Eighth Annual
Seventh Annual
June 17-20, 2003
The Artists

Once again, gifted international artists offer their talents in a variety of concerts - journey around the world without leaving Hamilton.

Laura Klugherz, viola, festival founder and director: "Dramatic . . . emotional . . . evocative, with a rich, beautifully modulated tone . . . consistently striking" - The New York Times . . . specialty in the artists and music of Spain; premieres of contemporary Spanish works throughout Europe, South America, U.S. . . . USIA cultural specialist in South America and Mexico . . . Aspen, Banff, Olympic music festivals . . . frequent performer on radio in Bavaria, South Africa, Canada, and U.S. . . . former concertmaster, featured soloist, Munich Chamber Orchestra . . . Fulbright scholar, Germany . . . recordings on Capstone and Centaur . . .
professor of music, Colgate University.

Aron BitranArón Bitrán, violin: founding member, two-time Grammy-nominated Cuarteto Latinoamericano, with recordings on Elan, New Albion, Urtext, and Dorian . . . soloist with major orchestras in Latin America and Mexico, and Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Seattle, and National Arts Center orchestras . . . performances at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Kennedy Center, Mainly Mozart (San Diego), Denver Chamber Music Series, San Miguel de Allende, Tel Aviv University, and New Zealand Festival . . . teaches at National Conservatory and Escuela Ollin Yoliztly (Mexico), National Center for  the Arts (Mexico City), and Carnegie Mellon University.

Valerie ColemanValerie Coleman, flute: 2003 Van Lier Fellow (Meet the Composer) . . . founder, flutist, resident composer, Imani Winds - debut album, Umoja, winner of Adventuresome Programming Award and 2002 CMA/WQXR Record Award . . . stellar reviews of flute performances and compositions in the NY Times and Washington Post . . . "Performance Today" (NPR), "Saint Paul Sunday" (Minnesota Public Radio) . . . performances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center . . . faculty member at Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program, Interschool Orchestras of New York, and Allegheny Music Festival.

Steven Heyman, piano: solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe; concerts in London, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Copenhagen, Oslo, Prague, Salzburg, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall . . . prize winner in national and international competitions including Beethoven, Gina Bachauer, Missouri-Southern, and Palm Beach Invitational . . . returning Chenango artist . . . active in new music; numerous premieres, recordings on Opus One and Leonarda . . . teacher of piano, Syracuse University School of Music, Colgate University, Hamilton College.

Roberto LimonRoberto Limón, guitar: Latin Grammy nominee, recipient of Best Album of 2001, Union de Cronistas de Musica y Teatro (Mexico City) . . . performances in Spain, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Korea, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Latin America, and U.S. . . . orchestral soloist with Mexican orchestras, San Antonio & San Diego Symphony Orchestras, Leningrad State Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and others . . . premiered works for 11 composers . . . former member, Angel Romero Quartet . . . director, Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra; executive director, Orquesta de Baja California (Mexico).

Linda RosenthalLinda Rosenthal, violin: founder, artistic director, Juneau Jazz and Classics Music Festival . . . music director, String Chamber Music Symposium . . . international recital tour of Asia and Great Britain . . . soloist with National Symphony Orchestra under Mstislav Rostropovich . . . festivals and concert series throughout North America, including Chenango . . . recordings of American music, Bay Cities and Town Hall labels . . . commissioned and premiered more than a dozen violin works . . . professor of music, University of Alaska Southeast.

Susan SalmSusan Salm, cello: founding member, Raphael Trio; co-founder, director, Raphael Trio Chamber Music Workshop . . . returning Chenango artist . . . Carnegie Hall debut (Concert Artist Guild Award prizewinner) . . . international solo recitalist, concert tours and master classes in the U.S. and Europe . . . guest soloist with BBC Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Suisse Romande, Vienna, and others . . . recordings for Sony, SNE, VAI, EMS, ASV, Unicorn, Discover, and Nonesuch . . . visiting artist-in-residence, Manhattan School of Music.

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