2011 New York String Orchestra Seminar Faculty

We expect many of the teaching artists listed below to return in December 2012


Jaime Laredo
Artistic Director and Conductor


For over 40 years, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics, and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. This season, as he has done for more than 25 years, Mr. Laredo will interweave solo and conducting dates with the dense chamber music schedule of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, both here and abroad. Jamie currently serves as music director of the Vermont Symphony, artistic director of the Chamber Music Series at the Y, Tisch Center, New York and is President of the Jury, International Violin Competition of Indianapolis



Cathy Cho, violin Catherine ChoSolo and chamber artists, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. Serves on the Juillliard faculty.
Lawrence Dutton*, viola
Lawrence DuttonViolist, Emerson String Quartet. Mr. Dutton serves on the viola and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Stonybook University, and Mercer University in Georgia. He is a 1972, 1973 NYSOS alumnus.

Bart Feller*, flute

   Bart FellerBart Feller is principal flute of the New York City Opera and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bargemusic, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Feller has appeared as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Jupiter Symphony. Mr. Feller teaches at Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Juilliard Pre-College. He is a 1984 NYSOS alumnus.

Pamela Frank*, violin

TA_PAMELA_FRANK_IMGAmerican violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation through an unusually varied range of performing and coaching activities. Making her Carnegie Hall debut in 1995, she has been a soloist for major orchestras across the United States and Europe. She has performed in festivals including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Berlin, Blossom, the Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Marlboro, and Verbier. A recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Frank is on the faculties of the Curtis Institute and the Peabody Music Institute.  She is a 1982, 1983 NYSOS alumna.


Bonnie Hampton, cello

Bonnie HamptonCellist Bonnie Hampton leads an active music life as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. A founding member of the Naumberg award-winning Francesco Trio, she also performed as part of the Hampton-Schwartz Duo with her late husband, pianist Nathan Schwartz. Actively involved in new music performance, she has worked with many composers including Armer, Carter, Chaitkin, Copland, Dallapiccola, Harbison, Imbrie, Kirschner, Kodaly, Mann, Milhaud, Powell, Shifrin, and Turok. Her chamber music guest artist appearances have included performances with the Julliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, Mendelssohn, Alexander, Budapest, and Griller String Quartets.

David Jolly, horn David JolleySolo and chamber artist. Serves on the faculties of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mannes College The New School for Music, and Queens College - CUNY.

Ida Kavafian, violin

TA_IDA_KAVAFIAN_IMGViolinist Ida Kavafian enjoys an international reputation as one of the most versatile musicians performing today, electrifying recital stages throughout North America, the Far East, and Europe. She has also appeared as a soloist with leading national and international orchestras. For over 20 years, Ida Kavafian has been the artistic director of the highly successful Music from Angel Fire festival in New Mexico. She founded and guided Bravo!Colorado in Vail and was music director for ten years, building it into one of the leading festivals in the country. As an educator, she is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute and has served on numerous competition juries and boards, including Chamber Music America.


Joel Krosnick, cello

Joel KrosnickCellist, Juilliard Quartet. Chair of the Juilliard Cello Department and on the faculty of Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine.


Anthony McGill*, clarinet

Anthony McGillPrincipal Clarinet, MET Opera Orchestra, Soloist, Chamber Musician. Faculties of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Mannes College The New School for Music. He is a 1998, 1999 NYSOS alumnus.


Frank Morelli, bassoon

TA_FRANK_MORELLI_IMGIntroduced to the bassoon through public school music programs in Massapequa, New York, Frank Morelli studied with Stephen Maxym at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music and was the first bassoonist to be awarded a doctorate by the Juilliard School. In addition, Frank Morelli has made nine appearances as a soloist in Carnegie Hall. The Miami Herald has hailed his "breathtaking virtuosity" and the Toronto Globe and Mail proclaimed his performance, "the kind of Mozart even the most tireless concert goer is lucky to hear once a year."

Kurt Muroki*, bass Kurt Muroki Internationally respected chamber, solo, orchestral, and studio musician. Servies of the faculties of The Juilliard School, Stonybrook University, New Jersey City University, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. He is a 1992, 1993 NYSOS alumnus.

Daniel Phillips*, violin

Daniel PhillipsViolinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He has performed as soloist with many of the country's leading symphonies, including Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Spoleto, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Chamber Music Northwest; and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He is a founding member of the Orion String Quartet. Daniel Phillips is professor of violin at the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College. He is a 1970, 1971 NYSOS alumnus.


Todd Phillips*, violin

TA_TODD_PHILLIPS_IMGTodd Phillips made his Pittsburgh Symphony solo debut at the age of 13 and has appeared with many orchestras throughout the world. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1982 with the New York String Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Orion String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mannes College The New School for Music, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. His experience with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has led to his being in great demand as a frequent leader of that group worldwide as well as leading from the concertmaster chair with the Brandenburg Ensemble. Mr. Phillips serves on the violin and chamber music faculties of Mannes College The New School for Music. He is a 1976, 1977 NYSOS alumnus.

Samuel Rhodes, viola Samuel RhodesViolist, Juilliard String Quartet and Chairman of The Juilliard School viola department.
Sharon Robinson, cello Sharon RobinsonInternationally renowned soloist and recitalist, member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Currently serves on the faculty of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Beginning Fall 2012, Ms. Robinson will join the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Sylvia Rosenberg

TA_SYLVIA_ROSENBERG_IMGSylvia Rosenberg, violin, has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad and has played with major orchestras including the Chicago, National, and London symphonies; the Royal Philharmonic; Stockholm Philharmonic; the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; New Philharmonia; Berlin Radio; and all the BBC Orchestras. Festival appearances include the Edinburgh Festival, Bath Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, and performances as a member of the faculty of the Young Artists’ Institute of the Ravinia Festival.


Laurie Smukler*

TA_LAURIE_SMUKLER_IMGLaurie Smukler earned a BM degree at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian.  An active soloist and recitalist, she has established a reputation as one of the finest chamber musicians in the country. In New York, she appears regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the Festival Chamber Music Society and the Bard Music Festival, and in the Collection in Concert series, which she co-directs, at the Pierpont Morgan Library. Dedicated to teaching as well as performing, she is professor of violin and head of the string area at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, where she is also artistic director of the Faculty and Friends concert series. She is a 1971, 1976 NYSOS alumna.


Linda Strommen*

Linda StrommenLinda Strommen is professor of oboe at Indiana University and has been a regular visiting oboe instructor at The Juilliard School for over ten years. A former member of the Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera orchestras, she has held principal and assistant principal positions with the Milwaukee, Honolulu, New Haven, Wichita, and Baton Rouge Symphonies and acting principal oboe positions with the Rochester Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a 1978, 1979 NYSOS alumna.


Steven Tenenbom*

Steven TenenbomSteven Tenenbom is a member of the Orion String Quartet. He has has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the Beaux Arts and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed as a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and toured with the Brandenburg Ensemble throughout the United States and Japan. His festival credits include Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, June Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. He is also a member of TASHI and the piano quartet Opus One. In addition to teaching at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, Tenenbom is on the faculties of New York's Mannes College The New School for Music and the Curtis Institute. He is a 1974 NYSOS alumnus.


Michael Tree

Michael TreeMichael Tree, violist, was born in Newark, New Jersey. His principal violin studies were with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music. Subsequent to his Carnegie Hall recital debut, Mr. Tree has appeared as violin and viola soloist with major orchestras, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. As a founding member of the Marlboro Trio and Guarneri String Quartet, he has given concerts throughout the world. Mr. Tree serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Universities of Maryland and Rutgers. He plays a Domenicus Busan viola from Venice, Italy, 1750.


Peter Wiley*

Peter WileyPeter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his impressive youthful accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant and was nominated with the Beaux Arts Trio for a Grammy Award in 1998. As a member of the Beaux Arts Trio, Wiley performed more than a thousand concerts, including appearances with many of the world's greatest orchestras. He continues his association with the Marlboro Music Festival, dating from 1971. He is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and a member of the Guarneri String Quartet. He is a 1969, 1970 NYSOS alumnus.

Hiroko Yajima, violin Former member of Mannes Trio and Galimir String Quartet. Noted soloist and chamber artist. Chairwoman, String Department Mannes College The New School for Music.

 *New York String Orchestra Seminar Alumni

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