Violinist Jorja Fleezanis, currently professor of violin and chair in orchestral studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been the longest concertmaster in history of the Minnesota Orchestra (1989-2009) and only the second woman in the U.S. to hold the title of concertmaster in a major orchestra when appointed. Her remarkable career has taken her all around the world; she has been featured on innumerable recordings, and premiered countless works by leading composers, among them John Adams' Violin Concerto. She has taught and given masterclasses at such institutions as the Juilliard School, the Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, and University of California, Davis
Violinist and violist Yura Lee, recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2007, is on faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College and is one of the most in-demand artists of today. She has performed as a soloist with New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra, to name but a few. She has been nominated and represented by Carnegie Hall for its European Concert Hall Organization Series, performing recitals in the leading concert halls of Europe. At age 12, Ms. lee became the youngest artist ever to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at the NPR's "Performance Today" awards, and has since been a prizewinner at numerous international competitions.
Adela H. Park holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she was a full scholarship Graduate Assistant. Ms. Park received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Korean National University of Arts and her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music where she was a Post-Graduate Artist-In-Residence following her graduation. A recipient of Charles Miller Prize and Ellesworth Grunman Award, Ms. Park’s principal teachers include Yong Hi Moon, Peter Frankl and Daejin Kim. She is an Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Nevada, Reno.
Dmitri Atapine received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with high honors from Michigan State University under the tutelage of Suren Bagratuni. He continued his studies with Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music, where he completed a master’s of musical arts degree, obtained an Artist Diploma, and in 2010 received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Currently Dmitri Atapine is the assistant professor of cello at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also is a member of the acclaimed Argenta Trio. He also serves as the artistic director of the Ribadesella Chamber Music Festival in northern Spain.