Rictor Noren teaches violin, viola, chamber music, string fundamentals, and string pedagogy at the Boston Conservatory of Music. His collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and a hands-on approach to training. His work supports students overcoming technical barriers, conquering physical pain, and developing a professional identity.
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.
Violin playing described as “tonally resplendent and affectingly assured both stylistically and technically” (Fanfare Magazine) and a performer of "astonishing effectiveness, radiant inspiration, deep sensitivity, and colossal temperament" (Musical Horizons - Sofia), violinist Carolyn Stuart is heard regularly as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in prominent North American and European centers.
Mr. Kim is internationally acclaimed violin soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and international prizewinner, performing as soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and with both South and North Korean orchestras. He has served on the violin and chamber music faculty at the Mannes College of Music New York. He is also on the violin faculty at the Queens College, the CUNY Doctoral program, and at the Columbia University Teacher’s College.
Violinist Jubal Fulks is an award-winning and critically acclaimed artist and teacher who specializes in both contemporary and Baroque repertory. He has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras across the United States, and has been heard as a recitalist and chamber musician at numerous venues in the United States and Europe.
Elizabeth Chang, violinist, has established a multifaceted career as performer, teacher, and arts administrator. She has given solo recitals throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America, and she has appeared as soloist with orchestras both in the U.S.and in Europe. She is currently a faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.