Faculty Members

 

Tanya Bannister, piano (Founder & Co-Artistic Director)

Tanya Bannister, piano (Founder & Co-Artistic Director)

tanyabannister.com Lauded by The Washington Post for playing “. . .with intelligence, poetry and proportion,” pianist Tanya Bannister has made a versatile career that is steeped in old world pianism and traditions, balanced with an entrepreneurial spirit that seeks to create projects that inspire genuine connections between music and the world we live in. As co-founder and Artistic Director of AlpenKammerMusik in Austria, Ms. Bannister has created an intimate musical experience in which mus...

Randall Scarlata, voice (Co-Artistic Director)

http://www.randallscarlata.com/ “It is impossible to imagine Randall Scarlata singing a mechanical or thoughtless phrase. Scarlata searches out the Platonic essence of what he plans to sing and then uses every attribute at his disposal to create the most appropriate and fully dimensional realization possible.” The Washington Post   Baritone Randall Scarlata  has been praised by the New York Times as “an intelligent and communicative singer” with a “compelling desire to bring texts to l...
Tarn Travers, violin

Tarn Travers, violin

Tarn Travers , professor of violin at the DePauw University School of Music, has recently been appointed concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Noted for his “polished, atmospheric performances,” violinist Travers has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan as a soloist and a chamber musician. He is an accomplished performer of classical repertoire from early works to contemporary masterpieces and in 2001 was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions, which led...
Martin Funda, violin

Martin Funda, violin

Martin Funda is a founding member and leader of the Armida Quartet, whose place on the international music scene was established at the 2012 ARD International Music Competition, where they were awarded First Prize, the audience prize and 6 further special prizes. Beginning as a young student of Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, he went on to study with Prof. Nora Chastain at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin. Additional musical in...
Elisabeth Smalt, viola

Elisabeth Smalt, viola

The Dutch viola player ELISABETH SMALT is based in Amsterdam and works primarily as a chamber musician, in style varying from period instruments to extremely new music. Her interest in authentic performance practice developed by working with specialists Wim ten Hav (one of the founders of the Orchestra of the 18th Century), Jed Wentz and his ensemble Musica ad Rhenum, and with the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet which in the past decade released world premiere recordings of early 19th century composers...
Joachim Müller-Crépon, cello

Joachim Müller-Crépon, cello

Joachim Müller-Crépon was born in 1988 in Zurich, Switzerland. At the age of five he received his first cello lessons at the Jugendmusikschule [Children’s School of Music] in Zurich. In addition, he benefited from vocal education as a member of the Zurich Boys’ Choir under Alphons von Aarburg and participated in concert tours to Italy and the United States. As a soprano soloist he appeared at the Zurich Opera House (first voice in The Magic Flute under Franz Welser-Möst) as well as at the Zurich...
Rebecca Gilliver, cello

Rebecca Gilliver, cello

Rebecca Gilliver is principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra. Originally joining the LSO in 2001 as co-principal, she won the principal job in 2009. She has also played as guest principal with orchestras all over the world, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, and the World Orchestra for Peace. Rebecca studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Melissa Phelps and William Pleeth and the RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) with Moray Welsh and Ralph...
Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, clarinet

Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, clarinet

Dutch clarinetist Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (1977) studied at the Juilliard School for Music in New York with clarinetist Charles Neidich on a sponsorship of the Fulbright International Scholarship Program. Lars has won several first prizes at international competitions such as the “International Competition for Youth” (Lisbon 1994) and the “RTBF Jeunes Solistes” (Brussels 1993). In 1999 he made his début in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and performed very successfully as a Rising Star in ...
Sam Armstrong, piano

Sam Armstrong, piano

English pianist Sam Armstrong has performed across Europe, Asia and North America as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. He has performed at some of the world's most important concert halls including the Royal Festival and Wigmore Halls in London, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (as part of New Masters Series), Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Esplanade in Singapore and made his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in January 2009,...
Dan K. Kurland, piano

Dan K. Kurland, piano

Dan K. Kurland is establishing himself as one of today’s most talented and versatile collaborative pianists in both vocal and instrumental repertories. He begins the 2017 – 2018 season as Solorepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung at Theater Hagen (Germany). This past season included wide-ranging appearances throughout the United States, including an acclaimed performance of Schoenberg’s Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten at the Aspen Music Festival and School with tenor Spencer Lang, a recital with te...

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VIOLIN Claudia Ajmone Marsan —Ensemble 360 http://ensemble360.co.uk/players/claudia-ajmone-marsan/     Daniel Bard (Israeli-Canadian violinist/violist)—Trio Mondrian, Israel Chamber Project, Amsterdam Sinfonietta https://www.daniel-bard.com/     Emi Ohi Resnick (Violin/V iola)—Blaeu String Quartetj, Ruysdael String Quartet, Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), the Context Ensemble (with Sergiu Luca) http://emiohiresnick.info/Site/Welcome.html   Solom...
Margaret Hager, Administrator

Margaret Hager, Administrator

Margaret Hager , originally from Denver, Colorado, studied viola with Max Aronoff at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. During that time, she also attended the Aspen Music Festival for two summers. Margaret played viola in the Denver Chamber Orchestra for 7 years. She then played in the Colorado Springs Symphony for 8 years before moving to San Antonio where, in addition to free-lance playing, she worked in the offices the San Antonio Symphony for 15 years. Before playing in the Colorado...