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,violin, 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 and Latin America . . . USIA cultural specialist in South America and Mexico . . . Aspen, Banff, Olympic Music Festivals . . . frequent performer on NPR, Bavarian State Radio, South Africa, Canada, and the United States . . . former concertmaster,
featured soloist: Munich Chamber Orchestra, North German Radio Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra . . . Fulbright scholar, Germany . . . Duo with Jill Timmons (artist in residence, Linfield College; Chenango! founding artist); recordings on Centaur and Capstone, duo concerts throughout the United States, Europe. . . Certified yoga instructor . . . professor of music/Latin American studies, Colgate University.

Lynn Chang, violin: Internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician . . . member, Boston Chamber Music Society . . . appearances in many music festivals and as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Asia . . . studied at Juilliard School under Ivan Galamian . . . bachelor of music, Harvard . . . faculty member, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, MIT, and New England Conservatory of Music . . . In 1995, Greater Boston Youth Symphony commissioned Ivan Tcherepnin to write a concerto for Chang and Yo-Yo Ma.
Roberto Limon

Valerie Coleman
Maximilian Dimoff, bass: Principal bassist, Cleveland Orchestra, since 1997 . . . appointed assistant principal bass, San Antonio Symphony, in 1990, then promoted to principal . . . member, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, 1992-94 . . . in 1993, returned to his hometown as a member of the Seattle Symphony . . . studied with Ron Simon, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and at Northwestern University with Jeff Bradetich; further study with Warren Benfield, Chicago Symphony, and Eugene Levinson, New York Philharmonic . . . head of double bass department, Cleveland Institute of Music . . . Chenango! artist, 2000, 2001.

Carmelo Galante, clarinet: Principal clarinetist, Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony . . . former principal clarinetist, South Bend Symphony . . . Sebago Lake Chamber Music Festival, Artpark,Opera Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival . . . taught at Saint Mary’s College, Andrews University . . . recorded Five Fancies for composer George Walker . . . clarinet faculty member, University of Nebraska at Omaha; private teacher . . . Chenango! artist, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003.
Roberto Limon

Steven Heyman, piano: Solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe; concerts in Oslo, Prague, Salzburg, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall . . . top prizes in national and international competitions . . . 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 . . . Chenango! artist, 1999, 2000, 2002-2005.
Amy Giller Heyman, piano: Solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and concerto appearances around central New York, with Syracuse Symphony, Society for New Music, Civic Morning Musicals, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and Camerata . . . performs frequently with husband Steven Heyman . . . Skaneateles, Deer Valley, Vermont Music and Arts, and Early Baroque Music Festivals . . . studied with Hans Graf, Edith Oppens, and Gyorgy Sebok . . . affiliate artist, Syracuse University; maintains private teaching studio… Chenango! artist, 2000, 2005.

Chérie L. Hughes, soprano: soprano: 1994 Colgate alumna…Art song specialist, noted for rich vocal color and dramatic sparkle . . . numerous solo recitals and opera soloist performances, including appearances with Opera Pacifica, Rainier Lyric Opera, Kitsap Opera, Opera Theater Corvallis, among others . . . invited to perform complete Polish songs of Chopin by NW Chopin Foundation . . . former member, Colgate Chamber Players . . . winner of competitions including Lang Opera Auditions, Collegiate Voice winner of the MTNA-Wurlitzer New York State Competition, Aspen Opera Theater Center scholarship . . . DMA in voice, University of Oregon . . . studied with Dale Moore, coaches with Beth Kirchhoff, Dean Williamson, David McDade, Craig Ketter, Howard Watkins . . . Chenango! artist, 2005.
Valerie Coleman

Roberto Limon
Roland Kato, viola: Joined Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1976 with Neville Marriner, appointed principal violist in 1987 by Iona Brown . . . former principal (eight years), Music Center Opera Orchestra . . . toured Europe under auspices of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War with members of the Berlin Philharmonic . . . international soloist and chamber musician . . . Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,
New York New Music Ensemble . . . benefit concert with Yo-Yo Ma for cancer research . . . recordings on Koch Classics, Music & Arts, Centaur, Deutsche Grammophon Gesselschaft, Angel/EMI . . . arranged Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, premiered at the Kennedy Center. (We’re performing it Thursday!)

Susan Salm , cello: Founding member, Raphael Trio; member, Very Necessary String Quartet; co-founder, director, Raphael Trio Chamber Music Workshop . . . Carnegie Hall debut (Concert Artist Guild Award prizewinner) . . . international solo recitalist, concert tours and master classes in the United States and Europe . . . featured performer in international music festivals . . . guest soloist with BBC Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Suisse Romande, Vienna, and others . . . recordings for Sony, SNE, VAI, EMS, ASV, Unicorn, Discover, Nonesuch, and Newport Classic . . . solo works written for her by various contemporary composers . . . Chenango! artist, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004.
http://www.susansalm.com/
Valerie Coleman

Linda Rosenthal
Barrick Stees, Bassoon : bassoon: Assistant principal bassoonist, Cleveland Orchestra, since 2002 . . . former principal, Illinois Philharmonic and Greater Lansing, Hartford, Savannah, and South Bend Symphonies . . . taught at Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, University of Connecticut, Hartt School of Music, and Michigan State University . . . teaches at University of Akron and Cleveland Institute of Music . . . concerts throughout Europe, South America, and Asia, including solo tour of Hong Kong and China and performances at international music festivals . . . former chairman, International Double Reed Society Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition . . . bachelor of music, Eastman School of Music . . . member, Solaris Quintet..

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