The Creative Team
Elliott James Encarnación
A devotee of Wagner and Bach, Elliott welcomed his years of study and continued friendship with the late renown opera composer Conrad Susa, as well as a rather involved career as a professional singer in
numerous Bay Area choral institutions. Mr. Encarnación mentored and studied under opera guru J. Mark Stambaugh while at the Manhattan School of Music. He also studied orchestral conducting privately with one of Bernstein's former protégés, David Gilbert, while in New York as well as choral conducting with Robert Isaacs and Kristina Börger, and has premièred various choral works, concerti and operas in his burgeoning career.
Winton Yuichiro White
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Born in New York, raised in Japan, Mr. White is a published composer with the versatility ranging from writing for orchestral instruments, to vocal ensembles, and even dance groups or film. He attended San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Biola University.
Artists/Ensembles that performed his works include Afiara String Quartet, Mobius Trio, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Adorno Ensemble, San Francisco Choral Artists, Clerestory, and assorted professional symphony musicians. During his time in the greater Los Angeles area he was active as a freelance tuba player and bassist. Still active as a performer, Winton is now a freelance vocalist singing tenor and countertenor all across the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a music copyist.
Mr. Colombo is a New England-born, San Francisco-based composer and noise maker. He has written music for orchestras, chamber ensembles, electronics, stage, film, installations, and everything in between.
He has worked with a slew of individual performers and ensembles, including but not limited to the Kronos Quartet, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Mobius Trio, the Living Earth Show, Areon Flutes, Regina Schaffer, Justin Dougherty, Juventas New Musical Ensemble, and many more. His work has a strong vibrant energy, often exhibiting a strong rhythmic drive, and has even been called magical. He is a founding member of the Fifth Floor Collective and Prodigal Opera Productions. He holds a Masters from the San Francisco Conservatory and a Bachelors from the Boston Conservatory.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Joseph Eisenreich was a member of the inaugural class of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities where he studied Flute performance, going on to pursue a bachelors in
Theatre Arts at University of South Carolina and a master's degree in Comparative Literature. He has directed and performed in straight plays, musicals, and even a few Opera choruses, as well as with the San Francisco Civic Orchestra and some small ensembles. His passion for storytelling drives him to always look for what the piece is saying, and to seek out the human core of even the grandest of stories.