SummerHu is a recent graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Peter Wiley. Ms Hu is substitute cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and an intern at Citibank China while pursuing a master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms Hu is from Potomac, Maryland and started studying piano at age three and cello at five and has participated in master classes with cellists Janos Starker, Gary Hoffman, Carter Brey, Jan Volger, David Geringas, Hai-Ye Ni and Jian Wang. Summer has won numerous awards including the annual Washington Performing Arts Society Feder String Competition. She has also appeared with Jonathan Carney, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert master, at the Civic Dedication Ceremony for the music center at Strathmore and as soloist with the Penn Symphony Orchestra. Summer is a member of the Young Artist Program at the 2013 Music from Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival.
Korean cellist ChristineJ. Lee is an artist-in-residence at Queen Elisabeth Chapelle Musicale. This year Ms.Lee will make solo appearances with the Monterey Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,Young Belgian Strings, and Orchestra of Mons. In 2015, she made her European recital debut at Musée du Louvre auditorium and was awarded 1st prize in Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and 2nd prize at the Ima Hogg competition. Ms.Lee has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Calgary Symphony. As a chamber musician, she has appeared at La Musica Festival, Music form Menlo, La Jolla Summerfest, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Music from Angel Fire. Ms.Lee received a Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley and Carter Brey and a Masters of Music at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick.
Cellist, Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the piano quartet, Opus One, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom. Mr. Wiley attended the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of David Soyer. He joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1974. The following year he was appointed Principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for eight years. From 1987 through 1998, Mr. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. In 2001 he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet. The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009. He has been awarded an Avery Fischer Career Grant, nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 with the Beaux Arts Trio and in 2009 with the Guarneri Quartet. Mr. Wiley participates at leading festivals including Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Santa Fe, Bravo! and Bridgehampton. He continues his long association with the Marlboro Music Festival, dating back to 1971. Mr. Wiley teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music.
Canadian violinist, Nikki Chooi has been described as, “a model of taste and tonal refinement” (Boston Globe) and “vigorous and colorful” (New York Times). The First Prize Winner of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and a Laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, his engagements include performances as soloist with the Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, National Orchestra of Belgium, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Auckland Philharmonia. His recital engagements have taken him to the Vancouver Recital Series, Debut Atlantic Recital Tour, Canadian National Arts Debut Series, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series, La Monnai "Concertini" in Belgium, Chamber Music New Zealand, and Australia’s Musica Viva Series. An avid chamber musician, Nikki has performed in many international festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, the Moritzburg Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Festival, Music from Angel Fire and the Montreal Chamber Fest. In 2015, Nikki joined the genre-breaking ensemble, Time for Three. He has recently been appointed as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for the 2016/2017 season.