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is currently attending Indiana University where he is a Master's degree student,
studying with Menahem Pressler. He also finished his undergraduate studies there,
receiving a Performer's Certificate. He is a Piano Associate Instructor and the recipient
of the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship. Early studies began in Toronto, Canada
with Vivienne Bailey and James Tweedie. Later, he was in the Young Performer's Program
at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (R.C.M.) taking lessons with Marc Durand
and Leon Fleisher. Winston received his A.R.C.T. performance diploma in piano at
the age of 12, among the youngest graduates ever at the R.C.M. He also currently
studies harpsichord and fortepiano with Elizabeth Wright and composition with P.Q.
Phan. Winston has been a prize-winner in numerous national and international competitions.
He has won the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition playing Liszt's Piano
Concerto No. 2. He as also been runner-up in the 43rd National Young Artists Competition
in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra's International
Tape Piano Competition. Most recently, he was the grand-prize winner of the 2000
Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, winner of the 2000 and 1999 Travel Grant Competition
held at Indiana University, winner of the 1999 Crane Festival of NewMusic Solo Performer
Competition, and also a semifinalist in the 1999 International Piano Competition
of Senigallia, Italy.
Winston performs frequently in solo recitals, as a collaborative pianist, chamber
musician and concerto soloist. He has performed in schools, community organizations,
festivals, and on television. Most notably, in March of 1995, he was invited by the
Ministry of Culture of China to perform a series of recitals in Shanghai and Beijing,
as well as in Hong Kong. He has made chamber music appearances all over the country,
including a performance in Boston with Indiana University flute professor, Thomas
Robertello. Orchestras he has been featured with are the North York Symphony Orchestra,
the Royal Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, the North Toronto Collegiate
Institute Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana University Concert Orchestra, and the Fort
Collins Symphony Orchestra. He is also actively involved in the performances of new
music, playing in composition festivals and conferences. Recently, he performed Post-Partitions
by Milton Babbitt for the composerUs induction into the American Classical Music
Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. Last December, with the Indiana University New
Music Ensemble, he debuted a piano concerto written for him by Mischa Zupko.
for Tom Schnauber's
"The Walrus & the Carpenter"
her professional debut with Cleveland Opera Theatre Ensemble as Cherubino in Le Nozze
di Figaro. Other operatic roles include Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Katharina
in Giannini's The Taming of the Shrew, the Countess in Matthus' the Lay of the Life
of Cornet Christoph Rilke(US premiere), and roles in world premiere performances
of Cummings' Eros and Psyche and Boren's The Dead. Her great love of contemporary
music has also led to many performances of important 20th century works including
Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, Berio's Folksongs
and Sequenza III, and Bassett's Pierrot Songs, with Brave New Works, the Michigan
Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Adams
is also an avid recitalist, appearing for the past two seasons with the Ann Arbor
Art Song Festival in Ann Arbor. Her most recent full-length recitals include Schubert's
Winterreise and an evening of music by Michigan Composers. Currently a master's student
in music theory at the University of Michigan, Dr. Adams also holds a doctor of musical
arts degree from University of Michigan, a master's degree in music from the Manhattan
School, and bachelor's degrees in music and German studies from Oberlin, and has
studied art song and chamber music at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Bayreuth
currently principal flute with the Toledo Opera Orchestra and has served as acting
principal with the Toledo Symphony. Among her awards and honors, she recently won
first prize in the Frank Bowen Flute Competition, which led to a performance as featuerd
soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony. She has been a fellow at the Sarasota Music Festival,
the Bach Aria Festival, and the William Bennett International Flute Seminar in England.
Dawn resides in Ann Arbor where she teaches privately and is pursuing studies in
flute performance on a fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her teachers include
John Wion, Leone Buyse, and Jeffery Zook.
Elliott Dailey Ross, clarinet
is currently a junior in clarinet performance at the University of Michigan studying
with Deborah Chodacki. He has been Principal Clarinet of the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony
for two years and is in his sixth semester as a member of the University of Michigan
Symphony Band. An Ann Arbor native, he tries to not be in Ann Arbor during the summer,
because of this he has attended the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the
Brevard Music Center.
currently finishing up his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan where
he is receiving degrees in Percussion Performance and Philosophy. While there, his
primary teachers have been Michael Udow and Salvatore Rabbio. He has been Timpanist
and Principal Percussionist with the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and Third Percussionist
with the Flnt Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Under the auspices of a number of Boston-area
orchestras, he has toured Asia, North America, South America and Scandinavia.
playing the violin at the age of eight in her native country of Chile. At the age
of fourteen.Alejandra received a scholarship to continue her studies at Columbus
State University in Columbus, Georgia. Ms. Urrutia has performed as a soloist with
the National Symphony of Chile, the National Youth Symphony of Chile, the Concepcion
Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Santiago, the Columbus State
University Orchestra, and the Morelos Chamber Orchestra of Mexico. In 1994-96, Ms.
Urrutia was awarded a fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Summer Festival in Colorado,
and for the past two summers, has been a member of the faculty at the All-State Program
at Interlochen. Ms. Urrutia has participated in various master classes with Robert
McDuffie, Cho Liang-Lin, David Kim, Pamela Frank, and others. Ms. Urrutia is pursuing
a Doctorate in Violin Performance with professor Paul Kantor at the University of
Lydia Si-Ngaw Lui
began her violin studies at the MacPhail
Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota when she was three years old. Her principal
teachers have been Marla Okner, Mary West, and Sally OpReilly. At the MacPhail Center,
Lydia won several Performance Scholarships, appeared on three Concerto Concerts,
and performed in numerous Honors Recitals. Her first solo debut with an orchestra
occurred when she was nine years old, and has since collaborated with such conductors
as James Howsmon, John Noble Moye, Henry Charles Smith and Hugh Wolff. When Lydia
was sixteen she attended the University of Minnesota, was a member of its Symphony
Orchestra, and performed in the 1996 and 1997 String Galas at the University. In
the summers she has attended Madeline Island Music Camp, the Quartet Program at Bucknell
University, Weathersfield Music Festival in Vermont, and the Aspen Music Festival
in Colorado. Lydia has been coached several times by Cho-Liang Lin and performed
in master classes with Charles Castleman, Abbey Simon, Mimi Zweig, Charles Avsharian,
Steven Doane, and William Preucil, Jr. Currently Lydia is a sophomore at the University
of Michigan School of Music, where she is one of the rotating concertmasters/principals
of the University Symphony Orchestra. She studies with Professor Paul Kantor.
[viola] is a senior in the School of
Music at the University of Michigan. He began violin at the age of three in his hometown
of Plymouth, MI and went on to graduate from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Formally
Pricipal Violist of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, James has been
a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra and is currently a substitute
violist in the Grand Rapids Symphony. This past summer was spent at the International
Workshops Conducting Program in Glasgow, Scotland. James is currently Assistant Conductor
of and Principal Violist of the Michigan Pops Orchestra and student teaching in the
Dexter (MI) Community Schools and will be graduating in April with a degree in Viola
Performance with Teacher Certification.
Emily Gosma Stoops,
began her cello studies at the age of
four in her hometown Davenport, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate studies at
the University of Iowa with dual degrees in Music Performance and English and received
a Masters degree in performance from the University of Michigan. She has performed
in numerous orchestras and ensembles including The Quad City Symphony as associate
principal, The Cedar Rapids Symphony, the La Fosse Baroque Ensemble, and the EMLIJI
piano trio. She has performed many contemporary pieces and several premieres with
the University of Iowa Center for New Music and has played in master classes with
Yo Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax, Uri Vardi, Laszlo Varga, and others. Other performances
include local touring productions with the Joffrey Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet,
The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, and Lalo Schiffrin. Her major teachers include Charles
Wendt, Tanya Lesinsky Carey and Anthony Elliott. She has studied chamber music with
Daniel Shapiro, Anton Nel, and Leopold La Fosse.
winning first prize in the 1995 International Society of Bassists solo competition,
Anthony Stoops has presented recitals and masterclasses throughout the Midwestern
United States as well as in Texas. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he also
attended Northwestern University, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at the
University of Michigan. A versatile musician, Anthony has had a broad range of performance
experience from playing in his first rock 'n roll band "Godzilla and the Pez
People" and playing in several fusion and Jazz ensembles, to working with some
of the world's greatest conductors as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
A proponent of Contemporary Music as well as premiering numerous compositions which
were written for him. Highlights of the 1998-99 season included a world premiere
performance and recording for the International Computer Music Conference held at
the University of Michigan in October, a compact disc recording of music newly composed
and arranged for double bass and violin in December, and a recital at the 1999 International
Society of Bassists convention held in Iowa City, Iowa in June.
for Carter Pann's "Women"
With the performance of William Bolcom's "Briefly it enters" Ms. Goltz
has performed with Brave New Works for the sixth time. Her affiliation with Brave
New Works began in 1997 with Alberto Ginastera's "Cantata Para America Magica"
for soprano and percussion orchestra. In 1998, she performed "Circles"
by Luciano Berio. In February she performed George Crumb's Madrigals. Last December,
she performed Earl Kim's "Where Grief Slumbers". This spring She will be
performing Carter Pann's "Women" which has been specifically written for
Ms. Goltz and Brave New Works. Ms. Goltz received her M.M. in vocal performance from
the University of Michigan in 1997. She specializes in music of the 20th century,
premiering works by composers in the School of Music and across the country. Ms.
Goltz is currently in the MA program in Music Theory at the University of Michigan.
received her master's degree in flute performance from the University of Michigan
in December of 1998. She also holds degrees in flute performance and music education
from the Ohio State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded
the Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship. In addition to her studies with Jefferey
Zook, Lorna McGhee, Leone Buyse and Katherine Borst Jones, Ms. Perryman has performed
in master-classes for flutists Peter Lloyd, Susan Milan, Jim Walker, Robert Willoughby
and Carol Wincenc. Her orchestral credits include the Plymouth Symphony, the Symphony
of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Orchestra X in Houston, and the Rome Festival Orchestra
in Italy. Ms. Perryman currently performs with Brave New Works and the Phoenix Ensemble,
both in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and she maintains a private studio of over thirty flute
with the Flint Symphony, and has played in the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico
and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Jalapa in Mexico.She received degrees from Indiana
University and Manhattan School of Music. She is an adjunct professor at Albion College,
Albion, Michigan, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan and an adjunct oboe lecturer
at the University of Michigan. I teach oboe in the summer at the New England Music
Camp in Sydney, Maine.
is a senior at the University of Michigan.
He has performed with the Detroit and Toledo symphony orchestras and was twice soloist
with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra. In addition to his musical
studies he persues an interest in mathematics. He has presented lectures at Institute
for Advanced Study at Princeton, the American Mathematical Society joint meetings,
Eotvos Lorand University and the Mathematics Institute in Budapest, and the geometry
seminar at the University of Michigan. His proof of the dodecahedral conjecture will
soon be published by the journal of the AMS. In January he received the Morgan Prize,
the nations highest honor in undergraduate mathematics. In his free time (HA!) he
enjoys Loren Eisley and Stephen Pinker
Adam Olson, saxophones
is currently in his fourth year at the
University of Michigan where he studies saxophone with Donald Sinta. Music has taken
him all over the world including twelve countries of Western Europe. Most recently
Adam has toured Eastern Europe with the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra.
He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Adam has been a finalist
in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition in Evanston, Illinois. An advocate
of new music, Adam has had a few premieres to his credit including pieces by composers
Pei Lu, Chad Hughes and John Berners.
is completing the Bachelor's program
in percussion performance at the University of Michigan. He has played in numerous
student composer forums at the U-M, performing works by John Berners, Tom Schnauber
and David Schober. In 1999, Mike toured with the U-M Percussion Ensemble in Alpena
and Plymouth, and performed with members of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in the
premiere of the opera Abraham and Hannah. Mike was a member of the Michigan
Marching Band for four years, and regularly performs with the U-M steel drum band
Carter Pann, piano
violin is a 19-year-old sophomore violin
performance major in the School of Music at the University of Michigan. She has played
the violin for seventeen years, studying with Dorothy Lee, Zoya Leybin of the San
Francisco Symphony, and is currently a student of Professor Paul Kantor. Through
various summer music programs, such as California Summer Music and the Aspen Summer
Music Festival, as well as other musical opportunities, she has had the chance to
study with and be coached by excellent teachers and performers: Almita and Roland
Vamos of the Oberlin Conservatory, Donald Weilerstein and Katherine Brown of The
Cleveland Institute of Music, Luba Edlina and the late Rostislav Dubinsky of Indiana
University, Paul Hersh, Irene Sharp and Bonnie Hampton of the San Francisco Conservatory,
Martin Katz of the University of Michigan, Zakhar Bron and Ulf Hoelscher from Germany,
Pinchas Zuckerman, and Midori. She has also worked under great conductors including
Roger Norrington, Leonard Slatkin, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
A native of the San Francisco
Bay Area, Juliana has soloed with the Young People's Symphony Orchestra, the Contra
Costa Chamber Orchestra, the Holy Names College Orchestra, the Diablo Symphony and
was also featured in eleven concerts as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony
during their "Concerts for Kids" series. She was the concertmaster of the
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years and a member for six years
and is currently the concertmaster of the Plymouth Symphony in Michigan. This year
included a solo recital and performances of the Barber violin Concerto with the Plymouth
Symphony and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Flint Symphony. Next year,
Ms. Athayde will perform as a soloist with the Plymouth and Diablo Symphonies.
studying violin at the age of eight. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin
performance from the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University in 1995 where she
studied privately with Christian Teal of the Blair String Quartet and chamber music
with John Kochanowski of the Concord String Quartet. She received a Master's of Music
degree in violin performance in 1997 under Stephen Shipps, studying chamber music
with Andrew Jennings. Carolyn is currently residing in the Ann Arbor, MI area as
a freelance violinist/violist and private violin/viola instructor. She has been Musical
Director of the Monroe Youth Orchestra 1997 to the present and is a faculty member
for the Michigan All-State High School and Junior High School Summer Festivals at
the Interlochen Arts Academy. She is currently a member of the Greater Lansing Symphony
Orchestra and performs with various other orchestras and chamber ensembles in the
Ann Arbor area.
studies the viola with Yizhak Schotten
at the University of Michigan. Originally from the Bay Area, her experiences there
playing with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra under music director Alasdair
Neale inspired her to pursue a career in music. Since moving to Ann Arbor, she has
performed in the classical realm as principal violist of the University Philharmonia
Orchestra, and as a member of the Phoenix Ensemble, Michigan Opera Works, and Brave
New Works. In other genres, Dina has appeared with the improvisation-based Creative
Arts Orchestra at Kerrytown's "Jazz at the Edge" series and her playing
is featured on "Good Luck Fire Chief," an album released this year by Ann
Arbor folk artist Brian Lillie. Her previous teachers include Pamela Freund, Don
Ehrlich, and Daniel Avshalomov, as well as Peter Apfelbaum, Sam Pilafian, David Balakrishnan,
and Ed Sarath. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in performance.
Mimi Morris, cello
A native of Haddonfield New Jersey,
cellist Mimi Morris is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Michigan
where she is a student of Anthony Elliott. Previously she was a member of the Haddonfield
and the Reading Symphonies as well as the early music orchestra Pennslyvania Pro-Musica.
She has been a member of both the Philadelphia based Herencia string quartet and
the Kent State University string quartet. Mimi holds degrees from Rice University
and the University of Minnesota and has attended many summer music festivals throughout
the United States and Canada. Currently, Mimi is on the faculty of the Flint Institute
of Music and she is also enthusiastically beginning studies in Baroque cello.
Andrew Anderson, bass
Originaly from Portland, Oregon andrew
came to the U of M in 1998 to persue a Bachelor's Degree in String Bass Performance
and Instrumental Education. He has enjoyed many professional engagements including
the Portland Festival Orchestra, Portland Musical Theatre Company, Broadway Rose
Musical Theatre Company, and he is currently the princpal bass for the Plymouth Symphony.
is pursuing a Ph.D. in compostion/theory
at the University of Michigan and currently studies composition with Michael Daugherty
and piano with Logan Skelton. He holds a B. Mus. from Northern Illinois University
where he studied composition with Jan Bach and piano with Donald Walker and earned
a M.A. in composition from the University of Iowa where he studied with David Gompper.
While in Iowa City, Mr. Maki served as pianist for the University of Iowa Center
For New Music and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. He has toured Scandinavia twice as the
pianist for Amerikan Laulajat (Finnish Male Singers of North America), recently presented
a recital of contemporary music with Walfrid Kujala (flute/piccolo Chicago Symphony
Orchestra), and has remained active, here in Ann Arbor, as a performer of new music.
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