Vera Beths was born in Haarlem, Holland. She received her first violin lessons from her father, Gijs Beths, and continued her studies with Herman Krebbers at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 1969 she won the First Prize of the Dutch National Oskar Back Competition, and in... More
Steven Dann’s career has covered a wealth of violistic possibilities. As principal viola of some of the world’s leading orchestras, as a veteran of the string quartet and chamber music world, as soloist and recitalist and as a dedicated teacher, Mr. Dann has... More
I like to be home with my family. I love to cook and eat. And walk. And repair things. When I have time I like to be outdoors, hiking, skiing, sailing. I live in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities on earth, of current Olympics fame. But mostly, my life is taken up... More
My name is James Dunham, and I play the viola. Like many, I started on violin, but as I grew taller and the violin smaller, the viola began to make more sense to me. Both the sonority and the role of the viola captivated me in a memorable summer as a fellowship student at... More
I enjoy being asked to fill different creative roles, and now switch regularly between soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, jazz musician, teacher, and radio host. I received my musical training on violin first at the University of Toronto, then privately with Jose... More
Eric Hoeprich is one of the world's leading exponents of the historical clarinet. He was born in Baltimore, MD, and has an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard. He teaches at the Paris Conservatoire, Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, and the Royal... More
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Christopher Krueger was a student of James Pappoutsakis. He has performed as principal flutist with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Opera... More
Myron Lutzke is well known to audiences as a performer on both period and modern violoncello. He studied at Brandeis University and is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Leonard Rose and Harvey Shapiro. He now serves as principal cellist of... More
Marilyn McDonald, founding member of the Castle Trio and Smithson and Axelrod Quartets, has toured worldwide, playing repertoire that runs the gamut from Baroque to contemporary. She has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee and Omaha Symphonies, in concert at Caramoor,... More
Violist Douglas McNabney is one of Canada’s distinguished chamber musicians. He has toured extensively throughout Canada, Europe, and the United States, recording for, among others, BRT (Brussels), Radio Bremen, RTE (Dublin), Finnish Broadcasting (Helsinki),... More Meyerson was born into a musical family in Chicago, where she began her concert career at the age of seven. After completing her university and graduate studies in Chicago and Oberlin, she moved to London to co-found the ensemble Trio Sonnerie (... More
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo, the Orquesta Sinfonica of Montevideo, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Boston... More
Violinist Anca Nicolau was born in Bucharest, Romania, where she began studying the violin at the age of four. She won her first competition at the age of nine, and at ten she was accepted as a student of George Manoliu, a former pupil of George Enescu. While still in... More
"Miss O'Sullivan is an agile, eloquent player" (New York Times), performing extensively on baroque, classical, and modern cello. As a member of the Four Nations Ensemble, she has appeared on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, and at the Kennedy Center... More
Jacques Ogg is a performer on both harpsichord and fortepiano. He teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (one of the world's foremost institutes for early music), he conducts, and he makes recordings, either solo or with friends and colleagues. He was born in... More
Lambert Orkis, known as chamber musician, performer on period instruments, and interpreter of contemporary music, has appeared worldwide with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter since 1988, performed in recital with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich for more than eleven years, and has... More
Paolo Pandolfo began his research in the field of renaissance and baroque musical idioms around 1979, together with violinist Enrico Gatti and harpsicordist Rinaldo Alessandrini, while studying with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. In 1982 he... More
A native of Western Pennsylvania, William Purvis pursues a multifaceted career both in the U.S. and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Purvis has participated in numerous premieres as hornist and... More
Marc Schachman was born in Berkeley, California, and attended Stanford University and the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the B.S, M.S., and D.M.A. degrees. One of the world’s leading performers on early oboes, Mr. Schachman is a founding member of some of... More
During my years of study in Paris, after the war, I divided my time between the École Jacques Thibaud and the Sorbonne, unsure whether I wanted to be a violinist or a musicologist. Back in Holland however, the choice was not difficult: three well-known musicians of... More
I first heard the bassoon in grade school at a production of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” It was the only instrument for me. No one else I knew played this unusual instrument, which made it especially appealing. I was encouraged to play... More
Baritone William Sharp is a consummate artist possessing the rare combination of vocal beauty, sensitivity, and charisma. Praised by the New York Times as a "sensitive and subtle singer" who is able to evoke "the special character of every song that he sings... More
Violinist Ian Swensen has established himself as one of the most dynamic, diverse, and sought-after performers and teachers on the music scene today. His teaching and performing include Music@Menlo, The Banff Centre, Toronto Summer Music, Morningside Music Bridge, the... More
Lucy van Dael studied the violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and, while serving as a member of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Szymon Goldberg, specialized in the baroque violin, becoming one of the leading figures in the revival of authentic string... More