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 JeongHyoun "Christine"Lee is an artist-in-residence at Queen Elisabeth Chapelle Musicale. Christine has performed as soloist with the Monterey Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,Young Belgian Strings, and Orchestra of Mons. A 2017 finalist with the Queen Elisabeth Competition, she also has received 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.
Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in 1986 with the New York String Orchestra conducted by Alexander Schneider. As a recitalist, he has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. A member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1987 to 1998, Mr. Wiley succeeded his teacher, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet from 2001 to 2009. He is also a member of the piano quartet Opus One, with Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Anne-Marie McDermott. Mr. Wiley has enjoyed a long-term association with the Marlboro Music Festival and is currently on the faculties of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Photo credits: Pete Checchia and Sherryl Hauck
Edward Arron, Cello PamelaFrank, ViolinStevenTenenbom, Viola
Benjamin Capps, Cello Ida Kavafian, Violin ShmuelKatz, Viola
Gabriel Cabezas, Cello JessicaLee, Violin MichaelFranz, Double Bass
KobiMalkin is an up and coming Israeli violinist, making his mark as both as an exciting soloist and a perceptive chamber musician. As a soloist, Malkin has appeared with the Ashdod Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Music Academy Symphony Orchestra Haifa, New England Conservatory’s Philharmonia, Symphonette Ra’anana, the Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra and the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, under the batons of such conductors as Ze'ev Dorman, Stanley Sperber and Hugh Wolff. Malkin won the prestigious Ilona Kornhauser prize in the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s Aviv Competitions. He is also a prizewinner of New England Conservatory’s Concerto Competition, Haifa Symphony Orchestra’s Zvi Rotenberg Competition, the Canetti International Violin Competition and New England Conservatory’s Violin Competition. An avid chamber musician, Malkin has collaborated with Itamar Golan, Frans Helmerson, Kim Kashkashian and Peter Wiley. He has performed at numerous festivals, such as Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn and the Perlman Music Program and worked with notable artists such as Pamela Frank, Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Malkin’s chamber performances are regularly broadcast on Israel’s classical music radio Kol HaMusika, and on WQXR and WMFT in the US. Malkin is a scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Culture Foundation and of the Ilona Feher Foundation. He is currently a fellow in Ensemble ACJW - a joint program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and Weill Music Institute. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Donald Weilerstein, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he worked under the guidance of Miriam Fried.