On May 10, The Juilliard School hosted team members from ILIO to present the Vienna Symphonic Library products to its composition students. Attendees were treated to a presentation of scores created in Avid’s Sibelius scoring software and rendered as musical performances using the Vienna Symphonic Library’s orchestral sounds and instrument software. The students in attendance included undergraduate composition students in addition to graduate students.
Juilliard’s Wayne Oquin, professor of theory and graduate studies and chair of Juilliard’s long-standing ear training department who hosted the event, states, “The room was packed with young composers, many of whom will graduate next week. We also had a fair amount of adults invited from Juilliard’s Evening Division. ILIO’s Daniel Hange and Roger Mawer were fantastic–consummate professionals. The presentation was very informed and inspired. Afterward, they stayed around to answer questions from the students.” Dr. Oquin, an accomplished composer, is an enthusiastic endorser of the Vienna Symphonic Library, having used it extensively in his professional and academic work.
ILIO’s Mark Hiskey adds, “We were honored to be invited to present at one of the world’s most celebrated music schools. The Vienna Symphonic Library, which we support in North America, is a rigorously sampled orchestral sample collection, with the most comprehensive set of articulations and advanced technology in the field, enabling a high level of creative, artistic freedom that Juilliard’s gifted students can appreciate.”
The Juilliard School, founded in 1905, is a world leader in performing arts education. Its mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama, and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 44 states and 42 foreign countries are enrolled at The Juilliard School. For more information, visit www.juilliard.edu.
The Vienna Symphonic Library is an innovative, research-driven music software and sample library developer based in Vienna, Austria. The team continually strives to improve virtual orchestral music production with a special emphasis on authenticity and ease-of-use. Vienna Instruments, the company’s multi-award-winning virtual instruments in the formats AU, VST, AAX Native, and RTAS, encompass an exhaustive range of solo instruments and ensembles, from their flagship Symphonic Cube to special instruments such as the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the Vienna Imperial grand piano, saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. Acclaimed software products include Vienna Instruments Pro, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Vienna MIR Pro and Vienna Suite Pro. Recently, the company launched an entirely new venture: Synchron Stage Vienna, a unique scoring stage in Austria’s capital that accommodates orchestras of up 130 musicians, merges proprietary software innovations and revolutionary approaches with
traditional recording technologies and procedures. More information on Vienna Symphonic Library’s products can be found at www.vsl.co.at and at www.ilio.com