New York Philomusica







2005-2006 Participating Artists



Karl Kraber, flute

Karl Kraber was a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet for 19 seasons, and played with the New York Chamber Soloists and the Aeolian Chamber Players. Mr. Kraber was awarded a Solo Recitalist Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and he recorded a solo album, American Music for Flute for Orion Records. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and the Austin Symphony, among others. He has performed widely in Europe, including Paris and Rome TV, the BBC, and German, Italian and Swiss Radios. Recordings include chamber works for Vox, Turnabout, Desto, and CRI labels. Associate Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Kraber is currently Principal Flutist of the Austin Symphony.  
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Gerard Reuter, oboe

Gerard Reuter, a recipient of the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award, has enjoyed a distinguished solo career touring the United States, Europe, India and Africa. Much sought after as a guest at summer music festivals, including Caramoor, Marlboro, La Jolla, Round Top and the Chamber Music Festival of the Library of Congress in the United States, and the Flanders Festival, the Dartington Festival and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in Europe, he has also appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Jupiter Symphony and Philharmonia Virtuosi in New York, the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, DC, the Soviet Emigre Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, of which he was a founding member.

Also active as a chamber musician, he is a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet and was a founding member of the ensemble, An die Musik. As a guest, he has performed with many ensembles, including the Colorado String Quartet, Composers String Quartet, DaVinci Quartet, Aspen Wind Quintet, American Chamber Players, New York Philomusica and I Fiamminghi in Belgium.

Mr. Reuter has been heard on major radio stations throughout this country and in Europe and has been recorded in concert for worldwide broadcast on The Voice of America. He has recorded for Sony, New World, Telarc, Columbia, BMG-Catalyst, Dorian, Summit and Musical Heritage Society.

Mr. Reuter studied at the Juilliard School with Lois Wann and at the Royal College of Music in London. He is on the faculties of New York University and Sarah Lawrence College.  
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Igor Begelman, clarinet

Clarinetist Igor Begelman’s virtuosity and imagination have been praised by critics as "remarkable display of music making" and have earned him an impressive list of awards, honors and concert engagements in the United States and abroad. Mr. Begelman has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras in the USA; he has also performed recitals in Western and Eastern Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Israel. Equally accomplished as soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Begelman performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Young Artists Concerts and has appeared at numerous festivals throughout the world. An avid proponent of new music, he has premiered compositions by Anton Kuerti, Alex Krasotov, Meyer Kupferman, Elliot Schwartz, Ralph Shapey and Roland Tee. Raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Igor Begelman came to the USA in 1989. He received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School of Music and a Bachelor's degree from The Manhattan School of Music.  
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Joseph Rabbai, clarinet

Joseph Rabbai has been principal clarinet of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1980. Prior to that, he was principal clarinet of The Israel Philharmonic, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, and a member of The New York City Opera Orchestra. He is also the principal clarinet with The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, a position he has held since 1971. A graduate of Temple University and The Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Rabbai has been a teacher of clarinet and chamber music at a number of institutions including Queens College, Brooklyn College, The Graduate School of the City University of new York, The State University of New York at Purchase as well as at New Jersey City University. A highly respected New York recording artist, his records of works by Ned Rorem, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Olivier Messaien have met with much critical acclaim. An active participant in chamber music, Mr. Rabbai has performed extensively with the New York Philomusica and at The Caramoor Festival.  
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Ken Peplowski, clarinet

 
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Larisa Gelman, bassoon

Bassoonist Larisa Gelman has established herself as a dynamic performer and teacher in the US and abroad. Ms. Gelman participates in education events by collaborating with the 92nd St Y, Midori and Friends Foundation, New York Philharmonic Outreach, Astral Artistic Services, Piatigorsky Foundation and the Carvalho Music Festival in Brazil. As a performer, Ms. Gelman has served as principal bassoonist of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Key West Symphony and has frequently joined New Haven, Norwalk and Riverside Symphony. This season’s highlights include solo performances with the Broadway Bach Ensemble and recitals in Southbury, CT and Caramoor Music Festival. Ms. Gelman has participated in numerous festivals including Tanglewood, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Colorado Music Festival and Spoleto USA.  
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Katrina Russell, bassoon

Katrina Russell has established a career in the Early Music field in Britain, having studied in Canada and then with Dennis Godburn in Boston and New York. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Music degree in performance from University of Victoria in Canada, Katrina performed for a year with Orchestral Training Programme Orchestra in Toronto. Acceptance into the respected Winter Cycle at the Banff Centre for the Arts as a resident artist gave her the opportunity to work intensively on the baroque bassoon and to work and perform with musicians such as harpsichordist John Gibbons and bassoonist Milan Turkovic. She was later awarded a Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance, which was granted with the prestigious “Distinction in Performance,” by The New England Conservatory.

Katrina has gained extensive experience on both modern and period instruments, with performances throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. While in the United States she was principal bassoon for the chamber groups The Talbot Ensemble and The Cambridge Bach Ensemble in Boston. Since moving to Britain in 1992 she has played and recorded with most of the period instrument ensembles including, The English Concert, The King’s Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Hanover Band, The Gabrieli Consort and Players, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and L’Orchestre de la Champs Elysees, as well as numerous smaller ensembles and chamber groups.  
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Andrew Clark, horn

Andrew Clark, principal horn player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, is known for his stylish performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire on the natural horn. His solo recordingshave been critically acclaimed, the Guardian saying of his EMI disc of chamber music for the horn by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms: “This invigorating disc brings together masterly performances of some of the most important horn works in thechamber repertory.” He is the first horn player to record the newly re-discovered Horn Concerto by Crusell and has recordedthe complete works for horn and piano by Carl Czerny (both for Hyperion), the Sonata da Caccia by Thomas Ades (EMI) andVivaldi’s Double Horn Concerto (Linn). After playing in the Edinburgh Festival in 1996 he was described in the Independentas “a staggering prodigy of the natural horn” and the Scotsman wrote: “On his natural horn he was hugely impressive,probably giving as fine a performance as will ever be possible outside the recording studio."

Of his Lincoln Center performance of Haydn and Handel in April of 2004, the New York Times' Allan Kozinn writes:

"As it turned out, the evening's most captivating performances were the lively accounts of Haydn's Symphony No. 83 and movements from Handel's "Water Music" the orchestra, led by Ton Koopman, played on its own. Most striking was the exposed horn writing in the Handel, played virtuosically and with flawless intonation by Andrew Clark and Francois Merand, using perilously difficult 18th-Century horns. Maybe the Juilliard School should bring them over for master classes."  
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A. Robert Johnson, horn

Robert Johnson is the Founder and Artistic Director of New York Philomusica. After graduation from The Juilliard School in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree, he played one year in the National Symphony of Washington, DC, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the Seventh Army Symphony and Chamber Ensemble, based in Europe, for the duration of his duty in the army. Shortly before receiving his Honorable Discharge, he auditioned successfully for Leonard Bernstein, securing a position in the New York Philharmonic. During his seven-year tenure he was, for the last two-and-one-half years, Alternate Solo Horn. He founded New York Philomusica in 1971, following a succession of attempts that began with a hugely successful debut in the first Mozart Festival of 1966. His eventual success with the New York Philomusica has resulted in an ensemble renowned for finding the hidden beauties of the repertory and bringing them to life through recordings, national and international tours, and as a fixture on the New York musical scene through its subscription series. Mr. Johnson has performed extensively with the legendary jazz pianist, Sir Roland Hanna in the Hanna Trio, for flute, horn and ’cello, with Sir Roland as ’cellist and Frank Wess alternating on flute with Frank Perowsky. The trio made a tour of Japan in 1989. Sir Roland has been commissioned to write for the New York Philomusica and has performed with it in his own compositions and in the music of Mozart. In addition to playing the horn, Mr. Johnson’s other musical pursuits include composing and conducting. He owns de Neveu Publishing. Compositions and orchestrations by him include joint efforts with noted author and journalist, George Plimpton. Mr. Johnson performed in the longest running show in Broadway history, Cats from the opening to its close, a run of 18 years,. He played in the orchestra of many shows running through the 1970's, including those by Stephen Sondheim and Sugar Babies, in which Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney starred. Throughout these many varied activities, New York Philomusica has remained Mr. Johnson’s central interest.  top of page


Warren Vache, trumpet

Warren Vaché has been astounding audiences worldwide for decades with his superb cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn stylings. Through live performances and recordings, along with stage, screen, radio and television appearances, Warren conveys incredible warmth through his burnished tone and intelligent improvisations. He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as: Benny Goodman, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Ruby Braff and Bobby Short to name but a few.

Warren Vaché has performed at every major jazz venue and festival throughout the globe from club dates at Condon's and the Blue Note to the Newport Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and Perugia in Italy, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Vienna Opera, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. A guest artist on countless record dates, Mr. Vaché has recorded over 35 albums under his own name including the award winning "2gether" with Bill Charlap (Nagel-Heyer) and many other highly acclaimed albums. He is a charter member of the Juilliard Program for Jazz Studies, to which he offers the breadth of his experience in the arts, which includes acting, performing and music direction.  
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Tom Hutchinson, trombone

Thomas Hutchinson was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York City Opera Orchestra in 2002, and he continues to perform regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Ensemble Sospeso, and many other Lincoln Center- and New York-based ensembles. He can also been heard on many recordings, from a critically acclaimed Hovaness album with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, featuring Chris Gekker, to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recording of Milhaud’s Creation du Monde with Branford Marsalis, to Gunther Schuller’s recording of Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, as well as many television commercial jingles, movie and NFL Films soundtracks. Hutchinson is currently a member of the trombone faculty at New York University and Montclair State University.  
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Joe Cohn, guitar

 
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Joe Ascione, tympani/percussion

As a freelancer, drummer Joe Ascione has fired up plenty of jazz combos and big bands, and also performed with pop/rock stars Noel Redding (former bassist to Jimi Hendrix), Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan), and Dr. John. Last year, Ascione toured with the Horde Festival, playing in a power rock trio with guitarist Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors). The drummer has appeared on nearly 60 albums as sideman, and he recently debuted as leader on the Arbors label.

While Ascione enjoys the challenge of improvised music, he doesn't wish to be labeled solely as a jazz drummer. Still, his playing is unique. Ascione heightens his dazzling polyrhythmic style with an enhanced traps setup. He adds a left-foot Gajate pedal that fires a bracket-mounted cowbell, and, in addition to his left-mounted high-hat cymbal, uses a right-mounted X-hat cymbal. As an Endorsee of GMS Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, and Promark sticks, Joe is also very involved with the education and musical cultivation of today's youth giving workshops, clinics, and master classes with whom he shares his experiences.  
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Eddie Locke, drums

Eddie Locke left his native Detroit in the mid-fifties and moved to New York, where he quickly established himself as one of the all-time great jazz drummers. During his illustrious career, he has enjoyed long associations with saxophonist Colman Hawkins and trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and he can be heard on many of their recordings. In addition, he has worked and recorded with Teddy Wilson, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Sir Roland Hanna, Ray Bryant, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Kenny Burrell, Red Allen, and many other jazz legends. Mr. Locke is one of the few remaining musicians immortalized in the classic jazz photograph "A Great Day in Harlem." Recently, in conjunction with the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, Mr. Locke developed an informative and entertaining presentation of his own collection of photographs entitled "The Joy of Jazz."  
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Robert Levin, piano

Robert Levin has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and in Asia, in recital, as soloist, and in chamber concerts. He is renowned for his restoration of the Classical period practice of improvised embellishments and cadenzas. Mr. Levin can be heard on many of New York Philomusica’s CDs, as well as numerous recordings for other labels. He has recorded the complete Bach concertos with Helmuth Rilling as well as the English Suites and the Well Tempered Clavier for Hänssler’s 172_CD Edition Bachakademie. Other recordings include a Beethoven concerto cycle with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique for Archiv, and a Mozart concerto cycle with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music for Decca/Oiseau Lyre. In addition to his performing activities, Robert Levin is a noted theorist and Mozart scholar, and is the author of a number of articles and essays on Mozart. His completions of Mozart fragments are published by Bärenreiter, Breitkopf & Härtel, Hänssler, and Peters, and have been recorded and performed throughout the world. He is Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.  
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Rieko Aizawa, piano

Rieko Aizawa was born in Japan and brought to the attention of Alexander Schneider by the recommendation of pianist Mitsuko Uchida when she was13 years old. Schneider immediately engaged her at the opening concerts of Tokyo's Casals Hall; and in the same year he presented her in her U.S. debut concerts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. She has since performed as soloist throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, such as at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall and Chicago's Orchestra Hall. Highlights of appearances include the New Japan Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa and, most recently, a performance with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Her chamber music collaborations have included performances with the Guarneri Quartet, and regular participation at the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Seymour Lipkin, and Peter Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, where she received her master's degree.  top of page


Jerome Lowenthal, piano

Jerome Lowenthal has distinguished himself as an artist of rare musical vision and integrity. His wide-ranging presence in a career spanning more than three decades has made him an important figure on the international music scene. Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Lowenthal made his debut at the age of 13 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1961, he returned to the United States after several successful years in Europe, and since then has appeared with virtually every major orchestra in the United States, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and National Symphony. He has performed with some of the most distinguished conductors of our time including Barenboim, Bernstein, Dorati, Giulini, and Mehta, and has recorded under Sergiu Comissiona with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and The London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lowenthal's voluminous repertoire includes 59 performed concerti. He plays works by many living composers, among whom George Rochberg, Jay Reise and Ned Rorem have composed works expressly for him. Chamber music is an important part of Jerome Lowenthal's musical life. He has played duo recitals with cellist Nathaniel Rosen and violinist Itzhak Perlman, as well as two piano programs with his late wife, the Israeli pianist Ronit Air. He is a regular participant in the festivals of Sitka, Alaska, the Reizend Muziekgezelschap in Holland, Chamber Music of Los Angeles, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Jerome Lowenthal is a faculty member of The Juilliard School and resides in New York.  
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Jeb Patton, piano

Jeb Patton attended Duke University, where he studied piano with Tibor Szasz, Douglas Buys, and Jane Hawkins. As a member of the Duke Jazz Ensemble under Paul Jeffrey, he performed with and/or arranged for more than 60 professional jazz artists. Studying under Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath, Jeb earned his Master of Arts degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY. In addition to numerous recordings and festivals, Jeb’s club appearances in New York City include the Village Vanguard, the Jazz Standard, Birdland, and the Iridium. Here he also appeared in the Opening Nights of Jazz at Lincoln Center. In September 2000, Jeb traveled to Greece with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band under the direction of Jon Faddis and at the invitation of the Consulate General of the USA to perform Ellington’s "Black, Brown and Beige Suite." He has also appeared on three S.S. Norway Jazz Cruises as part of the Jimmy Heath Big Band, with Jimmy’s small band, and with the Heath Brothers.  
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Ju-Young Baek, violin

Ju-Young Baek won First Prize in the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The Mortimer Levitt Award for Women Artists presented Ms. Baek’s New York debut recital in the Young Concert Artists Series at the 92nd Street Y, and she debuted in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of the Korean Concert Society. She was also presented in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with YCA harpist Gwyneth Wentink. In May, 2002, she made her New York concerto debut with the New York Chamber Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz at Alice Tully Hall, and gave a performance at Carnegie Hall as soloist with the New York Senior Concert Orchestra. Ms. Baek has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, among many others. Ju-Young Baek received a Bachelor of Music from The Curtis Institute, where she studied with Aaron Rosand, and a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Robert Mann.  
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Jesse Mills, violin

Jesse Mills graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Robert Mann in 2001. As soloist he has performed with the Teatro Argentino Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New Jersey Symphony, the Sarah Lawrence College Symphony, the Plainfield Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Aspen Music Festival's Sinfonia Orchestra as winner of the Festival's E. Nakamichi Violin Concerto Competition. As a chamber musician Mills has performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, New York City's Merkin Concert Hall and Bargemusic, the Rising Stars series at Caramoor, the Ravinia Festival's Bennett-Gordon Hall, and at the Marlboro Music Festival. He has performed chamber music with such artists as Richard Goode, David Soyer, Donald Weilerstein, Anton Kuerti, Peter Wiley, Miriam Fried, Claude Frank, and Fred Sherry. He performed on the opening night of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's "A Great Day in New York" series with pianist/composer Peter Schickele, and this concert was broadcast live on WNYC 93.9 FM in New York. During this past season, Jesse performed with various ensembles in such places as Japan, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and New Jersey. As a member of the FLUX Quartet from 2001-2003, he played in many concert halls around the world, performing music composed during the last 50 years. Among these concerts were 3 performances of Morton Feldman's String Quartet No. 3, a six-hour-long work of immense beauty. Currently, Mills is a member of Nurse Kaya, an ensemble comprised of string quartet plus bass and drums, which exclusively plays compositions written by its members. Jesse is an avid improvisor.  
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Naoko Tanaka, violin

Naoko Tanaka was born in Tokyo and began her studies at the Toho School. Her career in the United States began at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy Delay and Felix Galimir and gave her debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. She is a member of the Theater Chamber Players of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the St. Luke’s Ensemble, and is a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble she has led as a concertmaster in performance in Carnegie Hall, throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and on over 30 Deutsche Grammophon recordings. She has also performed in the Sitka, Caramoor, Ravinia, White Mountains, Saito-kinen (Japan), Aspen and Marlboro festivals. Ms. Tanaka is on the Assistant Faculty at The Juilliard School.  top of page



Richard O'Neill, viola

Richard O'Neill has performed as chamber musician and soloist throughout the United States,Europe and Asia. An accomplished chamber musician, hefrequently collaborates with the today's finest musicians including members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Mendelssohn and Orion String Quartets, violinists Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Kyung-Wha Chung and Joshua Bell, among others. This is his first year in residence with The Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center. He frequently tours the United States with Musicians from Marlboro and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Richard made his solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2000, and more recently performed and recorded Schoenberg's String Quartet Concerto with Fred Sherry and Robert Craft conducting the 20th Century Classics Ensemble and Elliot Carter's ASKO Concerto at Carnegie Hall. He is principal violist and soloist with the International Sejong Soloists (ICM Artists), a conductorless string ensemble, which he tours internationally performing as soloist and principal viola. A popular figure in Korea, he was the subject of two feature length documentaries made by the Korean Broadcasting System which were broadcast to over 10 million people worldwide. Mr. O'Neill has recorded for Naxos, Centaur, and Tzadik and recently was signed on by Universal Records to produce two solo albums. The first and only violist to be accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma Program at Juilliard, he holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School. O'Neill performs on a viola made by Gasparo da Salo of Brescia Italy, circa 1590, a generous loan from the Samsung Foundation of Culture.  top of page


Ah Ling Neu, viola

Ah Ling Neu was born in Japan of Chinese parents. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory with Gennady Kleyman and in Holland with Nobuko Imai. Ms. Neu has played in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia, with the festivals of Marlboro, Chamber Music/West, Tanglewood, the International Musician's Seminar in England, Spoleto (Italy and South Carolina), the Schleswig-Holstein in Germany and Chamber Music at the Y in New York. A former member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Ridge String Quartet, she is presently principal violist of the EOS Orchestra and the Brandenburg Ensemble.  top of page


Leslie Tomkins, viola

Leslie Tomkins is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Moab Music Festival. When not in Moab, she lives in New York City where she is an active free-lance violist, appearing with Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composer’s Orchestra, American Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, and Stamford Symphony among others. An avid chamber musician, she is a member of the Musical Arts ensemble and a guest artist with Music from Copland House chamber ensemble and the New York Festival of Song. She holds degrees in music performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and the Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Karen Tuttle.  top of page


Gregory Hesselink, violoncello

Gregory Hesselink leads a varied musical life as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher and interpreter of new music. He is a member of the Naumburg Award winning New Millennium Ensemble, New Band, Sequitur and the Locrian Chamber Players. He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and his active interest in new music has led him to the premieres of more than 90 works world-wide including concertos by Daniel Weymouth at Princeton University, and James Tenney at the Donaueschingen Music Festival in Germany (on the tenor violin). In 2003 he will give the premiere of a concerto being written for him by Ross Bauer. He is currently on the faculty of the Mannes Preparatory Division, and his recordings can be heard on CRI, Nonesuch, Wergo, Bridge, Koch, Albany, Innova, PPI and Point Records.  top of page


Gail Kruvand, contrabass

Gail Kruvand graduated from Indiana University where she studied with James Buswell and Anthony Newman. In New York she studied with Julius Levine. She has performed in the Marlboro Festival and on its tours and is a member of the New York City Center Opera Company. In addition, she plays frequently with the American Composers Orchestra and a number of other ensembles that specialize in performing new music. She played in the Hofer Symphoniker (Germany) and toured Europe with Africanus Instructus, a Music Theater Group-Lenox Arts Center production. Ms. Kruvand has recorded for CRI, Bridge Records and the Marlboro Recording Society.  top of page




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