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    Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music.’  The violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his performance and compositional style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation.  Emerging from the classical tradition, Reynolds is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Reynolds studied with violin legend Jascha Heifetz and was principal second violin of the Rochester Philharmonic.  Todd Reynolds’s music has been called “a charming, multi-mood extravaganza, playful like Milhaud, but hard-edged like Hendrix” (Strings Magazine), and his countless premieres and performances of everything from classical music to jazz to rock ‘n’ roll seem to redefine the concert hall and underground club as undeniably and unavoidably intertwined.  Amazon rated his 2011 release, Outerborough, best of classical.  It's an Innova Recordings double CD featuring InSide, a collection of his own music, paired with OutSide, music written by a veritable who’s who of contemporary composers.

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