Our 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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Jacqueline Nappi, harpsichord and organ

Residing in Durham, North Carolina, keyboardist Jacqueline Nappi is the Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and holds a Master of Music degree in Harpsichord from SUNY Stony Brook. She performs with Duke Vespers Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and has had the privilege of performing solo works by Francois Couperin and Jean-Philippe...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

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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

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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

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Suzanne Rousso, artistic director, viola

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

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Allison Edberg Nyquist, violin and viola

Allison Edberg Nyquist’s violin playing has been described by The Chicago Sun Times as “impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty.” She is concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and a member of Ensemble Voltaire, The Vivaldi Project, and Baroque Band (Chicago). She performs frequently with Chatham Baroque and...READ MORE

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Ellye Walsh, flute

Ellye Walsh joined the Mallarmé Chamber Players in 2015 first as a flutist and later as Development and Marketing Manager. Ellye received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2013, and her Bachelor of Music from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. From 2009-2010, she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria,...READ MORE

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Elaine Funaro, harpsichord

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 around the world, and is currently both the President of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA)...READ MORE

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Elizabeth Phelps, violin

Elizabeth Phelps is currently on leave from serving as Principal Second Violin of the North Carolina Symphony. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Paul Kantor and Stephen Rose. While in school she joined the Canton Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann,...READ MORE

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Elizabeth Field, baroque violin

Elizabeth Field, violinist, is the Founder and Director of the Vivaldi Project and concertmaster of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. She has served as concertmaster for leading period instrument ensembles such as the Washington Bach Consort and Opera Lafayette as well as acting as performance-practice coach for modern orchestras such...READ MORE

Mimi Solomon, pianist

Mimi Solomon, piano

Pianist Mimi Solomon recently moved to Chapel Hill with her violinist husband Nicholas DiEugenio, the new violin professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mallarme is thrilled that Mimi could join us for this program! American pianist Mimi Solomon has performed throughout the United States, China, Japan and...READ MORE

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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

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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

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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