2018 Festival Musicians

 

Below is a partial list of musicians that will be appearing at Festival Mozaic in July 2018.

 

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Violin   Viola   Cello   Bass   Flute   Oboe   Clarinet   Bassoon   Horn   Trumpet   Trombone

Harp   Timpani   Keyboard  Mandolin  Actor  UnClassical

 

 

 

 

 

Violin

 

Erik Arvinder

Vamlingbo Quartet

 

Clinton Dewing

Jacksonville Symphony

 

Aurelia Duca

Principal Second Violin
Jacksonville Symphony

Nina Tso-Ning Fan

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

 

Dennis Kim

Concertmaster

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Nicholas Tavani

Aeolus Quartet

 

Grace Park

Alumna
Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

Jason Uyeyama

La Sierra University

 

Anthony Wong

Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Jisun Yang

Assistant Concertmaster
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Scott Yoo

Music Director
Festival Mozaic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola

 

Maurycy Banaszek

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

 

Caitlin Lynch

Aeolus Quartet

 

Jessica Oudin

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

Ben Ullery

Assistant Principal
Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

 

Cello

 

Andrea Casarrubios

Alumna
Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

Robert deMaine

Principal
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Madeleine Kabat

Acting Assistant Principal
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Jonah Kim

Founding Member
Ensemble San Francisco

Brian Thornton

Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass

 

Susan Cahill

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

 

Samuel Hager

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flute

 

Alice K. Dade

University of Missouri

Katrina Walter

Marin Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Oboe

 

Xiaodi Liu

University of North Florida
 

Sarah Skuster

Principal
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Principal
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Clarinet

 

Michael Fine

Grammy Award-Winning Producer

 

Anton Rist

Principal
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Bassoon

 

Conrad Cornelison

Principal

Jacksonville Symphony

Lisa Nauful

Principal
San Luis Obispo Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Horn

 

Lisa Conway

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  

Jeffrey Fair

Principal
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Trumpet

 

Jack Brndiar

Cleveland Chamber Symphony

 

Michael Tiscione

Associate Principal
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Trombone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harp

 

Meredith Clark

Principal
Oakland Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Timpani

 

Shannon Wood

Principal
St. Louis Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

John Novacek

Grammy Award Nominee

 

Anna Polonsky

Steinway Artist

 

Ian Pritchard

Colburn School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandolin

 

Joseph Brent

9 Horses
 

 

 

 

 

 

Actor

 

Jon Wilkerson

Improvisational Actor
 

 

 

2018 UnClassical Artists

 

 

Kristina Reiko Cooper: Around the World With Love

 

Cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper plays love songs from around the world, accompanied by pianist Blair McMillen and percussionist Scott Higgins. From the tango of Argentina to the ragas of India and the toe-tapping tunes of Cole Porter, these love songs will be accompanied by video projections to enhance the expierience.

 

Sponsored by the Shanbrom Family Foundation.

 

www.kristinareikocooper.com

 

 

 

Harpeth Rising

 

“…lusciously constructed harmonies, the inventive edge that pulses through every track and the unexpected direction changes that keep you enthralled…” – FolkWords 

 

Chamberfolk trio Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical music into something organically unique. Comprised of Maria Di Meglio, cello, Michelle Younger, banjo/guitar, and Jordana Greenberg, violin, each member brings different influences to their core sound.  All three are classically-trained and hold degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world: Indiana University, Oberlin, and the Eastman School of Music. But their classical background is only one dimension of the trio’s powerful musical voice. All three women began singing after they completed their instrumental studies, and found a passionate new musical avenue. They developed their voices and arrangements to bring life to the lyrical expressiveness of their original songs.  Building from the tonal depth of the cello and layering in the shimmering sounds of the violin and the strikingly natural addition of the banjo creates a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. 

 

Sponsored by Jamie C. Barlett.

 

 

 

www.harpethrising.com

9 Horses

 

“This highly emotive music touches and communicates the essence of what it means to be an alive, feeling human being." – All About Jazz

 

9 Horses is an improvising chamber ensemble featuring Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d’amore, and Andrew Ryan on bass. Featuring Brent’s original compositions and the incendiary virtuosity of all three members, the trio represents Brent’s dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the notions of “folk art” and “fine art.” Recently they were named the winning ensemble in the 2016 21CM LAUNCH: Emerging Artists competition. In the 2017-18 season 9 Horses will be in residency at the University of Arkansas Little Rock/ACANSA Festival, DePauw University, University of Colorado Mesa, University of Denver, Illinois State and Ball State. Their debut album Perfectest Herald is available on Sunnywide Records.

 

www.josephbrent.com/9horses

 

 

 

Christopher O'Riley

 

“...infectious passion...” - The Los Angeles Times

 

Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. Now in his eighteenth year on-air, O’Riley introduces the next generation of classical-music stars to almost a million listeners each week, broadcast by 250 stations across the United States. As an acclaimed soloist and recitalist his repertoire spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from the pre-baroque to present-day. He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences. O’Riley has performed as a soloist with virtually all of the major American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony.

 

Sponsored by Bert and Candace Forbes.

 

www.christopheroriley.com