Faina Agranov, violin. MM, Manhattan School of Music, BM, Moscow State Conservatory. Ms. Agranov has concertized throughout Russia, Europe and the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Prizewinner of many competitions, including the Russian Young Artist Award and Russian State Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician and a member of the orchestra she has performed in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Trinity Church, Barge Music, The Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Hall. Member of the Long Island Philharmonic and Glimmerglass Opera.
Bonnie Dietrich, Piano.Group Piano, Theory. BFA Music, CUNY; Suzuki Teacher Diploma, School for Strings, New York. Strong experience teaching Suzuki private and group lessons. Teaching Artist with Education Through Music (NYC). Former faculty member, Thurnauer School of Music (NJ) and Bronx House Music School. Former accompanist with Dance Adventure, Greenwich, CT and current regular sub with Ballet Academy East(NYC). Solo piano recitals in local venues and CAMI Hall; chamber music performances.
David Glukh, Trumpet. MM, The Juilliard School. Bandleader, composer and a soloist of David Glukh International Ensemble, Manhattan Soloists and Wholly Brass. Former member of Dallas Brass, Mr. Glukh has performed live television and radio broadcasts on WFDU 89.1 FM, NPR, WQXR 96.3, Cable Networks of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas and Kol Ha Musica . As a soloist, David has appeared with the Louisville Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Lyric Theater Orchestra to name a few. Recipient of the award from the Israeli Musicians Union for excellence in performance and the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.
Bonnie Kelley-Young, Theater, Voice. MPS, Manhattanville, NY; BA, Bates College, Maine. Founder and director, Barefoot Summer Stock Musical Theater Camp. Former Musical Director for Discovery New York, faculty member of Greenwich Academy. Extensive experience teaching acting, theatrical and creative writing, voice.
Mikhail Ledyaykin, Piano. BA, MM, Manhattan School of Music. Solo debut at the Kiev State Philharmonic Hall at the age of 14. He has since enjoyed an active career as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Mr. Ledyaykin appeared in concerts throughout Russia, Ukraine, and the United States, including Steinway Hall in NYC, Shandelee Music Festival, NY, and Great Hall of Kiev State Conservatory, Ukraine. He is a winner of the Ukraine State Chamber Music Competition.
Chad McLoughlin, Guitar, Ukulele is an accomplished, versatile and innovative musician with over 25 years of experience playing a wide variety of music including Jazz, Fusion, Rock, R&B, Bluegrass, Classical and Pop. BA, Saint Lawrence University, studies with Dr. Stephen Crane at Potsdam University and Guitarist Lou Volpe ( Peggy Lee ) in New York. Teaching experience includes instructing at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, New York Public Schools, P.S. 41 and Music Associates. Mr. McLoughlin continues to perform his own eclectic compositions with his own group around the New York Metro area
Gerard Mohen, Double Reeds, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet. MA, Hunter College; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. Additional graduate studies Manhattan School of Music. Performances with Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Broadway shows: 42nd Street, Sweet Charity, Tap Dance Kid, Stardust, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast. Adjunct faculty, Mercy College; faculty member of Music Conservatory of Westchester.
Sergey Nazarov, Violin. MM, BM, Manhattan School of Music. Violin studies:Michael Gilbert, Ariana Bronne, and Albert Markov. Soloist with Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra; Lyric Mountain Festival. Former Concertmaster: New York Debut Orchestra and Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy. Winner: Odessa State Conservatory Chamber Music Competition. Mr. Nazarov performs regularly in New York area and has performed extensively throughout the US, as well as in the Ukraine, Europe, Israel and Brazil.
Jeffrey Szabo, Cello. MM SUNY at Stony Brook. Cello studies with Bernard Greenhouse. Recipient of numerous awards including Distinguished String Award at Interlochen. Performances with St. Lukes Chamber Players, New Repertory Ensemble of New York, Parnassus and many others. Orchestral engagements with American Symphony Orchestra, St. Lukes Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, New Jersey Philharmonic. Faculty member of New York University, Chatauqua Music School.
Marianna Udler, Piano, Director of the JCC School of Music and Performing Arts, is a professional pianist, music educator and organist. She has extensive performing and teaching experience. Ms. Udler performed extensively in Europe, New York and Canada including Chopin at Mannes Festival in Steinway Hall, NY, Suolachti Music Festival in Finland, Mount Orford Music Festival in Quebec, Canada, Shandelee Music Festival. Ms. Udler received her Masters Degree in piano performance from Mannes College of Music and her Bachelor Degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Mme. Nina Svetlanova. Marianna has a wide experience of private and group teaching in piano, theory, and ear training.