Author Archives: Daniel Light

Joan Tower, composer

Joan Tower’s music is noted for a number of defining qualities: driving rhythms and colourful orchestrations influenced by the sounds and sensations of a childhood spent in South America; approachability for listeners and players alike, resulting from her engagement with the performers of her music (often written with specific musicians in mind) and her own performances as a pianist and conductor...

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Nurit Pacht, violin

Violinist Nurit Pacht was selected as one of the “Stars of the Year 2000” by Le Monde de la Musique and since then her career has blossomed with appearances in London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Moscow’s Great Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, The People’s Hall of China in Beijing and at Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series...

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Mari Sato, violin

Mari Sato, violinist is a member of The Cavani String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music. The Cavani Quartet is the winner of numerous awards including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Cleveland Quartet Competition, an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, and the Guarneri String Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence from Chamber Music America...

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Lois Martin, viola

Lois Martin, a native of York, Penna., began her viola studies with Arthur Lewis at the Peabody Preparatory School. She completed her undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music where she was a scholarship student of Francis Tursi. During this time, she was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She continued her graduate studies at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Lillian Fuchs....

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Andrew Waggoner, Composer & Violinist

Andrew Waggoner was born in 1960 in New Orleans. He grew up there and in Minneapolis and Atlanta, and studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the Eastman School of Music and Cornell University...

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Kathryn Lockwood, viola

Kathryn Lockwood has been hailed as a violist of exceptional talents in reviews around the country. The Cleveland Plain Dealer proclaimed, "...Lockwood played the vociferous viola cadenza with mahogany beauty and vivid character"...

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Susan Waterbury. violin

Susan Waterbury, violinist, has performed in many parts of the world, including the United States, Europe, Turkey, and China. The New York Times commended Waterbury’s playing, writing, “Waterbury’s songful flights…were especially compelling”. ...

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