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Artists

Our concerts feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners who have been uniformly moved by the experience of participating in our unique programs.
Emily Koch

Emily Koch was with the national tour of Waitress when she performed with Music for Autism.

Erich Schoen-Rene
  • Cello

Erich is principal cellist of The Chelsea Symphony, and a regular performer with Distinguished Concerts International New York, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and numerous other orchestral and chamber ensembles. He has performed in collaboration with Joan Tower, Bill Whelan, Athena Tergis, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Akiko Sasaki, among others. Recordings span many genres, from the […]

Fei-Fei Dong
  • Piano

Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her […]

Felipe Tristan
  • Flute

In 2011, Felipe was awarded the Kenan Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute, a prestigious program for emerging artists that culminated in his successful NYC Debut Performance Recital on the Lincoln Center campus which was entitled “Viva La Flauta!”, a celebration of flute music from the Americas. Following his soloist debut at age 17, […]

Gabriel Medd
  • Trumpet

Gabriel Medd played his first gig at the age of ten, and he has been performing on his trumpet ever since. Now 23, the Iowa City native has occupied venues at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, Iridium, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and the Blue […]

Genghis Barbie
  • Brass Ensemble

GENGHIS BARBIE, the leading post post-feminist feminist all-female horn experience, is the most innovative and energizing chamber ensemble of its generation and beyond. With a combined 24 years of conservatory training, Genghis Barbie delivers to you a visceral and unadulterated musical adventure. Performing arrangements of pop music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and […]

Gloria Shih
  • Piano

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Gloria Shih has received several awards including First Prize in the Taipei Piano Competition, Second Prize in the Taipei chamber music competition, and First Prize in the Schimmel Piano Competition. Ms. Shih earned her Bachelor’s degree at Soochow University as a protégé of the renowned Se-Se Chang, and has appeared in […]

Guidonian Hand
  • Brass Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times for their “expertly played” performances displaying “meaty lower brass textures,” the Guidonian Hand is America’s leading modern trombone collective. Tireless advocates for contemporary music, this adventurous ensemble collaborates frequently with living composers.  The Hand has commissioned numerous new works and received grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America, […]

Hendrik Helmer
  • Guitar

Since his move from Europe to the United States, Hendrik has played and recorded with New York’s most respected musicians and is acknowledged as one of NYC’s top session guitarists today. He learned to play the organ, trumpet and flugelhorn at the age of 10, then switched to guitar at the age of 12. Hendrik’s […]

Henry Williford
  • Flute

Henry Williford is a flutist. He is a graduate of Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary and he has performed to audiences all over the country.

Inesa Sinkevych
  • Piano

Inesa Sinkevych is a Ukrainian born Israeli concert pianist, currently living in New York. Her recent CD, Schubert Piano Works was released in 2012. She has performed as a soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as solo recitals in such venues as the Purcell Room at […]

Jenny Ney
  • French Horn

Jenny Ney is active in the New York area as a teacher and French horn performer. She performs on both modern and historical instruments. She has performed in venues throughout NYC and beyond in orchestral, chamber, jazz, and solo capacities, including such groups as the Juilliard Orchestra and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Ney has participated […]

Jesse Gilday
  • Clarinet

Jesse Gilday is an active orchestral, chamber, and solo clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and teacher. A finalist in the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s orchestral audition competition, he serves as principal clarinet in the Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra of Tarrytown, NY, and the NYU Symphony. Jesse has also performed with the One World Symphony (NYC) and the […]

Jessica Meyer
  • Viola

With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and music that is “other-worldly” (Strad Magazine) Jessica Meyer turns her viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different states of being. Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, “Sounds of Being” takes audience members on a […]

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan was touring with the national production of Waitress when he performed with Music for Autism.

Joanne O’Brien

Audiences have long enjoyed a wide range of musical stylings from Joanne O’Brien. Hailed the Carole Lombard of cabaret, Joanne infuses humor, sultry charm, and a vocal quality that stands alone. Her debut solo recording, ISN’T IT ALWAYS LOVE received rave reviews in BILLBOARD magazine. Her latest recording “THE HEART OF THE MATTER’ is a […]

John Holland
  • Violin

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, violinist John Holland has performed extensively as a soloist and with numerous orchestral and chamber ensembles in Boston and abroad. Since January 2002, Mr. Holland has been performing regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Holland’s orchestral engagements also include regular performances with the Boston Pops, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the […]

John McGann
  • Mandolin

Fingers racing at the hound-chased tempo bluegrass commands, John McGann performed masterfully on the mandolin as he taught and inspired students at Berklee College of Music about the breadth and depth of traditional acoustic music. Jazz drew from him equal proficiency and the kind of mandolin solos that could leave listeners wondering what sound would […]

Jude Crossen

Jude Crossen gained critical acclaim with his Boston based “power pop” band Atlas Shrugged in the early 90’s, with its smart songwriting and lively performances. Nowadays, Jude is going the solo route in LA with continued success. His latest effort takes influences from the best of modern rock like: Muse, Foo Fighters & Green Day. […]

Julia Chalfin
  • Soprano

With her golden lyric voice, soprano Julia Chalfin has been applauded as a versatile singer and magnetic actress on the operatic stage. Julia has performed Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni,Micaëla in Carmen, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Diana in Diana Amante, Venus in Gourzi/Haydn’s Philemon & Baucis and Maid Marion in […]

Julie Garnyé
  • Actress and Singer

Julie Garnyé most recently played Aldonza in Man of La Mancha for PCPA Theatrefest at The Solvang Festival Theatre. Just prior to that, she completed a successful run as Lady Montague in Rockwell Table & Stage’s critically- acclaimed Romeo & Juliet: Love Is A Battlefield. Julie has also been honored to sing at the 2013 […]