Praised for his "vibrant intensity," (The Times, London) and playing "supremely convincing in its vitality," (Cleveland Plain Dealer) violinist Kevin Lawrence has consistently elicited superlative responses for his performances throughout the United States and Europe.
Violinist Carolyn Huebl enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She is currently Professor of Violin at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and violinist of the Blakemore Trio. Prior to her appointment at Blair, she was Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Assistant Professor of Violin at Carnegie Mellon University. Critics have called her performances “unfailingly sensitive”, “utterly fearless”, and “pristine”, and STRAD magazine declared that she “possesses a beguilingly warm sound and highly responsive expressive personality.”
Sibbi Bernhardsson began playing violin at the age of six in his native Iceland. As a member of the Pacifica Quartet from 2000 to 2017 he performed over 90 concerts a year worldwide in many of the leading concert halls in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. In 2017, Sibbi joined the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music as professor of violin. He was previously on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 2012 to 2017 and the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign from 2003 to 2012. He also held artist residencies at the University of Chicago, Longy School of Music, and Northwestern University. (second half)
Acclaimed as a virtuoso of the highest rank, Julia Bushkova appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Julia Bushkova's former students are found in major orchestras and premiere ensembles: Cavani String Quartet, the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Described as “brilliant” and “lyrical” by the Washington Post, Lina Bahn is a violinist with a keen interest in collaborative and innovative repertoire. From 1998-2010, Dr. Bahn was a member of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet, and was the Executive Director and violinist with the VERGE Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She was on the faculty at the University of Boulder from 2008-2015, and she currently teaches at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Won-Bin Yim is Associate Professor of Violin at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, which has awarded him the Glover Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has served on the violin faculty of the Aspen Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, the Juilliard Pre-College Division, as assistant to Dorothy Delay in the Juilliard College Division, and as dean and faculty member at the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in Korea.
I-Hao Lee has performed extensively throughout the United States, Taiwan and Japan, both as a soloist and chamber musician. He is currently on the violin faculty at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. Born in Yilan, Taiwan, I-Hao Lee received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and the Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. His major teachers include Hyo Kang and Dorothy DeLay.
Irina Muresanu earned a B.M. from the Music Academy in Bucharest and a M.M. from the University of Illinois. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory (NEC). Muresanu is a top-prizewinner in the Montreal International Violin Competition, the Washington International Competition, the Queen Elizabeth Competition, the Schadt String Competition and theUNISA International String Competition, and she was awarded the Pro Musicis International Award.
Described as “a charismatic soloist of expressive generosity and technical élan,” violinist Bayla Keyes is an ardent champion for a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. After her first professional experience with the acclaimed Music from Marlboro, Keyes founded the Muir String Quartet and toured internationally, winning the Evian and Naumburg Awards and two Grand Prix du Disques. Ms. Keyes currently concertizes throughout America as recitalist, as soloist with orchestras, and as a member of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva and the acclaimed piano trio,Triple Helix.
Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, praised for her exquisite tone and impassioned, bravura performances.