The Artists

Oboist and English Horn player Andrew Adelson has been a member of the New Jersey Symphony for more than 20 years. His double album, The Bach Suites Reimagined, is the world premiere recording of the complete Bach Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 on English horn. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, and many musicals on Broadway. A dedicated teacher, Adelson is on faculty at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School, where he continues to teach master classes in Interpersonal and Ensemble Skills for the Orchestral Player.

Marcantonio Barone has given solo recitals in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, and has performed with major orchestras on four continents. ​He is a member of the Lenape Chamber Ensemble, 1807 and Friends, and the Craftsbury Chamber Players. As a member of Orchestra 2001, he has performed in Russia, Denmark, England, Austria, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and China, introducing recent American works to international audiences. ​He teaches at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music, and he is an Associate in Performance at Swarthmore College. He studied with Eleanor Sokoloff at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory. Among his other teachers were Susan Starr and Leonard Shure. ​His recent recording of George Crumb’s Metamorphoses, Books I and II, on the Bridge label, received a “Diapason d’or” in the May 2022 issue of Diapason, France’s leading classical-music magazine.

Pianist Sarah Bob, hailed as “sumptuous and eloquent” (Boston Globe) and that “dynamic player…superstar” (National Sawdust), is a soloist and chamber musician noted for her charismatic performances, colorful playing and diverse programming. The goal, her strong suit, is to introduce music in a loving, inclusive, and intoxicating way. Sarah is founding director of New Gallery Concert Series, a combination of new music and new visual art along with their creators, and Nasty Cooperative, dialogue driven artistic events created to build community and raise funds for organizations in need. Her accolades include top prizewinner of Holland’s International Gaudeamus Competition, New England Conservatory’s Outstanding Alumni Award, and instant world-wide acclaim for her most recent solo album …nobody move…. She is an original and active member of Radius Ensemble and Primary Duo, maintains a private studio, and is on faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College. More information:

Kenji Bunch writes music that looks for commonalities between musical styles, for understandings that transcend cultural or generational barriers, and for empathic connections with his listeners. Drawing on vernacular musical traditions, an interest in highlighting historical injustices and inaccuracies, and techniques from his classical training, Bunch creates music with a unique personal vocabulary that appeals to performers, audiences, and critics alike. With his work frequently performed worldwide and recorded numerous times, Bunch considers his current mission the search for and celebration of shared emotional truths about the human experience from the profound to the absurd, to help facilitate connection and healing through entertainment, vulnerability, humor, and joy. Mr. Bunch is widely recognized for performing his own groundbreaking works for viola. He currently serves as Artistic Director of the new music group Fear No Music and is deeply committed to music education in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

JoAnna Farrer is a member of the New Jersey Symphony, as well as a chamber musician, solo performer and orchestral musician in the United States and abroad. She has performed as a soloist in the Berlin Philharmonie with the Goteborgs Symfoniker and has premiered new solo works by contemporary composers at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Chelsea Art Gallery. With Itzhak Perlman, Farrer has performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins at Carnegie Hall, as well as in a “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic. Farrer has a wide variety of classical chamber music experience, including performances with artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Emanuel Ax and Itzhak Perlman, and has appeared at Merkin Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Ms. Farrer records with various ensembles in the New York area, and she has performed mixed genre works on both electric and acoustic instruments in New York, Chicago and London.

Sarah Goldfeather is a Jersey City-based composer, violinist and singer. She held the violin chair in both the Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Broadway production of Oklahoma! and the off-Broadway production of The Coast Starlight at Lincoln Center Theater, and has also played on the Tony-nominated production of Illinoise! and the off-Broadway production of Suffs. She has been a featured performer at The WildShore Festival, The Present Music Festival, The Johnstone Fund for New Music, TEDxMET at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today show, and the Tony Awards. In addition, Sarah is the frontwoman for the experimental pop band Goldfeather and the co-founder and artistic director of the new music ensemble Exceptet. Her compositions include commissions from pianist W4RP, Alkemie, Timo Andres, ETHEL quartet, Contemporaneous and Exceptet. She received a 2023 Finalist award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was a panelist for the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Sarah is also a teaching artist for Musicambia, a music education program that works with incarcerated populations.

With a sound palette ranging from a ‘commanding tone’ to ‘delicate sentiment’ (Calgary Herald), Taiwanese-American violinist Zenas Hsu leads a vibrant career filled with chamber music, orchestral leadership, and education. He is a founding member of Chamber Music by the Bay, a California-based interactive music series that reaches over 2,000 people annually. He is also a member of A Far Cry, a Grammy nominated ensemble in Boston, and is the concertmaster of Phoenix, an orchestra based in Boston focused on approachable concert experiences. A native of California, Zenas received his early training in the preparatory division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was accepted at age sixteen to the Curtis Institute of Music for his Bachelor of Music degree, and received his Master of Music and Graduate Diploma degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Wei He, Ida Kavafian, Nicholas Kitchen, and Donald Weilerstein.

The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Cellist Mimi Hwang was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music and a founding member of the Amenda Quartet. She is also Co-Artistic Director of Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program. Ms. Hwang was the cellist and a founding member of the Franciscan String Quartet, First Prize winner of the 1986 Banff International String Quartet Competition. She received the Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction at the New England Conservatory of Music and studied with Laurence Lesser, Bonnie Hampton, and Eleanor Schoenfeld. In 2017 she was honored with the Philanthropy Award from the Rochester Area Community Foundation and serves as Chair of the Board of Chamber Music America.

Darryl Kubian is a composer, thereminist, violinist, and audio/video engineer. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by North American orchestras, such as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Omaha Symphony, and he has written soundtrack scores for the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Pangolin Pictures, NHK, CBS, The Learning Channel, and others. Darryl performs and records as a thereminist, including chamber and solo works by Herb Deutsch, Martinu, and others, and has also been a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia of New York, and the NJ Symphony on theremin. He was the featured theremin soloist for the Lincoln Center Festival production of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. Darryl Kubian is a member of the first violin section of the NJ Symphony, and was the principle second violinist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Indigo Fox Media, Kubian’s New Jersey-based audio/video production company, has recorded artists such as the Emerson String Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, members of the NY Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and the Metropolitan Opera, among many others.

Clarinetist Eileen Mack grew up in Australia and is now based in New York. She is a member of post-minimalist band Victoire and amplified ensemble Newspeak (which she also co-directs), and has performed with many other New York new music groups including Wet Ink, Alarm Will Sound, Signal Ensemble, the Bang on a Can All Stars and the Wordless Music Orchestra. She has performed in venues around the world including Zankel Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and London’s Royal Albert Hall; with conductors including Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen, Brad Lubman and Alan Pierson; and has appeared as soloist at the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival and the Bang on a Can Marathon. Her discography ranges from work on the Crocodile Hunter TV and movie soundtracks to releases on New Amsterdam Records, Tzadik, Innova, and Warp Records. Eileen holds degrees from Stony Brook University, the Manhattan School of Music and the Queensland Conservatorium.

Pianist Monica Ohuchi maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. She has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras across the country and abroad including the Col- orado Symphony Orchestra, the Marin Symphony Orchestra, and the New Millennium Symphony Orchestra of Spain. She is the Executive Director and Pianist for the Portland, Oregon-based new music ensemble fEARnoMUSIC, a founding member of the piano quartet, Thunder Egg Consort, and a member of the faculty at Reed College. Her debut CD, Monica’s Notebook, was released on the Hel- icon Records label in 2011. Monica holds advanced degrees from the Juilliard School. After nearly two decades in New York City, she and her husband Kenji Bunch relocated to Portland with their two young Bunchkins and Pitbull-mix rescue. More information at

Cellist Frances Rowell grew up in Craftsbury Vermont on the family farm, graduated from Craftsbury Academy, and headed straight to the Juilliard School in New York City.  After graduating from Juilliard with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music she enjoyed a jack-of-all-trades professional musical life in eastern Pennsylvania before joining the New Jersey Symphony in 1995. In addition to her orchestral performances with the NJSO she works as an educator and chamber musician through the Symphony’s extensive outreach programs. Fran has taught on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University and has served Young Audiences of New Jersey as a performer and teaching artist. She is a President Emeritus of the New Jersey Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.  Fran became the Music Director of the Craftsbury Chamber Players in 2016.

Mary Rowell, violin, grew up listening to CCP concerts as a child and went on to become a classically trained violinist. After receiving both BM and MM degrees from The Juilliard School – where she studied with Sally Thomas and Ivan Galamian – she pursued many professional opportunities as soloist and chamber musician in contemporary, modern, classical and pop fields. She is known for her work with the Grammy Award® winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos, pop icon Joe Jackson and she has carved an indelible place in the contemporary classical music world as co-founder of the post-classical quartet ETHEL. She was the long time concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and currently is involved with the Vermont new music group TurnMusic. Mary is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College.

Stefanie Taylor is the assistant principal violist of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and founding violist of the VSO JukeBox Quartet. She has been principal violist of both Middlebury Opera and Green Mountain Opera, and led the Burlington Chamber Orchestra as concertmaster. She has performed with the Craftsbury Chamber Players, Vermont Virtuosi, Williams Chamber Players, Richardson Chamber Players, the Manchester Music Festival, Capital City Concerts, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Portland Chamber Music Festival. In nearly twenty years in New York, Stefanie performed frequently with the New York Philharmonic and as guest principal violist of the American Symphony, and in ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She premiered several chamber works in venues including Merkin Hall, Roulette, Miller Theater, and performed live on WQXR. Stefanie is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College, is on the faculty of the Middlebury Community Music Center and Berkshire Summer Music, and is Artistic Director of the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber Music Workshop.

An active performer of diverse musical genres, Liuh-Wen Ting was a recipient of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society award, a member of the Meridian String Quartet, and has collaborated with, among others, the Manhattan String quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Cassatt String Quartet, Ensemble l’art pour l’art, singer/song writer Fredo Viola, and most recently the renowned Persian vocalist Shahram Nazeri, with sold-out performances in major concert halls throughout North America. She has recorded solo and chamber works for Capstone, Albany, Pogus, Tsadik and Mode records, and has been featured internationally at Ostrava New Music Days, Etnafest, Prague Spring, Warsaw Autumn, and Primavera en la Habana music festivals.

Praised by critics for playing that is “as exciting as it is beautiful,” and for “livewire intensity” that is both “memorably demonic” and “delightfully effective,” violinist Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors, as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. Ms. Winterstein is the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, the associate concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and she is co-concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. In recent seasons she has performed as concertmaster of the Palm Beach Opera, the Boston Modern Orches- tra Project, and also performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and A Far Cry. She is a member of the Hartt String Quartet, the Providence-based Aurea Ensemble, and the summer of 2018 will be her 17th with the Craftsbury Chamber Players. She has also performed with Boston-based Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Radius Ensemble, and Dinosaur Annex. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the the Vermont Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Or- chestra, the Charlottesville Symphony, the Cham- plain Philharmonic, and the Boston Virtuosi. She served on the performance faculty of Middlebury College in Vermont from 2002-2015, joined the faculty of the Hartt School of Music in September of 2011, and began teaching at Brown University in September of 2015.

Russian-born Inessa Zaretsky is an award winning pianist and composer whose performances have taken her around the world while her music has been performed in England, Norway, Canada, Australia, Italy, Russia and throughout the United States. She studied piano with Richard Goode and composition with Robert Cuckson at the Mannes College of Music in New York and has collaborated with many notable musicians, such as the Miro, Enso, Jasper, and Cassat String Quartets, Kent/Blossom Festival Orchestra, Chamber Music Series of the St. Lukes Orchestra, musicians of the Boston, Chicago, and Orpheus Orchestras, members of the Metropolitan Opera and many others. Ms. Zaretsky is on the Piano faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music in New York. She has been a pianist and composer-in-residence and was recently appointed Director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. She is the Artistic co-director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Series in New York City.