Katabasis – Performed by Danny Green at TEDxSanDiego 2017

The word katabasis describes a storyline in which the protagonist journeys down to the underworld and emerges with heightened knowledge. The piece takes a similar journey, featuring a haunting melody played by cellist Erica Erenyi.

Pianist and composer Danny Green is also joined by bassist Justin Grinnell, drummer Julien Cantelm, and violinist Isaac Allen. San Diego native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh, showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin and classical elements. Green’s music engages listeners around the world with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms.

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Ballade No.1 in G minor by Frederic Chopin – Performed by Ines Irawati at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Completed in 1835 after Chopin moved to Paris, this piece has been with Ines since she was very young and living in Indonesia. “I’ve played it many times for auditions which brought me to the United States as a high school teenager, and to be accepted into both my undergraduate and my masters schools.”

Known for her expressivity and virtuosity, Ines began piano and composition instruction at age six and came to the U.S. at age 14 to join the Young Artists Program at Cleveland Institute of Music. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, and soloed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

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