OPUS 3 ARTISTS SIGNS BÉLA FLECK FOR CLASSICAL PROJECTS

04.23.12
Béla Fleck

Opus 3 Artists is pleased to announce the signing of banjo legend Béla Fleck for his classical projects, effective immediately. Winner of 15 Grammy awards (and 30 total nominations), Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any musician in Grammy history. Famously named after Béla Bartók, Anton Webern and Leos Janácek, Fleck clearly has classical music in his DNA. After working in bluegrass, country, jazz and world music, Béla Fleck released “Perpetual Motion” in 2001, a classical recording that featured Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, Chris Thile and Evelyn Glennie among others. It went on to win two Grammy Awards. In 2010 The Nashville Symphony asked him to write his first concerto for banjo, which premiered at Schermerhorn Symphony Center with Music Director, Giancarlo Guerrero, conducting. In October 2013, The Nashville Symphony will tour the Midwest with Guerrero and Fleck in concerts featuring this remarkable work.

Having greatly enjoyed composing and performing the Banjo Concerto, Béla Fleck is looking to deepen his involvement in the classical music field and develop new collaborations with artists and institutions who are excited to stretch the boundaries of the genre through commissions and performance opportunities.

Learn more about Béla Fleck.