Albertine Baumgartner

Albertine Baumgartner Votapek from Kansas City and Ralph Votapek from Milwaukee met at the Juilliard School of Music in New York where both were studying with the famous pianist-teacher Rosina Lhevinne. While studying at Juilliard, Miss Baumgartner gave her New York Town Hall debut to critical acclaim as a result

Peter Storms

Peter Storms, pianist, is resident keyboard musician at Unity Temple. Also a composer, arranger, transcriber, conductor, music director, and sound designer, he has toured with Michael Londra, conducting the PBS special “Beyond Celtic”. He has been very active in the Chicago theater scene, earning a Joseph Jefferson Award for outstanding

Matthew Hagle

Described by The New York Times as “a sensitive player”, pianist Matthew Hagle is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of the piano repertoire, integrating newer repertoire and lesser-known older works with the traditional canon. He and violinist Rachel Barton Pine, have released two CDs on the Cedille label, and given

Dennis Michel

Dennis Michel is a bassoonist with the Chicago Symphony and a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians. He also serves as head of woodwinds at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University. Since 1988, he has spent his summers teaching and performing at the Music Academy of the

Alexander Hanna

Alexander Hanna was appointed principal bass of the Chicago Symphony by Riccardo Muti in  2012. Prior to this, he served as principal bass of the Detroit Symphony. A Curtis graduate, he has performed internationally as soloist, chamber musician, lecturer, and orchestral musician.  His passion for chamber music has led to

Youming Chen

Violist Youming Chen is an active recitalist, as well as a chamber and orchestral musician. He has performed in concert halls here and abroad, namely Carnegie, Alice Tully, Royal Albert, Avery Fisher, Lucern, Konzerthaus-Berlin, De Montfort, and National Taiwan Concert Hall. He was featured on WQXR (New York City) radio’s

So-Young Bae

A native of Busan, South Korea, violinist  is an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player both in the United States and South Korea. She was appointed by Riccardo Muti to the Chicago Symphony in 2012. Having received numerous competition awards including first prize in the Busan Music Association Competition

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