Matthew Daniel Green, violinist, studied at the Konservatorium Luzern in Switzerland, and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed recitals in various venues in New England and Switzerland, as well as chamber music for the Manchester Chamber Players in New Hampshire. He has done recordings, tours, and numerous concerts with Collegium Musicum Zurich under the baton of the illustrious Dr. Paul Sacher, in collaboration with top international artists. He has performed with legends such as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, the Irish Tenors, Donna Summer, Marvin Hamlisch, and others. He is the founder and leader of Ensemble Aevia and the inventor of the C-Clip®, an accessory to protect the violin.
Cellist Kevin Crudder received his Master’s Degree from Indiana University, studying with legendary cellist Janos Starker. He has performed in Asia, Europe, throughout the United States and on PBS and National Public Radio. Kevin has served as principal cellist for the touring companies of the Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theater as well as the national touring productions of ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Les Miserables’. In addition to playing with Ensemble Aevia, he is a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performs regularly in the duo ClearVision.
Dana Ianculovici is a freelance violinist in Boston. Born in Romania, she had her first position in a symphony orchestra in Weimar, Germany at age 18. Her career brought her next to Spain after which she immigrated to the United States where she has played with all of the leading performance groups in Boston. During the last 10 years she has been dividing her time between Boston and New York City where she has performed in many Broadway productions including La Cage aux Folles, Gypsy and West Side Story.
David Siegel holds a B.M. In Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. His primary teachers were Erick Friedman and Aaron Rosand. He participated in master classes with the Hungarian violinist Sandor Vegh at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has performed extensively, often as concertmaster, with a variety of organizations such as Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Wang Center, Citi Center, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Springfield Symphony. He has toured with Philharmonia Hungarica, Goldovsky Grand Opera and Phantom of the Opera National Tour.
Anne-Marie Chubet, violinist, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and currently a member of the faculty of the All-Newton Music School and Boston College, where she is also a member of the Boston College Faculty Piano Trio. A performer on both modern and period violin, she is a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers, Masterworks Chorale, Boston Baroque, and Boston Cecilia, and has recently performed chamber music at Festival Scarlatti in Palermo, Italy. In the summers, she is a member of the Britt Classical Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Susanne Friedrich, cellist, was born in Vienna Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and Josef Luitz. She Received a masters degree in cello performance as well as a cello pedagogy degree from the Vienna Conservatory. During her years in Vienna, she played regularly with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Opera. In 1997 she moved to the Boston area and is now a freelance player with many New England area orchestras. She is assistant principal of Symphony New Hampshire and plays regularly with many other ensembles. Susanne teaches cello and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Dana Hall School of Music, and Rivers School Conservatory, as well as in her private studio.
Arie Yaacobi, an Israeli born violinist and violist, is an active performer and teacher in the Boston area. Mr. Yaacobi currently serves as the concertmaster of the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra in Boston. He had served as a concertmaster of the Boston Opera Company under the direction of the late Sarah Caldwell. During his tenure on the faculty of the Michigan Technological University, Mr. Yaacobi performed extensively as a soloist with the Superior String Alliance Symphony Orchestra, String on the Bay Festival Orchestra, and the Keewenaw Symphony Orchestra. He was an assistant director of the Collegium Musicum at the University of Connecticut. In addition, he premiered new contemporary music including Andy Hurlbut's Romance for Violin and Orchestra, which he performed with the New England Conservatory Symphony orchestra. Mr Yaacobi studied with Dorothy DeLay and Paul Cantor in the US and with Ilona Feher, Yair Kless, and Vali Blutner. He holds a Master's Degree from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music and Artist Degree from Tel-Aviv University.
Bo Ericsson is a native of Sweden and a graduate of Gothenburg (Sweden) Conservatory of Music and the Swedish Radio School of Music. He was principal cellist with the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Orchestra for six years, and a member of the Berwald String Quartet, with whom he toured extensively throughout Europe. Currently he is principal cellist with the Cape Symphony Orchestra. Besides orchestra, teaching, and performing chamber music, he is also a luthier and has his own violin repair studio in Orleans, on Cape Cod.
Lisa Brooke has received reviews on various concerto performances, stating: "...perhaps the most rewarding offering on the program"...Brooke "negotiated ticklish passagework without slighting the works lyricism" and has been praised for her "..unusually intelligent and sensitive musical ideas.." In NYC, she performed with the New York Collegium, Concert Royal, Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Amor Artis, and the American Classical Orchestra, in the summers attended the Carmel Bach Festival, and currently plays with The Handel and Haydn Society and the Boston Cecilia. Founding member of Très., she has performed as concertmaster and soloist with Tempesta Di Mare (receiving very fine reviews from the Philadelphia Inquirer), and is a member of Foundling Baroque Orchestra and women's advocacy project, with whom she has also appeared as soloist with critical accolades. Last season, she performed a number of Concerti with Newton Baroque, including the Piccolo solo to Brandenburg I, and live on WGBH radio. Concertmaster positions include The Publick Musick in Rochester, NY, BachWorks in NYC, the Concord Chorale, and Millenial Artists. She has worked with the Musicians of the Old Post Rd. and La Donna Musicale. Ms Brooke has given guest lectures/demonstrations at Columbia University on the role of the violin in French Baroque music. She has attended the Longy and the Amherst Early Music Festivals.
Karen Oosterbaan frequently performs with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, and National Lyric Opera. She is a member of the "Harvey Diamond Jazz Quintet." In addition, she has participated in a wide variety of music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, and the Cours International de Musique, in Switzerland. She teaches violin and coaches chamber music at the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra program and Winchester Community Music School, where she is the Chamber Music Coordinator.
Born and raised in the countryside of Bath, North Carolina, Brent Selby received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The New England Conservatory. Brent has performed with a wide variety of musicians ranging from Bernadette Peters to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He recently debuted at Symphony Hall in Boston performing the "Steel Magnolias" cello theme under the baton of Alan Sylvestri. Since 2010, Brent has been on the cello faculty of the Franklin String School in Franklin, Massachusetts and in 2013 he joined the Boston String Academy's cello faculty. (photo courtesy of www.SarahMurrayPhotography.com)
As a Boston-area freelance cellist, Shay Rudolph has performed with a variety of orchestras and chamber ensembles, such as the Orchestra of Indian Hill, New Bedford Symphony, Cantata Singers of Boston, Portland Symphony, Worcester Chorus, Back Bay Players and Copley Chamber Players. Nationally, she has had the privilege of playing with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (affiliated with the American Jazz Philharmonic) in Los Angeles. Abroad, she's enjoyed performing in Sweden, Finland, Nova Scotia, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Her range of styles has allowed her to play with hip-hop artist KanYe West; American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken; and Cambridge's own rock cellists The Cello Chix.