The Artists
Once again, gifted international artists offer their talents in a variety of concerts - journey around the world without leaving Hamilton.
 
Laura Bruce Robert JahPan Carmelo Gregory Carol Steven Roger Dennis Ethan
 

Laura Klugherz, violin/viola, festival director: “Dramatic . . . Emotional . . . evocative, with arich, beautifully modulated tone . . . consistently striking.” The New York Times . . . specialty in the artists and music of Spain; premieres of many contemporary Spanish works throughout Europe, South America, United States; author of A Bibliographical Guide to Spanish Music for the Violin and Viola, 1900–1997 (Greenwood Press); “Cultural Specialist” in South America and Mexico with numerous performances, workshops, residencies (many under USIA) . . . Aspen, Banff, Olympic, Chenango music festivals . . . performances on Bavarian State Radio, South African Broadcasting Association, Canadian Broadcasting Company . . . former concertmaster, featured soloist, Munich Chamber orchestra . . . Fulbright scholar, Germany (Performer’s Certificate, Bavarian State Conservatory) . . . recordings, with Jill Timmons, for Capstone and Centaur . . . D.M.A., University of Texas . . . professor of violin/viola and chamber music, Colgate University.

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 . . . recordings for Sheffield, Cambridge, Albany, Centaur, Musical Heritage...associate professor of violin, Baylor University.

Robert Dan, viola: Work with the leading chamber ensembles International Society for Contemporary Music, New York Chamber Soloists, Kennedy Theatre Chamber Players, New England String Quartet . . . First visiting artist-in-residence, Harvard University . . . former faculty member, Manhattan School of Music, Utah State University, University of Connecticut . . . recordings for Centaur, CMI, and Musical Heritage Society. Professor of viola, Michigan State University.

JahPan: New York City's hottest authentic steel band ensemble . . . most of the group's musicians hail from Trinidad and Tobago, where steel drums were created . . . performs calypso, reggae, soca, Latin, standards, pop, jazz, and R&B tunes with a snappy and sophisticated style . . . credits of JahPan's musical director, studio musician, arranger and producer Eddie Quarless, include the original Hot, Hot, Hot album by Arrow.

Carmelo Galante, clarinet: Principal clarinet, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra . . . former principal clarinet, South Bend Symphony . . . Sebago Lake Chamber Music Festival, Artpark Opera Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival . . . taught at Saint Mary's College, Andrews University . . . recording of Five Fancies for composer George Walker . . . clarinet faculty member, University of Nebraska at Omaha; private teacher.

Gregory Helseth, horn: Principal horn, soloist, Omaha Symphony Orchestra . . . soloist with Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Heartland Philharmonic, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra (also principal horn . . . Peninsula Music Festival, Door County, Wisc . . . chamber and orchestral performances in Berlin, Germany, Mexico and with Phoenix Symphony . . . former instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lutheran Summer Music Program, Rocky Ridge Music Center...former member, South Dakota Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Tucson
Symphony.

Carol Harte, bass: Member, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Netherlands . . . solo performances include recitals in Dublin, New York, Amsterdam, and Chicago, a NJ State Arts Council series and a joint concert at Marylawn, NJ with Jerome Hines . . . former member, NJ State Opera, Amsterdam Philharmonic; principal, South Bend Symphony and Illinois Chamber Orchestra . . . major teacher, Maastricht Conservatory.

Steven Heyman, piano: Solo,chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe: concerts in Oslo, Prague, Salzburg, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall . . . top prizes in national and international competitions . . . active in new music: numerous premieres, recordings on Opus One and Leonarda . . . Teacher of piano, Syracuse University School of Music, Colgate University, Hamilton College.

Roger Nye, bassoon: Bassoonist with Omaha Symphony . . . Former principal bassoonist, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, Australia . . . currently also pursuing a career as a film screenwriter . . . former faculty member, Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Dennis Parker, cello: Soloist, recitalist, collaborator, and guest professor at universities and festivals... performances and master classes in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain and Turkey . . . former member, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, principal chellist, 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 string chamber music, Louisiana State University School of Music.

Ethan Hecht, viola, Colgate alumni guest artist: Member, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra . . . Chamber music performances, including a tour of Mexico . . . soloist performances across the U.S., including with the Colgate University Orchestra . . . A.B., Colgate University (Felix Eyle Memorial Music Prize, Class of 1909 Music Award) . . . private teacher.

 
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