Stephanie Chase, Violin
Dov Scheindlin, Viola
Mark Shuman, Cello
Erik Ralske, Horn
Todd Crow, Piano

REBECCA CLARKE – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI – Bucolics for viola and cello
FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2
JOHANNES BRAHMS – Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

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STEPHANIE CHASE (Violin) has been a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the London Philharmonic. Chamber music appearances include concerts at Lincoln Center in New York, as a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and such festivals as Caramoor, Marlboro, and Kuhmo (Finland). She made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 18, was a top prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

DOV SCHEINDLIN (Viola), acclaimed by the NEW YORK TIMES as an “extraordinary violist of immense flair,” has been violist with the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets. He has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and has performed in summer festivals in Salzburg, Lucerne and Tanglewood, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

MARK SHUMAN (Cello) was a member of the Composers String Quartet, the founding resident quartet of the Mt. Desert Festival. He has been heard as chamber musician and soloist throughout the world. He was a founding member of the Aulos Ensemble, a period instrument group, a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra, and currently plays with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. His recordings include the complete cello sonatas of Mendelssohn with Todd Crow.

ERIK RALSKE (Horn) is principal French horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra where he was appointed in 2010. Prior to that, he was a member of the New York Philharmonic for seventeen seasons where he was a soloist with the orchestra over a dozen times in New York. He has been a featured artist at music festivals around the world and has always been in demand for solo and masterclass appearances. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School, and is on the faculty at Juilliard as well as at the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music.