NancyBean 2015 08 23 23 18 19 UTCNancy Bean, violin, became a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1983 and was its Assistant Concertmaster from 1986 until 2009, when she retired to devote herself to chamber music. She is Artistic Director of 1807 & Friends and the Amerita Chamber Players, first violinist of the Wister Quartet and the Amerita Chamber Players, and violinist with the Casimir Trio, the Florian Trio, Trio Montage, Duo Paganini, and Duo Parisienne. 

A Seattle native, she is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Jascha Brodsky and Felix Galimir. She has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Philharmonic, the Wheeling Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony and Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. 

She has performed in chamber concerts with Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Alicia de Larrocha, Radu Lupu, Yo-Yo Ma and Garrick Ohlsson. She has recorded with Koch International and Direct-to-Tape Records. Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra she was Assistant Concertmaster of the Santa Fe Opera Company. 

Pamela FayPamela Fay, viola, is a Vancouver native and a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied with Lorand Fenyves. She participated in the Banff
Summer Music Festival where she was coached by William Primrose and members of the Hungarian String Quartet. Ms. Fay has been a member of the Vancouver and Toronto Symphonies and was Assistant Principal Viola of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Since moving to Philadelphia in 1985, she has performed with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and is a regular substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to being violist with the Amerita and 1807 & Friends chamber ensembles, Ms. Fay is a member of the Wister Quartet and has performed in chamber music concerts with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Alicia de Larrocha, Garrick Ohlsson, Andrew Davis, Janos Starker, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach and Yo-Yo Ma. She teaches and performs at Interlochen in the summer and has recently been performing as principal viola of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

MeichenLiao BarnesMeichen Liao-Barnes is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School; her teachers were Yumi Ninomiya, Arnold Steinhardt, Ivan Galamian, and Dorothy Delay. 

She has performed with the Lincoln Chamber Players, the Brandenburg Festival, and has toured with Music from Marlboro. She has appeared in concert with Isadore Cohen, David Soyer, Felix Galimir, and Alexander Schneider. She teaches both privately and at Temple University. 

DerekBarnesSmDerek Barnes joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in
February 1995. A native of Philadelphia, he previously
held the post of co-principal cello of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (now the Chamber Orchestra of
Philadelphia) and has been a member of the Santa Fe
Opera Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra.

Mr. Barnes has appeared as soloist with the Curtis
Symphony, the Tanglewood Music Center Symphony, the
Indianapolis Symphony, the Anderson Symphony, and the
Muncie Symphony. He has also participated in the
Tanglewood Fellowship program as a Bernstein Fellow
and at the summer music festivals of the Taos School of
Music, the Encore School for Strings, and Congress of
Strings. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1991,
his teachers have included Orlando Cole, David Soyer,
and former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cello William
Stokking.

Mr. Barnes has performed chamber music with
Christoph Eschenbach, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Isaac
Stern, and Sarah Chang. He has appeared on television in
“Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood.” He performs regularly with his
wife, Meichen Barnes, associate concertmaster of the
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Barbara GavatosViolinist Barbara Govatos has been heard in solo and chamber music concerts at the Marlboro, Salzburg, Saratoga, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Marblehead, and Music at Gretna festivals.  Music director and violinist of the Delaware Chamber Music Festival from 1990 through 2017, she has also explored her interest in the music of the Italian Baroque with the Amerita Chamber Players and the music of women composers with the Hildegard Chamber Players. Ms. Govatos earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian, and she was mentored by chamber music greats Felix Galimir, Josef Gingold, Robert Mann, and Mischa Schneider.

A member of the Daedalus Quartet, cellist Thomas Kraines has forged a multifaceted career as a cellist and composer, equally comfortable with avant-garde improvisation, new music, and traditional chamber music and solo repertoire. An accomplished composer of chamber music, his works have been performed around the world. Kraines has given musical improvisation workshops and performances at the Longy School of Music, the University of Florida at Gainesville, and the University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches and directs the chamber music program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Clancy Newman has enjoyed an extraordinarily wide-ranging career, not only as a cellist, but also as a composer, producer, writer, and guest lecturer. First prize winner of the Naumburg International Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has performed as soloist throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. As a composer, his piano quintet was premiered at the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. Mr. Newman is a graduate of the five-year exchange program between Juilliard and Columbia University, receiving a M.M. from Juilliard and a B.A. in English from Columbia. Cynthia RaimCynthia Raim, piano, who was unanimously chosen as the First Prize winner of the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, has been acclaimed for her concerto and recital appearances throughout the United States and abroad. In summing up the performance that won Ms. Raim the coveted Clara Haskil prize, La Suisse (Geneva) noted that “Miss Raim showed a musical nature that has gone far beyond technical mastery: Without affectation, without useless bravado, Cynthia Raim has imprinted herself on us and cannot escape our admiration. Le Monde (Paris) called her “a new Clara Haskil.”Ms. Raim was the first recipient of the “Distinguished Artist Award” of The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, given for “outstanding achievement and artistic merit.” She has participated in many leading international music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Meadow Brook, Grand Teton, Bard, Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Luzern and Montreux. Active in chamber music as well, Ms. Raim has appeared with the Guarneri String quartet, Vermeer String Quartet, and Johannes String Quartet among others. She has recorded for Gallo, Pantheon, and Connoisseur Society.A native of Detroit, Ms. Raim was the youngest soloist ever to perform a complete concerto with the Detroit Symphony. Before graduating in 1977 from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Ms. Raim had won the Festorazzi Award for Most Promising Pianist at Curtis.
Glenn FischbachGlenn Fischbach is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Orlando Cole and William Stokking. Following his graduation, Mr. Fischbach spent six seasons as principal cellist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is the acting principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and performs regularly as a substitute musician with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Additionally, Mr. Fischbach is on the faculty of Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division. Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan, harp, began her career as a concert harpist at age twelve when she appeared twice as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra. A native of the Philadelphia area, she studied with Marilyn Costello, former Principal Harpist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music. She was principal harp of the Orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet and has been a member of the music theory faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music since 1982. She is a member of Duo Parisienne, The Liberty Strings, and Quartet Montage, which performs 1807 & Friends’ “Sounds of the Strings” interactive educational presentations and its “Young Composers Project” presentations in the Philadelphia School District.

David FayDavid Fay has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1984. He was born in England and emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1968. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of Roger Scott, former principal bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Fay joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada for two seasons. In addition to The Philadelphia Orchestra, he has also recently been performing as guest principal bass of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Fay was the recipient of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s C. Hartman Kuhn Award in 2014, given annually to “the member of The Philadelphia Orchestra who has shown ability and enterprise of such character as to enhance the standards and the reputation of The Philadelphia Orchestra.”
MarcantonioBaroneMarcantonio Barone has given solo recitals in major concert halls in the United States and Europe.  He has given the world premieres of works for piano by Ingrid Arauco, Richard Brodhead, David Finko, Ulysses Kay, Gerald Levinson, Philip Maneval, George Rochberg, Andrew Rudin, and Melinda Wagner.  As a member of Orchestra 2001, he was the pianist for the first performances and recordings of the seven volumes of George Crumb’s American Songbook.  

Barone performs annually at the Delaware Chamber Music Festival and with the Lenape Chamber Ensemble, 1807 and Friends, and the Craftsbury Chamber Players.  

He is head of the piano department and assistant director at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and an Associate in Performance at Swarthmore College.

He studied with Eleanor Sokoloff at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.  His other teachers included Susan Starr and Leonard Shure.