2014-16 Artists Artists

Joseph Robinson, oboe

For twenty-seven years from June 1978 until September 2005, Joseph Robinson served as Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic. Following his famous predecessor Harold Gomberg, he was the last oboist in America to study directly with the legendary Marcel Tabuteau. Like both of them, Joseph Robinson became one of the...READ MORE

Trudy Kane, flute

Trudy Kane is Associate Professor of Flute at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. She joined the faculty of the Frost School in 2008 after 32 years as Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Since coming to Miami she has been an active recitalist and chamber musician...READ MORE

Brian Schmidt, conductor

Brian Schmidt is Founder and Artistic Director of the South Dakota Chorale, a professional choral organization in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since their founding in 2009, his leadership has guided them to rapid growth and recognition, as well as the release of two commercial albums in collaboration with Grammy award-winning...READ MORE

Peter Kimosh bass

Peter Kimosh, bass

Bassist Peter Kimosh was born in Cleveland Ohio.  While deeply rooted in Jazz, he has found his voice in a wide variety of genres including hip-hop, salsa, funk, rock, orchestral, chamber-soul and any combination of the above. Currently, his main projects are The Beast + Big Band, Shana Tucker, Orquesta GarDel, and...READ MORE

Robert Cantrell, percussion

Robert Cantrell is a Chapel Hill based percussionist who plays a variety of Cuban and Brasilian instruments in addition to drum kit. Currently a member of the Tim Smith Band, Cyril Lance’s Arkestra, Hobex, and Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark, he also performs in creative projects with Joshua Starmer, Samba Jovem...READ MORE

Samuel Gold, viola

North Carolina Symphony Principal Viola Samuel Gold began studying the viola at the age of four with Sherida Josephson of the Des Moines Symphony.  He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied primarily with Martha Strongin Katz and Roger Tapping, and the University of Iowa, where...READ MORE

Ramon Ortiz, percussion

The musical education of Ramon Ortiz began amongst family at home in the Dominican Republic. Although Ramon did not begin playing percussion and drum set until he was 19 years old, he was able to study at the Conservatorio Nacional and shortly thereafter began playing professionally in Santo Domingo. Several...READ MORE

Eric Hirsh

Eric Hirsh, piano

Eric Hirsh is a jazz pianist, composer, and technologist whose mission is to use collaboration as a space for bringing out the best in artists so that they in turn might reach and encourage interactive listeners through their performances. Hirsh performs regularly as a member of jazz/hip hop quartet The...READ MORE

Anthony Harvey, theorbo

Anthony Harvey (theorbo, lute) enjoys a varied career performing regularly as both a soloist and continuo player. He is the Artistic Director for Middleburg Musick and the AGAR Chamber Music Series, which presents concerts of Early Music in Virginia and co-directs the Musicum Collegium at James Madison University. He currently...READ MORE

Andy Bonner, baroque violin

Andrew Bonner, baroque violin, is an adjunct violin teacher at Duke University. Andrew grew up in Durham and studied with Duke String School founder Dorothy Kitchen and Ciompi Quartet member Eric Pritchard, and was a 1999 winner of the Durham Symphony’s Young Artists Competition. His education continued with a B.M....READ MORE