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  








Erik Arvinder

Vamlingbo Quartet


Steven Copes

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

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








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








Eric Byers

Calder Quartet 

Andrea Casarrubios

Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

Madeleine Kabat

Acting Assistant Principal
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Jonah Kim

Founding Member
Ensemble San Francisco

Benjamin Lash

Sakura Cello Quintet

Brian Thornton

Cleveland Orchestra









Susan Cahill

Colorado Symphony Orchestra


Samuel Hager

San Diego Symphony Orchestra


David Parmeter

Pacific Symphony









Alice K. Dade

University of Missouri

Katrina Walter

Marin Symphony








Xiaodi Liu

Opera in the Heights

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra








Romie de Guise-Langlois

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Michael Fine

Grammy Award-Winning Producer


Sergei Vassiliev

Colorado Springs Philharmonic








Kristopher King

San Francisco Freelance Musician


Lisa Nauful

San Luis Obispo Symphony

Fei Xie

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra








Jesse McCormick

Cleveland Orchestra


Jacob Wilder

Virginia Symphony Orchestra








Jack Brndiar

Cleveland Chamber Symphony


Michael Tiscione

Acting Associate Principal,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra








Jeffrey Budin

San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Reid Lasley

University of Illinois


Nicholas Platoff

Associate Principal
San Francisco Symphony








Meredith Clark

Oakland Symphony








Shannon Wood

St. Louis Symphony








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.





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.





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.