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Donald Enos

Donald Enos

Pianist Donald Enos, a native Cape Codder, is the founder and director of the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Enos holds a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory. Here on Cape Cod he has appeared as soloist with Cape Cod chamber orchestras playing Mozart’s Concerti K449 and K459. He has played the solo piano part in d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and performed the Haydn Concerto in D Major and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Chatham Chorale. Mr. Enos is the resident pianist for the Chatham Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as the Cape Cod Symphony. He is also director of music at the South Dennis Congregational Church, where he often presents concerts on the Snetzler Chamber Organ of 1762.

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Nanci Belmont

Nanci Belmont

Praised as "outstanding" by the New York Classical Review, bassoonist Nanci Belmont is a dynamic musician enjoying a diverse career as a performer, teaching artist, and arts advocate. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW, Windscape, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Decoda, and has made additional orchestral appearances with the Cape Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras. Nanci has been invited to perform at the Aldeburgh Festival, Sarasota and Chautauqua music festivals, Banff Festival Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Krystoff Penderecki Music Academy. Following her passion for teaching and music advocacy, Nanci strives to find new and exciting ways to extend her music making into the larger community. As a fellow of Ensemble ACJW- A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, she served as a teaching artist in Brooklyn, NY, and performed through the Weill Music Institute's Musical Connections program. Currently, she is on bassoon faculty at the USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Nanci holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Florida State University, and a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Frank Morelli.

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Stuart Breczinski

Stuart Breczinski

Stuart Breczinski is a New York-based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe has developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Breczinski is a member of the City of Tomorrow, a traveling woodwind quintet dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary works. Breczinski is also a member of Contemporaneous, ensemble mise-en, and Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and he has performed as a chamber musician with Bang on a Can, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOVUS NY, Signal, and the Talea Ensemble. He recently completed his tenure as the oboist with Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Breczinski holds degrees from The Hartt School (MM) and The University of Iowa (BM, BSE), with additional study at Manhattan School of Music. His principal instructors have included Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, and Mark Weiger.

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Amit Peled

Amit Peled

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, voted by Musical America as one of the most Influential Music Professionals of 2015, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. At 6'5" tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called "larger than life" when he enveloped his cello, and "Jacqueline du Pre in a farmer's body". During the 2016 season, Mr. Peled shared with audiences around the world the sound of the historic cello of Pablo Casals. Mrs. Marta Casals Istomin, the widow of Maestro Casals, personally handed him the instrument, a Goffriller ca. 1733. Recent highlights with this historic cello include the culmination of a 20 city U.S. recital tour at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arst in Washington D.C., a recording of the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra, an extensive tour with his two chamber music groups, The Tempest Trio and the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, and return engagements with the TucsonSymphony and Phoenix Symphony. Mr. Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in many of the world’s major concert halls. Following his enthusiastically received Alice Tully Hall concerto debut playing the Hindemith cello concerto, the New York Times stated: "Glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again". He is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at prestigious summer music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has also been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world. One of the most soughtafter cello pedagogues, Amit Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Irina Muresanu

Irina Muresanu

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Boston Globe has come to praise her as "not just a virtuoso, but an artist" and the Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu’s performance especially admirable". Early on Ms. Muresanu achieved international acclaim, winning top prizes in the Montreal International and Queen Elizabeth International Competitions. Recent engagements as soloist include prerformances with the Boston Pops, the Miami Symphony, Williamsburg Symphonia, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal, the Transvaal Philharmonic (South Africa), and the Orchestre de la Radio Flamande (Brussels), among others. She premiered Thomas Oboe Lee‘s Violin Concerto, a work written especially for her. Other recent projects include completing a recording along with pianist Michael Lewin of William Bolcom’s violin sonatas on Centaur label. In Europe, her recording of the G. Lekeu and A. Magnard late Romantic French sonatas has sparked enthusiasm. Fanfare noted the recording with "singing and soaring…[a] sizzling performance". An active chamber musician, Ms. Muresanu is a frequent guest of the Killington Summer Music Festival; the Rockport Festival in Massachusetts; Strings in the Mountains in Colorado; Maui Chamber Music Festival in Hawaii; Festival van de Leie in Belgium; the Newport Music Festival; and the Rencontres des Musiciennes Festival in France. She is a member of the Lewin-Muresanu Duo; the Boston Trio; the Walden Chamber Players; and the Andover Chamber Music Society. Ms. Muresanu serves on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and was recently appointed to the faculty of the University of Maryland. Along with degrees from the Music Academy in Bucharest and the University of Illinois, she has received the prestigious Artist Diploma degree and a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory. She plays an 1856 Giuseppe Rocca violin.

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Krista River

Krista River

Following her critically acclaimed debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004, mezzo-soprano Krista River was praised by The New York Times for possessing a "shimmering voice…with the virtuosity of a violinist and the expressivity of an actress," Krista River demonstrates these distinctive qualities in all of her performances, whether it is on the operatic stage, in an art-song recital or in front of a symphony orchestra. Ms. River is a winner of the 2004 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and is also a 2007 grant recipient from the Sullivan Foundation. Recent notable performances include the International Water and Life Festival in Quinghai, China, and recitals at Jordan Hall in Boston and the Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos in Panama City, Panama. Ms. River has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony as Cherubino in a semi-staged production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and in performances with the Handel & Haydn Society in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. She made her Tanglewood debut in the role of Jordan Baker in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby. Other engagements include singing with the Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, the North Carolina Symphony, Duruflé’s Requiem with the York Symphony, and de Falla’s El Amor Brujo with the Boston Symphony. Krista River has performed chamber music as a guest artist at John Harbison’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, Music from Salem, Meeting House Chamber Music Festival on Cape Cod, the Saco River Festival, and the Portland Chamber Music Festival in Maine. She began her musical career as a cellist, earning her music degree at St. Olaf College. She resides in Boston and is a regular soloist with Emmanuel Music’s renowned Bach Cantata Series.

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Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Elisabeth Remy Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, commuting to Boston for her studies with Ann Hopson Pilot and spending summers in Camden, Maine, at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony for study with Alice Chalifoux. She was a fellow in harp at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1994 and 1995 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1995. Ms. Johnson has won first-place awards in competitions held by the American Harp Society and the American String Teachers. With the Atlanta Symphony she has performed concertos by Handel, Mozart and Ginastera. A short time ago she performed as soloist with the Cape Cod Symphony. She recorded Britten's Ceremony of Carols with Robert Shaw and his Chamber Singers. Ms. Remy Johnson has been principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony since 1995. She teaches harp privately and is artist affiliate at Emory University. Her first solo CD, "Whirlwind", was released in the fall of 2000. A second CD, "Encantamiento" for flute and harp is also now available.

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Bo Ericsson

Bo Ericsson

Bo Ericsson, cellist, a native of Sweden, graduated from the Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and studied at the Swedish Radio School in Stockholm. He has been principal cellist with both the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Orchestra and the Upsala (Sweden) Chamber Orchestra. As a cellist of the Berwald String Quartet he toured extensively throughout Europe. On Cape Cod he is principal cellist with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, an active chamber musician and teacher of cello and is a member of the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo.

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Heather Goodchild Wade

Heather Goodchild Wade

Since 2007, violinist Heather Goodchild Wade has held the position of principal second violin with the Cape Cod Symphony. Prior to that appointment she lived in Chicago, where she played with the Illinois Philharmonic and South Bend Symphony. Heather has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Mechanics Hall and Jordan Hall in Massachusetts, and at the Auditorium Theater, Millennium Park and Ganz Recital Hall in Chicago. Now a mother of four, Ms. Wade maintains an active life at her home in Rhode Island, well balanced by her orchestral and chamber music appearances throughout New England.

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Laura Manko

Laura Manko Sahin

Violist Laura Manko Sahin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Following her solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2005, she has soloed with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New England Repertory Orchestra, Oure Pleasure Singers, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston University Choir. Laura was formerly the Principal violist of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and violist of the Boston Harp Trio. She has been a member of the Knoxville and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras, as well as resident artist at the Luzerne Music Center, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. As an advocate for youth music education, Laura has coached orchestral sectionals and chamber music for the Youth Symphony Orchestras of Boston, Ankara, Winston-Salem, and Knoxville. Laura recently moved to Albuquerque, where she is on the string faculty at the New Mexico School of Music. She regularly performs with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Chatter ABQ. Formerly, she was living in Ankara, Turkey where she was the violist of the Bilkent Piano Quartet and Nodus Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as a violist with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra – Turkey’s premiere touring orchestra.

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Katie Lansdale

Katie Lansdale

Katie Lansdale, violinist, highly accomplished as soloist, chamber musician and teacher, performs actively both in America and Europe. As concerto soloist, she has performed a wide range of repertoire with diverse orchestras: the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, NYC Spectrum Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Austin Mozart Orchestra, and the New York Repertory Orchestra. Recent recitals and guest artist venues have included the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection (DC), the Palais de l'Europe (Paris), Merkin Hall, and Jordan Hall in Boston.

Lauded for her Bach performances, she won high praise from the American Record Guide for her solo Bach CD: "This is one of the best recordings there is of this music." Grand prizewinner at both the Yellow Spring and Fischoff National Chamber Competitions, Ms. Lansdale is a frequent guest on chamber series, collaborating with Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimar and Donald Weilerstein. As a member of the Lions Gate Trio, she has toured America and Europe annually for sixteen years. Now in residence at Hartt and Yale, the Trio's concert tours have taken them across Europe, and their third CD (duos and trios of Robert Schumann) was released to acclaim last year by Centaur Records. Former Artist-in Residence at SUNY-Stony Brook, she is currently on the faculty at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Joyce Hammann

Joyce Hammann

Joyce Hammann's distinctive versatility and virtuosity have won her praise and a loyal following whether appearing on the concert stage, in a jazz club, or before 17,000 screaming, rock concert fans. Hailed for "splendid soloing" and a "sweet, rich tone" by The New York Times, she has performed and recorded with such artists as Paul McCartney, Sting, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. Joyce's discography includes John Zorn's String Quartets, Sam Zyman's Bashe, Uri Caine's Wagner and Venezia, Mozart Re-imagined and The Othello Syndrome, Michael Breckers' Grammy award winning Wide Angles, Gil Goldstein's Under Rousseau's Moon, Ted Nash's Double Quartet and Mark Feldman's Book of Tells. Currently Concertmaster for Broadway's longest running show, The Phantom of the Opera, Joyce continues to perform with The Harlem Chamber Players, The Craftsbury Chamber Players (Vermont) and The Meeting House Players (Cape Cod). She will be touring Europe as solo violinist with Uri Caine's jazz ensemble and as concertmaster for Fred Hersch's Coma Dreams, jazz theater project.

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Matthais Naegele

Matthias Naegele

Matthias Naegele has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Asia. He has participated in the Marlboro, Apple Hill, Dubrovnick, Jerusalem, Curagao, California State Summer Arts, Aspen, International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, and Edinburgh music festivals. Many of Naegele's performances are regularly broadcast over National Public Radio and Public Television. He has also appeared on Dutch, French, Austrian, BBC radio, and BBC television.

He performs regularly with numerous chamber music ensembles, including the Kaleidos String Quartet, the Prometheus Piano Quartet, the Music Project, the Chamber Music Society of New York University, Anthony Newman's Brandenburg Collegium, the Chamber Music Society of New Jersey, Sergio Luca's Context, An Die Musik, and the microtonal group New Band. He has performed on the Lincoln Center Great Performers Series. Naegele has recorded with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society for Koch International. In 1995 he recorded with Dawn Upshaw for Nonesuch. With his father, violinist Philipp Naegele, he has recorded for Musical Heritage and Beyer Records.

Mr. Naegele plays on a Mateo Gofriller cello made in Venice in 1735. This cello was previously owned by Hermann Busch of the Busch Quartet.

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