Cyrus Beroukhim, violin/viola – His performances of Bach and Vivaldi Concerti with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields were heralded as “flawless and sensitive” by the Zeitung im Espace Mittelland (Switzerland). Mr. Beroukhim has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 2009 where he has performed as soloist in the Stravinsky Concerto. He also plays regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Oakland East Bay Symphony, and several Baroque and chamber orchestras throughout the United States. He has performed as a member of the Zukovsky Quartet, the Rose Quartet and America’s Dream Chamber Artists. He holds the doctorate from The Juilliard School and is Steinhardt Associate Professor of Violin at New York University.
Katie Hyun, violin – Katie Hyun has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Columbia Festival Orchestra, as well as the Busan Sinfonietta and Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. She is founder and director of Quodlibet Ensemble and founding member of the award-winning Amphion String Quartet, which was a member of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two. On the Baroque violin, she frequently appears with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, the Sebastians, and New York Baroque Incorporated. She holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, SUNY Stonybrook, and the Yale School of Music.
Nancy Bean, violin – A Seattle native, Nancy Bean has performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. She is first violinist of the Wister Quartet, 1807 and Friends and has played with the Academy Chamber Players and the Wilmington Music Festival. She has recorded with Koch International. Before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1983, she was Assistant Concertmaster of the Santa Fe Opera Company. She has recently retired as Assistant Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra to devote her time to performing chamber music.
Robert Zubrycki, violin – Violinist Robert Zubrycki is Concertmaster of the New York City Chamber Orchestra, a member of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of Orchestra Moderne NYC and principal violin and frequent soloist with the Amici New York Orchestra. He has recently performed as Concertmaster for the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, Encores! at City Center, Opera Orchestra of New York and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He performs with the American Ballet Theater orchestra. A veteran of dozens of Broadway shows, Bob is in the orchestra of Carousel, and formerly in She Loves Me and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. He can be heard on the recent cast recordings of She Loves Me, An American in Paris and Paint Your Wagon (violin and mandolin). He has won an Emmy Award for his musical contribution to the documentary The Curse of the Bambino.
Caeli Smith, viola – Called “intense, precise, and full of personality” after appearing as concerto soloist with The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Caeili Smith is an award-winning chamber musician, educator, and facilitator. She has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Knights, Sejong Soloists, Jordi Savall, and the Verbier Chamber Orchestra. Caeli is an alum of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, the post-graduate performance, education, and leadership program of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School.
Alberto Parrini, cello – Born in Italy, Alberto Parrini has been principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic since 2007 and a member of the American Symphony since 2010; he also performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, 2010 and 2011 he toured Japan as principal cellist of the New York Symphonic Ensemble. As a founding member of the Zukofsky Quartet he has given performances of the complete string quartets of Milton Babbitt in New York and Chicago. His principal studies were with Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, David Soyer, Colin Carr and Enrico Egano; he is a graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. Alberto teaches cello at Princeton University and, in the summer, at Kinhaven Music School.
Lloyd Smith, cello – Now retired as Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lloyd Smith was a founding member of the Huntingdon Trio in residence at Drexel University with recordings on CRI and Leonarda labels. He has performed with the Academy Chamber Players, the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, Philomel and the Wilmington Music Festival. He is currently a member of the Wister Quartet and 1807 and Friends.
Richard Woodhams, oboe – Richard Woodhams is retired Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. With the Orchestra he made frequent solo appearances in Philadelphia, as well as in New York, Boston, and other cities throughout the United States and Asia in collaboration with its four previous music directors. His recordings with the Orchestra include Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch. Mr. Woodhams has given first performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra of solo works by J.S. Bach, Bellini, Haydn, Rochberg, Christopher Rouse, Joan Tower, and Vaughan Williams. He has also given premieres of chamber works by William Bolcom, Chuck Holdeman, Thea Musgrave, Bernard Rands, Ned Rorem, Richard Wernick, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Alan R Kay, clarinet – He is Co-Principal Clarinetist and a former Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. He also performs as principal with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Kay’s honors include the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, Juilliard’s 1980 Competition, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon later featured in the prizewinning documentary film, “Debut.” Mr. Kay is a founding member of Windscape and Hexagon; he appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His summer festivals include the Yellow Barn and Skaneateles Festivals. He just released a recording of Max Reger’s Compositions
Marcantonio Barone, piano – Marcantonio Barone has performed with major orchestras on four continents and has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Great Hall of the Saint Petersburg Filarmoniya, Weill Recital Hall in New York, and the National Gallery in Washington, and on the recital series of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He has been a member of the Lenape Chamber Ensemble since 1987, and he performs annually as a member of 1807 and Friends and the Craftsbury Chamber Players. He teaches at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and at Swarthmore College. His recordings are available on the Albany, Bridge, Centaur, and Innova labels. Mr. Barone is a Steinway Artist.