Cellist Emily Taubl has been called “an outstanding cellist with a bright future” (Hartford Courant), and her playing has been described as “sheer poetry” (Rutland Herald).She currently serves as the Principal Cellist of the Springfield Symphony (MA), on the faculty of the University of Vermont, and maintains a busy schedule of solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances.
Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone” by The New York Times, American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.
Cellist Alice Yoo has been warmly hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to teaching. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, performing in prestigious venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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, leads a vibrant and diverse career as performer, educator, and arts administrator. Dr. Kim is currently Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is an acclaimed instructor who was named the 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year and recipient of a 2015 Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Educator Award. Dr. Kim is executive director of the Cincinnati Young Artists, which she co-founded in 2010.
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 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.
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).
(on leave for 2021 season)
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.
(on leave for 2021 season)