Mary Blackwood Collier

Mary Blackwood Collier

Mary Blackwood Collier is professor of French language and literature at Westmont College, where she has taught for more than 35 years.

John Churchwell

John Churchwell

One of the leading collaborative pianists of his generation, John Churchwell enjoys a career on the concert stage as well as in the nation’s leading opera houses.

Frank Huang

Frank Huang

Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015.

Pamela Frank

Pamela Frank

American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity.

Jerome Lowenthal

Jerome Lowenthal

Jerome Lowenthal has been a prominent presence in the international piano world for more than a half-century, and has performed a voluminous repertoire that includes 63 different concerti. 

Paul Merkelo

Paul Merkelo

Renowned as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, Paul Merkelo is recognized for his ’pure technical prowess’’ (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) and ‘’unusual lyrical gifts’’ (Gramophone). 

Keir GoGwilt

Keir GoGwilt

Keir GoGwilt has performed concerti with orchestras including the Chinese National Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra.

Richard O'Neill

Richard O'Neill

Praised by the London Times as "ravishing" and The Los Angeles Times as "energetic and sassy...exceptional," violist Yongjae O'Neill has distinguished himself as one of the great instrumentalists of his generation.  

Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, MacArthur Fellowship recipient Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer.

Benjamin Kamins

Benjamin Kamins

Since 1972, as the associate principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Benjamin Kamins has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as an orchestral musician, chamber player, solo performer, and educator.

Mark H. Lawrence

Mark H. Lawrence

Mark H. Lawrence, formerly Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony for 34 years, is an active soloist, clinician, chamber musician, and teacher.

Joseph Kaiser

Joseph Kaiser

Joseph Kaiser, recognized for his beauty of tone, intelligence of programming, and innate sense of style and elegance, is internationally acclaimed as one of the most gifted artists of his generation.

Judith LeClair

Judith LeClair

Judith LeClair joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Bassoon in 1981, at the age of 23. Since then, she has made more than 50 solo appearances with the Orchestra

James Conlon

James Conlon

James Conlon, one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors, has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire.

Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève is Music Director of the Brussels Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Music Director Designate of the St Louis Symphony and Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire.

Cynthia Phelps

Cynthia Phelps

Violist Cynthia Phelps's versatile career includes appearances as chamber musician, soloist, and Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic.

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey.

James Darrah

James Darrah

Los Angeles based director and designer James Darrah's collaborative focus has quickly led him to be recognized as "the newest discovery... a gifted young American director" (Chicago Tribune).

Nicholas Mann

Nicholas Mann

Nicholas Mann grew up surrounded by music and musicians, collaborating from an early age with such noted artists as Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, and his father Robert Mann. 

Ralph Sauer

Ralph Sauer

Ralph Sauer left Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2006 after 32 years as principal trombonist. Previously, he spent six years as principal with the Toronto Symphony.