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

Laura Klugherz, violin: “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; premieres of contemporary Spanish/ Latin American works throughout Europe, South America, U.S. . . . USIA cultural specialist in South America and Mexico. . . Aspen, Banff, Olympic music festivals. . . frequent performer on NPR, Bavarian State Radio, South Africa, Canada, and U.S. . . . former concertmaster, featured soloist: Munich Chamber Orchestra, North German Radio Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra. . . Fulbright scholar, Germany. . . recordings on Capstone and Centaur. . . Certified Feldenkraus and yoga instructor. . . Professor of Music/Latin American studies, Colgate University.
Alberto Almarza, flute: Soloist, chamber musician, lecturer, and concerto appearances throughout U.S., Europe, Central and South Americas. . . strong proponent of new music; also plays Baroque flute. . . native of Chile, past principal flutist Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago. . . studied with Jeanne Baxtresser and Jullus Baker. . . M.M. and faculty member, Carnegie Mellon University. . . frequent radio performer. . . compact discs on New Albion, Elán, Albany, Centaur and Naxos. Roberto Limon
Kathleen Bride, harp: Recitalist, concerto soloist in United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Korea and throughout U.S. . . . duo-recitalist with organ and flute in U.S. . . Cheltenham International Festival of Music (England), Holland Harp Week, and World Harp Congress. . . juror for International Harp Contest (Israel), USA-International Harp Competition, Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec Concours (Canada). . . studied with French harpist Marcel Grandjany, colleague of Ravel and Debussy. . . Professor of Harp, Eastman School of Music; Guest Professor at Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School, Manchester, England.
Craig Cramer, organ: Soloist and with many orchestras in U.S., Canada and Europe. . . studied more than two hundred historic organs in Europe. . . guest artist director Redlands Organ Festival. . . Westminster Choir College; D.M.A. and Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music. . . studied with Russell Saunders, William Hays, James Drake, David Boe, and André Marchal (Paris). . . frequent performer on NPR “Pipedreams”. . . twelve CDs. . . Professor of Organ, University of Notre Dame. Roberto Limon
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, 2006.

Steven Heyman, piano: Solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and China; concerts in Oslo, Prague, Salzburg, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. . . top prizes in national and international competitions. . . Grammy Award nominee. . . 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, 2002-2007.

Amy Giller Heyman, piano: Solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and concerto appearances around central NY, 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, 2006.

Roberto Limon
Penelope Knuth, viola: Graduate of Interlochen, Indiana University and The Juilliard School. . . studied with Trampler, Dawson, Lincer, Vardi. . . chamber music teachers were Joseph Silverstein, Felix Galimir, Eugene Lehner, and members of the Tokyo and Juilliard Quartets. . . past principal violist of the National Symphonies of Venezuela and Chile; current principal in Chile Chamber Orchestra and coaches violists in Chile Youth Orchestra program. . . featured soloist on Europe and South America tours, premiering works by Atehortúa and Gandini. . . permanent guest faculty, viola and chamber music at FESNOJIV Conservatories, Caracas and Barquisimeto, and at Venezuela's Latinamerican Violin Academy. . . Professor of Viola, Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. . . Chenango! artist 2007.
Jonathan Rhodes Lee, harpsichord: 2000 Colgate alumnus. . . M.M. San Francisco Conservatory. . . Fulbright Fellowship for study in the Netherlands with Jacques Ogg. . . current Ph.D. candidate University of California, Berkeley. . . soloist, chamber musician, master classes and in orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. . . co-author of The Goldberg Variations Reader: A Performer's Guide for Teachers and Students. . . music critic for the San Francisco Classical Voice.
Roberto Limon
Florent Renard-Payen, ’cello: Founder, Tarab Cello Ensemble; member African Alchemies and Open Gate; guest performer for Society for New Music; principal cellist Colgate University Orchestra. . . born in Paris, studied in France with Annie Cochet and Michel Strauss; studied with Andrés Diaz in US. . . Pi Kappa Lambda musical achievement award, Boston University; DMA Eastman School of Music; master classes for Pieter Wispelwey, Yo-Yo Ma, Roberto Díaz and the late Joseph Gingold. . . teacher of cello, Colgate University; chamber music, Hamilton College. . . recordings on Bridge Records, Albany Records.
Linda 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 Halllabels. . .commissioned and premiered more than a dozen violin works. . . Professor of Music, University of Alaska Southeast. Chenango! artist, 1997-2000, 2004, 2005. Roberto Limon

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