This crossover band of strings, piano, vocals, and percussion, is led by Yanni’s star violin soloist, Lindsay Deutsch. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, these artists took their chops from Beethoven to Bieber and have become known for eclectic programming – from Oldies like Billy Joel and the Beatles, to popular TV and movie hits such as Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean, to chart topping pop hits by Justin Bieber and Coldplay. TAKE3 still enjoys getting back to their roots of classical programming and takes pride in making this music accessible to audiences who otherwise may not have the opportunity to hear it. These world class artists are much more than great entertainers; they emit deep expression through their performances and connect emotionally with their audiences on a human level.
From their interactive lighting show, to comedic stories of their journey starting out in dungeonous basement practice rooms at classical conservatories, to life changing opportunities which presented themselves and changed their musical aspirations along the way, TAKE3 has left a powerful impact on concert goers all over the nation. Their touring takes them to over 50 American cities each season.
TAKE3 offers shows with dancers, full orchestra, small backup orchestra and/or percussion, or trio only. In addition to extensive touring, the group has garnered accolades for their outreach programs for schoolchildren of all ages, delivering a message of hope, inspiration and of the importance of following dreams with vigorous tenacity.
The artists’ music can be heard throughout Netflix’s popular show, “The Witcher”. Their work on the Sony soundtrack reached No. 1 on the billboard charts and received millions of streams worldwide.
Lindsay Deutsch – Violin/Vocals
With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, is a charismatic and captivating presence on today’s music scene. She has thrilled audiences world-wide with her passion for music and brilliant display of technique and musicianship. Lindsay is a much sought-after soloist and entertainer and is presently touring as solo violinist with Yanni – having toured with him in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and artistic director of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of classical music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.
Ms. Deutsch frequently appears as guest soloist with American and Canadian symphonies. Ms. Deutsch’s performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, was selected for NPR’s Symphony Cast Program. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin soundtrack for the movie, “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert De Niro.
Ms. Deutsch received her education from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she studied under Robert Lipsett. Lindsay Deutsch plays on an 1845 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin.
Mikala Schmitz – Cello
Hailed by San Francisco’s Civic Center for her “…professional and highest caliber of playing,” Los Angeles-based cellist Mikala Schmitz is an avid performer of many different styles of cello playing. Ms. Schmitz often finds herself crossing over into a variety of musical genres. From jazz and electronic to classical and baroque, Mikala continues to find new and fascinating collaborative avenues. Mikala’s work with the English rock group The Last Shadow Puppets took her all over Europe, and you can hear her on their EP Dream Synopsis. You can also hear her on television shows such as Netflix’s Chef’s Table and HBO’s The Brink. Ms. Schmitz will resume her award-winning tenure next Spring with Tim Robbins’s acting troupe, The Actors’ Gang, on a national tour of their production of The New Colossus, an original one-act play written and directed by Tim Robbins and members of the cast, with original music by Ms. Schmitz and David Robbins. Ms. Schmitz holds a B.M. degree from Oberlin College Conservatory, where she studied cello with Darrett Adkins. Mikala also holds a M.M. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with The Cleveland Orchestra’s assistant principal cellist.
Jason Stoll – Piano
Southern Californian pianist, Jason Stoll, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career. Concert highlights for the upcoming 2019-2020 season include a recital debut in Paris, chamber music, and concerti across the United States, and overseas. Mr. Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a Semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition. Mr. Stoll has served on the faculty of the Bronx Conservatory of Music for three years teaching private piano lessons. Mr. Stoll holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, the Juilliard School, and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers included John Perry, David Louie, Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Dmitry Rachmanov, and John Roscigno. Currently, Mr. Stoll is a piano instructor and lecturer at California State University, Northridge, and is also a freelance pianist, masterclass presenter and adjudicator throughout the Los Angeles area.