music preparatory faculty

Music Preparatory Faculty > Strings


- (BCMD) Faculty, Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance
- (PO) Member, Philadelphia Orchestra
- (CURTIS) Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music

Sylvia Ahramjian, Violin, by special arrangement; Chamber Ensembles. Juilliard; University of Indiana; member, Trio Casals; Intern'l Festival, Brasov (Romania); Goppisburg (Switz.) Summer Festival, 1997; faculty: West Chester U., Temple U., Wilmington Music School.

Millie Bai , Violin, by special arrangement. B.M., M.M., Temple U.; Diploma, New School of Music; studies with Jascha Brodsky; asst. to Jascha Brodsky, 1992-96; former member, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra; founding member, Bel Canto Trio; active recitalist and chamber musician.

Joanne Bates, Double Bass. B.M., Curtis Institute; bass and chamber music studies with Roger Scott, Felix Galamir, Karen Tuttle, Mischa Schneider; Ford Foundation Fellow; Koussevitzsky Foundation Fellow at Tanglewood; sub. Member, Philadelphia Orchestra; principal bass: Princeton Symphony, Riverside Symphonia.

Shelley Beard, Suzuki and Trad. Violin, Viola. B.M., Peabody Conservatory; M.M., Indiana U.; studies with Victoria Chiang, Atar Arad, Heidi Castleman, James Dunham, Mimi Zweig (violin pedagogy); Registered Suzuki Teacher; violist, Muhlenberg Piano Quartet.

[BCMD, PO] Luis Biava, Music Director, Youth Chamber Orchestra. National Conservatory, Bogota, Colombia; M.M., Manhattan School; awards:Philadelphia Orchestra's C. Hartmann Kuhn Award, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Medal of San Carlos from President of Colombia; conductor in residence, Phila. Orch.; first violin, Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble; professor of music, BCMD; artistic director/conductor, Temple U. Symphony Orchestra; active guest conductor, internationally.

(PO)Davyd Booth, Violin, by special arrangement; Conductor, Baroque Players, Classic Strings. New School of Music; studies with Jascha Brodsky; violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1807 and Friends, Wister String Quartet; keyboard: Philadelphia Orchestra, Amerita Chamber Players.

(BCMD) (PO) Choong-Jin Chang, Violin, Viola, by special arrangement. B.M. (violin), Curtis Institute; A.D., Curtis Institute; associate principal viola, Philadelphia Orchestra; lecturer in viola, violin, BCMD; Marlboro Music Festival 1992-94; Musicians from Marlboro, 1993-94; member, The Johannes Quartet; soloist; chamber musician; recording artist.

[PO] Che-Hung Chen, Viola, by special arrangement; Chamber Ensembles. B.M., Curtis Institute; first prize: Banff International String Quartet Competition (Daedalus Quartet), Pičce de concert prize, Székely Prize; three-time winner, Taiwan National Instrumental Competition; soloist, Chinese Daily News Orchestra; soloist; participant: Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Kingston, Bridgehampton, Music from Angel Fire Festivals.

(BCMD)(Curtis) Orlando Cole, Cello, by special arrangement; Master Teacher, Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Curtis Inst.; honorary doctorates: Curtis Institute, New School of Music; recipient of 1990 “Teacher of the Year” award, the American String Teachers Association; professor of cello and chamber music, Curtis Institute, BCMD; Master classes in U.S., Europe, Far East; producer with Lynn Harrell, Exploring the Bow-arm videos; founding member, Curtis String Quartet.

[PO] Jason De Pue, Violin. B.M., Curtis Institute; first violin, Philadelphia Orchestra; concertmaster: Curtis Orchestra, 1999, NY String Seminar; participant: La Jolla, Verbier, Ravinia, Chatauqua, Saratoga, Jerusalem Music Encounters, Kingston Music Festivals, Isaac Stern Chamber Music

Estelle Kerner, Violin, by special arrangement. B.S., Temple U.; M.A., University of Penn.; Chamber Music Fellowship, Yale School of Music; studies with Raphael Bronstein; publications on musicology and violin pedagogy; forth coming book: A History of the East European Violinist.

Soovin Kim, Violin, by special arrangement. B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; M.M., Curtis Institute; recipient: First Prize, Paganini International Violin Competition, Henryk Szeryng Career Award, Avery Fisher Career Grant; performed with: Philadelphia Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke, KBS Symphony Orchestra (Korea) and others worldwide; Carnegie debut, 2000; member: The Johannes Quartet, Divertimento; active recitalist.

(BCMD) Helen Kwalwasser, Violin, by special arrangement; Artistic Director, Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Curtis Institute; Juilliard; recipient: Lindback Award 1997, Creative Achievement Award 1985; founding member, Temple Trio; concert violinist; member, New York Chamber Soloists; prof. of violin, artistic advisor for String Instructor, BCMD.

(PO) Dmitri Levin, Violin, by special arrangement. undergraduate and graduate degrees, Moscow Conservatory; studies with Prof. Yankelevich; former co-principal, 2nd violin, Pittsburgh Symphony; member, Philadelphia Orchestra.

(BCMD) Evelyn Luise, Viola, by special arrangement. B.S., Temple U.; B.M., Curtis Institute; lecturer in viola, BCMD; principal viola; Opera Company of Philadelphia; Bethlehem Bach Choir Orchestra; guest violist with Curtis Quartet, Sokoloff-Brodsky-Cole Trio, Temple Trio, Philadelphia Trio, Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet; former member: Amado Quartet, Lenape Ensemble, American Society of Ancient Instruments.

Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin. B.M., Rowan U.; M.M., Temple U. doctoral candidate, Temple U.; Fellowship Award; studies with Helen Kwalwasser; member: Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Serafin String Quartet, Delaware Symphony.

Karen Meier , Cello. B.M., Curtis Institute; studies with Orlando Cole, Joel Krosnick; freelance musician.

Julian Meyer, Violin, by special arrangement; Pre-Suzuki Class. B.M., Philadelphia Musical Academy; M.M., Temple U.; advanced studies, Juilliard; member, Pro Chamber Trio; instructor, Institute for Achievement of Human Potential.

(PO) Hirono Oka, Violin, by special arrangement. Toho Conservatory of Music (Tokyo); Curtis Institute; studies with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Felix Galimir; violin, Philadelphia Orchestra; chamber musician.

(BCMD) Charles Parker, Jr., Violin; Coach and Coord. of Chamber Ensembles, Center for Gifted Young Musicians. B.A., S.U.N.Y. (Stony Brook); studies with Ivan Galamian, Helen Kwalwasser, Paul, Zukofsky; teaching assistant to Helen Kwalwasser; artistic director, Davidsbund Chamber Players; orchestra member: Opera Company of Philadelphia, Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra; chamber music coach: Haverford College., Bryn Mawr College; lecturer in violin, BCMD.

Aaron Picht, Violin, Viola; Conductor, Children's Violin Ensemble. B.M., Boston U.; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia U.; studies with Walter Trampler, Eugene Lehner, George Meikrug; Director/Conductor, String Program at Collegiate School; formerly: Viola, Boston Musica Viva; Pincipal Viola Limburgs Symphonie Orkestr; Viola, Artmeis String Quartet.

Ingrid Rosenback, Violin. B.A., U. of Delaware; B.S., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science; B.M., Temple U.; studies with Helen Kwalwasser; faculty: Wilmington Music School, Suburban Music School.

(BCMD)(PO)(Curtis) Yumi Ninomiya Scott, Violin, by special arrangement. Toho Cons. of Music (Tokyo); Curtis Institute; member, Philadelphia Orchestra; faculty: Curtis Institute, BCMD; chamber musician.

Lori Simpson, Viola, Violin, Assistant, Classic Strings. B.M., Manhattan School Of Music; M.M., Tempe U. ; studies with Choong-Jin Chang , Rebecca Young, Burton Kaplan, Karen Ritcher, Evelyn Luise; member, Haddonfield Symphony.

(PO) Burchard Tang, Viola, by special arrangement; Chamber Ensembles. B.M., Curtis Institute; studies, Choong-Jin Chang; competition winner, Philadelphia Orchestra 1993; member, Philadelphia Orchestra; participant: Marlboro Music Festival, Caramoor Festival, Stearns Institute in Ravinia Festival.

Scott Wagner, Violin, Viola. B.M., Curtis Institute; M.A., U. of California (Santa Barbara); certificate, Academie de Musique de Lausanne (Switz.); instructor: Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College; member: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly Pops, Orianna's Dream, Ocean City Pops.

Metta Watts, Cello, by special arrangement; Chamber Ensembles. New School of Music; assistant to Orlando Cole; former member, New Chamber Orchestra; chamber musician.