2018-19 Artist 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. As an undergraduate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah played and sang in...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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,...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

JANET SUNG – VIOLIN

(Bohemian Rhapsodies – September 22, 2018) 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 her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, her playing possesses the rare blend of...READ MORE

Nate Leyland

NATHAN LEYLAND – CELLO

(Bohemian Rhapsodies, September 22, 2018) 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 with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and in...READ MORE

SUZANNE ROUSSO – VIOLA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Suzanne Rousso was trained at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Eastman School and the New England Conservatory, earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in viola performance. Some of her teachers included Eugene Becker, Max Aronoff, Heidi Castleman and Walter Trampler. In her early career she held orchestral positions...READ MORE