Julianne Klopotic, violinist, received degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, BM, and an award from the Gold Key National Honors Society for students of exceptional merit and the Mannes College, MM, in New York City where she was a scholarship student. Julianne appears as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher, improviser and arranger. In collaboration she has worked with composers, song writers, bands and recording artists from Philip Glass to popular songwriter Natalie Merchant. Orchestrally, she has been a member of the Jupiter Symphony, Riverside Symphony, The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has appeared on national television on VH1, MTV, The Tonight Show, Rosie O’Donnell and performed live at Merkin Hall for National Public Radio. Awards include: the “New Sounds”, Winner Artists International Solo Competition and Who’s Who in American Music. Julianne has been on the teaching faculty of 92Y School of Music since fall 2011.
More about Julianne at http://www.julianneviolin.com/a/p/bio00.html
Visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Klopotic/711096719?sk=info
Grammy nominated pianist Joshua Pierce has performed in prestigious music centers throughout the world as a soloist and with an extraordinary array of orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Moscow State Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded more than 200 works including numerous world premieres as a soloist and with orchestra for EMI Classics, Carlton Classics, Helicon, Koch International Classics, MMC, MSR Classics, Pro Arts, Sony Classics, Vox and other labels. His landmark series of recordings of John Cage's music on the Wergo label has earned him tremendous acclaim worldwide. His 30-year collaboration with the pianist Dorothy Jonas, as part of the two-piano team, Pierce & Jonas, has resulted in numerous acclaimed recordings and performances, including a command performance with the The Philharmonia for England's Royal Family. Highly regarded as a chamber music collaborator, Mr. Pierce studied with the cellists Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio and Jascha Silberstein, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as well as with the pianists Artur Balsam and Joseph Zeiger. He has performed with Russia's Leontovich String Quartet, the Pierce-Aomori Clarinet & Piano Duo, The New York Empire Trio, Chamber Players International and with violinist Julianne Klopotic and Misha Vitenson, cellist Jeffrey Solow, Lawrence Zoernig, Daniel Barrett and the soprano Sherry Overholt. He has performed at most of the major concert venues and series in New York City, including Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Roulette, The Kitchen, The Knitting Factory and Weill Recital Hall. He has performed at the Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival, CT as well as at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.
Read his complete bio at http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce/bio.html
Visit him online at http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce
See Joshua on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/JReinhard#p/u/4/mVxaq7W2b3s
Lawrence Zoernig has been principal cellist of many New York symphony and chamber orchestras, including New York Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Bachanalia and Opera Manhattan. As a chamber musician, he performs frequently with the Goliard Ensemble and Bachanalia. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in New York and the Phillips Collection and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Zoernig received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Alan Harris, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Harvey Shapiro. He plays a Stradivarious model cello made by Tim Hulley of Ottawa, Ontario, completed in 2004.
More about him at http://www.vistalirica.com/bios.php?id=27
See him performing on YouTube here.