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bespoken is a music mentorship program offering support to women in classical, contemporary, and jazz. Through one-on-one mentoring and group workshops, bespoken supports musicians who are interested in developing their skills, advancing their projects, and charting their own career path. 

Meet the Team

NY-based flutist Gina Izzo “Rattles speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects" (NYC Jazz Record). Gina has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The Public Theater, the Jazz Standard, and the Bang on a Can Festival, among others. Gina is the co-founder of the contemporary duo RighteousGIRLS with pianist Erika Dohi. RighteousGIRLS’ debut album gathering blue (New Focus Recordings) received 4.5 stars by John Ephland in DownBeat magazine, a 2016 IMPACT Grant, and 2015 New Music USA Project Grant, and featured on Q2 Music, WQXR, and WNYC.

 

Gina has worked with National arts organizations in professional development, music programming, management, and marketing including Welltone New Music at Symphony Space, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Interlochen Arts Academy,  Chamber Music America, The College of Performing Arts at The New School, and currently serves as Manager of Learning and Engagement at Carnegie Hall. Gina's work in professional development and entrepreneurship extends through programming and leading workshops and panels at institution such as the Berklee College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Colburn School, Chamber Music America's National Conference, among others.

She is currently part-time faculty at the College of Performing Arts at The New School and on the Board of the Willie Mae Rock Camp.

 

Gina received her B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music and M.M from New York University.

Please visit GinaIzzo.com for more information.

Pianist Eunbi Kim (‘eu’ sounds like the oo in “book" and “look” – easy.) creates intimate experiences that transcend the conventions of the piano recital. A winner of the 2023 Astral Artists National Competition, her credits include solo programs at the Kennedy Center, a concert-meditation performance at Lincoln Center, and a TEDx Talk. She has been noted for her “creative curiosity and fearless experimentation” (New York Public Radio). 

 

Kim’s recent album debuted at #2 on Billboard Classical Charts. Titled “It Feels Like,” the album deals with themes of childhood, family and memory, and features world premiere recordings of works written for her by Angélica Negrón, Pauchi Sasaki, Sophia Jani, and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Drawing from the album and its themes, she created a 4-night performance and conversation series as an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC/WQXR’s The Greene Space. 

 

Currently booking “it feels like a dream” as a concert-length multimedia program, Eunbi has collaborated with new media artist Xuan to develop a sonic memoir using immersive projections and audio interludes. It premiered to a sold-out audience at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

 

Her projects offer audiences the opportunity to tap into their unconscious pool of memories, dreams, and desires. Past projects include creating music-theater work Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia inspired by the music and pianist characters featured in works by contemporary Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. This project was profiled in the documentary, “The World Reads Murakami,” on NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting. 

 

Eunbi received her M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music. 

Please visit EunbiKimMusic.com for more information.

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