A native of Germany, Uli completed his undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria as student of Harald Herzl. Uli participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, and Nicolaus Harnoncourt among others and, after moving to the US, earned his Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music. He was a student of Felix Galimir from whom he received both violin and string quartet training. An active orchestra musician, Uli serves as first violin associate of New York City Opera and has performed with various other orchestras including the American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. This year marks Uli's tenth season as first violinist of the Diller-Quaile String Quartet with whom he has played concerts throughout the US, has commissioned and premiered new pieces for string quartet and performed live on Vermont Public Radio and KMFA of Texas. As part of its residency this group maintains a vital presence in the New York community by offering a series of recitals and also giving outreach concerts for children in public schools in the South Bronx, Harlem, and the Lower East Side. Uli's recent solo and chamber performances have been praised by critics for his "brilliant sound and facile fingers" (
Austin American Statesman) and "gorgeous tone and stunning technique" (Salzburger Nachrichten). Uli is first violinist of the recently formed novo4tet and this will be Uli's third season as concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dana Huyge holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Eastman schools of music, where he studied with Yizhak Schotten, and George Taylor and Peter Slowik respectively. He has a strong background in orchestral studies as well, counting Caroline Coade and Melissa Matson as his primary teachers in this field. He has received additional coaching from such artists as Robert Vernon, Cynthia Phelps, Donald McInnes, CJ Chang, Simon Carrington, Susan Dubois, Edward Parmentier, Carol Rodland, Andrew Jennings, the Takacs Quartet, 8th Blackbird, Time for Three, and members of the Ying Quartet. He has appeared as an ensemble violist all over New York, including with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Huyge is constantly engaged in chamber and solo recitals, including his one year appointment as violist of the Rochester based quintet Gibbs & Main. Additionally, he was a part of one of the featured ensembles at the banquet of the 2012 International Viola Congress. Colleagues have praised his playing, calling him a "wonderfully musical, accurate, dedicated and alert artist."
Ben Whittenberg graduated from Colgate University and continued his studies at Boston University. He has been an active freelancer in New York City since 1981 playing with such groups as the Orchestra of St. Ignatius and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. He has also played in many Broadway shows including "Guys and Dolls," "Forum," Thoroughly Modern Millie," and currently in "Hairspray" and "Wicked". Ben spent a year in Naples, Italy playing in the opera orchestra of Teatro di San Carlo. He now resides in Roxbury, NY and teaches cello at Hartwick College. He continues to play in Glimmerglass Opera, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, Catskill Choral Society, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and chamber music concerts with the Little Delaware Chamber Players.
Mr. Davey recorded and performed with the New Jersey based jazz trio INTERWEAVE for ten years. They recorded their critically acclaimed album "Expedition" at Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio. Davey has performed extensively with his chamber-jazz string trio From the Bridge which released their debut album "9 Views from the Bridge" in 2001. The recording features the compositions of Davey and was funded in part by grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and The State University of New York.
Davey has studied with jazz bassists Gary Peacock, Dave Holland, and Mark Helias. He performed for three years with his quartet THE BRIDGE, appearing at the Syracuse Jazz Fest in 1995 and 1996. He has performed with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, jazz pianist Mike Holober, the late saxophonist Al Gallodoro, the late percussionist Collin Walcott, jazz cellist Hank Roberts, and world percussionist Brian "Uduboy" Melick.
Davey is a member of BMI, and teaches jazz bass at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College, where he also directs the jazz combo.
Jered Egan has spent the last thirty years as a professional freelance musician -equally at home on the concert stage, in a Broadway pit or at many cabaret boîtes around town. Concert work has included performing with the American Composers Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York Chamber Symphony and the New York Pops as well as a season with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In addition, he has appeared with the Royal Ballet Orchestra, toured the U.S. and Asia with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and has held the position of principal bass with the Berkshire Opera, the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Italy and with the Martha Graham Dance Company. As a chamber musician, he has worked with Bargemusic, the North Country Chamber Players, the New York Viola Society and at the Monadnock and Manchester Music Festivals.
Jered spent fifteen years working on Broadway and his pit orchestra credits include shows from Phantom of the Opera to The Producers. He made his onstage Broadway debut playing and singing in An Evening with Jerry Herman and also appeared onstage in Patti LuPone on Broadway.
In the cabaret field he plays an annual two-month engagement with Andrea Marcovicci at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room and has also appeared with her at the Savannah Music Festival, Philadelphia’s Prince Theater, and as the inaugural act at Miami’s Performing Arts Center. He continues to perform regularly in New York City at the Café Carlyle, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater and The Metropolitan Room. Among the singers he has worked with are Polly Bergen, Faith Prince, Teri Ralston, Gregg Edelman, David Campbell and Jeff Harnar. He has also appeared at the Kennedy Center with Liz Callaway and, with Liz and her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, is playing at venues across the country in support of their recently released CD Boom! Live At Birdland. A regular performer on the prestigious Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y, he also plays for many singers at New York’s annual Cabaret Convention, held at Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2006 he was honored to be selected by Backstage Magazine to receive its Bistro Award for Outstanding Instrumentalist for his work in cabaret.
For the last seven years he and his partner Martin have made their home in the western Catskills town of Delhi, NY where they have opened the West Branch House Bed and Breakfast. Mr. Egan holds two degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Homer Mensch, and completed his training with fellowships at Tanglewood, Waterloo and the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi in Italy. He is presently an artist in residence in the music program at Hartwick College.Double Bass Syllabus
Principal harpist with the Catskill and Schnectady Symphony Orchestras, Karlinda Caldicott received a glowing review in 2005 for her performances of Debussy's Dances Sacree et Profane and Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with the Schnectady Symphony.
A former principal harpist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Caldicott has performed with many orchestras, including the North Carolina Symphony and the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and most recently in upstate New York. She has appeared with several upstate New York orchestras, performing concertos by Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, and Caplet. She has toured Europe with the New York Harp Ensemble and in the U.S. with her flute and harp duo, Iridescence.
Caldicott is an active freelance musician, having worked actively in Cleveland, then in New York City, and most recently in upstate New York. She has also served as Personnel Manager for the Albany Symphony Orchestra and has taught elementary strings in public schools. In addition to being a resident artist in harp at Hartwick College, she is an adjunct harp instructor at SUNY Oneonta and the College of Saint Rose in Albany. She teaches harp privately in Oneonta and throughout the Saratoga/Capital region.
B.M. in Harp Performance, Minor in English-Cleveland Institute of Music
Dennis is an active performer and composer. He has written several compositions for guitar such as “Five Studies for guitar,” “Fugue in C Minor,” “Suite in G# Minor,” “Theme and Variations,” “Ten Tone Tune,” and “Etude for Five Guitars.” He is the founder and past president of the Classical Guitar Society for Upstate New York and has recorded two solo albums “Dennis Turechek Plays Dennis Turechek” and “Nine Views from the Bridge.”
Familiar to many in the area as one third of the jazz improvisation trio From the Bridge, Dennis Turechek is an accomplished classical and jazz guitarist with an extensive solo and ensemble career. In addition to his current position on the staffs of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta, Dennis has taught music and guitar at the Catskill Conservatory, the Brooklyn Music School, and the Metropolitan Music School. He has performed for the Glimmerglass Opera productions of The Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale, and Falstaff. He has also performed with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra and the Catskill Chamber Players.
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