JULIANA HAN, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an active collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and soloist. Ms. Han’s recent appearances include Carnegie Hall’s “The Song Continues” series, Alice Tully Hall, the Music Academy of the West, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. She is currently a doctoral fellow at The Juilliard School, where her teachers include Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, Andrew Harley, and Brian Zeger. Ms. Han also holds degrees in biochemistry and law, both from Harvard University, and has worked as a biotech specialist at L.E.K. Consulting and as a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
WAYNE LEE, a violinist originally from San Francisco, is an active chamber musician. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Formosa Quartet, which serves as ensemble-in-residence for The Art of Élan and as faculty string quartet-in-residence for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. The members of the Formosa Quartet are also founders and faculty members of the annual Formosa Chamber Music Festival in Hualien, Taiwan. A member of the Manhattan Piano Trio since 2008, Mr. Lee has performed prolifically with the group throughout the United States and Europe. As a recitalist, he has in recent years performed complete cycles of the Beethoven violin sonatas and the Bach Sonatas and Partitas. With fortepianist Mike Lee, his frequent duo partner, he has explored sonatas of Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Bach on early instruments. He has recorded for Marquis Classics, New World Records, and Delos Records. A graduate of and former teaching assistant at The Juilliard School, he currently lives in New York City.
"JASMINE LIN is a magnificent player with superb tone and strong interpretive powers” and “a violinist of remarkable intensity”, maintain American Record Guide and Chicago Tribune. As a member of Formosa Quartet and Trio Voce, faculty member at Roosevelt University and Music Institute of Chicago, Curtis Institute of Music alumna, confidante to a Cremonese violin, arranger of Grappelli tunes, prizewinner in the Naumburg and Paganini competitions, Grammy nominee, and recording artist on Con Brio, EMI, and New World Records, Jasmine likes to solicit magnificence and intensity while leaving raindrops on her nose un-wiped-off. Her biography contains precisely one hundred words.
CLARISSA LYONS, soprano, is a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She will make her Metropolitan Opera debut as Karolka in Janacek’s Jenufa and sing Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto during the 2016-2017 season. This year, she returns to Carnegie Hall for a Spotlight Recital in Weill Hall; sings the role of Lisa in The Met + Juilliard production of Bellini’s La Sonnambula; and plays Stronatrilla in Wolf Trap Opera’s presentation of Florian Gassmann’s L’opera seria. Her operatic repertoire also includes Donna Elvira, Mimì, Blanche de la Force, and Elaine O’Neill in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening. In recital, she has appeared at Opera America’s National Opera Center, the WMP Concert Hall in New York City, and the Sunset Center for the Carmel Music Society. Ms. Lyons has been a soloist with the U.C. Berkeley University Chorus, the Vermont Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Choral Society at Davies Symphony Hall in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She holds a B.A. with Honors from U.C. Berkeley, a M.M. in Classical Voice from The Manhattan School of Music, and a Master of Vocal Arts from Bard College Conservatory.
CAROL MCGONNELL, a clarinetist originally from Dublin, is a founding member of the Argento Chamber Ensemble and Artistic Director of Music for Museums in association with the National Gallery of Ireland. She has been involved in the commissioning of over 100 new works, ranging from solo pieces to clarinet concerti. She has performed at the Marlboro, Mecklenburg, Santa Fe and Charlottesville Chamber Music Festivals. From 2013-2015, she was in residence with Trio Ariadne at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Sonoma, California. An alumni of the Carnegie-Juilliard Academy and a member of the Carnegie affiliate ensemble Decoda, she is currently on faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY and auxiliary faculty for contrabass clarinet at The Juilliard School.
ROBERT MEYER has performed in chamber music and recital throughout the United States and abroad. While violist of the acclaimed Arianna Quartet, he collaborated with members of the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Vermeer Quartets, and was featured on the cover of Chamber Music Magazine. During his five-year tenure with the quartet, they performed extensively throughout North America, including performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets, and recorded works of Ravel and Mendelssohn. In recent years, Mr. Meyer has been a guest artist with many chamber music series and festivals, including Strings in the Mountains, Camerata San Antonio, and the Chelsea Music Festival. Currently, he lives in New York, where he performs frequently in the viola section of the New York Philharmonic.
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “exceptionally gifted” and “breathtaking," cellist DEBORAH PAE is captivating audiences with her “superb tone...high level of interpretative intelligence” and “tremendous technical assurance” (Transcentury Blog). Since her orchestral debut at age sixteen with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Pae has enjoyed concerti appearances with Sinfonia Varsovia of Poland, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (with whom she recorded Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 2 on Zig-Zag Territoires label), Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles, and Westchester Philharmonic with conductors Vassily Sinaisky, Thomas Wilkins, Christian Arming, Augustin Dumay, and Itzhak Perlman. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Pae is the newest member of the Formosa Quartet, a member of Trio Modetre, and has been a featured artist at renowned international festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Crans-Montana Classics, and Amsterdam Cello Biënnale. Ms. Pae is former Artist-in-Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapelle in Belgium and plays a Vincenzo Postiglione (c. 1885) generously on loan from the Arts and Letters Foundation.