Kinga Augustyn

Profile Musical Education Doctor of Musical Arts SUNY Stony Brook (2013); Master of Music- The Juilliard School (2007); Bachelor of Music The Juilliard School (2004) Principal Teachers Dorothy Delay, Pamela Frank, Cho Liang Lin, Piotr Milewski, Petru Munteanu, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Philip Setzer, Naoko Tanaka Awards “Young Poland” Scholarship (2017); Winner of “Outstanding Pole Abroad” (United States division) – Category “Young Pole” (2015); Diploma for promoting Polish Music, Consul General, NYC (2013); First Prize- Ackerman Chamber Music Competition (2010);…

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Gao Can

Profile Musical Education Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing), Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Principal Teachers Kurt Sassmanshaus,  Lin Yaoji Appointments Director of Academic Affairs, EOS Orchestra Academy, and Violin Faculty- Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (2007-); Guest Violin Faculty- Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Awards Prizewinner- Ima Hogg International Young Artist’s Competition (2009); Second Prize, Special Award- Naples “Alberto Curci” International Violin Competition (2008); Grand Prizewinner- China’s National Violin Competition (2006); S

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Jinjoo Cho

Acclaim “An undeniable charisma and depth…intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness sent shivers up the spine” -Times Argus Profile Musical Education Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Kronberg Academy Principal Teachers Paul Kantor, Jaime Laredo Appointments Assistant Professor of Violin- Schulich School of Music at the McGill University in Montreal (2018-); Founding Artistic Director- ENCORE Chamber Music Institute Awards First Prize- International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2014); Laureate- Isang Yun International Music Competition (2011); First Prize- Buenos…

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Ray Chen

Profile Musical Education Curtis Institute of Music, Sydney Conservatorium Principal Teachers Aaron Rosand, Kerry Smith, Peter Zhang Appointments Juror- Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists (2016) Awards Forbes "30 Under 30" (2017); Newcomer Award- Echo Klassik Awards (2011); First Prize- Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009); First Prize- International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition (2008); First Prize- Australian National Youth Concerto Competition (2005); First Prize- Australia National Kendall Violin Competition (2005); 4MBS's "Young Space Musician of the Year" (1999)

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Nikki Chooi

Acclaim “a model of taste and tonal refinement” – Boston Globe “vigorous and colorful” – New York Times   Profile Musical Education Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School Principal Teachers Joseph Silverstein, Ida Kavafian, Donald Weilerstein Appointments Part-Time Professor of Violin- University of Ottawa (2021-); Concertmaster- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (2019-); Concertmaster- New York Metropolitan Opera (2016-2017); Member of Time for Three (since 2015) Awards Finalist/Laureate Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition (2012); First Prize Klein International Strings Competition (2009)

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Noah Geller

Profile Musical Education The Juilliard School Principal Teachers Jennifer Cappelli, Hyo Kang, Donald Weilerstein and Cho-Liang Lin. Appointments Concertmaster- Seattle Symphony (2018-); Concertmaster- Kansas City Symphony (2012-2018); Assistant Concertmaster- The Philadelphia Orchestra (2010-2011); Adjunct Associate Professor of Violin- University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Awards Jules C. Reiner violin prize (Tanglewood Music Festival)

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Celeste Golden
Nov 7, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; at Scottrade Center. St. Louis defeated Calgary 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Celeste Golden

Profile Musical Education Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music Principal Teachers David Cerone, Paul Kantor, Ida Kavafian, Jaime Laredo Appointments Second Associate Concertmaster- St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (2011-); Violinist- Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (2010-2011); Fellowship and Dorothy Delay Memorial Fellowship- Aspen Music Festival and School (2004-2007) Awards Bronze Medalist- International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2006);

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Stefan Hempel

Profile Musical Education Hochschule für Musik “​​Hanns Eisler“ Berlin Principal Teachers Stephan Picard, Eberhard Feltz Appointments Professor of Violin- Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Rostock (2010-); Violinist- Morgenstern Trio; First Violinist- Chagall Quartet (2001-2009); Former teacher- Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin; Former teacher- State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart Awards Prizewinner- International “Queen Sophie–Charlotte Competition"; Prizewinner- International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern” (2007); Third Prize- International “Max Rostal“ Violin Competition (2006); Boris Pergamenshikov Prize for Chamber Music (2005); Special Prize for Contemporary Music- “Andrea Postacchini” Competizione

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