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. As an undergraduate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah played and sang in...

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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 Music in historical oboes at Indiana University, and is currently finishing a...

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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 upon receiving...

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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 award, Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers,...

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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 influenced in part by his mathematics...

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BLUE MOUNTAIN/FORECAST

Blue Mountain/Forecast concerts feature adventurous, flexible ensemble programming. As members of orchestras and university faculties across the state of North Carolina, BMF collectively presents new and innovative music in relaxed, alternative performance spaces while mixing aesthetic styles and trends. BMF holds an annual international Call-for-Scores and features winning compositions on curated concerts. More...

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WILLIAM WOLFRAM – PIANO

(Bohemian Rhapsodies – September 22) 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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Diali Cissokho, kora, percussion, vocals

A renowned korist and percussionist from Senegal, Diali Cissokho moved to the US after years of performing and teaching in Senegal and in Europe. Born into a rich ancestry of Manding griots (the musician caste), Diali has been playing traditional West African music for as long as he can remember. While his greatest love is the kora,...

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PAUL WIANCKO – CELLO

Leading a double life, Paul converted his dorm room into a production studio and began arranging and recording strings for local underground punk artists, eventually leading to collaborations with bands like Pennywise, Veruca Salt, and Yellowcard. Paul’s productions, which range from experimental orchestral works to gospel funk tunes, can be...

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AYANE KOZASA – VIOLA

Hailed for her “magnetic, wide-ranging tone” and her “rock solid technique” (Philadelphia Inquirer), violist Ayane Kozasa enjoys a career that spans a broad spectrum of musical personas. A violinist turned violist, she was inspired to dedicate herself to the alto clef when she discovered the beauty of playing the viola...

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