Music is a language. It is also a bridge which brings us into contact

with feelings, events, people and ideas with another way being.

In the arts there is a language, which all humans understand, a language without words.

New Release


TransAtlantic Ensemble

Compositions by
Paquito D’Rivera, JP Jofre , Miguel del Aguila & Villa Lobos

featuring guest artists
Liana Gourdjia, Violin and JP Jofre, Bandoneon

available at iTunes / arkivmusic


“Havana Moon” Concert Teaser

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“Havana Moon”  selected by SiriusXM Symphony Hall
“Best Recordings of 2016” 

-Gramophone Magazine
“Clarinettist Mariam Adam, a founding and former member of Imani Winds, steps out with pianist Evelyn Ulex in their guise as the TransAtlantic Ensemble for a splendid voyage of discovery throughout the Western Hemisphere. The cooly virtuoso performances, lit by flashes of passion, reflect the musicians’ close identification with the composers.”

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-New York Music Daily
“Thrills and Dynamism from the Transatlantic Ensemble at Steinway Hall”
…a surprisingly robust turnout for an early weeknight got to witness a thrilling, dynamic performance by the Transatlantic Ensemble: clarinetist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex, joined by a couple of similarly electrifying special guests, Lara St. John on violin and JP Jofre on bandoneon.”

Clarinettist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex are concert soloists and also director-performers of their own chamber group, TransAtlantic Ensemble, championing contemporary composers and so called ‘crossover’ works. They have just released Havana Moon exploring Latin chamber music from three living composers, Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel del Águila, Juan Pablo Jofre and compositions by the late, great Heitor Villa-Lobos, who died in 1959. Joining them on Havana Moon is Juan Pablo Jofre on bandoneón and violinist Liana Gourdija on selected tracks.

Here, and throughout this recording, Evelyn Ulex’s and Mariam Adam’s chemistry is ever present in this beautifully engineered recording by Markus Mittermeyer.