2018-2019 Artists

Sarah Lodico Wines, Viola da Gamba/Cello

Sarah Lodico Wines is a performer on viola da gamba, early cello, and vielle. She completed her Masters of Music in viola da gamba at the Historical Performance Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Wendy Gillespie.

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As an undergraduate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah played and sang in early music ensembles in the Five College Consortium under the direction of Robert Eisenstein, and studied viola da gamba and cello with Alice Robbins and Kivie Cahn-Lipman. Sarah participated in several historical performance workshops and masterclasses throughout North America and Europe and served on faculty of the Madison Early Music Festival. She performs with various ensembles including North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Forgotten Clefs, the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, and La Luna la Mía, which she founded with her husband, Charles Wines. Her most recent research and performance interests include music and poetry of the Sephardic diaspora.

Charles Wines, Renaissance Musician

Charles Wines is a versatile performer on early woodwinds including recorder, shawm, baroque oboe, dulcian, baroque bassoon, and historical bagpipes. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in oboe at the University of Central Missouri, the Master of...

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… Music in historical oboes at Indiana University, and is currently finishing a Doctorate degree in historical bassoon, also at Indiana University. He performs with Piffaro: The Renaissance Band and The Kansas City Baroque Consortium, among others. He is artistic director of Forgotten Clefs and Opera Nova: Ensemble for Seventeenth-Century Music and has performed with his ensemble at the Boston Early Music Festival. He founded the medieval group, La Luna la Mía with his wife, Sarah. Charles is also an instrument builder and maintains a business selling bagpipes and double reeds for historical instruments. Charles and his wife Sarah love and own animals of all kinds and recently made Durham, NC. their home.

Laura Byrne, Harp

Laura Smithburg Byrne received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux. She began her teaching career at CIM in the preparatory division while in graduate school and began teaching at the college level…

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… upon receiving her Master of Music degree. Mrs. Byrne has served as faculty harpist at Gustavus Adolphus College, the Baptist Seminary (Louisville Ky), and at the University of Louisville. Since moving to North Carolina, she has been teaching at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill since 2005.

Laura Byrne performs throughout the area as a soloist, in chamber music with her faculty colleagues, and as an orchestral harpist in professional orchestras throughout the area. Laura has performed for the Joffrey Ballet, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Louisville Orchestra, NC Symphony, NC Opera, NC Ballet, NC Theatre, Master Chorale and the Choral Society of Durham. She also freelances with touring groups and popular entertainers at DPAC and the Progress Energy Center with entertainers such as Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, the Moody Blues and The Three Irish Tenors. Mrs. Byrne performs as Principal Harpist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and several other professional groups.

Mrs. Byrne has performed on numerous recordings including “Arts over Aids” by Aaron J. Kernis with members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, “The Stephen Foster Story” with the Louisville Orchestra, and for the Clarion award winning documentary by Libby Larsen “Leading from Bejing – Voices of Global Women”. Mrs. Byrne has performed on local and national television and has published articles in Harp Column Magazine.

Andrew Sigler, Composer

Andrew Sigler’s (We the People, Nov 8, 2018, Winner of the Forecast Music Call For Scores 2017 –  Mallarme prize) music has been commissioned, performed, and awarded by the Wellesley Composers Conference, Composer’s Inc. Suzanne and Lee Ettelson …

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… award, Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, World Saxophone Congress, Muir Rimon Commissioning Fund of the International Horn Society, SCI and NACUSA National Festivals, Oregon Bach Festival, Seasons Festival, International Brass Symposium, TUTTI Festival, Open Space New Music Festival, University of Texas New Music Ensemble, University of Tennessee Faculty Brass Quintet, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Hear No Evil, Compositum Musicae Novae, New Music Conflagration, Simple Measures, Bold City Contemporary Ensemble, and Fast>>Forward>>Austin, and his writing has been featured in Opera News and NewMusicBox. His music is published by Editions Musica-Ferrum and he serves as a board member of NACUSA. Andrew is Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Tennessee. Do you want to know more? Go to andrewsigler.com.

Carl Schimmel, Composer

Praised by The New York Times as “vivid and dramatic,” the music of Carl Schimmel (premiere work – We the People, Nov 8, 2018) is dense with literary and musical references, often humorous, and combines intensity of expression with a structural rigor which is …

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… influenced in part by his mathematics background.  Winner of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fromm Foundation Commission, Columbia University’s Joseph Bearns Prize, the Lee Ettelson Award, and the 2017 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Schimmel has received honors and awards from many organizations, including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Copland House, New Music USA, and ASCAP.  His works have been performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Merkin Hall in New York, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, and at other venues worldwide.  He has received performances and commissions from the American Composers Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, California EAR Unit, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and many others.  A graduate of Duke University (Ph.D.), the Yale School of Music (M.M.), and Case Western Reserve University (B.A. Mathematics and Music), he is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Illinois State University.

William Wolfram, Piano

American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has…

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… developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. In all of these genres, he is highly sought after for his special focus on the music of Franz Liszt and Beethoven and is a special champion for the music of modernist 20th century American composers.

His concerto debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin was the first in a long succession of appearances and career relationships with numerous American conductors and orchestras. He has also appeared with the San Francisco, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Seattle and New Jersey symphonies, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the Grand Teton and San Luis Obispo Mozart festival orchestras, among many others. He enjoys regular and ongoing close associations with the Dallas Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra as well as the musicians of the New York Philharmonic for chamber concerts in the United States.

Internationally recognized conductors with whom he has worked include Osmo Vanska, Andrew Litton, Jerzy Semkow, Mark Wigglesworth, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Spivakov, Michael Christie, Gerard Schwarz, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Jeffrey Kahane, James Judd, Roberto Minczuk, Stefan Sanderling, JoAnn Falletta, James Paul, Carlos Kalmar, Hans Vonk, Joseph Silverstein, Jens Nygaard, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Vasily Petrenko.

Abroad, Wolfram has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra of London, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the RTE Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (Dublin), the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Bergen Philharmonic (Norway), the Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and many others.

An enthusiastic supporter of new music, he has collaborated with and performed music by composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Kenneth Frazelle, Marc Andre Dalbavie, Kenji Bunch, and Paul Chihara. His world premiere performance of the Chihara re-orchestration of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Milwaukee Symphony under the baton of Andreas Delfs, was met with great critical attention and acclaim.

Other highlights include several chamber music collaborations, including recitals and recordings with Oscar Shumsky, recitals with Harvey Shapiro and numerous collaborations with Leonard Rose.  He also performed Richard Strauss’s setting of the Tennyson poem Enoch Arden with the Oscar-winning actress Louise Rainer, and with actor Jeff Steitzer.

Wolfram has also performed as a guest artist with prominent ballet companies including ABT, Pittsburgh Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Carolina Ballet and Boston Ballet, working with noted choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Edward Villella, Robert Weiss, and Agnes De Mille.

Wolfram has extensive experience in the recording studio. He has recorded four titles on the Naxos label in his series of Franz Liszt Opera Transcriptions and two other chamber music titles for Naxos with violinist Philippe Quint (music of Miklos Rosza and John Corigliano). Also for Naxos he has recorded the music of Earl Kim with piano and orchestra – the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland behind him. For the Albany label, he recorded the piano concertos of Edward Collins with Marin Alsop and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

As educator and teacher, Mr. Wolfram is a long-standing member of the piano faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, and a regular featured guest at the Colorado College Music Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also teaches a performance class at the acclaimed Manhattan School of Music.

In print and other media Wolfram was the focus of a full chapter in Joseph Horowitz’s book, The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. On television, he was a featured pianist in the documentary of the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, William Wolfram resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters and is a Yamaha artist.

Salome Sandoval, Guitar, Lute, Vocalist

Salomé Sandoval sings and plays lutes, as well as early and classical guitars. A native of Venezuela, she holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music voice and lute thanks to a scholarship awarded by Longy School of Music …

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… in Cambridge, MA. She also completed a Master’s in Arts with an assistantship from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Music from Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas, Venezuela, both in classical guitar.

Salomé‘s experience extends to master classes, radio shows, theater, movie soundtracks and television, performing early, Latin American, and contemporary music in Venezuela and the US with groups such as Camerata de Caracas, the Church of the Advent choir, Harvard Early Music Society, Canto Armonico, Revels, El Mundo, Newberry Consort and the Boston Camerata. Salomé‘s CDs “Singing with the Fire” and “Potions” as well as videos are available in ITunes and YouTube. In 2010 Salomé founded “El Fuego Early Music Ensemble” featuring Hispanic Baroque vocal music.

Janet Sung, Violin

Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Hailed by The Washington Post for …

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… her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, her playing possesses the rare blend of fierce intelligence, subtlety and brilliant virtuosity.

Since her orchestral debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 9, she has performed with leading orchestras worldwide. Recent seasons has seen her as soloist with, among others, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, South Korea’s Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany’s Stelzen Festival Orchestra, Russia’s Omsk Philharmonic Orchestra and National Symphonic Orchestra of Bashkortostan, the Aspen Festival Chamber Symphony and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, as well as the orchestras of Boise, Bozeman, Corpus Christi, Delaware, Dubuque, Fargo-Moorhead, Hartford, Las Cruces, Springfield (Massachusetts and Ohio), Tacoma and Wyoming. This season, she will make her debut with the Goettinger Symphonie Orchester in Germany.

An artist of remarkable versatility, Ms. Sung is celebrated for her compelling performances of traditional works from Bach to Berg, and is passionate about promoting works of the 20th and 21st centuries. In recent years, she has performed repertoire as diverse as Henri Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbes des Songes, to Astor Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas. In 2009, Ms. Sung presented the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ American Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, and in 2011 the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’ Double Helix, which was recently released on Nimbus Records. In upcoming seasons, she will present the world premieres of Kenneth Hesketh’s Inscription/Transformation for violin and orchestra in Germany and a new Violin Concerto by Augusta Read Thomas. Additionally, she has toured throughout the United States with fiddler Mark O’Connor’s American String Celebration, showcased in performances of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, and original compositions by O’Connor.

Her solo performances have frequently been aired on radio and television, nationally and internationally, including multiple broadcasts of her performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto on NPR’s “Performance Today,” and regular featured performances on Chicago’s Classical WFMT. She is featured on recordings of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, the latter with members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra recorded at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. Her latest recording project includes the complete works by J.S. Bach for Violin and Keyboard with pianist and Bach specialist, Sean Duggan.

In recital, Janet Sung has been presented in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Louisville, New York City, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis, as well as in Odense, Denmark, Lausanne, Switzerland and Queenstown, New Zealand. She is frequently heard as concerto and recital soloist at distinguished festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Bellingham Festival, Britt Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Germany’s Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival, and Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival. She is also a performing artist at numerous chamber music festivals, including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Kreeger Chamber Music Festival in Washington, D.C., the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Newport Music Festival, and is a regular guest with the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble and the American Chamber Players.

Janet Sung was chosen by Leonard Slatkin as the recipient of the Passamaneck Award, for which she performed at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Hall for the Y Music Society Concert Series.

Born in New York City, Janet Sung began her violin studies at age seven, making her public debut the following year. At age nine, she began a decade of private studies with renowned violinist and pedagogue, Josef Gingold, a period that overlapped with her attendance at Harvard University. She graduated with honors earning a double degree in anthropology and music, a reflection of her inquisitive passion and curiosity. Ms. Sung was subsequently invited to study on full scholarship with Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School. Other influential teachers include Masao Kawasaki, David Cerone, Eugene Phillips and the Juilliard String Quartet.

Currently Head of Strings and Associate Professor of Violin at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Ms. Sung is a highly sought after artist-teacher and regularly conducts master classes at conservatories throughout the U.S. and abroad. She also serves as associate faculty at The Juilliard School (initially as the Starling/DeLay Fellow). During the 2003-2004 season, she was invited as the Clifton Visiting Artist at Harvard University for the “Learning from Performers” program, whose previous guests included Isaac Stern, James Galway, Mark Morris and Quincy Jones.

Janet Sung plays a c.1600 Maggini violin crafted in Brescia, Italy.

Jacquelyn Bartlett, Harp

Jacquelyn Bartlett was born in Detroit, Michigan where she was surrounded with music since her beginning.  Her mother, Mary Bartlett, is a noted harpist, arranger, composer and teacher and Jacquelyn began her musical studies at an early age with her mother.

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After continued studies with world renowned harpists, Carlos Salzedo and Alice Chalifoux, Ms. Bartlett, at age sixteen, made her solo debut in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall in a performance of the Handel Harp Concerto which received high critical praise.  She graduated with honors from Interlochen Arts Academy and then attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she majored in harp and minored in piano. Her harp teachers also include Lucy Lewis, Lucille Lawrence and Susann McDonald.

Having served on the faculties of Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Ms. Bartlett currently is a member of the Artist Faculties of the University of  North Carolina School of the Arts, Appalachian State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A dedicated and passionate educator, Ms. Bartlett is much sought after as a teacher, chamber music coach and presenter for master classes and seminars. Her students have garnered top prizes at international and national competitions and have been featured in Europe at the World Harp Congress and on Christopher O’Reilly’s National Public Radio Show, ‘From The Top’.

A champion of chamber music, Ms. Bartlett has worked with some of this generation’s most well known composers such as Aaron Copeland, George Crumb, Alberto Ginastera, Dan Locklair, George Rochberg and John Rutter and she continues to bring new compositions to the concert stage as a soloist and chamber musician.  Ms. Bartlett is a founding member of FIRE PINK TRIO and a long time member of Mallarme Chamber Players.  For ten years, she was the Founder and Artistic Director of SummerMusic in Blowing Rock, NC and Music at St John’s in Valle Crucis, NC.  Ms. Bartlett has written and published articles in professional journals, has edited music for publication and is a recorded artist on the ALBANY, CAPSTONE and NAXOS labels. Her recent World Premiere recording of Dan Locklair’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra was released by NAXOS and has received high, critical praise.

Nicholas DiEugenio, Violin

Praised for the “rapturous poetry” in his playing (American Record Guide) and as an “excellent” and “evocative” violinist (New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile performing life as a chamber musician, leader, and…

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… soloist in music ranging from early baroque to current commissions. In this capacity, he performs in venues such as Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Trinity Wall St., Freiburg’s Ensemblehaus, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Together with pianist and duo partner Mimi Solomon, Nicholas is currently embarking on the project “Unraveling Beethoven,” a cycle of all ten violin sonatas combined with response works from composers Tonia Ko, Jesse Jones, Robert Honstein, D.K. Garner, and Allen Anderson.

His recording of the complete Schumann violin sonatas with fortepiano with Chi-Chen Wu, named one of the Top 10 albums of 2015 (The Big City) is available on the Musica Omnia label. His August 2017 release on the New Focus label with Mimi Solomon, critically lauded as “a touching, committed tribute” (I Care If You Listen), is an homage to the late Pullitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky. The disc features Stucky’s Sonata for violin and piano, two new works by Stucky’s students Jesse Jones and Tonia Ko, and the previously unrecorded Violin Sonata of Robert Palmer.

A two-time prize-winner at the prestigious Fischoff competition, Nicholas dedicates his priorities as a performer to chamber music. He is violinist of the Chanterelle Trio, a core member of The Sebastians, and has collaborated with Laurie Smukler, Joel Krosnick, Joseph Lin, Peter Salaff, and Ani Kavafian. As a baroque violinist, he has worked with Robert Mealy and Petra Mullejans. He is an alum of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, where he was deeply influenced by Seymour Lipkin and other bearers of the grand tradition.

Regarded as an inspiring teacher, Nicholas is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at UNC Chapel Hill, and is co-artistic director of MYCO, a non-profit chamber music organization for middle and high school students. Formerly Assistant Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music, Nicholas continues as a faculty member of the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont during the summers. Nicholas holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M, M.M), where he studied with David and Linda Cerone and Paul Kantor, and the Yale School of Music (D.M.A., A.D.), where he was a student of Ani Kavafian. Nicholas performs on a baroque violin made by Karl Dennis in 2011, and also on a 1734 violin made by Dom Nicolo Amati.

Barbara Weiss, Harpsichord and Organ

Barbara Weiss (British Baroque-ish, 5/30/19) has diverse musical experiences ranging from performing and recording classical Cambodian music to directing a Baroque opera company, to chairing a university early music program.

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She has served on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, as well the Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania. She has taught summer workshops at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the Madison Early Music Festival, as well as Mountain Collegium. Ms. Weiss has played at the Boston, San Antonio and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. Her collaborations include the Newbery Consort, Quicksilver, Chatham Baroque, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, King’s Noyse, Apollo’s Fire, and the Chicago Opera Theater. Ms. Weiss is founder and artistic director of Western North Carolina’s first melodica band, One Road Over.

Elaine Funaro, Harpsichord

Harpsichordist Elaine Funaro is “regarded as one of the leading performers of new music for harpsichord” (Classical Music: The Essential Listening Companion).  She is a popular presence at contemporary and early music festivals …

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… around the world, and was the first, now past, president of the newly merged Historical Keyboard Society of North America, and is currently the Artistic Director of Aliénor, the American-based international competition for new harpsichord music.

Ms. Funaro began her harpsichord studies at the Conservatorio Cherubini (Florence) with Annamaria Pernafelli.  Following her graduation from Oberlin and the New England Conservatory, her advanced studies took her to the Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatory.  Her teachers have included Ton Koopman, John Gibbons, Lisa Crawford and the late Gustav Leonhardt.

Ms. Funaro’s foundation in the classics fully supports her passion for contemporary compositions, expanding her repertoire to five centuries of harpsichord music.  She has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival and Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.  She has also introduced audiences on five continents to the new world of modern compositions, many of which have been Aliénor winners, having premiered works in London, Amsterdam, Rome, Sydney, Boston, Tallinn, Hong Kong and Tokyo. She is also the past president of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

In addition to her solo recitals at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and in other notable venues, Elaine Funaro has been a frequent collaborator with symphonies and chamber ensembles. Her appearances often present modern compositions in the context of old and new musical traditions from around the world, yet her impassioned solo and chamber interpretations of traditional scores for her instrument remain a core element in an exceptionally active career.

Elaine Funaro has recorded for Arabesque, Centaur, Gasparo, Wildboar, and Classic Concert, and she currently serves as Aliénor’s artistic director.  In the spring of 2012, Elaine became the newly elected president of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

Elaine Funaro performs on a custom-made contemporary harpsichord, the Kingston Opus #333, which is decorated throughout by original artwork from North Carolina artist Lisa Creed.

Nathan Leyland, Cello

Nathan Leyland, born in Butler, Pennsylvania, later moved to Lynchburg, Virginia and began his cello studies in the public schools at the age of nine. After moving to Ohio he began studies with Richard Bell, associate principal cellist …

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with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and in Connecticut studied with Laura Kane, former principal cellist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Nathan attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist Nathaniel Rosen, a former student and teaching assistant to the late Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony , Manchester Symphony Orchestra, The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the Welsh Hills Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Nathan began his professional career at the age of 20 by becoming the cellist of the Pioneer String Quartet. In addition to that appointment, he was Principal cellist of The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Leyland moved to North Carolina in 2001 and began performing regularly with some of the areas professional ensembles such as the North Carolina Symphony, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Master Chorale, and the Choral Society of Durham. Currently, he is the principal cellist of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic, and the Tar River Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and cellist with The Mallarme Chamber Players. Along with these positions, Leyland is an avid chamber musician and recitalist, performing across much of the United States. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family and playing golf.