Consuelo Sherba, violist,
Artistic director and a founding member of the performance ensemble Aurea. Since 2004, she has performed with Aurea at the Chicago Humanities Festival, the New York University Humanities Festival, FirstWorks Providence, the Pawtucket Arts Festival, the Maverick Festival and throughout New England. She is a 2015 honoree of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for her creative vision and multidisciplinary, humanities-driven programming with Aurea; was chosen as Person of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation in 2007, and in 2008, was awarded the prestigious Rhode Island Pell Award. She has been on the applied music faculty at Brown University since 1986, teaches at the RI Philharmonic Music School and performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, The Vermont Symphony and Buzzard’s Bay Music Festival and has served as principal violist of the Simon Sinfonietta and the Boston Virtuosi. She has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Pops, Grand Teton Music Festival, the Carvalho Festival in Brazil, the Aspen Music Festival, and Colorado Music Festival. She was also a member of the Atlanta Chamber Players, principal violist of the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and the West Virginia Symphony. From 1983-2000, Consuelo was violist of the Charleston String Quartet, in residence at Brown University, performing with the quartet throughout the United States, Europe and Scandinavia. A graduate of the LaGuardia School for the Arts in New York City and City College of New York, with graduate work at U/Mass Amherst and UWMilwaukee, and the Aspen Institute for Advanced Quartet Studies, her major teachers were Felix Galimir, Bernard Zaslav and Philip Naegele, with coaching by the Juilliard Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet, Budapest Quartet, and Eugene Lehner
Katherine Winterstein, Violin
Praised by critics for playing that is “as exciting as it is beautiful,” and for “livewire intensity” that is both “memorably demonic” and full of “personal warmth and charisma,” violinist Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors. Ms. Winterstein is the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, the acting assistant concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and she performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She is a member of the Hartt String Quartet, and this past summer was her 14th season with the Craftsbury Chamber Players. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Champlain Philharmonic, the Boston Virtuosi, and the Vermont Symphony. She has served on the performance faculty of Middlebury College in Vermont since 2002, and joined the faculty of the Hartt School of Music in September of 2011
Emmanuel Feldman, Cello
With a solo concert career that has taken him throughout Europe and America, Feldman has performed at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, The Phillips Collection, Salle Gaveau, Radio France, Franz Liszt Academy, and countless other venues in Germany, France and Spain. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New England String Ensemble, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Greensboro Festival Orchestra, and Boston Philharmonic, amongst others. Following his 2006 debut on the Marquee Celebrity Series of Boston, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe remarked that, “Emmanuel Feldman was superb in the Bach Solo Suites”. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with numerous pianists and instrumentalists, as well as the Borromeo String Quartet, and members of the Lydian and Jupiter String Quartets. He has also appeared frequently on radio and television broadcasts, including WQXR New York, WCRB and WGBH Boston, Vermont Public Radio and Radio France.
Andrew Eng, violinist and violist
Has gained a versatile reputation playing such diverse genres as Baroque, Classical, Tango, Jazz and Contemporary music. Eng’s playing has been noted as “intense and powerfully emotional” (Classical New Jersey) and The New Jersey Star Ledger described him as having an “instinct for the emotional pulse of a line.”
A founding member of A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Eng also plays as the violinist for the Bernardo Monk Tango Quartet, and the Found Objects Jazz String Trio of Boston. He has been featured on the Boston Celebrity Series, Mohawk Trail & Electric Earth Concerts and has been a Guest Artist on both the Lyrica Boston Chamber Music and Longy School of Music’s Modern American Music Concert series.
Festival appearances include Spoleto, Orford, Domaine Forget, LyricaFest, Killington, Yellowbarn, Scotiafest and the Quartet Program at Bucknell University. Eng has collaborated as a soloist with Elmar Oliveira and the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, in chamber music with Eugene Drucker, Terry King, Victor Rosenbaum, and has improvised with musicians including Daniel Binelli, George Garzone, Diane Monroe, and Peter Cassino.
Engagements as featured soloist include performances with the Hart House Orchestra of Toronto, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, and the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. In 2006, Eng joined the faculty of LyricaFest, a summer music festival founded in New Jersey. He currently offers private instruction on violin and viola as well as chamber music coachings at Wellesley College, Indian Hill Music Center, and through Lexington Community Education.
In 1998, Andrew received his A.R.C.T. Performer’s Certificate from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada, and then in 2003 and 2005 respectively received his Undergraduate Diploma in Performance and Master of Music in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music as a student of Laura Bossert and Terry King.