James Walker, jazz and classical flute
Legendary and celebrated flutist, Jim Walker
1969- 1977 - Prin. Flute - Pittsburgh Sym., 1978-1985 - Prin. Flute - Los Angeles Philharmonic - 1988- present - first-call studio musician in LA - can be heard on 100’s of film scores including Titanic, E.T., Dragonheart, Catch Me If You Can, Finding Nemo, Forrest Gump, Out of Africa, and Jurassic Park. Jazz quartet, Free Flight - has numerous CD’s. Teaches at USC-Thorton School of Music
Kenneth Frazelle, composer
Stephanie Meyers, violin
Nationally recognized orchestral conductor and Artistic Director of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, Maestro Peters will conduct reading sessions with the Texas State Symphony.
Leon Stefanija, musicologist
Amnon Wolman, composer
The Kandinsky Trio is celebrating one of the longest and most successful residencies in the US with over a thousand concerts of chamber music in the US, Europe, and Canada, including New York (Miller Theater and Merkin Hall), Washington (The Kennedy Center) Atlanta (Spivey Hall), Oklahoma City, Tampa (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), Portland, Charleston, San Francisco, Banff, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, and Zagreb. The Kandinsky Trio has appeared on venues including the Interlochen Festival, the Concert Society at Maryland, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center, and the Center for the Arts at Penn State. Its recordings are aired regularly on Boston’s WGBH, Chicago’s WFMT, and the Maine, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, and Minnesota Public Radio Networks. Live performances were also broadcast on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, NPR’s Performance Today, and WNYC’s Around New York. Their CD, In Foreign Lands, released in 2003, was dubbed by London’s Music and Vision as “one of the year’s best chamber music recordings.” The Charleston Post and Courier named the Trio “a trio of stunning talent” after their appearance on the 2008 Spotlight Series at Piccolo Spoleto. Described as “spirited and persuasive,” by the American Record Guide, and “virtuosity with spine-tingling precision,” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Trio draws in new audiences with both its passionate performance of masterworks and its innovative ideas in redefining chamber music. The Trio is one of only six piano trios ever to win the Chamber Music America Residency Award. In 1999 the Trio was chosen by Senator Charles Robb as the representative of the Commonwealth of Virginia at Kennedy Center’s State Days series. The Trio collaborates with such diverse artists as bassist James VanDemark, violinist/violist Ida Kavafian, cellist Steven Doane, soprano Dawn Upshaw, composer Gunter Schuller, storyteller Connie Regan-Blake, and jazz legend, Larry Coryell. Their projects have included Mike Reid’s Tales of Appalachia for piano trio that was commissioned by nine presenting organizations and performed on over 100 concerts as well as John D’earth’s Natural Bridge for piano trio, jazz bass and guitar with jazz great, Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Victor Correa Cruz and Paloma Gonzalez, piano/violin duo
Steve Bolton, gamelan expert
Hyung Rachel Chung, piano
Joseph Rackers, piano
Mac McClure, piano
Alexander Dossin, piano