Violinist Patricia Davis, based in NYC, is a passionate educator and novice composer. She has participated in music festivals across the US, Europe and Canada. An advocate of new music, she has collaborated with composers on premieres of new solo/chamber works and across musical genres for radio & television. Performance highlights include at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City and on Broadway with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Montserrat Caballe, Peter Gabriel, Diana Ross, Glenn Close, Hugh Jackman and The Smashing Pumpkins for MTV. Patricia has been heard as solo violinist on WQXR. She is a graduate of The Eastman School of Music, London’s Royal College of Music and SUNY Stony Brook (DMA). Patricia has been adjudicator for Juilliard Pre-College & Columbia University’s Concerto Competitions, The New York String Orchestra and is guest faculty for The School for Strings and Lucy Moses School (NYC). She is on the faculty of The Geneva Conservatory of Music (NYC) where she composes music and mentors the next generation of aspiring violinists.

Clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg leads a diverse musical life in the New York area as a chamber musician, orchestral player, music educator, and interpreter of new music. Jo-Ann is a member of the Borealis Wind Quintet, the Richardson Chamber Players, the Saratoga Chamber Players, Wind Soloists of New York, and the Riverside Symphony; principal clarinet of the orchestras of the Oratorio Society of NY, the NY Choral Society, and St John the Divine; and she also regularly performs and tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance, the American Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Musicians from Marlboro; and can often be heard playing in a number of different Broadway musicals.

Following her undergraduate years in the combined Tufts University/New England Conservatory dual degree program (BA in English/BM in Clarinet Performance) where she was mentored by Peter Hadcock, Ms. Sternberg continued her studies at Yale University with David Shifrin and at The Juilliard School with Charles Neidich where she was awarded the William Kapell Memorial Award. Currently, Ms. Sternberg serves on the faculties of Princeton University, Rutger's Mason Gross School of Music, the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College; she also maintains an active teaching studio from her New York City home. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Juilliard Mentoring Program and is a coach for the New York Youth Symphony. In the summer months, Ms. Sternberg lives in Maine where she is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond for college aged students. She also performs and teaches at the Chamber Music Conference & Composers’ Forum of the East, and participates in numerous performance residences throughout greater New England. Previous summers have featured performance residencies at the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Salt Bay ChamberFest, Mount Desert Chamber Music Festival, Sebago/Long Lake Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Marlboro, Norfolk, North Country Chamber Players, and Ravinia. From September through May, Jo-Ann resides in NYC with her family. Ms. Sternberg is a Selmer Artist.

Canadian born pianist, Susanne Son made her debut with the Toronto Symphony at the age of 12. Since then, she has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras and has performed on many stages including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Kimmel Center, and Roy Thomson Hall. A two-time recipient of a Canada Council Grant, she is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. Ms. Son is a top-prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and has received the Chalmers Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Her principal teachers include Seymour Lipkin, Stephanie Brown, Paul Shaw, James Anagnoson, and Jerome Lowenthal. Ms. Son is currently the Director and Head of Piano Department at the Bard Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division.

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