Joe Brent

mandolinist | composer

"One of the truly exceptional musicians of his generation, Joe Brent recognizes no boundaries the mandolin cannot breach, and thus seems destined to forge a body of work future generations will have to reckon with." — David McGee

9 Horses announced as winners of the inaugural 21CM LAUNCH: Emerging Artists competition

On September 9th, 9 Horses took part in the 2016 21CM Emerging Artists Competition designed to showcase groups "re-imagining the future of art music." As one of five finalists invited to the 21CM Conference at DePauw University in Greencastle (IN), we had a great time sharing our music, hearing the other finalists' stellar performances, and conversing with musicians, teachers, and administrators about what it is to be a musician in the 21st century. Although participating in this event was honor enough, we're thrilled to announce that we WON!!! Our prize includes a DePauw University School of Music residency, a performance at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, and career consultations with iCadenza. We believe very strongly in the mission of 21CM, and are excited to represent them musically and philosophically over the course of our relationship with them. 

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