2017 Festival Musicians

 

Below is a partial list of musicians that will be appearing at Festival Mozaic in July 2017.

 

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Violin   Viola   Cello   Bass   Flute   Oboe   Clarinet   Bassoon   Horn   Trumpet   Trombone   Harp   Timpani   Keyboard  Fringe Artists  

 

 

 

 

 

Violin

 

Erik Arvinder

Vamlingbo Quartet

 

Steven Copes

Concertmaster
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Clinton Dewing

Jacksonville Symphony

 

Aurelia Duca

Principal Second Violin
Jacksonville Symphony

Nina Tso-Ning Fan

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

 

Serena McKinney

Janaki String Trio

 

Maureen Nelson

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

 

Grace Park

Alumna
Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

Grace Seng

San Luis Obispo Symphony

 

Emily Daggett Smith

Founding Member
Tessera Quartet

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

 

Jessica Chang

Founder & Director
Chamber Music by the Bay

Luke Fleming

Artistic Director
Manhattan Chamber Players

Caitlin Lynch

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

 

Jessica Oudin

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

Ben Ullery

Assistant Principal
Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

 

Cello

 

Eric Byers

Calder Quartet 
 

Andrea Casarrubios

Alumna
Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

Madeleine Kabat

Principal
Amarillo Symphony

Jonah Kim

Founding Member
Ensemble San Francisco

Benjamin Lash

Sakura Cello Quintet
 

Brian Thornton

Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass

 

Susan Cahill

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

 

Samuel Hager

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

 

David Parmeter

Pacific Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flute

 

Alice K. Dade

University of Missouri

Katrina Walter

Marin Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Oboe

 

Xiaodi Liu

Principal
Opera in the Heights

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Principal
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Clarinet

 

Romie de Guise-Langlois

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

Michael Fine

Grammy Award-Winning Producer

 

Sergei Vassiliev

Principal
Colorado Springs Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

 

Bassoon

 

Kristopher King

San Francisco Freelance Musician

 

Lisa Nauful

Principal
San Luis Obispo Symphony

Fei Xie

Principal
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Horn

 

Jesse McCormick

Cleveland Orchestra

 

Jacob Wilder

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trumpet

 

Jack Brndiar

Cleveland Chamber Symphony

 

Michael Tiscione

Acting Associate Principal,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

Trombone

 

Jeffrey Budin

Principal
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Kyle Mendiguchia

Bass Trombone
Pacific Symphony

Nicholas Platoff

Associate Principal
San Francisco Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Harp

 

Meredith Clark

Principal
Oakland Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Timpani

 

Shannon Wood

Principal
St. Louis Symphony

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Noam Elkies

Harvard University

 

John Novacek

Grammy Award Nominee

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Fringe Artists

 

 

Simply Three

"Simultaneously so modern and classical." - The Huffington Post

Comprised of conservatory-trained violinist Glen McDaniel, cellist Zack Clark, and bassist Nick Villalobos, Simply Three has been enthralling listeners with their unique arrangements of popular songs since the group’s inception in 2010. Combining original works with innovative covers that showcase their technical virtuosity and musicianship, the trio embodies the essence of “Classical crossover” artists. The group has gained an international following with millions of views of their inventive music videos on YouTube and has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone magazine, Ryan Seacrest, and popular artists OneRepublic and Janelle Monáe.

www.simplythreemusic.com

 

 

 

Fire and Grace

Guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga first met while performing with Baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire in 2014. Since then, their duo Fire and Grace has been combining classical music with other genres, most notably folk and Celtic. William is a Grammy Award winner and an internationally acclaimed master of the steel-string guitar. He has been the music director of Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas since 1998 and is based in Santa Cruz, where he teaches at UCSC. Edwin performs around the world as a violinist with indie rock bands, baroque orchestras, and popular artists, including a 2016 appearance with Stevie Wonder. He is a founding member of Classical Revolution and performs regularly with the Carmel Bach Festival.

www.fireandgracemusic.com

 

 

 

Stephen Prutsman

"...rhythmic freedom, warm colorings and jazzy spontaneity." - The New York Times

Stephen Prutsman is equally at home as a composer, pianist and conductor and moves easily between classical, jazz, and world music styles. Beginning his career as a solo jazz pianist and keyboardist in art rock groups, he has gone on to collaborate with and compose for noted ensembles including the Kronos Quartet and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, where he was Artistic Partner from 2004-2007. His works have been performed by top artists including Dawn Upshaw, Leon Fleischer, Yo Yo Ma, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and many more. Passionate about making music accessible to all, Stephen is involved with a number of projects to create enjoyable artistic environments for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

www.stephenprutsman.com