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Igor PetrushevskiIgor Petrushevski is widely considered as one of the leading violin professors in Europe. His students are winners of international competitions including: P. I. Tchaikovsky, N. Paganini, M. Long-Thibaud, Tibor Varga, Rodolfo Lipizer, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Wieniavsky, Cologne, Heifetz, Sion, Postacchini, Joachim, Britten, Caneti, Enescu, Valsesia and   READ MORE

Mikhail KopelmanMikhail Kopelman graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with Maya Glezarova and Yuri Yankelevich.

In 1973 he won second prize in the Jacques Thibaud International Competition in Paris. 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) and “technique beyond reproach” (Buffalo Times). Schwarz has recorded solo and chamber music    READ MORE


Luke HubbardMatthew Williams was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and is an alumni of the North Carolina School of the Arts, The Juilliard School, The Berne University of the Arts, and is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota.

He began his viola studies with Susan Barton, and  READ MORE


Sally DorerCellist Sally Dorer has performed throughout the United States as an orchestral and chamber musician.

A member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, she frequently can be heard with the Minnesota Orchestra and VocalEssence. In addition, READ MORE