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Igor PetrushevskiIgor Petrushevski is a violin professor at the Royal Academy of Music – London. He is considered by many as one of the leading violin teachers in the Europe.

His students are winners of international competitions including: Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Long-Thibaud, Varga, Lipizer, Wieniavsky, Heifitz,   READ MORE

Celine LeatheadMontreal native Céline Leathead joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1994 after being a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony.

At Orchestra chamber concerts, she has played music by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Mozart,   READ MORE

Timothy SchwarzConcertizing regularly in recitals and concertos throughout the United States and Europe, violinist Timothy Schwarz has been praised for his “energetic performances" (Rome News), “technique beyond reproach” (Buffalo Times) and creative programming.

His 2013-14 season includes recitals in the United Kingdom, Italy, and   READ MORE


Setsuko NagataBorn in Tokyo, Setsuko Nagata, studied there with Toshiya Eto. She came to the US in 1962 and enrolled at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian.

She has been soloist with the Municipal Orchestra, the Jamaica Symphony,the Great Neck Symphony, the NY    READ MORE

Luke HubbardLuke Hubbard is the principal violist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a faculty member of the Northern Lights Music Festival, and an active musician and teacher in the Twin Cities and upper Midwest region.

He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota in December 2013.   READ MORE


Mira KangCellist Mira Kang has performed throughout South Korea, the Northeastern US, and Germany as a recitalist and chamber musician.

Her first public concert was at the age of 16 as a guest artist of the Young Performer's Ensemble Series of the Seoul International Music Festival, which featured   READ MORE