Artists in the 2024 Season

Steven Copes, violin

Violinist Steven Copes leads a diverse life as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. A native of Los Angeles, he became concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1998, and since then has performed concertos by Berg, Brahms, Hindemith, Kirchner, Lutoslawski, Mozart, Prokofiev and Weill. A zealous advocate of today’s music, he gave the world premiere of George Tsontakis’ Grammy-nominated Violin Concerto No. 2 (2003), which won the 2005 Grawemeyer Award and has been recorded for KOCH Records, he also premiered Pierre Jalbert’s Violin Concerto with the SPCO and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

Mr. Copes was co-founder and director of Colorado’s Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival and is a founder and member of Accordo, a chamber group in Minneapolis/St. Paul, now in its 13th season. He has performed at festivals and concert series including the Boston Chamber Music Society, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, La Jolla, Marlboro, Norfolk, Mozaic, Olympic, and Seattle Chamber Music Society, among others.

A frequent guest leader with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mr. Copes has served in the same capacity with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestras of Baltimore, Cinncinnati, Houston, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, and studied with Robert Lipsett, Aaron Rosand, Robert Mann and Felix Galimir for chamber music.

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