Favorite Performers

A guest ensemble comprised of Stephanie Chase, Moran Katz, Dov Scheindlin, Mark Shuman and Todd Crow will be performing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Todd Crow, Music Director and Pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music and Professor of Music at the Vassar College, has performed extensively in the U.S., South America and Europe.  He plays regularly in the major halls of New York and London and on BBC Radio.  Following this summer’s Mt. Desert festival, he returns to perform at the Festival Paesaggi Musicali Toscani in Italy.

Stephanie Chase, (violin), has been soloist with many orchestras in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and London.  She is currently a Professor of Violin at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University and is often invited to perform master classes by prestigious institutions.  Stephanie Chase plays a violin made in Venice in 1742 by Petrus Guarnerius, which she pairs with a bow by Dominique Peccate.

Moran Katz, (clarinet), performs extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.  From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Katz was a member of Ensemble ACJW and a fellow of The Academy, a collaboration of Carnegie Hall, the Julliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NYC Public Schools.

Dov Scheindlin, (viola), chamber music career has brought him to 28 countries around the globe, is a winner of the 1999 Siemens Prize.  He has appeared as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Paris Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic.  He is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and he plays a viola by Francesco Bissolotti of Cremona, made in 1975.

Mark Shuman, (cell0), A native New Yorker, Mr. Schuman is a graduate of the Julliard School, has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in concert halls throughout the world.  A member of the Composers String Quartet for many years, he was also a founder of the period instrument group The Aulos Ensemble.  He has recorded the complete cello music of Mendelssohn, with pianist Todd Crow, on ASV Quicksilva.

This ensemble will be performing the following pieces on July 28, 2015:

Requiebros for Cello and Piano, Gaspar Cassadó
Selections from “Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano,” Op. 83 Max Bruch
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Béla Bartók
Piano Quartet in D major, Op. 23, Antonín Dvořák