2007 Artist/Faculty

Helen Callus, the Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Chamber
Music Festival, is an international recording artist and the first
elected female president of the American Viola Society. She is a
regular performer on radio and television as a recitalist, chamber
music collaborator, and concerto soloist. Her debut recording, Portrait of the Viola, and
her subsequent recordings have been met with wide critical acclaim.
Callus currently serves as Associate Professor of Viola at the
University of California, Santa Barbara. Hear her music and more.

Maria Bachmann, Alexis Pia Gerlach, and Jon Klibonoff join together as Trio Solisti to create performances that have thrilled audiences across Canada, Europe, and the United States. The New York Times
describes Trio Solisti as “compelling and consistently brilliant.” The
Trio has been featured on national radio shows around the country. Trio
Solisti’s recordings include an all-Brahms album for Marquis Classics,
and a recording of music by Paul Moravec for the Arabesque label which
includes recordings of Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning work,
composed specifically for the Trio. In 2003, a documentary video, Trio Solisti Explores Beethoven, was released by the Films for Humanities and Sciences. more

William Feasley
is recognized as one of today’s top classical guitarists. The first
guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist
Diploma, Feasley has since been the recipient of numerous prizes and
awards and maintains an active international touring schedule. In
addition, he is currently on the faculties of Catholic University,
Columbia Union College, and Shepherd University. Hear his music and more.

Hal Grossman
teaches at the Interlochen Academy, and was previously Associate
Professor of Music at Miami University. He is the winner of the
International Cleveland Quartet and National Fischoff  Chamber Music
competitions, and made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Casella String
Quartet. In addition, Grossman has served as first violinist of the
Oxford String Quartet and as Concertmaster of the Estranach
(Luxembourg) and several U.S. orchestras. In addition, Grossman has
made several recital tours throughout North America and Europe. more

Clarinetist Alan Kay appears
frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has
been featured at the Vail Valley Music Festival and the Yellow Barn
Festival. He teaches at the Manhattan, Hartt, and Juilliard schools,
and has performed with the award-winning ensemble Hexagon, the Santa Fe
Chamber Music Festival, and the Da Camera of Houston. more

Pianist Robert Koenig
has quickly established a reputation as a much sought-after
collaborative artist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in
major centers throughout the world with many renowned musicians. Recent
engagements have included performances at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the
Seoul Arts Center, the Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, and the Louvre
Museum in Paris. more

Cellist Antonio Lysy
has performed worldwide in major concert halls, including the Royal
Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Tonhalle, Salle Pleyel, Wigmore
Hall, Sala Verdi, Berlin Philharmonie, and Teatro Colón. He has
appeared extensively as soloist with such orchestras as the Royal
Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras of London, among many others,
including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, where he gave the premiere
of a triple concerto by composer Denis Bouliane. Hear his music and more.

Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work Tempest Fantasy,
composes orchestral, chamber, choral, and lyric compositions, as well
as film scores and electro-acoustic pieces. His many awards and
fellowships include the Rome Prize, NEA Composer Fellowship, and
Rockefeller Foundation fellowship. Moravec is currently Music
Department Chair at Adelphi University. more

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