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It's like playing in Carnegie Hall

with an orchestra behind you!

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Play your instrument along with an impressively precise, real orchestra that listens to you and follows your every move.

Coming soon to iPad and iPhone.

Now available for Mac.

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Make music

Your instrument.

Your way.

An orchestra in an app!

Take your music to a new level of expressiveness and fun. Play your favorite concertos, sonatas, and chamber music while Cadenza actually listens to you and accompanies you with recordings of real musicians.

With you as the soloist the Cadenza orchestra fits your playing in real time. Go ahead, stretch out that fermata, or go for the exhilarating finish. The orchestra stays right with you, like the most attentive musician you’ve ever played with.

Put on your headphones. Pick up your instrument. Choose your music—and play with a full symphony orchestra at your service.

Surround yourself with sound.

Play better. Learn more. Find your voice.

Until now, only elite soloists have had access to the full, rich world of orchestral sound to play with. Now Cadenza brings that same sophisticated experience to all musicians, everywhere.

Why use Cadenza? You get the full sound of the music you’re playing, including all the parts played by other musicians.  You improve faster and gain deeper understanding of the music and your collaborative role in it.

Practicing by yourself used to require the discipline of a dedicated monk.  You had to imagine the sounds you couldn’t hear and hope your solitary wood-shedding would somehow result in glorious music when you emerged on stage. But what you can’t hear, you can’t explore, can’t refine, can’t live and breathe.

When you play with Cadenza you join in a rich, full world of sound. And Cadenza is the only app that can follow your lead with such precision that it feels like 100 mind-reading musicians are in the room playing with you!

Hearing all the music while you play—getting the complete picture—lets you learn faster and develop your sound and your voice. And because it’s so much fun, you get more out of practicing with Cadenza. Record your part mixed with great orchestras and chamber musicians, effortlessly synchronized to your way of playing.  Listen to your recordings to gain insights that help you refine and improve your musicianship and artistic vision.  Share your recordings with your teacher and your friends. Play with Cadenza every day and help yourself grow and enjoy music-making more than ever.

Real musicians. Real fun.

Play with orchestras and chamber groups from around the world, recorded over the past sixty years.*

Violin

Bach: Air on the G String, from BWV 1068

Bach: Double Violin Concerto, BWV 1043

Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041

Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042

Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, op. 40

Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, op. 50
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Beethoven: Violin Concerto, op. 61
  Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Bériot: Scène de ballet, Op.100

Brahms: Violin Concerto, op. 77
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer, conductor

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 26
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Chausson: Poeme, op. 25
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Dvorak: Humoresque No. 7, op. 101
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, op. 21
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer, conductor

Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, op. 64
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer, conductor

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 K. 216
Plovdiv Chamber Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, condcutor

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 K. 218
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 K. 219
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Sibelius: Violin Concerto, op. 47
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, op. 35
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2, op. 22
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Wieniawski: Legende, op. 17

Viola

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto
Plovdiv Youth Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, condcutor

Stamitz: Viola Concerto, No. 1, op. 1
Les Orpheistes Chamber Orchestra Vienna

Cello

Bach C.P.E.: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq 170

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat, G. 482

Dvorak: Cello Concerto, op. 104
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C, Hob. VIIb/1
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIIb/2
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

Schumann: Cello Concerto, op. 129, Movements 1-2
Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Flute

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: Andante in C Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 315
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 314
Plovdiv Chamber Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

Mozart: Flute Concerto in G, K. 313
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Reinecke: Flute Concerto, op. 283
Rousse Phliharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

Mozart: Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298

Mozart: Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

Oboe

Handel: Oboe Concerto #1 in B Flat, HWV 301
Classic Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Vardi, conductor

Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K. 314

Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings, K. 370
Members of the Beaux Arts String Quartet

Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in D Minor, RV 454
  Classic Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Vardi, conductor

Clarinet

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
Tempi Concertati Chamber Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581
Cassini String Quartet: Charles Roth, 1st violin; Marla Smith, 2nd violin; John Madison, viola; John Iatzko, violoncello

Weber: Clarinet Concertino in E flat, op. 26
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Weber: Clarinet Concerto #1 in F Minor, op. 73
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Bassoon

Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauxharmonic Orchestra

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in C Major, RV 472
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV 484
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov, conductor

French Horn

Mozart: Horn Concerto #2, K. 495

Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

Strauss R.: Horn Concerto No. 2, AV 132
(no printed solo part included)
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nayden Todorov

Trumpet

Fasch: Trumpet Concerto in D Major

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob. VIIe:1
Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Emil Kahn, conductor

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What they’re saying …

Nathan Hughes

Fantastic!

Nathan HughesPrincipal Oboe, Metropolitan Opera
Trevor C.

I’m going to spend all day in my room playing with it!

Trevor C.Violin student
Nicholas Kitchen

Cadenza has tremendous potential to revolutionize violin training. I am using it with my students at NEC where it helps them come to a deeper understanding of the music.

Nicholas KitchenViolin Faculty, New England Conservatory
Mike Block

I wish I had this when I was in school!

Mike BlockCellist, The Silk Road Ensemble, String Faculty, Berklee College of Music
Vicky Chiang

Cadenza should be a part of every musician’s training.

Vicky ChiangArtist Faculty, Peabody Conservatory, Aspen Music Festival
Savion W.

It’s really fun—and it actually works!

Savion W.Violin student

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Who we are

The people at Sonation.

Ann Chao

Ann is a former strategy consultant and Harvard MBA. An amateur pianist and flautist, she has been passionate about arts from a young age. She worked on the executive strategy team at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Ann ChaoCEO & Co-founder
Chris Raphael

Inventor of our core technology, Chris is a former professional oboist. He has been working on practical technology to help musicians for over two decades, and is one of the world’s top experts in automatic accompaniment.

Chris RaphaelCTO & Co-founder
Paul Smith

Paul is a tech entrepreneur, amateur cellist and former conducting student of Leonard Bernstein and Celibidache. He founded and led a SaaS startup out of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, as well as the Fauxharmonic Orchestra, a music production company serving media producers and composers worldwide.

Paul SmithCMO & Co-founder

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*Accompaniment recordings provided by Music Minus One and other sources. Fauxharmonic Orchestra tracks performed on digital instruments.