Artist Bios

Lowell Liebermann, Artistic Director

Lowell Liebermann is one of America's most frequently performed and recorded living composers. He has written over one hundred thirty works in all genres, several of which have gone on to become standard repertoire for their instruments. His Sonata for Flute and Piano and his Gargoyles for piano are among the most frequently performed contemporary works for their instruments; each of them has been recorded twenty times to date on compact disc...

William Hobbs, pianist

Pianist William Hobbs has appeared as recitalist, soloist with orchestras and collaborative pianist with ensembles and singers throughout Europe, Asia and America. As chamber musician, he has collaborated with many of today’s top performers...

Tara Helen O'Connor, flute

 Tara Helen O'Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone spanning every musical era. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she was the first wind player to participate in the Chamber Music Society Two program. A Wm. S. Haynes flute artist, she regularly appears at...

Ida Kavafian , violin

  Violinist/violist Ida Kavafian just completed her 33rd successful year as artistic director of Music from Angel Fire, the renowned festival in New Mexico. Her close association with The Curtis Institute continues with her large and superb class, the recent endowment of her faculty chair by Curtis Board President Baroness Nina von Maltzahn, and the awarding of the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching...    

Daniel Phillips, violin

 Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. A graduate of Juilliard, his major teachers were his father, Eugene Phillips, Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas, Nathan Milstein, Sandor Vegh, and George Neikrug. He is a founding member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is...

Kathy Meng Robinson, violin

 Cathy Meng Robinson, violin, is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet. As a member of the quartet she has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to their touring schedule the quartet serves as Quartet in Residence at Kent State University. Awards with the quartet include...

Steven Tenenbom, viola

  

Steven Tenenbom has enjoyed a widely varying career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher of the next generation of talented musicians. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios. As a soloist...

Keith Robinson, cello

 Cellist Keith Robinson is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. His most recent recording, released on Blue Griffin Records with pianist Donna Lee, features...