Born: New York, NY Performs with: Seattle Symphony Elisa Barston, currently the Principal Second Violinist with Seattle Symphony, previously served as the Associate Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and was a first violin section member of the Cleveland Orchestra. As a... Read more
One of the most sought-after musicians in the Pacific Northwest, French conductor, composer and guitarist Christophe Chagnard is an all-around artist acclaimed for his finely etched performances and charismatic approach to music. Equally versed in a vast repertoire of symphonic, operatic and ballet... Read more
Born: Bozeman, MT Soprano Megan Chenovick has sung with Bellevue Opera, Tacoma Opera, and Skagit Opera, in roles such as Musetta and Barbarina. She also appears frequently in musicals and operettas, at Village Theatre, Lyric Light Opera, and Civic Light Opera. In concert, she was the soprano... Read more
Catherine Cook, mezzo soprano, has excelled in a wide range of roles with leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Houston Grand Opera. The Cincinatti Post wrote that she “recalled the great mezzo Marilyn Horne: her luxurious voice showed... Read more
Born: Staten Island, NY Performs with: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players Laura DeLuca is the clarinetist on MOR’s CDs Vedem (Naxos 2011), performing the Laitman work; Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), performing Paul Schoenfield’s Camp Songs and Ghetto Songs; and For a... Read more
Born: New Orleans, LA Performs with: Seattle Symphony Zart Dombourian-Eby, piccolo, principal piccolo of Seattle Symphony, has given master classes throughout the country and has performed with many of our nation's orchestras including the Chicago Symphony. Her solo CD, in shadow, light, is... Read more
Born: Moscow, Russia Performs with: Northwest Sinfonietta Mara Finkelstein is the cellist in Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet recorded on MOR’s Art from Ashes, Vol. 1, in Gerard Schwarz’s In Memoriam on For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 2008), and in Rudolf and Jeanette... Read more
Born: Narragansett, RI David Gordon, hailed as “spectacular” by the Chicago Tribune, is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago. Prior to his appointment in Seattle, he was Principal Trumpet of the Charleston Symphony... Read more
Born: Seattle, WA Performs with: Seattle Symphony A founding member of the Kronos Quartet and the new music ensemble Quake, Walter Gray produced (and performed on) the CD Seven Mirrors, music of Chinary Ung (New World Records). He can also be heard on MOR’s recording of Laitman’s... Read more
Born: Chicago, IL Performs with: Seattle Symphony Jonathan Green joined Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Bass in 1998. He was the doublebassist for the world premiere of MOR’s commission of Paul Schoenfield’s Camp Songs, and is heard on MOR's CD recordings Art from... Read more
Born: Arecibo, Puerto Rico Performs with: Seattle Symphony A founding member of the Seattle-based Bridge Ensemble, Susan Gulkis Assadi plays viola in Rudolf and Jeanette on MOR’s Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), and in David Stock’s A Vanished World (the MOR commission... Read more
Performs with: Seattle Symphony Ben Hausmann, principal oboist of the Seattle Symphony, previously served as principal oboist of L'Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Savannah Symphony. A frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles... Read more
Born: St. Petersburg, Russia Performs with: Seattle Symphony A graduate of Juilliard, Leonid Keylin performs in Rudolf and Jeanette on MOR’s Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), and on MOR’s first CD, Art from Ashes, Vol. 1. He has also recorded for Melodiya, CBS, Angel, and... Read more
Born: Long Island, NY Performs with: Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Seattle Chamber Players, Auburn Symphony A faculty member of Cornish College of the Arts, Kocmieroski made his debut with MOR in his performance in Marc Neikrug’s Through Roses (... Read more
Born: Roseville, MN Mezzo soprano Sarah Larsen makes her debut with MOR in the 2012 performance of Farewell, Auschwitz!. Heralded as “dynamic” (The Wall Street Journal), possessing “a rich, powerful voice”(Assiciated Press) and “a mezzo capable of considerable... Read more
Caitlin Lynch, soprano, first appeared with MOR in 2012 as Krystyna Zywulska in Heggie and Scheer’s Another Sunrise. Declared “luminous” by the New York Times and “eloquent” by the Wall Street Journal, Lynch created the role of Eliza in Nico Muhly’s chamber opera... Read more
Michael Mayes, baritone, makes his first appearance with MOR as Manfred in Out of Darkness. With his powerful voice and arresting stage presence, Mayes is known for his consummate portrayals of iconic characters in the operatic repertoire. His 2015 performances of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking... Read more
Mina Miller, Music of Remembrance Artistic Director and concert pianist, was born in New York, NY, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned her Ph.D. in Music from New York University. She performed solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Tivoli International Music... Read more
Born: Nice, France Performs with: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players, Seattle Chamber Music Society Principal Harp with Seattle Symphony, Valerie Muzzonlini Gordon studied at the Nice National Conservatory, The Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. She has performed at the... Read more
Robert Orth, baritone, captivated MOR audiences in 2015 as Picasso in Tom Cipullo’s After Life. Orth has performed 135 roles in opera and musicals in scores of cities. He has been named “Artist of the Year” by both New York City Opera and Seattle Opera, and received the... Read more
Born: N/A Erich Parce, baritone, is a frequent vocalist with Music of Remembrance. He performed the world premieres of Paul Schoenfield’s 2003 Pulitzer-finalist Camp Songs and Lori Laitman’s Holocaust 1944, Fathers, and The Seed of Dream, recorded on Naxos. The baritone, drawing... Read more
Ava Pine, soprano, drew raves for her portrayal of the ethereal Youth in Tom Cipullo’s After Life. Equally at home with opera, oratorio and recital, and accomplished in works ranging from baroque to contemporary, she brings great vocal and dramatic range to her work, Opera News wrote: “... Read more
Born: Moscow, Russia Performs with: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players (founding member) Mikhail Shmidt is the violinist on MOR’s CDs Vedem (Naxos 2011), performing Laitman’s work; Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), performing Paul Schoenfield’s Camp Songs and... Read more