2017-18 Artists Artists

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

Kelly Nivison, baroque flute

Kelly Nivison performs with the Durham Symphony on flute and piccolo, performs regularly with the Fayetteville Symphony, and on traverso, she performs with the Raleigh Camerata, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and the Catawba River Baroque. She teaches flute, clarinet, saxophone, and piano privately, and has previously served as the adjunct...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

Jeremy Thompson, piano

Jeremy Thompson was born in Dipper Harbour, a small fishing village in New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Thompson furthered his studies at McGill University in Montreal, studying with Marina Mdivani who was herself a student of Emil Gilels. Thompson was honored with two of Canada’s most prestigious doctoral fellowships to pursue...READ MORE

Jennifer Curtis, violin

Violinist Jennifer Curtis navigates with personality and truth in every piece she performs. Her second solo concert in Carnegie Hall was described by the New York Times as “one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs,” and she was celebrated as “an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well...READ MORE

Elizabeth Phelps, violin

Elizabeth Phelps is currently the 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, acting as principal second...READ MORE

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