Cyrus Beroukhim, violin – 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.
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 Iris Orchestra, Festival Mozaic Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra and with the New York Classical Players. She holds the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. Currently she is on the faculty at Bard College Conservatory Pre-College and the Juilliard School.
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.
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.
Dana Kelley, viola – Violist Dana Kelley is an Artistic Director and member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Praised for her rich and beautiful tone, she has been a top prizewinner in the Sphinx Music Competition, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. She also serves on the viola faculty of the Mannes School of Music at the New School. She received the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School as member of the Argus String Quartet and was 2016 Fellow in Ensemble Connect, the performance and teaching program of Carnegie Hall. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the New England Conservatory. She also performs with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
William Frampton, viola – Violist William Frampton has been praised by critics for his “impressive” performances (The New York Times) and “a glowing amber tone” (The Boston Globe). In recent years William has traveled with a string quartet led by Midori Goto in Asia and North America, numerous appearances as principal viola with the American Symphony Orchestra, appearances as guest artist with the Johannes Quartet. William is the Artistic Director of Music at Bunker Hill, a chamber music series in Southern New Jersey he co-founded in 2008. He holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, and studied with Kim Kashkashian, Samuel Rhodes, Choong-Jin Chang, and Byrnina Socolofsky. William teaches viola and chamber music at Queens College, CUNY.
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.
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.