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)...

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Matvey Lapin, baroque violin

A sought-after violinist Matvey Lapin enjoys his free-lance career both as an orchestra musician as well as chamber and solo artist. While frequently collaborating with Indianapolis Baroque, Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestras, Mr Lapin’s solo and chamber collaborations include many distinguished artists, among which are Stanly Ritchie, Nigel North, Joshua Bell,...

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Martha Perry, baroque violin

Martha Perry performs on Baroque violin and viola. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her playing has been called “ideally realized…taut and loaded with nuance” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ms. Perry performs with many U.S. period instrument ensembles including the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort,...

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Kirsten Swanson, baroque violin

Violinist and violist Kirsten Swanson is currently a member of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and the Madison Park String Quartet and was Assistant  Principal viola with the Charlotte Symphony from 2005-2007. Most recently  she completed a one-year position with the North Carolina Symphony. She has participated in music festivals...

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Janet Orenstein, violin

Violinist Janet Orenstein has enjoyed an active performing career both in the United States and abroad as a chamber musician, soloist and advocate of contemporary music. She is a founding member of the Guild Trio and has toured with them extensively in Canada, Europe and the United States for over...

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Paul Sharpe, bass

Paul Sharpe is the Artist-Teacher of Double Bass at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is active internationally as an orchestral and chamber musician and as a soloist. Recent performances and engagements have taken him all over the world, including recitals and masterclasses at Orfeo Music...

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Brooks Whitehouse, cello

UNCSA faculty cellist Brooks Whitehouse has performed and taught throughout the US and abroad, holding Artists-in-Residence positions at SUNY Stony Brook, the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the University of Virginia and The Tanglewood Music Center. As founding members of The Guild Trio Whitehouse and his wife, violinist Janet...

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Amy Brucksch, guitar

(eHarmonious) Classical guitarist Amy Brucksch performs throughout the Southeast as a soloist and with eclectic ensembles, celebrating the rich heritage of the classical guitar and in new collaborations with world-­‐renowned musicians, exploring musical connections with traditions as diverse as Celtic fiddlers, Baroque harpsichordists and African percussionists, sometimes all within the...

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Nate Leyland

Nathan Leyland, cello

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 Connecticut studied with Laura Kane,...

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Kate Steinbeck, flute

(eHarmonious) Kate Steinbeck has distinguished herself across the US and abroad as a unique interpreter, passionate teacher and innovative music producer with repertoire that ranges from Bach to Balinese. Kate is the creator and director of Pan Harmonia, a chamber music collective based in Asheville, North Carolina. Pan Harmonia brings...

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