Luba Sindler

Dr. Luba Sindler

Artistic Director
Piano

Dr. Luba Sindler is a pianist of brilliant virtuosity, graceful elegance, and powerful presentation. Her performances have found enthusiastic audiences in many countries on three continents. A musician of great versatility, she has amassed an enormous repertoire and expertise, having appeared in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Wigmore Hall in London, among other places.

Luba Sindler was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, graduating with a doctoral degree in piano and chamber music. She later taught at the same institution while maintaining an active performance schedule. Having moved to the United States in 1987, she continued concertizing extensively both as a soloist and as a chamber artist. Ms. Sindler participated in major music festivals and was twice a guest artist at the Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands. In 1993, she returned to Russia for sold-out performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Luba Sindler received her second doctoral degree in piano performance from Rutgers University in 1995 and served on the faculty of San Jose State and Rutgers Universities. She has presented her pedagogical research findings at major national conventions and continues her active consulting in this area. Dr.Sindler is an internationally recognized lecturer and clinician in the areas of chamber music and piano technique.

Luba Sindler founded and for seven years coordinated the Music Heritage Series in Princeton, New Jersey notable for a unique concept and creative programming. She also co-founded and coordinated Sundays of Note Series in San Jose, CA as well as set up the chamber music program at Westminster Conservatory. Her chamber music CD was released in 1995 on the Chatsworth label in England. and first solo CD, containing works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, and Prokofiev, was released in January 1999. Her next CD will feature the nineteenth century lesser-known virtuosic piano transcriptions.

Testimonials:

"Of the two [performers] Sindler shone much the brighter-each song she played was endowed with its own specific character, and here was a pianist who did not shrink from exerting musical pressure on the singer where such was musically necessarily. On these occasions, Sindler was invariable right."

Michael Redmond, The Star Ledger, New Jersey

"...this dark night of the Russian soul, a harrowing hint of menace present in asperous colorings of the uncompromising phrasing and the unflinching pianism of Luba Sindler."

Christopher Morley, The Birmingham Post, England

"At every point she had a marvelous partner in Luba Sindler. The way they handled their De Falla encore showed that they are not just virtuosos, but superb musicians."

Peter Paul Fuchs, The Washington Post

"a stunning performance of Schnittke's piano quintet by Luba Sindler."

The Star Ledger, New Jersey

"The greatest surprise of the evening was the performance of pianist Luba Sindler. She is a great musician and a sensitive chamber player. Her piano sound is magnificently voluminous, but never overwhelming. Her many and varied colors create tremendously picturesque images."

Musical Life, St. Petersburg

Links:
Dr. Luba Sindler's Website 


Sherri Anderson

Sherri Anderson

Executive Director
Violin

Sherri Anderson, Director of Blue Mountain Festival, is well known for her dedication to the art of music pedagogy. Ms. Anderson received her Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College, her Master of Sacred Music degree from Westminster Choir College and completed additional graduate study in String Pedagogy and Choral Conducting at Temple University where she studied with Helen Kwalwasser and Alan Harler. Ms. Anderson has also completed a Master in Theology degree and a Master in Liberal Studies degree at Villanova University.

Ms. Anderson maintains large private teaching studios in the Princeton and Philadelphia areas, is the Director of Trinity Strings in Trenton and is the Founding Director of Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra.

Links:
Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra


Joanne Choi

Joanne Choi

Cello

Joanne Choi studied at The Juilliard School with Aldo Parisot and Darrett Adkins, where she earned her B.M. and at the Manhattan School of Music with David Soyer, where she earned her M.M. She has performed as soloist with the Queens Symphony, the Lake George Chamber Orchestra, the Sarah Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony, with whom she made her Carnegie Hall debut.

As a chamber musician, she has performed with members of the Tokyo String Quartet, with members of the Met Opera Orchestra as a part of the Memling Ensemble, Lera Auerbach, and Roberto Diaz. She was member of the Honolulu Symphony and is currently a cellist in the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In her summers, Ms. Choi performs with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in Fayetteville, AR. She has also participated in the Spoleto Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and in masterclasses at the Banff Centre.

Ms. Choi has taught at the Summer Youth Music Sessions at the University of New Hampshire and currently teaches at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. She also maintains a private studio in New York City.


Arthur Cook

Arthur Cook

Cello

Arthur Cook has appeared as a chamber musician and soloist in summer festivals at Sandpoint, Meadowmount, Yale-at-Norfolk, Rutgers, Apple Hill, Taos, the Blue Mountain Festival, and Provincetown. New York Philharmonic Biennial, New York Composers Circle. He has served as principal cellist for the Wayne Chamber Orchestra, the New Philharmonic, and the New York Symphonic Ensemble on its Japan Tour. He has partnered with pianist Deborah Gilwood since 1985. They have appeared in recital at Princeton University, the Beethoven Festival at Oyster Bay, Haverford College, Rutgers University, the Third Street Settlement School in Philadelphia, Smith College, Seton Hall University, UMASS Amherst, and in New York City on the New Horizons Series at the Greenwich House of Music, Mannes College, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, Holyoke, and the Library at Lincoln Center.

From 1997-2016, they were the Co-Artistic Directors of the Blue Door Summer Chamber Music Series. Their CD, "Censored by Hitler: the Rediscovered Masterpieces" issued by Centaur garnered favorable reviews from European and American music journals is housed in the permanent collection of the Library at Lincoln Center and continues to be programmed on public radio stations in the United States and abroad. Mr Cook has been on the faculties of Seton Hall University and Smith College. His teachers include Arthur Follows, David Geber, Felix Galimir, Louis Krasner, John Sessions and counterpoint Dr. Mary Jean van Appledorn. He hold degrees from Texas Tech University and the Mannes College of Music.


Michael Emery

Michael Emery

Violin

As Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, Michael Emery directs the vibrant string program, working with talented students on solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire. Through the annual Skidmore String Festival, which he initiated in 2005, the Skidmore community has enjoyed residencies by several highly acclaimed quartets, including the Brentano, Manhattan, American, Ying, Talich, Meccore, and Dover.

Mr. Emery blends performance with teaching to create an active musical career. He has collaborated in chamber music with many international artists, including Ruggiero Ricci, Elizabeth Pitcairn, André-Michel Schub, and Emanuel Ax, and has performed in the Sibelius, Ludwig Spohr and Paganini International Violin Competitions. He is pleased to join his colleagues Jameson Platte, cellist, and Matthew Quayle, pianist, to form the Omega Trio, which will be touring internationally with piano trio repertoire as well as the Beethoven Triple Concerto.

Mr. Emery has coached and performed in several international summer music festivals including the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi and InterHarmony Music Festivals in Italy, Luzerne Music Center and KentMusic in New York, and Mahler Conservatory in Vienna. He is concertmaster and frequent soloist with orchestras in New York and California, and has performed as soloist and concertmaster in Asia, as well as several major European cities. Mr. Emery has performed in collaboration with many contemporary composers, including Gunther Schuller, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Ezra Laderman, Lowell Liebermann, Tommie Haglund, Richard Danielpour, and John Corigliano.

Mr. Emery earned his MM in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music as a scholarship student with Erick Friedman and Raphael Bronstein, and served as concertmaster of the Manhattan Symphony. At MSM he was selected to perform in masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci and Henryk Szeryng, and as the violinist for the sonata class with Misha Elman’s longtime collaborative pianist, Joseph Seiger. .


Susan Gaylord (Photo Coming)

Susan Gaylord

Voice

Mezzo soprano Susan Gaylord is a versatile performer and a dedicated teacher who is equally at home on the operatic, oratorio and symphonic stages as well as in more intimate venues where a pianist or a small ensemble are her musical partners.

Ms. Gaylord also has a passionate commitment to teaching and has 20 years of experience in private voice instruction. Currently residing in Central NJ, she is also a vocal instructor at both The Lawrenceville School and The Pennington School, and is a Voice and Early Education faculty member of the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton.

Ms. Gaylord began her formal vocal training with the master teacher Jane Rolandi Gray at the School of Music of Converse College, where she was graduated with highest honors in vocal performance. She continued her formal education with two years of study in the prestigious graduate school program for Opera Studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she was in the voice studio of Ellen Faull, and where she was selected to coach operatic roles with former MSM president and Metropolitan Opera conductor Maestro George Schick.

Ms. Gaylord then continued her vocal studies with the world renowned mezzo-soprano Beverly Wolff, who served as her voice teacher and mentor until Ms. Wolff's death. Following an apprenticeship with the Santa Fe Opera, the versatile Ms. Gaylord sang, and was a featured dancer, with Opera Saratoga's world premiere of The Adventures of Friar Tuck by Glenn Paxton. The following year, she was selected by Metropolitan Opera stars Mignon Dunn and Eleanor Steber to be presented in a showcase concert for the inaugural season of the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL. Ms. Gaylord performed selections from the operas that would prove to be mainstays in her future career: Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, Werther and The Marriage of Figaro. These are among the numerous operas in which she has performed both in America’s regional opera houses and in concert. Recently, she recorded songs that were written for her by pianist/composer Philip Orr. They can be heard on his website: orrganizedsound.com.


Olivia Hajioff

Olivia Hajioff

Violin and Viola

Ms. Olivia Hajioff, a Fulbright scholar, was born in London. From the age of seven to seventeen she studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She was a finalist in the European Violin Competition at the age of twelve and was a regional winner in the BBC Young Musician of the Year at seventeen. She performed regularly on British television and on Radio London.

Ms. Hajioff's other interests include fiction writing and at age nine, she wrote a short story that was broadcast as a children's ballet on British television. Ms. Hajioff has been a finalist in the Cadbury's Writing Contest (UK) and has had poetry published in a Library of Congress anthology.

Ms. Hajioff has toured regularly with Daniel Heifetz throughout the United States performing Bach's Double Violin Concerto amongst other works. She has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout Britain, Europe, Japan, Canada and the US. Venues include Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre (London); Cheltenham Festival; Paderewski Hall (Lausanne); Nagasaki National Shrine; Tokyo College of Music; Banff Centre (Canada); Merkin Hall and Symphony Space (NYC); Corcoran Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Phillips Collection and Kennedy Center (DC). Chamber music collaborators include Edgar Meyer; James Sommerville (Principal horn, Boston Symphony); David Owen Norris, Stephen Kovacevich and Awadagin Pratt.

Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez perform as the Marcolivia Duo - a violin and violin/viola duo giving over 30 concerts annually in recital and as double concerto soloists. They are founding members of the Phillips Camerata – regularly performing chamber music at the Phillips Collection and National Gallery of Art. The Marcolivia Duo has been featured several times on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington.” They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, for the Hungarian American Coalition at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers), also the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Marcolivia were the only chamber music finalists in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 2000. Marcolivia has adjudicated and given master classes for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society.

Marcolivia performed at Chamber Music America's 25th Anniversary Concert.

Links:
www.marcolivia.com


Susan Kim

Susan Kim

Violin

Susan J. Kim, violinist, studied with Sally Thomas and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School, where she earned her B.M. and M.M. She was the recipient of the Charles Petschek Award and the Michael Cohen Scholarship, which are given to exceptional students based on their music performance. During her studies at The Juilliard School, she won the concerto competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Symphony. She has worked with distinguished artists, such as Joseph Gingold, Charles Castleman, Roland Vamos, Stephanie Chase, Mitchell Stern, Steven Doane, Charles Reiner, and Gibert Kalish, as well as members of the Vermeer Quartet and the Juilliard Quartet. As a performer, Kim has performed as a soloist, a member of an orchestra, and a chamber musician across the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.

In pursuit of becoming a music educator, she recently received a Doctor of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since earning her doctorate, she has published an article in the American String Teachers Journal and has presented her research in a juried poster session at the American String Teachers Association National conference. Currently, she is a violin faculty member of the Preparatory Division at the Mannes College of Music and has a thriving private studio in northern New Jersey. Her students have won numerous awards and competitions and have been accepted to reputable music institutions.


Gwen Laster

Gwen Laster

Violin Jazz Studies

Gwen Laster is a native Detroiter whose creative influences come from the Motor City's exciting urban and classical music culture. Gwen started improvising in high school with the educator Anderson White, whose orchestral rehearsals included electric violins, amplifiers and David Baker string arrangements. “White would point to me and say ‘Stand up. Take a solo.’ Joe Striplin, the first African American in the Detroit Symphony , my first private teacher and first Black person I'd ever seen play the violin so amazingly was another tremendous inspiration. Both encouraged me to perform, compose and teach.“

After earning a Bachelor and Master degree from U of Michigan School of Music, Gwen relocated to NYC. Her collaborative performances and recordings with nationally and internationally-known artists include Anthony Braxton, Nona Hendryx, Aretha Franklin, Wadada Leo Smith, Danny Elfman, the Jimmy Fallon show w/ Tyler the Creator and the Roots, Gladys Knight, Emeline Michel, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, Rhianna, Natalie Cole, Solange, Mark Anthony, J Lo and Shakira at President Obama’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball. Playing local jazz clubs and subbing Broadway shows that include Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Wicked, Porgy and Bess and The King and I were woven around Gwen's NYC performing and teaching rhythm.

She’s won major performance, composition and teaching grants from the NEA, the Jubilation Foundation, ASCAP, Lila Wallace, Arts Mid Hudson and a first place, $10,000 award from Cognac Hennessey Jazz. Gwen performed the NY premiere of Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra with the Dutchess Symphony Orchestra receiving an astounding standing ovation.

She’s the visionary founder of the Creative Strings Improvisers Orchestra (CSIO), a music education ensemble rooted in teaching young strings players improvisation, composition and global ensemble music. The CSIO concept has been presented at Harlem School of the Arts (Director of Jazz Strings), St. Ann's School, Poughkeepsie Day School, Interlochen Summer Institute, the Sphinx Performance and Preparatory Academy, Eastman School of Music, the Center for Creative Education and other educational institutions reaching and teaching young musicians with the greatest needs and the fewest resources. She’s also adjunct faculty at Bard College teaching Jazz/Improvisation to string players.

Gwen plays the Sphinx Symphony, Sun Ra Arkestra, Go: Organic Orchestra, co- collaborator with We Free Strings sextet, and is founder and leader of New MUSE4tet, an improvising string quartet offering 20th/21st century works and original composition as a vehicle for social activism. Gwen has been featured in Chamber Music America magazine for her commissioned work Black Lives Matter Suite for string quartet.

Her music publications are available at CD Baby , iTunes and other digital media sources. Gwen’s discography as a leader includes Sneak Preview and I Hear You Smiling. Her next recording, Gameboard, will be ready for release in October 2018.


Harold Levin

Harold Levin

Viola

Harold Levin has led a varied career as violist, conductor, composer, and teacher. He has performed and conducted in both North and South America, and has held viola and conducting appointments at West Virginia, Bucknell, and Western Illinois Universities. An active performer, Dr. Levin has played viola with the orchestras of Louisville, Cincinnati, Omaha, Memphis, Long Island, Orlando, and Jacksonville, and has taught and performed in summer festivals including Cabrillo, Blue Mountain, Interlochen, Rutgers Summerfest, Bedford Springs, Bay View, Breckenridge, Lake Placid, and the Colorado Philharmonic. He holds degrees from Ball State University, the University of Cincinnati, and Rutgers University, where his teachers included Michael Tree, Donald McInnes, Raymond Stilwell, and Robert Slaughter. In addition to his college work, Dr. Levin has led youth orchestras in Indiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Florida. A commissioned, recorded, and published composer; his works have been performed across the country. In 2016 he was appointed Professor of Viola at Skidmore.


Emanouil Manolov

Emanouil Manolov

Violin

Violinist Emanouil Manolov made his debut performing on Bulgarian National Television at the age of 10. Since then he has gone on to concertize throughout his native Bulgaria, Germany, the United States and Japan. He has appeared in recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, the National Museum of American History as well as in the Embassy Series in Washington, DC. As a chamber musician Mr. Manolov has performed at Barge Music in New York, and on the stages of the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie and Symphony Space as concertmaster and soloist for the Young Soloists of New York Chamber Ensemble. He has been featured soloist with the Virginia Commonwealth Symphony and a guest artist at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Brunswick, Me. Mr. Manolov makes frequent concerto appearances with One World Symphony in New York, where he also serves as guest concertmaster, and is a member of the North Shore ProMusica chamber music series on Long Island, NY.

Festival appearances include two summers at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Taos School of Music. At the Pacific Music Festival Mr. Manolov was featured in a chamber music collaboration with members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

In other chamber music collaborations, Mr. Manolov has performed with members of the Emerson String Quartet, as well as with Ani Kavafian and Colin Carr.

An active teacher, Mr Manolov maintains a studio in New York City. He also leads string sectional rehearsals for the Long Island Youth Orchestra and adjudicates young artists’ competitions in the New York area. He served on the faculty of the PointCounterpoint festival in Vermont for two summers.

Mr. Manolov began his musical studies at the Central Music School in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later attended the Eastman School of Music where he received his Bachelor’s of Music Degree under the tutelage of Ilya Kaler. He earned his DMA at SUNY Stony Brook, working under the supervision of Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian and Philip Setzer.


Marc Ramirez

Marc Ramirez

Violin and Viola

Marc Ramirez began his violin studies at the age of 7 and began performing publicly at age 12. He has concertized throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in such halls as the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection (Washington DC); Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space (NYC); Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore); Cleveland Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum; Chicago Convention Center; Tretyakov Museum (Moscow); Dartington Hall (UK); Mozarteum (Austria); and the Nagasaki National Shrine (Japan). He studied with Aaron Rosand and Daniel Heifetz at the Peabody Institute, Erick Friedman at Yale University, and Henryk Szeryng by invitation. In 1984 he was chosen by Henryk Szeryng and sponsored by Peabody to tour with him in Europe for four sequential summers visiting Geneva, Monte Carlo, Nice and Siena.

Mr. Ramirez has performed on many television and radio programs including recitals broadcast in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. His solo and chamber music appearances have included collaboration with artists such as Leon Fleischer, Awadagin Pratt, Daniel Heifetz, and Stephen Bishop Kovacevich.

For Mr. Ramirez's performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto, the Washington Post wrote:

"Ramirez was totally in control of the technical and musical difficulties of this mature and subtle work. His intonation was close to perfect, his vibrato and tone on Brahms's high melodies were sweet and intensely beautiful, and his grasp of the subtleties of the score was impressive."

Mr. Ramirez has been a member of Daniel Heifetz’s Classical Band. In this ensemble he performed Bach’s double concerto in numerous performances throughout the country with member Olivia Hajioff and with Daniel Heifetz. He is currently a member of marcolivia, an internationally acclaimed violin and violin/viola duo. In a performance as part of the marcolivia duo the Baltimore Sun wrote:

"[Ramirez] flew all over the fiddle, negotiating Paganini’s fiendish fifth caprice in fine style."

Among his awards are first prize in the Henryk Szeryng Competition, shared first prize in the Parisot-Friedman International Competition, first place in the Cavallaro International Competition, and who’s who among college students.

Mr. Ramirez was on the faculty of Shenandoah University from 1995-2008, where he taught violin and viola. During the summers he teaches and performs at Blue Mountain Festival as well as other festivals, including Las Vegas Music Festival, Dartington International Festival (UK), Garth Newel Music Center, and the Tokyo College of Music. He currently concertizes extensively with his duo marcolivia, and teaches privately in his home in Vienna, Virginia.

Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez perform as the Marcolivia Duo - a violin and violin/viola duo giving over 30 concerts annually in recital and as double concerto soloists. They are founding members of the Phillips Camerata – regularly performing chamber music at the Phillips Collection and National Gallery of Art. The Marcolivia Duo has been featured several times on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington.” They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, for the Hungarian American Coalition at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers), also the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Marcolivia were the only chamber music finalists in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 2000. Marcolivia has adjudicated and given master classes for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society.

Marcolivia performed at Chamber Music America's 25th Anniversary Concert in NYC, alongside groups such as the Juilliard Quartet. During the summers, Marcolivia perform in Japan, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica and England at various music festivals. They have also taken part in US festivals such as Garth Newel, Blue Mountain, Las Vegas, and Shenandoah Performs.

Links:
www.marcolivia.com

Dimitri Vasilijevic

Dimitrije Vasiljevic

Theory & Jazz Piano

DIMITRIJE VASILJEVIC was born on April 10th 1985 in Belgrade. After he completed the Elementary School of Music Josip Slavenski in Belgrade in 1999, he entered the High School of Music Josip Slavenski (Departments of Piano and Music Theory). He graduated from both above mentioned departments in 2003. In the same year he enrolled at The Belgrade Academy of Music at University of Arts, where he graduated from in March 2007. In the period of 2000-2002, Dimitrije worked as an assistant of the sound engineer in the Belgrade recording studio Odiseja, where he has collaborated with numerous eminent artists of the Belgrade music scene. He has wide range of interest within music, while in his original compositions he is developing the synthesis of modern jazz and Serbian ethnic music.

Since March 2002 he has been a permanent member (pianist) of The Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra. With this orchestra he had frequent performances all over Serbia as well as at several jazz festivals in Europe (Sweden, Hungary, Bosnia...). With The Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra he has recorded three CDs published by major Serbian record label PGP-RTS and two CDs published by Switzerland's record label BMW Records. He played many times at jazz festivals in Serbia including Nishville Jazz Festival and Valjevo Jazz Festival. Dimitrije is also founder and leader of Neoinstinct fusion-jazz band whose repertoire is based upon his original compositions and arrangements.

In April 2006, he was accepted to Berklee as a full-time student and got the world-tour Berklee Scholarship. In 2008, Dimitrije was awarded with Berklee Achievement Scholarship, due to his contributions to Berklee community as a musician and as a scholar. In July 2008 Dimitrije was selected to compete at the semi-finals and later finals as one of 12 jazz piano players at one of world's best known jazz piano competitions – Montreux Solo Jazz Piano Competition in Montreux, Switzerland. There, he won the 3rd jury Prize and Audience Prize. In March 2009, Dimitrije was awarded with Jazz Performance Award by Professional Performance Division at Berklee. A year later, he got yet another award – Piano Department Achievement Award by Piano Department faculty and chair at Berklee. In 2010, Dimitrije got awarded with Outstanding Scholar Award at Berklee. During his time at Berklee, he was on the Dean's list with his Summa cum Laude GPA. In May 2010, in Boston, MA, as a member of Alex Pinter Quintet, Dimitrije recorded a CD of original jazz music Beantown Experience, which will be published in near future. In December 2010, Dimitrije graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was constantly working on upgrading his music skills by studying with many great music pedagogues such as Ray Santisi, Laszlo Gardony, Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg, JoAnne Brackeen and Dave Santoro, to mention a few.

After graduation he was accepted into a master studies program at the prestigious New York University Steinhardt school in New York City, NY, where he currently studies with Jean-Michel Pilc, Joe Lovano and Andy Milne. He also holds a position of an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt, teaching jazz piano at the college level. In December 2011, Dimitrije recorded his debut album as a leader The Path of Silvan, consisted entirely of his original compositions which is currently in post- production phase. .


Amy Goodman Wulfman

Amy Goodman Wulfman

Violin

Amy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S. She studied at the Vienna Academy with Günter Pichler and Michael Frischenschlager, performing and recording with the baroque ensemble Capella Academica under Eduard Melkus. In the U.S., Ms Wulfman received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.M. from the University of Wisconsin.

Ms Wulfman has been an active performer, playing numerous chamber music concerts including performances at the Bach Aria Festival in Stonybrook, New York. In the Boston area she spent a decade on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, the Phillips Andover Academy and Music on the Hill. Ms. Wulfman was co-founder of the New Haven Summer Quartet Camp. Ms. Wulfman has a private violin studio in Princeton, New Jersey, and is on the faculty of The Lawrenceville School and Princeton Day School.

Links:
Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra



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