Artists in the 2024 Season

Stephanie Zyzak

Stephanie Zyzak, violin

Praised for her sensitive musicianship and heartfelt playing, violinist Stephanie Zyzak is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most soulful and profound musicians of her generation.

At the age of seven, Ms. Zyzak made her first solo appearance with the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Aspen Music School, and became the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Aspen Music School New Horizon Fellowship. The following year, she performed in Germany as an invited guest of the Internationale Kunst – Akademie Liechtenstein (IKAL). Since making her debut in 2004 with the Louisville Orchestra, Stephanie has performed as soloist throughout Germany, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, and with orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Southeast Missouri Symphony, and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. Recent and upcoming season highlights include performances at Caramoor, Carnegie Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Phillips Collection, among others.

A deeply passionate chamber musician, Ms. Zyzak has had the privilege of collaborating with many renowned musicians, including Jonathan Biss, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Alice Neary, Danny Phillips, Marcy Rosen, and Mitsuko Uchida. She has also performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Caramoor, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, as well as on tour with Musicians From Marlboro.

Born in South Carolina, Ms. Zyzak is a graduate of New England Conservatory where she studied with Miriam Fried. Currently, she is studying at CUNY The Graduate Center with Mark Steinberg. She is also a founding member of ensemble132, a roster-based chamber music collective and was a 2020-22 Ensemble Connect fellow at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Zyzak performs on a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin, generously on loan from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and a bow by François-Nicolas Voirin.

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

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
PO Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023

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

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
P.O. Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023