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; 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 Feldenkrais and yoga instructor. . . Professor of Music/Latin American studies, Colgate University.

Mariam Adam, clarinet One of the last students of the legendary Rosario Mazzeo, founding member, Imani Winds, Klarinet Quartet and Transatlantic Ensemble. . . frequent performer on NPR, BBC, Chamber Music Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall. . . toured and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Daniel Binelli, Wayne Shorter and Yo-Yo Ma. . . performed and soloed with Sacramento, Santa Cruz Symphonies, Monterey Jazz Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, New World Symphony. . . recorded with Matchbox 20, Koch Classics, guest artist at Manhattan School of Music and Mannes School of Music. Chenango! Artist 2007

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. Chenango! Artist 2008

Bruce Berg, violin numerous solo appearances. . .as first violinist, Madison and Ciompi String Quartets, the New York Chamber Soloists, The Berkshire Chamber Players, and as concertmaster, Musica Aeterna, Manticore, and Waco symphony orchestras. . . concertmaster and concerto soloist, Concert royal, Bach Ensemble, Brandenburg Collegium, Ensemble for Early Music, Banchetto Musicale, Smithsonian Chamber Players. . . recordings for Sheffield, Cambridge, Albany, Centaur, Musical Heritage. . . 1997 Outstanding Professor Award, Baylor University. Chenango! Artist 2003-2004

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

Roberto Limón, guitar Latin Grammy nominee, recipient of Best Album of 2001, Unión de Crónistas de Música y Teatro (Mexico City). . . performances in Spain, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Korea, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Latin America and U.S. . . orchestra soloist with Mexican orchestras, San Antonio and San Diego Symphonies, Leningrad State Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic. . . former member, Angel Romero Quartet. . . former director, Centro Hispánoamericano de Guitarra; former executive director, Orquesta de Baja, California. Chenango! Artist 2005, 2006

Dennis Parker, cello Soloist, recitalist, collaborator and guest professor at universities and festivals, performances and master classes in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, China and Turkey. . . former member, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, principal cellist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Brazil. . . researched, performed and recorded works of composers who perished in the Holocaust. . . Professor of cello and chamber music, Louisiana State University of Music. Chenango Artist 2002, 2003, 2005

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 Hall labels. . . commissioned and premiered more than a dozen violin works. . . Professor of Music, University of Alaska Southeast. Chenango! Artist, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008

Barrick Stees, bassoon Assistant principal bassonist, 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, University of Connecticut, Hartt School of Music, Michigan State University. . . teaches at University of Akron and Cleveland Institute of Music. . . concerts and music festivals worldwide, including solo tour of China. . . former chairman, International Double Reed Society; member, Solaris Quintet. Chenango! Artist 2006, 2007

Past Festivals
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2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

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