Festival Artists

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Bruce Adolphe

Resident Lecturer & Director of Family Concerts, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Composer-in-Residence, The Brain and Creativity Institute,....

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BAROQUE VIOLINIST

Jeremy Rhizor

Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by the New York Times, violinist Jeremy Rhizor is the founder and....

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BASS

Peter Lloyd

is currently the acting principal double bass of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A native of Philadelphia, Peter Lloyd is a....

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CELLO

Austin Fisher

Appointed Assistant Principal Cello of the Colorado Symphony in September 2015, Austin Fisher was named Acting Principal Cello for the....

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Käthe Jarka

has performed to critical acclaim in major concert venues across the United States, Canada, and in Europe as a recitalist....

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Mike Block

HAILED BY YO-YO MA as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”, Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer,....

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CLARINET

Deborah Marshall

clarinet, has performed with artists ranging from Peter Serkin to Yo-Yo Ma. She lived in Germany for 22 years where....

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FLUTE

Kaoru Watanabe

Kaoru Watanabe, one of the most innovative performers on Japanese shinobue flutes and taiko drums, is known for seamlessly combining....

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GUEST ARTISTS

Miami String Quartet

Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a....

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Triptych

Triptych is the trio of violinist Zach Brock, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Jon Deitemyer. As a compositional collective they....

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HARPSICHORD

Elliot Figg

…. is a keyboardist and composer from Dallas, Texas.  He graduated in 2012 from the Historical Performance Program at The....

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MUSIC AND IDEAS SERIES

Ariel Shalev, M.D.

… is professor of psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem Israel and Adjunct Professor....

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Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

….. is the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun. After graduating from Harvard College with....

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MUSIC WORKSHOP FACULTY

Cody Stadelmaier

Originally from Wyoming, Cody Stadelmaier moved to Fort Collins in 1992 to attend CSU as a music major. She has....

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Emma Shubin

Emma Shubin, MM, BM, BA, Dalcroze License & Certificate Founder & Executive Director, Integral Steps Program Director for Music Explorers....

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Kat Fritz

Kat began to play music at the age of eleven when she was offered a viola from the public school collection.....

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Kelly McAllister

Kelly McAllister is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director. Screenplays include: Ghostlight, Burning the Old Man, & Elsewhere. In 2012,....

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Margaret Soper Gutierrez

Violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez has enjoyed a multi-faceted musical career. She began her professional life in the Washington, DC area,....

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Michael Joviala

… is a pianist, clarinettist, composer and teacher in New York City. Trained extensively in his crafts, his alma maters include M.A.,....

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Vi Wickam

Born in 1976 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Vi Wickam is a champion fiddler and inspired performer who brings....

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PERCUSSION

Shane Shanahan

Percussionist/composer/arranger Shane Shanahan has combined his studies of drumming traditions from around the world with his background in jazz, rock....

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PIANO

Justin Krawitz

South African pianist Justin Krawitz is Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. Previously....

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Marija Stroke

Pianist Marija Stroke has performed in chamber music and solo recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Hong Kong....

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TROMBONE

Steve Wilson

Chair of the Department of Music and Professor of Trombone at the University of Texas at El Paso, Steve Wilson....

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VIOLA

Phillip Stevens

Phillip Stevens, violist, is currently a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and is Affiliate Professor of Viola at Metropolitan....

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VIOLA DA GAMBA

Arnie Tanimoto

… is equally at home playing various members of the viola da gamba family, as well as both modern and baroque....

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VIOLIN

Harumi Rhodes

Acclaimed by the New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist,” Harumi Rhodes has gained broad recognition as a multifaceted....

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Zach Brock

Heralded as “the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,” Zach Brock is an violinist and composer whose music draws on....

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VISUAL ARTIST

Bob Coonts

Colors, as used by the Fauvists, the challenge of composition and the excitement of discovery impact my work and style. ....

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Carl Wilmsen

I am an engineer by training and a professor by trade. After retiring from CSU, I began experimenting with wire....

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Gary Hixon

Retiring from interior design after 34 years, Gary Hixon began making jewelry in 2008, opening Gary Hixon Designs. Gary’s ingenuity,....

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Gwen Hatchette

2017 Roz Spencer Award Recipient, Gwen Hatchette is a gifted fiber artist and committed educator. She has been not only....

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Haley Hasler

Originally from Colorado, Haley Hasler studied painting at Indiana University (BFA) and Boston University (MFA). She has received numerous grants....

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Jennifer Ivanovic

…. is a leading artist in the current wave of color field painting. Born in Wisconsin, the artist is a....

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Lorri Acott

…. sculpts long legged figures and animals that reflect intimate moments in our lives: a feeling, an interaction, a realization. Simplified....

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