Cellist Hamilton Berry’s eclectic taste has led him to pursue a range of musical projects. As a participant in Carnegie Hall’s “Porous Borders of Music” workshop, he performed Edgar Meyer’s Duet for Cello and Bass with the composer at Zankel Hall. He has appeared as soloist with the Macon Symphony Orchestra and the Columbia University Bach Society, and in diverse roles at venues including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Miller Theatre, Terminal 5, and the Jazz Gallery. He has attended the Yellow Barn, Sarasota, Banff, and Orford music festivals. In 2009, Berry received his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Timothy Eddy. In June 2010, he and several Juilliard colleagues presented master classes and interactive performances to underprivileged children in São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with the Guri Santa Marcelina program. He is a member of Ensemble ACJW and a fellow of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education
A top-prize winner in the Ima Hogg, Irving M. Klein, Juilliard, and Florida Orchestra competitions, Franco-American cellist Yves Dharamraj enjoys an international career as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician with appearances on many of the world’s biggest stages. Past highlights include concerto performances with the Houston Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, the Asian Artists and Concerts Orchestra, and the Juilliard Orchestra, among others. Dr. Dharamraj currently is a fellow in the Academy, a collaboration between Juilliard, Carnegie Hall, the Weill Institute of Music, and the NYC Department of Education that places emerging concert and teaching artists within public schools to nurture arts education and appreciation among younger audiences. He explores the rich chamber music repertoire as a founding member of the Moët Trio, and indulges in the improvisatory avant-garde with the group Ne(x)tworks. Dr. Dharamraj matriculated at Yale University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, a Master of Music degree, and an Artist Diploma under the guidance of the renowned pedagogue Aldo Parisot. He has also studied with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory, and at the Juilliard School with Darrett Adkins and Joel Krosnick, for whom he served as teaching assistant from 2006 to 2009 while earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Double Bassist Brian Ellingsen’s playing has been hailed as “shocking and evocative” by
the Philadelphia Enquirer, and Charleston Today has recently described him as “a double
bass wizard.” As a soloist he has been featured at the Spoleto Festival USA, New Music
Hartford, and placed in many competitions such as the International Society of Bassists
competition, and the Van Rooy competition.As a chamber musician he is a standing
member of Ensemble ACJW, and Le Train Bleu. He has also performed with the New
York Chamber Soloists, the NOW Ensemble, Fifth House Ensemble, and Transit. As an
orchestral musician Brian has performed as principal bass of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, and in the summer of 2011 will take part in a European tour with Ensemble Intercontemporain, under the direction of Pierre Boulez. As an advocate for experimental music, Brian has collaborated with visual artists, dancers, and actors to bring their work to life through music and his ownimprovisations. Brian holds a Bachelors degree fromthe Hartt School, and a Masters degree from Yale.
Violinist Marjolaine Lambert has been the concertmaster of NOVUS NY, a new music orchestra in residency as the Trinity Wall Street church since its foundation, in May 2011. She has performed and studied with members of Molinari, Orford and Tokyo String Quartets. Her zeal and zest for music have brought her engagements as concertmaster and soloist with many conductors , including Julian Wachner, Yuli Turovsky, Peter Oudnjian and Shinik Hahm. Adept at new music, Marjolaine has been an active member of the New Music New Haven concert series where she premiered works by David Lang, Bernard Rands and Christopher Theofanidis. She also frequently performs with The Arcos Chamber Orchestra, based in Manhattan. First violin of the Djadin String quartet, Marjolaine explores the world of classical string playing. Additionally, her involvement in historical period music has led her to perform in the Boston Baroque music festival. Marjolaine’s intellectual curiosity extends beyond music and has led her to the study of mandarin Chinese and French literature. She received her Bachelor of Music from McGill University where she graduated with honors, and her Master of Music from the Yale University School of Music. Her teachers include Denise Lupien and Ani Kavafian, respectively. She began her residency as a Doctoral Candidate in Violin Performance at McGill University in the Fall 2010.
Praised for his “edgy and attractive sound,” flutist
began his professional studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Yale University. He is currently working on a second Masters degree at The Juilliard School in the Historical Performance program. His performances have taken him from Asia to Europe and around the United States. Christopher has performed in orchestras under the direction of conductors such as James Conlon, Jesús López-Cobos and Paavo Järvi, with baroque specialists William Christie, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and Masaaki Suzuki, as well as with composers Krzysztof Penderecki, John Williams and John Corigliano. Christopher’s principal flute teachers are Sandra Miller, Ransom Wilson, Jim Walker and Heather Verbeck. For more information, visit www.musicians.yale.edu/musicinschools/Christopher_Matthews
Described as “beautiful and impassioned” (The New York Times) Lisa Moore’s playing combines music, theatre and emotional power - whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo show or the most challenging chamber score. Crowned "New York's queen of avant-garde piano" (The New Yorker) the Australian pianist has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians – the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion, Signal, Australian Chamber Orchestra, TwoSense and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. Moore’s festival performances include Lincoln Center, BAM, Crash, Graz, Tanglewood, Huddersfield, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Israel and Warsaw. She has released 6 solo discs (Cantaloupe, Tall Poppies) and over 30 collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion). From 1992-2008 Lisa Moore was the founding pianist for the electro-acoustic sextet Bang On A Can All-Stars - winner of Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. She has collaborated with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter and Ornette Coleman to Meredith Monk, Phillip Glass and Frederic Rzewski. As an artistic curator Moore produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival Sounds Alive ‘08 series. Moore teaches at the Yale-Norfolk Summer Festival and at Wesleyan University. www.lisamoore.org
Carl Oswald is a classically trained oboist whose performances have spanned the globe. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Music, he is a Baltimore native who began his oboe studies at Peabody Preparatory School before moving on to the University of Maryland. Carl has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, and the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Having participated in several summer festivals, programs, and tours, he has performed in international cities in Japan, Venezuela, Russia, and Estonia. He has performed recently under Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Carl’s primary teachers have included Stephen Taylor, Mark Hill, and Ray Still. Carl is a member of the New-York-based Sospiro Winds and a fellow of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Institute of Music. A resident of Brooklyn, Carl hopes to promote chamber and new music, as well as new platforms for classical music in New York City.
Emily Popham Gillins (violin) has traveled throughout the United States, Europe,Korea, and Israel as a soloist and collaborative chamber musician. As first
violinist of the Degas String Quartet and a member of the International
Sejong Soloists, she has performed at the Library of Congress and the
Kennedy Center. Other collaborations include concerts at the Prussia Cove
International Musicians Seminar and the Aspen, Ravinia and Taos Music
Festivals. Emily completed degrees from Indiana University, the Juilliard
School and Manhattan School of Music studying with Miriam Fried, Robert
Mann, and Sylvia Rosenberg. She has served as concertmaster of the
Vermont Mozart Festival orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the
Sarasota Opera Orchestra. Emily is a member of the New York Chamber
Soloists and a current fellow of the Academy, a program of Carnegie
Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute.
Hornist Leelanee Sterrett is currently a fellow of the Academy -- a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. In addition to her work as a busy chamber musician, teacher, and arts advocate, she has performed with the New York Philharmonic and has been a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Leelanee received degrees from the Yale School of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with William Purvis and Douglas Hill. A northern Michigan native, she also graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her hobbies include running, crossword puzzles, and expanding her culinary horizons.