About Us

Mission

Bridge to Everywhere celebrates cultural diversity by bringing people together to experience interwoven musical traditions so as to foster a more inclusive society.

Biography

Bridge to Everywhere is a Los Angeles-based classical chamber ensemble and arts organization dedicated to supporting composers, performers and educators who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions. Through collaborations, performances and education programs, the group strives to build bridges between instruments, genres, cultures and people.

Founded in 2015, Bridge to Everywhere has performed at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Eagle Rock Music Festival, Compose LA, and has partnered with organizations such as Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, American Composer’s Forum, and Salastina Music Society. The ensemble has premiered and performed works by Derrick Spiva Jr., Reena Esmail, Juan Pablo Contreras, Poovalur Srinivasan, John Bergamo, and Rabih Abou-Khalil.

Educational outreach is a core component to Bridge to Everywhere’s work. The ensemble has partnered with CalArts Community Arts Partnership, UCLA Ethnomusicology Department, and Inner-City Arts to hold demonstrations and workshops on cross-cultural musical collaborations.

Upcoming activities for the 2019-20 season include performances at the Brand Library & Art Center, Boston Court Pasadena, and Bridge Projects, and the release of the ensemble’s third album.

Ensemble

Derrick Spiva Jr.
Conductor

Rachel Iba
Concertmaster, Violin

Jacqueline Marshall
Ensemble Manager, Harp

Hannah Arista
Voice

Philip Graulty
Guitar

Mark Gutierrez
Bass

Yvette Holzwarth
Violin

Anna Kouchnerov
Violin

Dimitri Mahlis
Oud

Rachel Mellis
Flute

Marc Nimoy
Guitar

Saili Oak
Voice

Michelle Rearick
Cello

Nikki Shorts
Viola

Ian Smith
Keyboard

Kim Nguyen Tran
Tanpura

Chris Votek
Cello

James Waterman
Percussion

Leadership

Philip Graulty
Executive Director

Derrick Spiva Jr.
Artistic Director
Resident Conductor

Kim Nguyen Tran
Associate Director
Resident Ethnomusicologist

Marc Nimoy
Associate Director

Ian Smith
Technical Director

Contact

Bridge to Everywhere
10401 Venice Blvd. #501
Los Angeles, CA 90034

info@bridgetoeverywhere.org
+1 (626) 383-9681