Ariel Artists represents visionary performers on the forefront of contemporary and classical art music, whose work places a special emphasis on new commissions, collaborations, and large-scale performance projects.
Founded in Boston in 2009 by pianist and poet Oni Buchanan, and staffed entirely by classical musicians, Ariel Artists’ mission is to connect three groups of people: a roster of uniquely talented concert artists chosen for their highly original approaches to music and performance; concert presenters who value truly fascinating, world-class performers; and audiences eager to experience masterful, adventurous, and innovative concerts.
Whether playing old music or new, our artists always engage the question of what it might mean for music to be “contemporary” — to partake of and articulate a sense of shared time. Ariel Artists musicians also share a strong devotion to education, and excel at designing approachable and engaging outreach programs for audiences of all ages
Like Shakespeare’s Ariel, the artists on the Ariel Artists roster truly embody both the “spirits to enforce” and the “art to enchant.”