We celebrate the incredible efforts of the musicians, administrators and organizers all over the globe whose hard work makes all the exciting Bach in the Subways performances possible. Click on the listed cities to learn more about the Bach lovers in these places on your world. You will find info about performers, organizers & organizations, performance schedules, permitted locations, highlights, and more.
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Bach in the Subways would not exist without the hard work and dedication of musicians, music lovers and organizers around the world. Here is a (partial) list of some of the people who help make Bach in the Subways happen each year.
Japan: Ayano Suzumura
Ayano Suzumura is the coordinator of Bach in the Subways – Japan. Ayano grew up listening to classical music and also learned to play the piano and the violin as a child, but never imagined herself getting involved in such a big musical movement. When she first heard Dale Henderson play the cello right after moving to New York in 2014, she fell in love with his music and his idea of spreading the love for classical music through Bach in the Subways.
Ayano supports musicians across Japan to participate in Bach in the Subways. Based out of New York, she coordinates with local organizers and has helped more than 24 cities in Japan to join this world wide movement. When Ayano is not planning Bach in the Subways, she works on children’s programs at UNICEF or is traveling across the world learning new cultures.
João Ramos Marta is the coordinator of Bach in the Subways – Netherlands. João grew up in a musical family (everybody played an instrument!); he learned to play the flute as a child with his father. The inspiration to bring this musical movement to The Netherlands was his visit and participation in Bach in the Subways 2016 in New York, when he met Dale Henderson. Playing of (classical) music in unusual places was the main driving force force him.
At the ArtEZ University of the arts João coordinates the division young talent and teaches Böhm flute, methodic and chamber music. He is a regularly guest teacher in Joseph Haydn Konservatorium, Austria – Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa and Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal. He also is the programmer of a classical music series at the Stadsgehoorzaal in Kampen, Holland.
Jeehyun Lee is the first and principal organizer of Bach in the Subways – Los Angeles. As the organizer of Bach in the Subways, Jeehyun gets asked this question a lot:
Are you a musician? No, she answers, but I am a fan of Bach.
Before Bach in the Subways, she fantasized about producing classical music concerts in public spaces. So in 2014, when she heard about Dale Henderson, the founder of Bach in the Subways, and its all-volunteer, grassroots mission, it felt natural for her to take off with her L.A. vision even though back then she only knew one musician, her saxophonist friend, Dan Fritz, whom she promptly recruited. Read more about Jee here and in the LA Times article. When Jeehyun is not planning Bach in the Subways, she works at KPFK radio or is in her darkroom making black and white photographs. You can see her work at darkroomsolitaire.com.