• Leander Bien
    Pianist Leander Bien's many collaborations have spanned the boundaries of music. Highlights include final performances of Schonberg's Pierrot Lunaire with the late mezzo Jan DeGaetani, lieder recitals with tenor David Gordon, critically acclaimed concerts throughtout Germany with the former Lark Quartet's first violinist Eva Grusser, and sold-out performances of Beethoven's complete works for piano four-hands with Ignat Solzhenitsyn. A frequent recital partner for principal players from major orchestras, Mr. Bien has appeared at New York's Merkin Hall, on the Myra Hess Series at Chicago's Preston Bradley Hall, the Great Artist Series at Atlanta's Spivey Hall, the Kennedy Centers's Terrace Theater and the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Barbara Brown
    A distinguished cellist in the Washington/Baltimore area, Barbara Brown served with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra for seven years. Ms. Brown has played with Washington Chamber Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera, concert Artists of Baltimore, and has held the principal chair in both the National Gallery and Baltimore Opera Orchestras. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Maryland where she was awarded the Guarneri Quartet Fellowship.
  • Sally McLain
    Violinist Sally McLain has served as concertmaster of the Washington Chamber Symphony for ten seasons and has appeared as concertmaster with the Cathedral Choral Society, Choral Arts Society, City Choir of Washington, Washington Bach Consort, Washington Concert Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. Ms. McLain is a founding member of the Left Bank Quartet who have collaborated with an array of artists, including Leon Fleischer, Santiago Rodriguez and the Guarneri Quartet and has recorded works by composers Larry Moss and Mark Wilson. Ms. McLain has also appeared with the National Musical Arts, Post-Classical Ensemble, Poulenc Trio, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society and U.S. Holocaust Museum Chamber Series. Ms. McLain has performed as soloist at the Clarice Smith Center Gildenhorn Hall, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Lisner Auditorium, National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Pamela Helton
    Clarinetist and TME Artistic Director, Pamela Helton, has performed solo recitals at St. Andrews Church (NYC), Amsterdam Concertgebouw, L'eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Paris, and St. Martins-in-the-Fields, London. Ms. Helton gave her solo debut with the New Orleans Philharmonic and has since served as Principal Clarinetist with the Nova Filharmonia Portuguesa, Mexico City Opera Orchestra, and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the National Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Concert Artists. Ms. Helton regularly performs with the New Prism Ensemble and Allentown (PA) and Alexandria (VA) Symphony Orchestras.
  • Jeffry Newberger
    Violinist Jeffry Newberger performs with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the York Symphony Orchestra. An aspiring conductor, Mr. Newberger, has served as Assistant Conductor for the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra and CUA Chamber Singers and has directed full operatic performances of Cosi Fan Tutte and Gianni Schicchi. In April 2005, Mr. Newberger participated in the premiere of Songs of the Forgotten War, a collaboration of works written by 19 local composers inspired by the Korean War Memorial.
  • Susan Wheeler
    An acclaimed performer in the Washington-Baltimore region, soprano Susan Wheeler has appeared in principal roles with Des Moines Metro Opera, Augusta Opera, Opera Vivente, and Maryland Lyric Opera. She has also appeared at New York's City Center and Washington's Kennedy Center and has been a featured guest artist with the Tucson, Piedmont, and Baltimore Symphony orchestras. In oratorio performance, Ms. Wheeler has been heard with the New Dominion and Reston Chorales, Laurel Oratorio Society, and Alexandria Choralis. Ms. Wheeler has also been engaged to present recitals at the Embassies of Korea and Austria.
  • David Whiteside
    David Whiteside is principal flutist with the National Philharmonic, and a member of the EDG Ensemble and Verge Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum. He has appeared in concert throughout the United States and Europe and performs regularly at festivals in Spain, Russia, Finland and New York. An advocate of new music, he played for many years with Boston's Dinosaur Annex, Aeolian Chamber Players (NY) and at the Bowdoin Music Festival (ME) and Eastman Musica Nova (NY). He has worked with many important composers including Crumb, Martino, Schwantner, Shapey, Melinda Wagner and Antosca.
  • Julius Wirth
    Julius Wirth has made appearances as solo violist with the St. Cecilia Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Concertante Chamber Ensemble, and the Lakeland Symphony. Principal Violist of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, he has also performed with the National Chamber Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. During the 2002-2003 season Mr. Wirth served as violist/violinist for the Broadway production of the "Flower Drum Song" and he currently serves as violist with the Unoja String Quartet.