is a doctoral student and instructor at SUNY Stony Brook, teaching undergraduate piano and music history.
Josh, who plays both violin and viola and is also a composer, has built a reputation as a high-energy performer of rock, jazz, hip-hop, and country. He appeared at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball, and has recorded with popular artists including David Byrne, Courtney Love, and The Eagles. Josh is the music director for the Emmy award-winning Damien Escobar (of Nuttin’ But Stringz) and his compositions have premiered at Carnegie Hall and the Alvin Alley Dance Theater.
Ju Young is a graduate of Julliard and enjoys an international career as a chamber musician, soloist and versatile recording artist. He was an orchestral soloist with the Nashville Symphony, Curb Youth Symphony and the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble. He also performs with Emmy award-winning Damien Escobar.
Together as Warp Trio, they combine original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical favorites.