Percussionist and artistic producer Evan Saddler is the mind and stick behind interdisciplinary, experiential performances that provoke interaction, dialogue, and connection. A winner of international percussion competitions, Mr. Saddler is one of contemporary music’s most highly sought after artists. Currently performing with Miami’s genre-bending chamber orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble, his performance career includes appearances with Grammy-winning musicians. Also well-regarded in classical settings, Mr. Saddler has performed with organizations such as the New World Symphony among many others. Mr. Saddler is grateful for his pedagogues, who include Glen Velez and Joseph Gramley. He holds diplomas from the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan, and The Juilliard School.
Mari Lee is an artist dedicated to engaging her audience by instilling curiosity for music. A violinist, artist, and creative producer, she aims to bridge the gap between audiences, performers, and composers. Mari has performed internationally at the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Le Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Philharmonie de Paris, and Carnegie Hall. Praised as “extremely impressive” by the Strad Magazine, she has been invited to renowned festivals including Ravinia, Verbier, and Marlboro. Mari is co-founder of Salon Séance, an interdisciplinary series that reveals the intersection between music, history, and our lives through a unique presentation: a concert theatre. Salon Séance has won multiple awards including Tarisio’s Young Artists Grants and the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Britten Award. Mari is an alumna of Beth Morrison’s Producer Academy and is a member of CIPA (Creative & Independent Producer Alliance).She plays on 1863 Jean-Baptiste Villaume