2016-17 Artists Artists

Rachel Niketopoulos

Rachel Niketopoulos, horn

The seventh of eight children growing up in a house full of art, music, and bicycles in Davenport Iowa, Rachel Niketopoulos began playing the horn at age 11. She studied horn performance at the Universities of Iowa and Missouri (Kansas City). As a student, she attended the Music Academy of...READ MORE

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Chris Caudill, horn

Christopher Caudill began playing the horn at age ten while living in London, England with his family. Piano and violin lessons failed to do the trick, but a London Symphony concert at the Barbican with famous soloist Barry Tuckwell made him fall in love with the horn. At Northwestern University...READ MORE


Jonathan Randazzo, trombone

In October of 2010, Jonathan Randazzo was appointed Assistant Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Symphony while in pursuit of his Bachelor of Music Degree in performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduating in May of 2011, Jonathan studied with Norman Bolter, former Second Trombonist with the Boston...READ MORE


Alex Fioto, trumpet

Alex Fioto enjoys a multifaceted career as a professional trumpet player in Raleigh, NC. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Rice University where he studied with William Campbell and Marie Speziale, respectively. Alex has performed with the...READ MORE


Loretta O’Sullivan, cello

Ms. O’Sullivan who performs on Baroque, Classical, and modern cello is one of America’s most honored and valued continuo players and is equally admired for her poetic and refined interpretations of the solo cello repertory from its earliest days through the 19th century. She has played key roles in chamber...READ MORE


Cameron Britt

N. Cameron Britt is a composer, percussionist and instrument builder from Raleigh, NC. His current preoccupation is the vibraphone, and using technology to make it do things it can’t naturally. To that end, he invented the EMvibe, a hybrid electronic/acoustic instrument that affords unprecedented control over the acoustic properties of...READ MORE


Jessica Kunttu

Bassoonist Jessica Kunttu holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (B.M., B.A.) and Stony Brook University (M.M., D.M.A.). Her primary teachers include Mark Popkin, John Pederson, and Frank Morelli. As a performer, Jessica plays regularly with the North Carolina Symphony, the Hamptons Festival Orchestra, and the North Shore ProMusica, as well as...READ MORE


Andrew Warwick

Andrew Warwick is an active performer and educator in central North Carolina and beyond.  As an orchestral musician, he has played with the North Carolina Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, North Carolina Opera and Ballet.  As a chamber musician, Andrew has been recently featured as a “Young Artist” at...READ MORE


Richard Seraphinoff, horn

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Richard Seraphinoff holds degrees in horn performance from Wayne State University and Indiana University. Among his horn teachers are Lowell Greer, Philip Farkas, Meir Rimon, Francis Orval, Michael Hatfield, Myron Bloom and Eugene Wade. In September of 1986 he was appointed to the faculty of...READ MORE



CELESTE HOLLER-SERAPHINOFF earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Indiana University School of Music studying horn, viola and early music performance and MBA coursework through the IU School of Business. She was an associate instructor under Thomas Binkley, founder of the IU Early Music Institute. She has performed with numerous...READ MORE