W4RP (formerly Warp Trio)

Josh Henderson, violin; Ju-Young Lee, cello; Mikael Darmaine, piano; Rick Martinez, drums 

“Every chamber music program needs this kind of energy. While the beginning and ending compositions by Haydn and Brahms provided expected pleasures, it was the Warp Trio’s own jazz/tango/classical works that gave the concert a kick in the pants.” 

Described as,”a talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music” (Columbia Free Times), W4RP is NOT your typical piano trio. Lying at the intersection of a chamber music ensemble, rock band, and art project, Mikael, Ju –Young, and Josh are pushing the boundaries of music consumption through inter-disciplinary collaborations and eclectic programming that includes electrifying original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical repertoire. Whether performing in a nightclub, gallery space or concert hall, W4RP transports audiences to the next level of concert experience. 
Since their inception at the beginning of 2014, W4RP (formerly Warp Trio) has maintained a broad range of repertoire ranging from traditional classical to their own original compositions and virtuoso arrangements of music spanning several different genres. They have performed as individuals all over the planet, and as a trio have begun to make their mark on the classical music scene with their energizing performances throughout the U.S.