2017-18 Artists Artists

James Grymes – author: Violins of Hope

11/9/2017 Violins of Hope Concert Dr. Grymes is the author of Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (HarperCollins, 2014). A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by...READ MORE

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

Shana Tucker – singer/songwriter/cellist

10/15/2017 1 pm FAMILY CONCERT – What’s in a Song? With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter SHANA TUCKER delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Shana’s melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Touted...READ MORE

Andrea Edith Moore, soprano

Soprano Andrea Edith Moore (Sauerkraut, May 30, 2017) brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” to myriad leading roles including Pamina, Zerlina, The Countess, Anne Trulove and Manon among others. Ms. Moore is a regular singer with the North Carolina Opera where...READ MORE

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

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

Sheila A. Browne, viola

A dynamic and versatile artist with American and Irish citizenship, violist Sheila Browne has concertized in many of the world’s major halls as soloist, chamber musician, and as principal of several orchestras, including the Juilliard, Mainz, Freiburg, German-French, and Madrid’s Queen Sofia chamber orchestras; the Kiev Philharmonic; and the New...READ MORE

David Kirkland Garner, composer

David Kirkland Garner writes music for a variety of ensembles and occasions including chamber, orchestral, electro-acoustic, and vocal works. Most often, D.K. Garner draws on the music of the American South as inspiration, focusing on performance, specifically style, technique, tuning, and timbre, rather than the tunes themselves. He is interested...READ MORE

Nicholas DiEugenio, violin

Praised for his “invigorating, silken” playing and “mysterious atmosphere” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and as an “evocative” violinist (New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile life as performer, collaborator, and teacher, in music from Biber to Carter and beyond. DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon perform as a duo in the US and...READ MORE

Stephanie Vial, baroque cello

Stephanie Vial, cellist, is the Assistant Director of the Vivaldi Project. A sought-after chamber musician and soloist, Vial has performed with many of North America’s period instrument ensembles including such groups as Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and the Apollo Ensemble. She has recorded for the...READ MORE