Hui (Daisy) You is a distinguished Zheng (Gu-zheng, Chinese Zither) soloist and an acclaimed Chinese music educator. Since 2004, she has been on the faculty of the Department of Music at Stanford University. She lectures Gu-zheng courses of all levels and directs the Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble, which she founded in 2004. She currently co-chairs the United States International Music Competition and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Music Teacher’s Association in Northern California.
A Graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Instrumental Performance Arts, Boston, Mr. Vandivier also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Jazz Performance from San José State University. Mr. Vandivier has over thirty years of public appearances with such artists as David Grisman, Richie Cole, Smith Dobson, Albert "Tootie Heath," John Stowell, Bruce Forman, John Handy, Mose Allison, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Mr. Vandivier has also worked with the San José Symphony Orchestra as well as the orchestras of the American Musical Theater of San José, Opera San José, and Theatreworks. Mr.
Praised as "dazzling" (The New York Times), "expert and versatile" (The New Yorker), and "a fearless and inquisitive violinist" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Owen Dalby leads a rich musical life as a chamber musician, soloist, new and early music expert, orchestral concertmaster, and educator. Owen is regularly invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals from Hamburg to Honolulu, and from Iceland to Mumbai. As the newest member of the St Lawrence String Quartet, Owen made his debut at the 2015 Spoleto USA Festival.
Livia Sohn started playing the violin at the age of five, and by age seven was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division to study with the legendary Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. At the age of thirteen, she won First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. She gave her first public performance when she was 8, and her career now has included solo appearances with over 70 orchestras on five continents.
Special fields: musical acoustics, signal processing, physical modeling, spectrum analysis, digital filtering.
Articles in the Computer Music Journal, Journal of New Music Research, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, various IEEE Transactions.
Violinist Robin Sharp is a solo performer, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Ms. Sharp performs as Concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra with conductor Benjamin Simon, and is on the music faculty at Stanford University as Full-time Lecturer in Violin.
Now celebrating 25 years with the internationally celebrated St. Lawrence String Quartet, Lesley Robertson (viola) is proud to make her life at Stanford University where along with her SLSQ colleagues she directs the chamber music and string programs at the Department of Music. Ms.
Has appeared in recital and with orchestras throughout Canada. Served on the Jury for the International String Quartet Competition held at the Banff Center. Recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.