Stephanie Sims Flack, Violinist and Artistic Director/Founder

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Stephanie Sims Flack received her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts from Indiana University. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with orchestras in England and the US including the Cambridge Philharmonic, Ely Sinfonia, Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, and the Cathedral Choral Society. Stephanie is currently Assistant Concertmaster of The McLean Orchestra. She performs as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area and has performed in venues including the White House, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium, National Gallery of Art and Kings College Chapel, Cambridge. She maintains a private violin studio in Alexandria, Virginia and teaches at the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute in Falls Church, Virginia and Phoenix Phest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stephanie attended the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

 

Diana Flesner, Cellist and Business Manager

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Diana Flesner, cellist, received her DMA from the University of Illinois, where she studied with Brandon Vamos. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she received her MM from San Francisco Conservatory and her BA magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a double major in Music and Russian Language/Literature. Her principal teachers have included Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and Dieuwke Davydov. Diana was a member of the Cervantes String Quartet for two years, which in addition to regular concerts and recitals, performed live for WILL-FM, gave the American premier of a quartet by Edward Top, and served as Quartet in Residence for Strings in the Mountains summer music festival. While at the University of Illinois she was a member of the Graduate String Quartet and while in San Francisco she was a member of the Bravel Piano Trio. She has participated in Manchester Music Festival and The Quartet Program at Bucknell and has played in masterclasses or coached with members of the Pacifica, Miró, Miami, Kocian, Tokyo, Juilliard, Tákacs, and Kronos Quartets. She served as principal cellist for the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and has played with Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, The Prairie Ensemble, Opera Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Fairfax Symphony.

 

Erynn Spencer, Violinist and Marketing Director

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Violinist Erynn Spencer performs as a soloist and collaborative musician in the metro-DC area. Her orchestral experience includes performing with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the McLean Orchestra, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute Festival Orchestra, the Utah Philharmonia, and the National Symphony Orchestra Festival Orchestra. She has performed in numerous venues, including Washington's Kennedy Center and Lisner Hall, Baltimore’s Friedberg Hall, Griswold Hall, Cohen-Davison Hall, and Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, the Salt Lake City Tabernacle, Abravanel Hall, Dumke Recital Hall, Thomson Recital Hall, and Kingsbury Hall, as well as the Church of St. Mary the Great in Cambridge, England. Erynn earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Utah, where she studied with Leonard Braus. In May 2014, she completed her Master of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory where she was a protégé of the distinguished faculty artist Violaine Melançon.

 

 

Jeffry
Newberger

Jeffry Newberger

Violin
Nathan
Wisniewski

Nathan Wisniewski

Violin
Mary
Thulson

Mary Thulson

Violin

Stephanie
Knutsen

Stephanie Knutsen

Viola
Laura
Woollen Cahn

Laura Woollen Cahn

Viola
Sarah
Pohl Castrillon

Sarah Pohl Castrillon

Viola

Jihea
Choi

Jihea Choi

Cello
Tim
Thulson

Tim Thulson

Cello
Erin
Snedecor

Erin Snedecor

Cello