Today we’d like to introduce you to Hope Easton.
Hope, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started playing cello when I was 7. I received a bachelors from New England Conservatory and then went on to become a Fulbright Scholar (U.K.) I have always loved classical music, but love to be creative and write and sing my own music. So I do both. I have my own group; Sonos Chamber Players as well as my own music which you can get on iTunes and CDbaby. We perform often in genres of Classical, Pop and Jazz, as well as my original music. I perform with all kinds of artists in many different settings; from TV, to the stage, to the recording studio (even remote recording) …
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Every path has bumps and turns. I don’t think there is a smooth road, maybe for very few. I think adjusting to new environments and new people and meeting new people/musicians can be challenging to anyone, but it is also exciting. I think transitioning to an artist as well as an owner has its own growing pains. It is different to be playing or performing for someone else and then to being responsible for other musicians and their performance. It is always a learning curve communicating with clients, and people’s needs. Each event is different, and so is each person, whether it is a corporate company or a private personal event. So making relationships and connections is a constant in my work.
Sonos Chamber Players – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am in the business of entertaining people with music. My group is named Sonos Chamber Players which is a group of musicians, whether it be Classical, Popular, Jazz or original music.
My group performs for many different venues and many different events. We specialize in anything string (quartets, trios and duos and solos) as well as Jazz trios and Original music. I am most proud of working with great musicians and having repeat clients and companies who hire my group. What I hope sets us apart is our performance and the authenticity of the musicians to be personable and professional. We must sound great as well as present ourselves with class and beauty.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is a big word. I think one is always striving for success. I think working with great musicians, getting great events and gigs creates success. I’m always striving to get as much work for the group as I can. It makes me happy to help other musicians. If I can add to their income that is success. If I can create relationships with clients and other companies that will have us perform more than once that is success. Our quartet has recorded and filmed twice on the Bold and the Beautiful; that is success.
- Quartet for one hour $750.
- Trio for two hours $800.
- Duo for three hours $725.
- Website: www.hopeeaston.com www.SonosChamberPlayers.com
- Phone: 310-985-1887
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopeeaston/?hl=en http://www.thepicta.com/user/sonoschamberplayers/4191539534
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hope-Easton-288069237882313/ https://www.facebook.com/SonosChmaberPlayers/
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