MICHAEL HEY, Organist
CHRISTIANA LIBERIS, Violinist
In 2017, two classically trained musicians, both with broad musical interests and a variety of work in many of New York City’s musical circles, Michael Hey and Christiana Liberis embarked on a partnership to bring a new and fresh approach to the organ and violin repertoire and to explore and create vastly different styles and genres of music for these two great and remarkably flexible instruments.
Described as “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” (The Straits Times, Singapore), Michael Hey has been increasingly visible on U.S. and international stages. He has performed organ concertos with the San Francisco Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, and New York City Ballet Orchestra, and has appeared at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.
In September 2017, Michael received first prize in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music First International Organ Competition. Released in October 2017, Michael’s premiere solo CD recording Michael T. C. Hey plays the Great Organ of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is available for purchase by the JAV recording label.
In 2015, Michael was appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where one of his first major tasks was to perform for the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis. Michael plays at the Cathedral for services throughout the week which are broadcast on Sirius XM radio, television, and online.
Not exclusively a solo organist, Michael enjoys collaborating with other artists. He has performed with Renée Fleming, Matthew Polenzani, and Isabel Leonard. Michael is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he received his B.M. and M.M. degrees in organ performance under Paul Jacobs.
Born in Italy of Italian, Greek, and Polish heritage, violinist/violist Christiana Liberis is a performer of international reach. Recognized for her captivating tone and deeply enthralling musicality, she has performed to acclaim, transporting audiences with her interpretations of traditional forms of classical music as well as popular idioms. A versatile artist, Christiana’s career extends from performing classical music to working on television sets to sharing the stage with pop stars for sold out audiences.
Based in New York City, Christiana has been heard in concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall. She has studied with numerous internationally acclaimed teachers and has been coached by luminaries of the classical music world. After attending Aspen Music Festival, she was inspired to make playing chamber music a priority in her career.
She collaborates with members of well-known chamber ensembles, performs solo recitals, and can be heard on a variety of television and radio broadcasts, film soundtracks, and commercial recordings. Recent work includes collaborations with artists such as Kesha, Eminem, Kygo, Elle Goulding, and Josh Groban in live performances on programs ranging from Good Morning America to The Jimmy Fallon Show and Saturday Night Live; select dates as concertmaster for Jacky Cheung, as well as various concert engagements on tour with Evanescence, Il Volo, and The 2 Cellos. Additionally, Christiana performed at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. She is currently on tour with The Eagles, and made her professional acting debut performing in NBC’s live 2018 Easter broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar.
The duo of Michael Hey and Christiana Liberis is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.