About the Artist/Ensemble
Project Locrea is a world music fusion ensemble created by flutist Yana Nikol, dedicated to creating and performing original compositions and contemporary arrangements inspired by the folk music of different countries. Combining sound and instrumentation of world folk traditions with classical, jazz and contemporary music conventions, the project’s focus is to bring a better understanding and deeper connection between cultures.
Since its birth the ensemble has gained the love and appreciation of audiences at a regional and international level and has contributed to the education of young musicians by sharing with them the values of creating music. Project Locrea has toured internationally in China, and throughout the region at such venues as Blues Alley, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Creative Cauldron, Levine School of Music, Havre De Grace Opera House.
Project Locrea will celebrate the release of their debut album, fresh out of the studio with the AMP by Strathmore CD release concert in December 2021. The band includes graduates of the George Mason University Music Program, the Royal Academy of Music in London and China Conservatory of Music. Three members of the ensemble were selected to participate in Strathmore’s prestigious Artist in Residence program.
“For the uninitiated, you’re in for a treat! Their music is a mélange of different traditions, from Chinese to Latin American to Slavic, reflecting these sublimely talented musicians’ far-flung roots.”
This is the performance where you will be able to experience a Bulgarian folk song, hip hop drum grooves, Latin-American heat and children lullabies all in the same concert. An evening of eclectic music making that crosses cultural and musical boundaries, and fuses modern technologies with traditional folk instrumentation from around the world.
Two armless chairs, electrical outlets, sound system preferable but not required.
The ensemble has gained enthusiastic audience appreciation and has contributed to the education of young musicians by sharing with them the values of creating music as well as the importance of one’s musical roots.
“Folk music and instruments of the world” – suitable for middle and high school students as well as adults. This program showcases the various instruments and techniques of Project Locréa, featuring examples of folk songs from the artists’ diverse musical cultures and history of the music and instruments.
“Finding your own voice in music” – suitable for middle and high school students as well as adults. This program tells the story of the creation and idea behind Project Locrea as a platform to create a deeper connection between people through music and a safe non-judgmental place for self-expression. Also as part of this program, the musicians will talk about finding their own voice in music and answer questions on the topic.
All educational programs are customizable to fit the specific event and audience. Other themed programs and are available as well. Please inquire with the artists.
- Concerts: $1,000 – $2,400
- Educational Programs: $1,000
- Master Classes/Workshops: $1,000
- All Ages