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Robin Sharp

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.

Thomas Schultz

Studied with John Perry (at Oberlin and the University of Texas), Leonard Stein, and PHilip Lillestol.

Solo recitals in Berlin, Vienna, Kyoto, Seoul, New York (a series of six recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, recitals at Bargemusic and the Goethe Institute), San Francisco, Berkeley, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, and the Taegu International Contemporary Music Festival and the April in Santa Cruz Festival.

Stephen M. Sano

Director, Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus. Nationally and internationally invited master class teacher in conducting and choral music, guest conductor and adjudicator in choral music; has conducted master classes and performances with festival, honor, and collegiate choirs, orchestras, and other instrumental ensembles from over 20 states as well as from England, Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, and Japan.

Jesse Rodin

Jesse Rodin strives to make contact with lived musical experiences of the distant past. Focusing on the fifteenth century, he immerses himself in the original sources, singing from choirbooks, memorizing melodies and their texts, even recreating performances held at weddings, liturgical ceremonies, and feasts. In 2010 he and Professor Craig Sapp launched the Josquin Research Project, which uses digital tools to subject fifteenth-century repertories to both close and “distant” reading.

Lesley Robertson

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.

Larry Ragent

Member, Stanford Woodwind Quintet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Opera Orchestra; has performed with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.

Rufus Olivier, Jr.

Rufus Olivier is the principal bassoonist with the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. At 21 years of age, he became a bassoonist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra before moving to his current positions with the Opera and Ballet. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Mr. Olivier is also instructor of bassoon at Mills College and Sonoma State University.

Geoff Nuttall

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.

James Nadel

Studied with Danny Patiris, Joe Henderson, John Handy, Dave Baker. Director of the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1972; artistic and administrative director Stanford Jazz Festival. Bay Area performance (alto saxophone) in various jazz combinations.

Herbert Myers

Member of The Whole Noyse; former member, New York Pro Musica Antiqua. Recorded for Columbia, Orion, Intrada, and Musical Heritage Society. Articles and reviews in Early Music, The American Recorder, Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, The Galpin Society Journal and Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. EMA Performance Guides.

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