Cameron Sawzin, Cellist
Cameron earned bachelors and master’s degrees from Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory, studying with Richard Kapuscinski and Lawrence Lesser. She attended Juilliard while in High School, playing on recording sessions in New York. Cameron started her career recording with Noel Paul Stookey during his hiatus from the iconic trio Peter, Paul and Mary, including a live concert at Carnegie Hall for Warner Bros…
Claudio Ragazzi, Resident composer
Grammy Winner, Emmy Winner and Emmy Nominated Film Composer and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi has been writing award winning music for film and television, scoring dozens of projects and performing with some of today’s most respected musicians at renowned concert halls in the world for over twenty years. Claudio is a Berklee College Magna Cum Laude graduate and Berklee Faculty member…
Paul Dulude, Music Director and Conductor
Paul began his musical studies at the age of nine. He was a pupil in the Attleboro public schools and was initially a violin student, and then a viola student, of the late Louis Ruggeri. He enrolled in the Music Performance program as a student of Joseph Pietropaolo at the University of Lowell. He graduated with his B.M. in 1981. Paul entered the Graduate program at Lowell with a position as Teaching Assistant and was a student of George Neikrug.
Scott Woolweaver, Violist
Scott graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan School of Music before moving to Boston for graduate work with Walter Trampler. He was a founding member of the Boston Composers String Quartet, which won the silver medal at the 1993 String Quartet and Chamber Music Festa in Osaka, Japan, and with the Quartet performed across the United States and Europe. He is violist of the award-winning New England Piano Quartette, Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and spends summers at the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park (CO), and Adult Chamber Music Seminars at the Interlochen Arts Camp and Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill (ME).
Nando Michelin, Piano
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music where he currently teaches. His discography includes over 14 CDs as a band leader (mostly original compositions), and several more as a sideman. His CDs include names of the caliber of Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Antonio Serrano, Jeff Ballard, Claudio Ragazzi and Richie Barshay…
Turkish born and raised, Bengisu is a multi-genre violinist and singer, known for combining in her music the Turkish roots with Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern traditions. As a professionally renowned performer, Gokce’s versatile playing has led her to share the stage with several music icons including Mark O’Connor, Tigran Hamasyan, Aynur Dogan, Shreya Goshal, Toninho Horta, Shankar Mahadevan, Simon Shaheen, Amal Murkus, and Pablo Ziegler, to name a few….