Ensemble Members
 

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OWEN DODDS

Owen Dodds is a pianist and composer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He currently lives in New York City where he performs regularly as a classical soloist, chamber musician, songwriter, and performer/composer of electro-acoustic music. Owen was recently featured as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in May of 2022, at Czech Center New York in 2020, and at The New School’s Tech Forward concert series in 2021. His modern folk duo, Early Gray, has performed at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre and is frequently featured on The Martha Bassett Show. Owen has appeared as a concerto soloist with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and the National Honoured Academic Orchestra of Ukraine. His teachers have included Vladimir Valjarevic, Gila Goldstein, and Dmitri Shteinberg. Owen is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University in the studio of Gilbert Kalish. 

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AVITAL MAZOR

Avital Mazor is a violinist, born and raised in Israel. Based in NYC, he maintains an active performing and teaching career. Avital holds Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, a Masters degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and  a PDPL from Mannes College of Music. Avital has performed in various venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Royal Albert Hall, Heichal HaTarbut Tel Aviv and the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Budapest. Among his teachers are Michael Gaisler, Kevin Lawrence Lucy Robert, Shmuel Ashkenasi to name a few. Avital plays a violin made by Agostino Facini made ca. 1750.

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YUKIKO KUHARA

Yukiko Kuhara is a New York City based violinist and music educator. Currently on faculty with the Riverdale School of Music, she also maintains her own private studio. A finalist in multiple competitions, she has also performed concertos with Boston Chamber Orchestra, Boston youth and muse festival orchestra and the Queensboro symphony orchestra. In 2019, Yukiko appeared on WQXR weekly radio show Young Artists showcase. Yukiko received her Bachelor’s degree from Mannes the New School for Music in 2020 where she was a concertmaster of its orchestra in their 2019-2020 season. As a former violinist of Trio Solace, she received CMA’s (Chamber Music America) Ensemble Forward Grant for its 2021 season.

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DANIEL ZINN

Born in Israel, Daniel Zinn is a Brooklyn-based conductor, producer, and violinist. Through his artistic productions and performances Zinn innovates the way people experience symphonic music. In 2019 he founded so&so, a classical music production company with this mission. Zinn attended the Jerusalem of Academy of Music on  full scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Music, and he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship to attend The New School where he received a Master’s of Music. He is the recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship. As a violinist Zinn studied under Aaron Rosand in New York and in Jerusalem under Haim Taub. He’s performed around the world at major venues including Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium, Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall,  Berlin Konzerhaus and others.

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GUSTAVO ANTONIACOMI

Cellist Gustavo Antoniacomi has been on stages across the U.S, Europe and South
America both as a chamber musician and a recitalist. An enthusiast for early music,
Gustavo is currently in the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School and has played with leading ensembles such as Juilliard Baroque and The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.

 

Some critical newspaper reviews acclaimed his solo renditions of Bach as “Sublime” (Winston Salem Journal) and of Brahms as “Tender, sensitive playing” (The Greiz Newspaper—Austria). In his chamber music studies at Juilliard, he has worked with David Finckel, Aretha Zulla, Phoebe Carrai and Rachel Podger. He has shared the stage with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Pablo Heras Cassado, John Williams, Masaaki Suzuki, William Christie, among others. Gustavo recently joined the faculty team of the Sphinx Academy for their 2022 program in New York City.