Cello

Felix Wang

(on leave for 2020 season)
In addition to being the cellist of the Blair String Quartet, Felix Wang is a founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada as a chamber musician, soloist, and in recital, receiving critical acclaim for, “beautifully wrought,” “dazzling,” and “soulful” performances. Mr. Wang is Professor of Cello at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

 

Stefan Kartman

Stefan Kartman represents the rich tradition of pedagogy and performance passed on to him by his distinguished teachers who embodied the rare designation of Artist/Teacher. Dr. Kartman currently serves as Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches cello and chairs the string area.

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim has given concerts throughout the United States and Europe as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician.  She is an award-winning instructor who was named the 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year and the recipient of a 2015 Arts Educator Award from the Cincinnati Arts Association. Her primary studies have been with Hans Jørgen Jensen, Steve Doane and Peter Howard.  As of fall 2019, she is Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University.

Alan Rafferty

Following his appointment to the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra cellist Alan Rafferty continues to gain recognition as a passionate and dedicated teacher.

Brooks Whitehouse

Brooks Whitehouse has performed and taught chamber music throughout the US and abroad, holding Artists-in-Residence positions at SUNY Stony Brook, the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the University of Virginia, as a member of The Guild Trio, and The Tanglewood Music Center.

Alison Wells

British cellist Alison Wells is on the cello and faculty of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She was a founding member of the British-based Pirasti Trio, whose performances have been described as "absolutely incandescent" (The Strad) and "eloquent, unfailingly stylish" (Gramophone).

Rhonda Rider

Cellist Rhonda Rider is a member of the acclaimed trio Triple Helix, and for twenty-two years was a member of the Naumburg Award-winning Lydian Quartet. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America and adjudicated at Fischoff, Stulberg and Concert Artists Guild Competitions. Rider is Chair of Strings at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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