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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. In 2001 he played the solo piano part in d'Indy's Symphony on a French Mountain Air with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and recently performed the Haydn Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Chatham Chorale Cape Sinfonietta. He is the resident pianist for the Chatham Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as organist and choir director at the South Dennis Congregational Church, which houses the Snetzler Chamber Organ of 1762.

 
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 nearby solo engagements include concerts with the Cape Cod Symphony, the Boston Pops, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, among others. She recently premiered Thomas Oboe Lee's Violin Concerto, a work written especially for her.

Other recent projects include completing a recording of William Bolcom's Violin and Piano Sonatas on Centaur label. In Europe, her recording of theGuillaume Lekeu and Alberic Magnard late Romantic Violin and Piano Sonatas has sparked enthusiasm. Fanfare noted the recording with "singing and soaring…[a] sizzling performance".

An active chamber musician, Ms. Muresanu has appeared in such festivals and venues as Bargemusic in New York; the Rockport Festival in Massachusetts; Bay Chambers concert series and Bowdoin Festival in Maine; the Strings in the Mountains in Colorado; Maui Chamber Music Festival in Hawaii; Reizend Music Festival in Netherlands; Festival van de Leie in Belgium; and the Renncontres des Musiciennes Festival in France.

Irina Muresanu currently serves on the faculty of the Boston Conservatoryand has taught in the Music Dept. of Harvard and MIT. Her ensemble, the Boston Trio, is Ensemble-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory, the institution at which she received the prestigious Artist Diploma degree and a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree. A native of Bucharest, Romania, Ms. Muresanu resides in Boston, MA with her husband, son and dog. She plays an 1856 Giuseppe Rocca violin and a Charles Peccat bow.

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.

 
Karen Ouzounian

Karen Ouzounian

Described as a "radiant cellist" and praised for her "rich tone" (New York Times), Karen Ouzounian has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She is a member of the Aizuri Quartet, and the Boston-based conductorless chamber orchestra A Far Cry, and additionally has performed with such ensembles as the Tessera String Quartet, Trio Cavatina, The Knights, ECCO, the Argento Chamber Ensemble and Continuum. She will tour with Musicians from Marlboro during the 2014-2015 season, and recent highlights include a Musicians from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute tour, performances on the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts' Rising Stars series, and a solo recital at the Caramoor International Music Festival. She has collaborated with many renowned artists, including members of the Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets. Festivals include the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). A prizewinner at the 2012 Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.

 
Lee Wadenpfuhl

Lee Wadenpfuhl

Originally from Houston, Texas, Lee comes from a family of professional horn players where he began his studies with his father, Ray Wadenpfuhl and later graduated from the University of Houston, where he was under the tutelage of Bruce Henniss and Roger Kaza. In 2004 Lee moved to Boston to study with Jay Wadenpfuhl, where he received his Master Degree in 2006 from the New England Conservatory. He has since performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician with many groups throughout the United States and abroad.

He has appeared as a guest musician with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Philharmonic, Portland Symphony in Maine, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Lee is also a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Classical Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and the Innovata Brass.

Lee currently resides in Boston with his wife where he continues to pursue his performance career and teach as a new faculty member at Rhode Island College.

 
Tiffany Damicone

Tiffany N. Damicone

Dr. Tiffany N. Damicone is the Instructor of Brass Methods at Ohio Wesleyan University and maintains a competitive private horn studio. Dr. Damicone completed her MM at New England Conservatory, studying with members of the Boston Symphony and guesting on occasion with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Atlantic Chamber Symphony. In her home state of Louisiana, she played with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Chamber Players and Baton Rouge Little Theater. Upon moving to Ohio, she recorded, soloed, and toured England with brass bands; was a member of Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra as heard on the album Dreams Come True; and is a member of St. Paul Cathedral's brass quintet in-residence. Dr. Damicone plays frequently with the Ashland and Wheeling Symphonies, among others. In spring of 2010, she went to Berlin, Germany, to study with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, and provide critical editorial work on the method by Fergus McWilliam: Blow Your Own Horn. Continuing her passion for research and national styles, Dr. Damicone went to Prague, Czech Republic in 2012 and 2014 to research for her DMA document, "The Singing Style of the Bohemians". Dr. Damicone's three part series on the Czech Horn School has been published to the International Horn Society's journal, The Horn Call. She will present on this topic in late summer 2014 at the International Horn Symposium in London, and plans to continue her teaching and performance career with an internationally informed approach to musicality and technique.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Heather Goodchild Wade

Heather Goodchild Wade

Since 2007, violinist Heather Goodchild 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. This past spring, in her most recent solo appearance, Heather premiered a double concerto for violin and viola with violist Laura Manko and Cape Cod Symphony.

 
Laura Manko

Laura Manko

Violist Laura Manko has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She made her solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2005, and has subsequently won numerous solo competitions. Ms. Manko has performed with the Knoxville, Winston-Salem, and Vienna Radio Symphony orchestras, as well as participating in the Institute for Contemporary Music, Heifetz Music Institute, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Encore School for Strings, and Eastern Music Festival.

Ms. Manko is currently playing with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey and teaching at the Saygun Music School-Bilkent University. She was formerly the Principal violist of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and violist of the Boston Harp Trio, as well as string faculty member at the Rivers School Conservatory, Boston School of Music Arts, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Manko is currently pursuing a PhD at Bilkent University. She earned an Artist Diploma and Masters of Music from Boston University as a student and teaching assistant of Michelle LaCourse, and a Bachelor's of Music Degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a student and teaching assistant of Sheila Browne.

 
Joseph Marchio

Joseph Marchio

Joseph Marchio, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, is music director for the Chatham Chorale and the Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers. He holds degrees from the College of Wooster, Yale University, and the Boston Conservatory, where he recently received his Master of Music degree in choral conducting. Joseph is a founding member and artistic director of the Cantata 4 Ensemble, a group of professionals from the Boston area specializing in the music of the Baroque era. Previously, he served as an assistant director of the 80-voice MIT concert Choir. Currently he serves as director of music at First Congregational Church in Chatham and as adjunct professor of music at Cape Cod Community College. He is also director of the Pleasant Bay Children's Chorus. As an organ soloist, Mr. Marchio has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada and has served as Dean of the Cape Cod and Islands chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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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