Artists in the 2024 Season

Melissa Reardon

Melissa Reardon, viola

Grammy-nominated violist Melissa Reardon is an internationally-renowned performer whose solo and chamber playing spans all musical genres. Melissa is the newest member of the Borromeo String Quartet (beginning in August 2022), Artistic Director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival in Portland, ME, Artist in Residence at Bard College and Conservatory, and a founding member and the Executive Director of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). As a member of the Ensō String Quartet from 2006 until its final season in 2018, Melissa toured both nationally and internationally, with highlight performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, to name a few.

Lauded by Classical Voice for her “elegant” and “virtuosic” performances, the Massachusetts-born musician won first prize at the Washington International Competition, and is the only violist to win top prizes in consecutive HAMS International viola competitions. A sought-after collaborative musician and teacher, Melissa has appeared in numerous festivals across the United States and around the world, and has toured with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and with Musicians from Marlboro. She held the post of Associate Professor of Viola at East Carolina University from 2007-2013, and earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory. Melissa is married to the cellist Raman Ramakrishnan; they live in Rhinebeck, NY/NYC with their ten-year-old son Linus.

Mihae Lee

piano and Artistic Director

Martin Beaver

violin

Steven Copes

violin

Emilie-Anne Gendron

violin

Laura Gilbert

flute

Randall Hodgkinson

piano

Brian Hong

viola

Michelle Kim

violin

Mihai Marica

cello

Todd Phillips

violin

Mathew Sinno

viola

Wendy Sutter

cello

Pavel Vinnitsky

clarinet

Peter Wiley

cello

Cong Wu

viola

Stephanie Zyzak

violin

 

 

 

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