About the Artists

 

Photo credit: Bernard Mindich
Photo credit: Bernard Mindich

Paul Neubauer, Artistic Director

Violist Paul Neubauer’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing led the New York Times to call him “a master musician.” This season he will appear in recital and with orchestras in the U.S. and Asia including his Chicago Symphony subscription debut with Riccardo Muti performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Robert Chen.  Read more…

 


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Kevin Rivard

Known for his “delicious quality of tone” Kevin Rivard is the Co-Principal Horn of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and Principal Horn of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Read more…

 

 

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Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Read more…

 

 

Romie de Guise-LangloisRomie de Guise-Langlois

Praised as “…extraordinary…” and “…a formidable clarinetist…” by the New York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Ms. de Guise-Langlois performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Ensemble ACJW, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, McGill University Symphony Orchestra, at Music@Menlo and at Banff Center for the Arts. Read more…

 

ani-kavafianAni Kavafian

Ani Kavafian continues to enjoy a varied career as a chamber musician, professor at Yale University, concertmaster and frequent soloist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She tours regularly with clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist André-Michel Schub. Read more…

 

 

Photo credit: Matt Dine
Photo credit: Matt Dine

Nicholas Canellakis

Hailed by the The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation. In The New York Times his playing was praised as “impassioned” and “soulful,” with “the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis’s rich, alluring tone.” Read more…

 

 

Anton NelAnton Nel

Winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, Anton Nel continues to tour internationally as recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Read more…

 

 

mcder3The McDermott Trio

Hailed for their ‘dazzling virtuosity and beautifully integrated ensemble,’ the McDermott Trio has been recognized as one of the most exciting trios of their generation. Since their Carnegie Recital Hall debut, they have appeared in recitals throughout North America, Central America and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include debuts at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y´s Kaufman Hall, at the Ravinia Festival and their first visit to Mexico as a trio with the Mainly Mozart Festival. Read more…

 

 

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One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Mr. Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator.
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Gloria-Color-6Gloria Chien

Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Chien has one of the most diverse musical lives as a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. She was selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, “… who appears to excel in everything.” Read more…

 

 

tara-helen-oconnor-aTara Helen O’Connor

Tara Helen O’Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique and colorful tone spanning every musical era. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she is now a Season Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Read more…

 

 

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Violinist Aaron Boyd has established a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, recording artist, lecturer and teacher. Since making his New York recital debut in 1998, he has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia. Read more…

 

 

fred-sherry-bio-headshot - ben esnerFred Sherry

Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all fifty United States to the music of our time for over five decades. Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Steve Mackey, David Rakowski, Somei Satoh, Charles Wuorinen and John Zorn have written concertos for Sherry which he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Municipal Orchestra of Buenos Aires, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, New World Symphony, and RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale.  Read more…