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Brian Carter is a native of Charlotte, Michigan and received his Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from Olivet College and his Master of Music in Horn Performance from Michigan State University. Currently Principal Horn of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, Gaylord Community Orchestra and Alpena Symphony Orchestra, this past year he served as 4th Horn for the Midland Symphony. A very active freelance player, he also performs with the Marquette Symphony Brass quintet, Northern Winds Brass quintet, Canusa Wind Quintet,  Sault Symphony Orchestra, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Midland Symphony Orchestra.

He has been a participant and soloist in the Vianden International Chamber Music Festival in Vianden, Luxembourg, the Ischia International Chamber Music Festival in Italy and the White Lake Music Festival in Montague, Michigan. In addition he has recently performed as soloist with the Sault Symphony Orchestra and Gaylord Community Orchestra and is Music Director of the Tawas Community Concert Band.


Was born in Ukraine. At the age of 17 moved to study at the Saint – Petersburg Conservatory.Already at the of 20 was a Principal Bassoonist and soloist in State Chamber Orchestra. In 1989 Mr. Fine immigrated to Israel where continued Solo and orchestra duties.
All his life, Alexander teaching music on different instruments: Bassoon, Baroque Bassoon and Oboe, Chamber and Orchestra music.


Graduated in cello at the age of 19 at the State Conservatory of Music of Salerno, he immediately joined the Italian Youth Orchestra at the Fiesole Music School where he also attended chamber music courses held by Amedeo Baldovino , Maureen Jones, Milan Skampa. He studied for many years with Arturo Bonucci, obtaining a diploma of advanced studies at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, with Giacinto Caramia, Andrea Noferini and Luigi Piovano at the Music Academy of Pescara. From 1996 to 1998 he was Arturo Bonucci’s assistant at the international specialization courses in Riva del Garda. From 1999 to 2007 he held the role of first cello at the lyric-symphonic orchestra of the Teatro di tradition G. di Stefano in Trapani and has had professional positions with various cultural institutions including the Music Conservatories of Messina, Palermo and the INDA of Syracuse. During this time he has worked with internationally renowned soloists and conductors. He was also hired as first cello at the Vittorio Emanuele Theater of Messina, the Orchestra of the Taormina Opera Festival, the Vincenzo Bellini Symphonic Orchestra of Catania, the City of Ravello Orchestra. He has an intense concert activity to his credit which has seen him the winner of numerous national and international competitions both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles.


Principal flutist of the Israel NKO Chamber Orchestra 2008-2018, and before that Principal flutist of the Be’er Sheva Sinfonietta and a member of the Israeli Opera Orchestra. With which she has performed various times also as a soloist.
Plays regularly with the Israel Contemporary Players and “Air&String flute& guitar Duo, and freelances with best Israeli orchestras.
After graduating Cum Laude from the Music academy in Tel Aviv University, completed her Artist Diploma and Master’s Degree in Amsterdam & Utrecht Conservatories.
Daphna played in many festivals around the world, among which are Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Impuls contemporary music festival in Austria, “Abu Gosh” and “Classical Winter” in Jerusalem. She was also touring Europe with the Utrecht Flute quartet, which specializes in contemporary music.
Daphna won the AICF scholarships through her study years in Israel and abroad, and served in the Israel Military Band during her army service.
Since her return to Israel in 2005, Daphna is a Flute teacher and Chamber Music instructor in Shtriker- the Israel Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, as well as the head of the Adult Music Studies department and of the Summer Musical Workshops for kids.


Charles Marshall is the Music Director of the historic St. Ann’s Church in Dublin.  From 1994 to 2008 he lived in Japan studying Satsumabiwa with Fumon Yoshinori.  In 1998, at the end of Biwa’s course of study, he received the final title of Ranjo.  He is involved in world tours of concerts and conferences on the Satsumabiwa lute.


Ms. Niglio got her violin diploma in 1993 at the Conservatory of Bolzano with Christian Anziger. In 2004 she got her viola diploma. Giuseppina performs internationally in several orchestras and chamber music groups.
Her experiences range from classical to pop music.
Pina had many masterclass with great chamber music players like
Alain Meunier, Cristiano Rossi, Danilo Rossi, Miriam Dal Don and Gabriele Pierannunzi.
Ms. Niglio is the founder of the “Scuola d’Archi Salernitana”, promoting masterclass for young students held by great teachers like Stefano Pagliani, Christian Anzinger, Alessandro Perpic, Ulriche Hofmann. Pina is a violin teacher at music high school De Filippis-Galdi in Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy.


Born and grew up in Jerusalem, Israel, Ruth received a B.A. in music from the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in 1991. In 1997 Ruth received an Artist Diploma and Master of music from Indiana University, U.S.A

Since 1991 Ruth was a member of the leading orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.  Ruth performed as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Sinfonietta Orchestra, the I.K.O. and more.  Ruth performs and records regularly with professional chamber music groups such as the “Kaprisma” ensemble, and the Israeli Flute ensemble. Since 2009 she is a member of “Theme” ensemble.

Ruth performed in different festivals including the contemporary music festivals in Buffalo, U.S.A and Seoul, S. Korea, the Red Sea and the Abu Gosh festivals in Israel and Friedberg Germany music festival.

Ruth teaches at the Givatayim conservatory, the Levinsky college and at the Buchman-Mehta school of music. She works regularly with professionals as well as amateurs musicians.

 


Born and raised in Italy, Aldo de Vero studied piano at the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatory, at the Accademia Chigiana, and with renowned pianist Bruno Canino. He is a dedicated advocate of contemporary music and in particular of American Composers. He has performed many works by American composers in his solo recitals and with the Appalachian Ensemble including music by John Cage, George Crumb, Morton Feldman, Henry Cowell, Ernest Bloch, Samuel Barber and a rewarding first performance in Italy of “Three Quarter Tone Pieces” by Charles Ives for the 1994 G7 summit in Naples. His performances often include informative commentary on the composers, their pieces, and their places in musical history.

As director and conductor of the Coro Polifonico “S.Leonardo” di Procida, he has released a compact disc recording entitled “Fenesta che lucive” (PoloSud) of his own transcriptions of Neapolitan classic songs sung by the choir accompanied by non-traditional instruments.

Although focusing on his career as a pianist and chamber musician with worldwide performances, Aldo de Vero is also founding member of Key Largo (www.associazionekeylargo.it), an organization that produces musical events and chamber music workshops such as the engaging Ischia Chamber Music Festival (www.ischiachambermusic.org).

You can enjoy an example of Aldo playing a Ravel piece for four hands here.


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