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|Cyrus Beroukhim, Violin – Praised as the “crème de la crème” on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” Cyrus Beroukhim has received international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. 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). He has appeared at major venues worldwide including Novell Hall in Taipei, Theaterplatz and Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern, Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Kravis center in Palm Beach, The Barns at Wolf Trap in Washington D.C., Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, Ravinia Festival in Chicago. Currently, Mr. Beroukhim is concertmaster and regular soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, and is a member of the New York City Ballet. He is the newly appointed Violin Professor at New York University.|
|Emily Daggett Smith, Violin - Emily Daggett Smith has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall, Weill Hall, and Symphony Space in New York; Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and Symphony Hall in Boston. She is the founding first violinist of the Tessera Quartet and the West End Trio, and has appeared on PBS’s national broadcast, Live from Lincoln Center, as well as twice on NPR’s From the Top. She has performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra and with the New York Classical Players.|
|Jaram Kim, Violin – At the age of ten, Jaram Kim performed with the Seoul Chamber Orchestra. She made her New York orchestral debut performing as a soloist with the Jupiter Symphony under the baton of Maestro Jens Nygaard. Kim is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and began her graduate studies at the Yale School of Music. She continues her graduate studies at Stony Brook University. Kim has been an active participant in numerous festivals, including the Amiata Festival in Italy. She was violin faculty at the Conservatory, Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, as well as faculty for the Manhattan in the Mountains festival in the summer of 2013.|
Mary Rowell, Violin – In 1998 Rowell co-founded the string quartet ETHEL. She retired from the group in 2011 but continues to be very active in the downtown New York music community, where she is known as an electric violin soloist. She currently hosts the show “American Mavericks” on WQXR’s Q2 HD broadcast and internet radio station and is a frequent participant in the Tribeca New Music Festival. Prior to ETHEL, Rowell was a member of the indie band The Silos and the Grammy Award-winning Tango Project. Rowell’s best known solo work is her performance of Maxwell’s Demon by Richard Einhorn. She is a graduate of the Julliard School.
|Christina McGann, Violin - As a soloist, she has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, Musica Bella Orchestra, Moldovan Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony in Russia. She holds the BM and MM from the Juilliard School and is a doctoral candidate at SUNY. She served as artist-in-residence at Ohio University. She performs internationally with Trio Artica.|
|Catherine Beeson, Viola - Assistant Principal violist with the Colorado Symphony, Catherine received the Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She is on the faculty at Regis University and serves as Artistic Director of Loon Lake Live! a summer series in the Adirondacks. She has performed throughout the U.S., Austria, Spain, Japan and the Netherlands with groups including the New York City Opera National Company, the Handel-Haydn Society, the Asian Cultural Council, Santa Fe Pro Musica, two jazz quartets and a rock band. Dedicated to outreach, she has served as Teaching Artist for the New York Philharmonic, the Little Orchestra Society and in Denver for Up Close. She has authored curriculum for the New York Philharmonic KidZone website. She has performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival.|
|Danielle Farina, Viola – Danielle Farina performs with a number of ensembles in the New York area, among them, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, Concertante, American Modern Ensemble (AME) with whom she recorded music of Robert Paterson, and Music From Copland House with whom she recorded music of John Musto. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Farina has served as principal violist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, guest principal violist of the American Symphony Orchestra, associate principal violist of The Eastern Festival Orchestra and is currently a member of both the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York .|
|Arash Amini, Cello - Arash Amini has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and Botswana, including at the Ravinia, Bard, Evian, and Verbier Festivals. In 2010, he performed his New York debut recital in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, he performed as cellist of Mark O’Connor’s piano trio and has performed countless world and U.S. premieres of solo and chamber music works. He is a co-founder, the Artistic Director, and an Artist Member of America’s Dream Chamber Artists, performs frequently in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured in The New York Times, Chamber Music, The Strad, Muso, and Symphony; and on WQXR, NPR, and Voice of America. Arash Amini is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Artist and the Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator and an Artist of Musicians Emergency Fund.|
|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.|
|Motomi Igarashi, Double Bass – Motomi has appeared as a double bass, lirone, violone, and viola da gamba player, not only in the United States, but also in Japan and Europe. She currently plays with The American Classical Orchestra, the BEMF Orchestra, Concert Royal, Foundling Baroque Orchestra, Philomel, the New York Collegium, and Bach Collegium Japan. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1992, she spent several years in France, intensive studying Baroque style and the viola da gamba, and playing with Marianne Muller, Wieland Kuijken, and Paolo Pandolfo, among others. She also attended Accademia d‘amore in Bremen and has studied lirone with Erin Headley. She plays the viola da gamba and Lirone as a member of Anima.
|Lionel Party, Harpsichord – A native of Santiago, Chile, Lionel Party studied with Elena Waiss at the Escuela Moderna de Musica, graduating in 1965. In 1966 he was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship by the West German government to study piano with Rosl Schmid and harpsichord with Hedwig Bilgram at the Musikhochschule of Munich. In 1970 Mr. Party came to The Juilliard School to study harpsichord with Albert Fuller first as a Fulbright scholar and then as recipient of a Juilliard Alumni grant. He obtained his doctor of musical arts from Juilliard in 1976. Mr. Party has played solo recitals in New York City’s major concert halls including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Collection, Alice Tully Hall, Abraham Goodman House, 92nd St. Y – as well as Boston, Washington and other U.S. cities. He has made numerous appearances with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Waverly Consort, Solisti New York, among other ensembles.|
|Tanya Witek, Flute – Tanya Witek has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Continuum and Musicians from Marlboro. She is a newly appointed member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center and has recorded for EMI, Bridge, NHK, CRI, Panasonic and CBC. Her debut solo recording was released in 2006 on the MSR label. Ms. Witek is active as a performer and teacher in the educational programs
at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, and she is currently on the faculty at Montclair State University, where she is a professor of flute and director of the MSU Flute Ensemble. She graduated from the Universityof Calgary and received her master and doctoral degrees from Juilliard.
|Marcantonio Barone, Piano - In more than three decades of concertizing, Marcantonio Barone has given solo recitals at the Metropolitan Museum and Weill Recital Hall in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, on the recital series of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, at the Ravinia Festival and San Francisco’s Midsummer Mozart Festival, at Wigmore Hall in London, the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow and the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Filarmoniya and in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Malta. He has performed as soloist with major orchestras on four continents and as guest artist at the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Concerts. As a member of Orchestra 2001, he toured in Russia, Great Britain and Denmark.|
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