Nu Deco Ensemble co-founder and artistic director, Sam Hyken, recently joined Bad Bunny onstage at the Latin Grammys for a four-song classical overture. Crafted by Hyken himself in less than a month, the overture was performed with a 35-piece orchestra modeled after Nu Deco Ensemble, and included renditions of “Estamos Bien,” “Solo de Mí,” “Ni Bien Ni Mal” and “Caro”. The performance followed the release of Nu Deco Ensemble’s self-titled debut album, available now. Stream here: fanlink.to/NDE-Album. For more information, please visit http://samhyken.com/ or https://nu-deco.org/.
Sam Hyken has had a rich and diverse musical career, which has spanned the globe. Currently residing in Miami, Florida, he is in constant demand as a performer, producer and composer. Sam’s music has been commissioned by several symphony orchestras and organizations, such as the New World Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, Adrienne Arsht Center, Kansas City Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Asheville Symphony and the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Other ensembles that have performed Sam’s work include the Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Toronto Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar of Venezuela, among others. Additionally, Sam has been contracted to adapt and write new music for artists such as Wyclef Jean, Pitbull, Macy Gray, Angelique Kidjo, Cory Henry, Kimbra, Talib Kweli, Ben Folds, Brandy, Cynthia, Jon Batiste and more.