Katherine Winterstein violin
Praised by critics for playing that is “as exciting as it is beautiful,” and for “livewire intensity” that is both “memorably demonic” and “delightfully effective,” violinist Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors, as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. Ms. Winterstein is the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, the acting assistant concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, she performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and she is currently serving as concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
She appears regularly with Boston-based Radius Ensemble, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Providence-based Aurea Ensemble, and the summer of 2016 was her 15th with the Craftsbury Chamber Players of Vermont. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Vermont Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and the Charlottesville Symphony.
Scott Woolweaver viola, graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan School of Music where he won the Joseph Knitzer and Earl V. Moore awards for outstanding participation in chamber music. After moving to Boston for graduate studies with Walter Trampler, he founded the Boston Composers String Quartet, which won the silver medal at the 1993 String Quartet Competition and Chamber Music Festa in Osaka, Japan. He was also a founding member of the Vaener String Trio, Grand Prize winners at the Joseph Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. From 1999-2006 he was a member of the Ives Quartet, based in San Francisco, CA, and for over 25 years he was a member of the New England Piano Quartette. Current affiliations include the Mockingbird Trio, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston and Alea III, a contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Boston University. Mr. Woolweaver is Artist Affiliate in Viola and Chamber Music at Tufts Universities and is a faculty member of the All Newton Music School, where he is Director of the Con Brio concert series. He is a regular guest of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society and is Director of the Adult Chamber Music Institute at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, ME, and was just named Principal Viola of the Ann Arbor (MI) Symphony. Scott plays a Johann Georg Thir viola, made in Vienna, 1737.
Patrick Owen cello
A versatile cellist, Patrick Owen is in high demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral player in New England. He is the newest member of the Portland String Quartet. As an orchestral musician Mr. Owen has worked as the Assistant Principal Cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as well as Assistant Principal and Principal Cellist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, CO. In New England he is a frequent guest performer with the Boston Philharmonic, BMOP, Boston Lyric Opera and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Having a keen interest in new music Mr. Owen worked closely with Anthony De Ritis on his composition “Sheng” for solo cello and electronics, a recording of which will be released shortly. Other recent premieres include works by William Thomas McKinley and DJ Sparr. Recent recordings include a jazz cd with Cedric Hanriot, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci and Ben Powell on Harmonia Mundi called “French Stories” and a Klezmer based soundtrack for the documentary film “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem.” Mr. Owen holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. He has held teaching positions at the South Shore Conservatory and Northeastern University.
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