Artists

June Huang

Violin - Concert Mistress

June Huangholds a Master of Music degree from the University of California, a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers were Jens Ellerman, Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, and Marilyn McDonald. An active freelancer on both modern and baroque violin, she has performed and recorded with Opera Lafayette, Folger Consort, Washington Bach Consort, Modern Musick, Four Nations, Bach Sinfonia and Virginia Virtuosi. She is concertmaster of the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra and Cathedra. Ms. Huang is founder and director of the Levine School of Music’s String Camp/ Strings Plus chamber music programs. She is a faculty member of the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana.

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Tatiana Chulochnikova

Violin

Tatiana Chulochnikova, a native of Ukraine, performs with leading early music groups throughout the United States. She collaborates with American Bach Soloists, The Four Nations Ensemble, Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, Apollo's Fire. and Juilliard415. Ms. Chulochnikova has performed solo and chamber music recitals and participated in a number of festivals, master-classes in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia. A graduate of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, she holds a Master of Music degree in baroque violin from Oberlin Conservatory, having studied there with Marilyn McDonald. Currently Ms. Chulochnikova is pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Juilliard School in New York majoring in Historical Performance and baroque violin under Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts.

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Leslie Silverfine

Violin

Leslie Silverfine received her Master of Music degree from Boston University, where she studied with Joseph Silverstein and Rafael Druian. She received her BFA from SUNY at Purchase, where she studied with Charles and Heidi Castleman and Lewis Kaplan. Her professional experience includes performing with such orchestras as the National Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the National Gallery Orchestra. She performs with period instrument groups such as Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, the Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, the Wolf Trap Opera Company, and the Folger Consort. Ms. Silverfine teaches violin and viola in a private studio, 22nd has been on the faculty of the Levine Summer String Camp and Strings Plus for 10 years.

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Christof Richter

Violin

Christof Richterobtained his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Peabody Institute. He furthered his studies in Vienna at theKonservatorium der Stadt Wienand has participated in the Taos Chamber Music Festival, New England Bach Festival, Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, and theInstitut fur Musik und Kirche, Bressanone, Italy. A frequent performer in the Baltimore-Washington area, Mr. Richter also regularly returns to his native Colombia, South America for recitals and concerto appearances. He is the concertmaster of the Haendel Choir Period Instrument Orchestra of Baltimore and the artistic director and founder ofLa Rocinante. He performs with many of the period instrument ensembles in the Baltimore-Washington area and with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

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Leslie Nero

Violin

Leslie Nerois a native to Washington DC. She spent many years in Ontario and Quebec, Canada, performing in modern orchestras before returning to the Washington, D.C. area. She is an active freelance musician in region on both modern and Baroque violin. Nero has participated in early music festivals such as Tafelmusik's Baroque Summer Institute, the International Baroque Institute at Longy in Boston, the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, and the Vancouver Early Music Festival. She has been a member of The Bach Sinfonia since 1998 and has performed with Opera Lafayette, Modern Musick, and the Folger Consort on period instruments.

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Caroline Levy

Violin

Caroline Levy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College where she studied modern and baroque violin with Linda Quan. She received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of South Carolina where she served as Graduate Assistant to Robert Jesselson in The String Project. As a baroque violinist, she performs with The Bach Sinfonia, The Washington Bach Consort and has appeared with the Folger Consort, the National Cathedral Choir, Ensemble Gaudior and Modern Musick. As a modern violinist, Caroline has performed with the Alexandria Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Augusta Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, Asheville Symphony and Charlotte Symphony. She has attended Yellow Barn Music Festival and Soundfest Quartet Institute.

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Marta Soderberg Howard

Viola

Marta Soderberg Howard performs throughout the Washington DC area in groups as diverse as the Washington Bach Consort and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and in venues ranging from the National Cathedral to Signature Theater. A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Howard attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds degrees in viola performance from the University of Wisconsin, the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Iowa. She has participated in summer festivals around the US, Canada and Italy, including the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Her teachers include Lillian Fuchs, Francis Tursi, William Preucil Sr., and David Holland, and she has studied chamber music with the Cleveland, Tokyo and Stradivari Quartets. She has taught at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, the Cleveland Institute of Music and at Georgetown University.

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Annie Loud

Viola

Annie Loudteaches both violin and viola at the Washington Conservatory of Music and the National Cathedral School and performs regularly with both modern and early music groups including Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, Bloomington Early Music Festival, and Magnolia Baroque Music Festival. Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C. area, she taught at Chowan College in North Carolina, where she founded and directed the Meherrin Chamber Orchestra and Meherrin Youth Orchestra. Her solo and chamber music performances include concerts in Japan, Germany, Holland, and France.

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Rebecca Humphrey

Cello

Rebecca Humphrey has been residing in Melbourne since 2009 where she is a founding member of Pleiades and performs with Consort Eclectus and the Australian Chamber Choir. Previously, in Philadelphia, USA, she was a core member of Tempesta Di Mare, and a founding member of Belladonna Baroque Quartet, Aurelio and The Merion Trio. She spent much of her time playing in Washington DC with the Washington Bach Consort; in Baltimore with the Handel Singers of Baltimore, and in New York City with Rebel and Quicksilver while touring internationally with Belladonna. For three years she lived in Switzerland, where she was the principal cellist for Kammerensemble Luzerne and in Basel with Capriccio Basel. Her recordings with Tempesta di Mare on the Chandos Label have received wide acclaim, and the group has toured extensively performing their CD, Handel’s “Flaming Rose”, featuring soprano Julianne Baird.

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Amy Domingues

Cello

Amy Dominguesreceived her MM in Early Music from Peabody Conservatory. She performs with many early music ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, The Folger Consort, Arco Voce, The Bach Sinfonia, the viol consort Sonnambula (NYC) and is a founding member of Corda Nova, a baroque ensemble with Edmond Chan, baroque violin and Anthony Harvey, theorbo. Amy has been a featured soloist with the Peabody Consort, the Baltimore Baroque band, and the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble. She performed in masterclasses for Paolo Pandolfo, Wieland Kuijken, and Philippe Pierlot. In August 2014 Ms. Domingues traveled to Venice, Italy at the invitation of the Venice Opera Project to play continuo in their inaugural program. Amy is a multiple recipient of the Peabody Career Development Grant, the Young Artist's Grant-in-Aid (from the Viola da Gamba Society) and is an active cellist, composer, and teacher in the DC area. In addition to her early music activities, she has released three cello-oriented rock albums under the name Garland of Hours, and appears as a recording artist on over fifty rock, pop, and classical albums.

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Jessica Powell Eig

Double Bass

Jessica Powell Eig is a freelance musician based in Washington, DC., specializing in double bass, violone and viola da gamba. Recently, she has appeared with The Bach Sinfonia, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, National Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and the New Orchestra of Washington, among others. Jessica has presented chamber and solo recitals throughout the United States, most recently at the June 2013 International Society of Double Bassists conference in Rochester, NY. In 2010, Jessica completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in double bass performance at SUNY-Stony Brook, as a student of Joseph Carver and Kurt Muroki, She received her earlier training at CCM, Eastman and Juilliard.

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Wendell Dobbs

Flute

Wendell Dobbs performs regularly in solo and chamber venues, in a variety of settings ranging from the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Symphony (principal flute in both) to Blackbirds and Thrushes, a Celtic band. During a seven-year stint as flutist in the United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) in Washington, D.C., Dobbs received two Certificates of Achievement for contributions as soloist and principal flutist of the United States Army Chamber Orchestra. He joined the Marshall University faculty in 1985 after two years in Paris as a French Government Scholar studying with Michel Debost and Alain Marion. Dr. Dobbs received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis and his masters and doctorate from Catholic University in Washington, DC. During his masters and doctoral studies his principal teacher was Bernard Goldberg. His many premiers include Katherine Hoover’s Dances and Variations for flute and harp at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, James Kessler’s Appalachian Folksong Suite for flute and orchestra, Paul W. Whear’s Celtic Concerto, and Scott Michal’s Concerto for flute and orchestra both with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. Recordings include the critically acclaimed CD Flute & Company on the Leonarda label, the Halsey Stevens Quintet, released on Koch International Classics CD, a disc that was selected as best pick of 1996 by Tower Record’s Classical Pulse! Magazine, and performing on and 8-key simple system flute a CD recording entitled Rallying Round Our Liberty, devoted to American flute music and songs from John Marshall’s era.

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Brittany White

Flute


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Meg Owens

Oboe

Meg Owens owns eight oboes of various shapes and sizes and enjoys playing all of them. She performs with many Washington, DC area orchestras and local chamber music series. In demand as a performer on historical oboes. Owens appears regularly with some of North America's major Baroque orchestras, including Tafelmusik, American Bach Soloists, Opera Lafayette, Rebel, Tempesta di Mare, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Mercury Baroque, Modern Musick, and the Magnolia and Amherst Baroque Festivals. She has collaborated in chamber music recitals with Harmonious Blacksmith, Chatham Baroque, and the Berkshire Bach Society. She has recorded for the Naxos, Koch International Classics, and Eclectra labels. Her scholarly pursuits center around the oboe band tradition at the courts and chateaux of Louis XIV, leading to recreations of, and lectures about, the music of the Philidor family of wind players. Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Manhattan School of Music, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the City University of New York. Her major teachers include Ronald Roseman, Joseph Robinson, and James Prodan. She teaches at George Mason University, American University, and Indiana University's, Jacobs School of Musc.

Richard Kravchak

Richard Kravchak

Oboe

Richard Kravchak is the founding Director of the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He has been heard as an oboe soloist, chamber and orchestral musician around the world, performing concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Kravchak has appeared as a soloist with ensembles as diverse as The Dubuque Symphony, The University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble, The Carson Symphony, Banda Espinia de Portugal and the Orquesta Symphonica de El Salvador. Kravchak has been invited to present solo performances at conferences and festivals including The International Double Reed Society, The North American Saxophone Alliance, Festival Forfest, the International Clarinet Society, and many others. He holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Florida State University. Richard Kravchak served as Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he was the Chairman of the Music Department.

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Elise Bonhivert

Clarinet

Elise Bonhivert divides her time between playing and making historical instruments. She completed her Bachelors in clarinet performance studying with Eli Eban and Eric Hoeprich at Indiana University, Bloomington, and recently finished her Masters degree in early clarinet at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. She recently finished an opera tour around Europe with the Ambronay Academy and plays in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles both in Europe as well as America. Elise also enjoys repairing and teaching both modern and historical instruments.

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Karim Nasr

Clarinet

Karim Nasr holds degrees from McGill University and het Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he studied with Bruce Haynes and Alfredo Bernardini. He is a founding member and artistic director of i Turchi (Amsterdam). Karim plays with Ensemble Caprice, Les Boreades de Montreal, the Aradia Ensemble, Ensemble Telemann, and la Bande Montreal Baroque. Karim is also a music publisher and instrument maker. He can be heard on the Atma and Analekta labels.

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Anna Marsh

Bassoon

Anna Marshis a Baroque wind specialist, who is also fluent in Renaissance, Classical and Modern instruments. Her interests lie principally in the double‐reed family, though she also performs on the Renaissance and Baroque recorder.This year she will be a featured soloist with the Boulder Bach Festival and New York State Baroque. Originally from Tacoma, WA, Annaappears regularly with Opera Lafayette (DC), Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia), Ensemble Caprice (Montreal), Clarion Society (NYC), and Arion Orchestre Baroque (Montreal), Tafelmusik (Toronto), Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort (DC), and Musica Angelica (LA), among others.She has been the featured soloist with the Foundling Orchestra with Marion Verbruggen, Arion Orchestre Baroque, The Buxtehude Consort, The Dryden Ensemble, The Indiana University Baroque Orchestra and others.She co‐directs Ensemble Lipzodes and has taught both privately and at festivals and master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Los Angeles Music and Art School, the Amherst Early Music, and Hawaii Performing Arts Festivals and the Albuquerque, San Francisco Early Music Society and Western Double Reed Workshop.She has also been heard on Performance Today, Harmonia and CBC radio and recorded for Chandos, Analekta, Centaur, Naxos, the Super Bowl, Avie, and Musica Omnia.Marsh has studied music and German studies at Mt. Holyoke College, The Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Kay Lawson

Bassoon

Kay Lawson teaches bassoon and music education at Marshall University, is a member of the Kingsbury Woodwind Quintet, and performs with the Huntington Symphony. She frequently performs chamber music, including invitations to appear on the programs of the International Double Reed Society.Lawson is bassoonist for the Maelzel Woodwind Quintet, an ensemble devoted to historically-informed performances of classical era music. She plays a Bűehner-Keller Classical model bassoon made by Leslie Ross. At Marshall, Lawson has taught music education at the undergraduate and undergraduate level, courses on film and music in the Honors College, and in the Arts and History Seminar for the Society of Yeager Scholars.Her research interests include the history of women musicians, interdisciplinary curriculum, and teaching & learning. Prior to living in Huntington, she performed with orchestras in North Dakota, North Carolina, and Michigan. In addition, Lawson has taught at Minot State University (ND), Brevard College NC), and Western Carolina University NC) and in public schools in Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, and North Dakota. Lawson earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York/Potsdam, the Master of Music degree in music education and a Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Michigan State University.She received her Orff-Schȕlwerk Certification from the University of Kentucky.

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Barry Bauguess

Trumpet

Barry Bauguess is one of North America’s most sought-after Baroque trumpet concert and recording artists. He frequently appears with ensembles including the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, Apollo's Fire, Tafelmusik, The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Magnolia Baroque Festival, The Washington Bach Consort, The American Bach Soloists, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Opera Lafayette, and was a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for fourteen years. He is currently on the faculty of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory and serves on the Board of Directors of Early Music America. Barry is also the owner of The Baroque Trumpet Shop in New Bern, North Carolina and is publisher of Music for Natural Trumpet, performing editions of 17th- and 18th-century works for natural trumpet.Mr. Bauguess holds a BM and MM from the NC School of the Arts. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Teldec, Koch International, Conifer Classics, Nonesuch, Sine Qua Non, PBS and NPR and has performed throughout the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Japan. When not physically attached to the trumpet, Barry can usually be found either in his kitchen cooking with his wife, Baroque Dance Soloist Paige Whitley-Bauguess or on the back roads of North Carolina racing his bicycle. You can visit Barry at www.BarryBauguess.com.

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Justin Bland

Trumpet

Justin Bland is a versatile musician, performing on both historical and modern trumpets. He specializes in early music, most notably in difficult high-register music for Baroque trumpet. Before formally studying Baroque trumpet, Justin won first prize in multiple historical instruments divisions of the National Trumpet Competition. Justin is now often sought as a Baroque trumpeter by numerous ensembles throughout North America. He has performed on period instruments with Musica Angelica, Apollo’s Fire, the American Bach Soloists, Bach Collegium San Diego, Baroque Band, Madison Bach Musicians, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Magnolia Baroque Festival, the Washington Bach Consort, Chantry, Orchestra of the 17th Century, and the Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. In addition to be being a trumpeter, Justin is also a countertenor and has sung with Apollo’s Fire and Opera Cleveland. While in Ohio, he was an alto section leader in the chamber and chancel choirs at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland and was the countertenor with Cantores Cleveland (now Contrapunctus). In addition, Justin briefly served as a bass section leader at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland. Justin also plays recorder. Justin recently earned his DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his MA in early music performance practices from Case Western and his BM in trumpet performance from the University of Maryland.

Paul Hopkins

Natural Horn

Paul Hopkinsholds a Bachelor's of music performance from the University of Oregon, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Mr. Hopkins is a member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and has recorded extensively with the Omega Recording Studios. Hopkins performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Washington Concert Opera. Mr. Hopkins has extensive experience performing on both Baroque and Classical horn. He holds the Principal Horn positions with the Baltimore Handel Choir Orchestra, Modern Musick (Washington DC), and the Americantiga Orchestra (Austin, TX). He is also a regular performer with Opera Lafayette in Washington DC, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company period instrument orchestra. Mr. Hopkins was a featured clinician and soloist at the 2008 and 2009 Maryland Early Brass Festival in Baltimore. Paul performs historic horns with Apollo's Fire (Cleveland), Aulos Ensemble, Ensemble Caprice (Montreal), and the Dallas Bach Society. Mr. Hopkins is a founding member of Circa 1800 Chamber Winds, one of the worlds' only period instrument wind quintets.

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Stephen Lawson

Natural Horn

Stephen Lawson has been a faculty member at Marshall University since 2002, teaching horn lessons, music theory and music education courses. Additionally, he has served as the interim chair of the Department of Music and directed the MU Wind Symphony. He is a member of the Kingsbury Woodwind Quintet, and MU Faculty Brass Quintet. Lawson is a member of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and, has performed with the Ohio Valley Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony, River Cities Symphony and Seneca Chamber Orchestra on horn, since arriving in WV. From 1991-2002, Lawson taught at Minot State University in Minot, ND and from 1995-1998, Lawson was the music director and conductor of the Minot Symphony Orchestra. He also served as principal horn of the Minot Symphony. He was the founder and director of the Audubon Chamber Ensemble and was the director of the Ambassador Brass Quintet. As well as performing in these ensembles, he has been an active arranger. Lawson has served on the faculties of Western Carolina University, Albion College and Lansing Community College and performed as a horn player with the Asheville Symphony (NC), Greater Lansing Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and Flint Symphony (MI) and the Adirondack Symphony (NY). He has maintained an active schedule of adjudication, clinics and master classes, chamber music and solo recital performances throughout his career. Many of Lawson’s recital appearances have involved performance practices on historical horns.

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Lance Pedigo

Timpani

Lance Pedigo Entered the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums in 1972 at the age of nine and graduated in 1981 as sergeant major. He received his bachelor's degree in music with a performance concentration from James Madison University. Lance has performed with Disney's All-American College Marching Band, the 1984 Summer Olympics All-American Marching Band, the 1984 Presidential Inaugural Band, and the All-American Statue of Liberty Band and has also performed throughout the United States, Japan, and Canada. He has recorded for Coastline Music and performed for National Public Radio. Lance currently performs with the early music ensemble Capriole and serves as a teambuilding facilitator and private teacher.

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