• Kathryn Goodson

    Pianist

    Pianist Kathryn Goodson, an international performer, teacher and coach, has performed collaborative recitals with vocalists and instrumentalists throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2013-2014, she was a recital partner at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Stanford University, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the first-ever Alumni-Konzert at Karlsruhe Musikhochschule in Germany.

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  • Patrick Hawkins

    Pianist

    Patrick Hawkins holds degrees in performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, East Carolina University, and Arizona State University. Post-graduate studies in music education were taken at California State University, Los Angeles, and at the University of Washington, Seattle. His major teachers have included Janette Fishell, Peggy Haas Howell, Kimberly Marshall, and Carole Terry (organ); Shirley Mathews, and Webb Wiggins (harpsichord); and Shuko Watanabe and Joseph Rackers (piano).

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  • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

    Ensemble

    Founded in 1997, the orchestra is comprised of over 65 local professionals, educators, dedicated amateurs, and advanced students drawing audiences and members along the Seacoast from Newburyport MA to York ME and west to Bedford NH. The orchestra presents four main concerts each season at The Music Hall in Portsmouth NH, along with numerous chamber music and school concerts throughout the year.

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  • Richard Stoltzman

    Clarinetist

    Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world's foremost clarinetist. Stoltzman gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and, in 1986, became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.

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  • Shuko Watanabe

    Pianist

    Shuko Watanabe, Instructor of Music, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park, MM and BM from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, studying under Lillian Freundlich, Stewart Gordon and Roy Hamlin Johnson.

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  • Timothy Gaylard

    Pianist

    Timothy Gaylard, Professor of Music, holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Columbia University, Artist Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and B.A. and B.M. degrees from Carlton University.

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  • Chris Wild

    Cellist

    Chris Wild (b.1983) was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He is now based in the United States where he is active as a cellist, conductor, and music educator.

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  • Coro Allegro

    Choir

    Coro Allegro, Boston's acclaimed chorus for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, seek to affirm, strengthen, and enrich the lives of its members and the broader community through the presentation of outstanding performances of choral music. Coro Allegro performances have been broadcast on WGBH's "Classical Performances" and brought to national and international audiences through performances at four GALA Choruses Festivals and the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

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  • Tapestry Ensemble

    Ensemble

    Tapestry is a chamber group weaving together four unique performers working with six versatile composers. Each of these accomplished musicians brings a distinct thread of musical and cultural experiences to this project, resulting in an exciting recording of new repertoire. While there have been a handful of recordings in the past devoted to the earliest repertoire for the oboe, clarinet and piano trio by composers such as Edouard Destenay and Jean Gabriel Marie, this recording is remarkable in that it comprises all newly composed works for trio and quartet, driven by the combination and contrasts of the performers rather than a specific instrumentation.

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  • Andy Malloy

    Trombonist

    New Hampshire native Andrew Malloy attended University of Massachusetts, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree; he continued his education at The Juilliard School, where he received a Master of Music in Performance. After living and working in New York City, Malloy moved to Los Angeles, where he established himself as an active freelance musician and has lived for over thirty years.

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  • Anibal Dos Santos

    Violist

    Portuguese violist Anibal Dos Santos was born in born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1963. He began his musical studies at an early age in his native city with Gianfranco Farina and Mario Mescoli. At age 18, he traveled to Philadelphia PA to study with renowned violist Joseph de Pasquale, obtaining his degree in 1988 at the Curtis Institute of Music. Since then, he has dedicated his career to perform viola repertoire with many orchestras in the Americas, as well as recitals and chamber music appearances.

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  • Karen Dreyfus

    Violist

    Karen Dreyfus has distinguished herself as a recipient of many prizes both in this country and abroad including the Naumburg Viola Competition (1982), the Lionel Tertis Competition (1980), the Washington International Competition (1979), and the Hudson Valley Competition (1978). Ms. Dreyfus has concertized extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Some of her musical collaborations have been with Musicians From Marlboro, Philomusica, Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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  • Glenn Dicterow

    Violinist

    Violinist Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent at the age of 11 when he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where his father, Harold Dicterow served as principal of the second violin section for 52 years.

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  • Concorde

    Ensemble

    Concorde was founded in Dublin in 1976 to promote the regular performance of new music. The group made its debut in the American Embassy in Dublin and has since performed widely throughout Ireland, Europe and North America.

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  • Kim Ellis

    Clarinetist

    Dr. Kim S. Ellis is a native of Rockford, Illinois. She has been principal clarinetist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas since 1990 and is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artists. She is an active performer and clinician at conventions and clinics throughout the United States including the Texas Music Educators Assosication, Festival of Texas Composers, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music Society-South Chapter, Sarasota Music Festival, and the University of New Hampshire Chamber Music Festival.

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  • Benda Quartet

    Ensemble

    Since the Benda Quartet began performing in 2012, they have achieved a wide variety of musical successes and established themselves among highly respected Czech ensembles. Their first significant landmark was the concert debut they performed at the 60th Jubilee of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava in April 2014. The concert was recorded by Czech Radio and garnered widespread audience acclaim.

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  • Gabriela Diaz

    Violinist

    Georgia native Gabriela Diaz began her musical training at the age of 5, studying piano with her mother and the next year, violin with her father. As a childhood cancer survivor, Diaz is committed to supporting cancer research and treatment in her capacity as a musician. In 2004, Diaz was a recipient of a grant from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, an award that enabled Gabriela to create and direct the Boston Hope Ensemble. This program is now part of Winsor Music. A firm believer in the healing properties of music, Diaz and her colleagues have performed in cancer units in Boston hospitals and presented benefit concerts for cancer research organizations in numerous venues throughout the United States.

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  • Sarah Brady

    Flutist

    Called “enchanting” by the Boston Globe, flutist Sarah Brady is sought after across the country as a soloist, chamber musician, and master teacher. An avid promoter of new music, she has premiered and recorded new music from many of today’s top composers. Recent projects have included premieres of new solo flute and electronic music from Elena Ruehr, Andy Vores, Marti Epstein, Reinaldo Moya and John Mallia, and Curtis Hughes, as well as music for flute and strings from Marcos Balter, Nicholas Vines, and Johnathan Bailey Holland. Her solo, chamber, and over 50 orchestral recordings can be heard on the Albany, Naxos, Oxingale, Cantaloupe and BMOP/Sound music labels. As a leading interpreter of contemporary music, she was invited to read and record new music commissioned by Yo Yo Ma for his Silk Road Project at Tanglewood.

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