Newburgh Open Studios 2019

The ninth annual Newburgh Open Studios captured by Kelly Marsh for Times Herald-Record.

Curator and artist James Gallagher, left, and artist Eden Lynch, of Los Angeles, talk at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday.

Curator and artist James Gallagher, left, and artist Eden Lynch, of Los Angeles, talk at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday.

Art enthusiasts look at works on display at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday.

Art enthusiasts look at works on display at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday.

Bill Brennan and his wife, Gerry, from Tucson, Arizona, look at a kinetic sculpture by artist Steve Gerberich at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday. More than 170 artists participated in the event at more than 30 locations around Newburgh.

Bill Brennan and his wife, Gerry, from Tucson, Arizona, look at a kinetic sculpture by artist Steve Gerberich at Atlas Studios during Newburgh Open Studios on Saturday. More than 170 artists participated in the event at more than 30 locations around Newburgh.

A sculpture by kinetic artist Steve Gerberich at his studio space in Atlas Studios. More than 170 artists participated in the event at more than 30 locations around Newburgh.

A sculpture by kinetic artist Steve Gerberich at his studio space in Atlas Studios. More than 170 artists participated in the event at more than 30 locations around Newburgh.

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Loving Aaron

Aaron Lown
October 8, 1968 - July 17, 2019
Tuxedo, NY

We celebrate the life of Aaron Lown. Aaron was a lifelong maker of things, collector of people and an unapologetic aesthete. Aaron was raised in Bangor, Maine, which instilled in him a lifelong love of the outdoors. He was a graceful skier and talented tennis player, and loved sport shooting, hiking and foraging with his family and friends throughout the Hudson Valley.
He was a celebrated designer, educated at Parson's School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art and an adjunct faculty member of MICA Baltimore. He and his wife, fellow designer Elizabeth Grubaugh, were instrumental in establishing the product design department at KIDI Parson's in Kanazawa, Japan. His mediums and interests were nearly anything at hand – interior design, pottery, furniture making, household goods, chicken coops, charcoal, shoes, handbags and personal goods, window displays, lovely objects and functional tools. His work has been displayed at the MoMA and many have benefitted from Aaron's creative perspective and input through his time at IDEO, Material Connexion, Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein and Kate Spade. Following this artistic sojourn he co-founded BUILT in Manhattan, an industry-disrupting bag company specializing in neoprene, sold in over 50 countries. Aaron and Elizabeth were among the urban pioneers revitalizing Newburgh, NY, having founded household goods maker Industrial Craft, and Vuff – a dog-centric maker of innovative lightweight leads and collars that focused on the comfort of the dog, inspired by his good girl, Starlight.
He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was an ever-dedicated and frequently mischievous friend. He was a beloved mentor and inspiration to many. He is survived by his wife, partner & best friend Elizabeth Grubaugh, his father & mother, Milton and Naomi Lown, his sisters Jennifer (Mike Powers), Susannah Resnick (Marc Resnick), and his brother David (Rebecca Heitz) as well as his nieces & nephews Abram, Isabella, Alysa and Nico.
Of all the myriad things that Aaron created throughout his storied and remarkable life, he was in awe of and certain that his finest and most impactful creations were his children, daughter Vivian, and son Gus, whom he loves infinitely.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to defray expenses for the children at GoFundMe


Atlas Spring Market 2019

A wonderful weekend at the very first ATLAS SPRING MARKET! Thank you to everyone who came out, celebrated spring, shopped local, enjoyed a cocktail, joined a talk, all in support of local non-profits Hudson Valley Seed and Newburgh Urban Farm & Food Initiative. A big thank you to Emily Thompson for an explosive demonstration arranging locally foraged flora & Margaret Roach for a captivating talk and reminder of why we love to garden. Another big thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible. We are blown away by the energy of this community & can’t wait to create with you again!


Photography by Meredith Heuer

Winter Market at Atlas 2018

The weekend of December 15th we hosted our first Winter Market at Atlas, a chance for the community at large to celebrate the work of local makers and designers, many from within the building, in time for last minute holiday shopping. The event was an outstanding success, largely due to the energy and momentum of the creative community in Newburgh, and piggybacking off of the success Newburgh Open Studios which takes place in September and is eight years running. We look forward to next years market and continuing this tradition for years to come!


New Ceramics Studios Coming to Atlas

We are thrilled to share that The Newburgh Pottery, a new ceramics studio, will be opening up their dream studio in Atlas this summer!

"With nearly 2500 sq. Ft to work with, we’ve designed our dream studio - complete with a separate classroom, small showroom, kiln room, glaze mixing room, and air purification system. The build out will begin any day now! "

They plan to offer 8 week classes, workshops & studio memberships. Follow their facebook or instagram page for updates or subscribe to the mailing list through their website at


Newburgh Open Studios 2017

The 7th Annual Newburgh Open Studios was a big success! hosted by Newburgh Art Supply,  Atlas is a proud participant in the city-wide event. The enthusiasm and talent of the Atlas community lured in thousands of visitors over the weekend to share their art and process with. 

Introducing Jazz at Atlas


jazz at atlas, william parker

“William Parker is something of a father figure.” 
 — Larry Blumenfeld, New York Times

“One of the 50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time”
 — Time Out New York

Launching a new series of music and cultural discourse at the Atlas Industries building in Newburgh, NY, Jazz at Atlas is proud to present the legendary bassist, composer and bandleader William Parker and the ensemble Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty. The band features Cooper Moore on piano, Daniel Carter on reeds, trumpet and flute, Steve Swell on trombone and Mr. Parker on stringed instruments. Evidence Of Everlasting Beauty will perform on Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM.  Admission will be $20 at the door.

All programs will take place at the Atlas Industries building located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available.

Jazz at Atlas is a cooperative effort of trombonist and bandleader Joe Fiedler; writer, musician and multimedia artist James Keepnews; and music researcher, radio host and producer Ben Young. Along with presenting performances of world-renowned creative musicians, JAA will also be offering listening sessions, dialogues with artists and classes covering the entire spectrum of creative music in all its varied manifestations around the world and throughout its history.

william parker jazz at atlas

Upcoming JAA concerts include:
Friday, July 28 — Joe Lovano: "In the Moment of Now"
Thursday, September 12 — Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: featuring Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell and Ches Smith

Upcoming JAA classes include:
Introductory open session — Thursday May, 18 at 6:30.  
Jazz 101 — a free 8-week course beginning May 25 and running weekly every Thursday through July 13 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Follow Jazz at Atlas on Facebook.


Jazz 101 is an eight-week listener's introduction to Jazz music, as heard through century of Jazz history. The course is designed for absolute newcomers—demystifying in simplest terms how the music works and how it has evolved. Jazz 101 is suitable for adults as well as middle-school and high-school students.  The course has no test, no homework, no entrance exam, and, in this offering, has no admission fee; just bring your ears! The course has been offered for more than a decade at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and is now being piloted outside of New York City.


William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City. He has recorded over 150 albums, published six books, and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.  

He has been called “one of the most inventive bassists/leaders since [Charles] Mingus,” and “the creative heir to Jimmy Garrison and Paul Chambers...directly influenced by ‘60s avant-gardists like Sirone, Henry Grimes and Alan Silva.” The Village Voice called him, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time” and Time Out New York named him one of the “50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time.”

Parker’s current active bands include the large-band Little Huey Creative Orchestra, the Raining on the Moon Sextet, the In Order to Survive Quartet, Stan’s Hat Flapping in the Wind, the Cosmic Mountain Quintet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore, as well as a deep and ongoing solo bass study. His recordings have long been documented by the AUM Fidelity record label and on his own Centering Records, among others.

Over the decades, Parker has developed a reputation as a connector and hub of information concerning the history of creative music, recently culminating in a two hefty volumes of interviews with over 60 avant-garde and creative musicians, Conversations I & II.  He is also the subject of an exhaustive 468-page “sessionography” that documents thousands of performances and recording sessions, a remarkable chronicle of his prolificness as an active artist.

He has been a key figure in the New York and European creative music scenes since the 1970s, and has worked all over the world.  He has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Peter Brotzmann, Milford Graves, Peter Kowald, and David S. Ware, among many others. 

William Parker works all over the world but he always returns to New York’s Lower East Side, where he has lived since 1975.


As a composer, performer, instrument builder/designer, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer, Cooper-Moore has been a major, if somewhat behind-the-scenes, catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As a child prodigy Cooper-Moore played piano in churches near his birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first fully committed jazz group was formed in 1970 - the collective trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. Sonny Rollins asked them to open for him at the Village Vanguard in 1973, and they did so with aplomb. A studio recording of this group was made in 1977, and issued as Birth of a Being on hatHut under Ware’s name in 1979. Following an evidently rather trying European tour with Ware, Beaver Harris, and Brian Smith in 1981, Cooper-Moore returned home and completely destroyed his piano, with sledgehammer and fire, in his backyard. He didn’t play piano again until some years after, instead focusing his energies from 1981-1985 on developing and implementing curriculum to teach children through music via the Head Start program. Returning to New York in 1985, he spent a great part of his creative time working and performing with theatre and dance productions, largely utilizing his hand-crafted instruments. It was not until the early 90s, when William Parker asked him to join his group In Order To Survive, that Cooper-Moore’s pianistic gifts were again regularly featured in the jazz context. In the early 'aughts the group Triptych Myth was his own first regular working jazz group in decades and released two albums. Cooper-Moore's creative life continues well-strong and unabated into the present day.


Daniel Carter: One of the legendary masters of creative music. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1945. He has performed or recorded over the past three decades with such artists as: Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, SabirMateen, Sonic Youth, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), NayoTakasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, NamiYamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Billy Martin, John Medeski, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Options, Spring Heel Jack, Yo La Tengo, Federico Ughi, RaphéMalik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, HamietBluiett, Bob Moses, JacoPastorius, Enrico Rava, David S. Ware, Steve Swell, Matt Lavelle, Karl Berger, Don Pate, Gunter Hampel, David Grubbs, the No Kneck Blues Band, Alan Silva, Susie Ibarra, Steve Dalachinsky, D.J. Logic, Margaret Beals, Douglas Elliot, Butch Morris, TEST, Other Dimensions In Music, One World Ensemble, Saturnalia String Trio, Levitation Unit, Wet Paint.


Steve Swell, born in Newark, New Jersey, has been living, working and performing in New York City his entire adult life. In the mid-seventies he studied with Roswell Rudd, Grachan Moncur III and Jimmy Knepper after attending Jersey City State Teacher’s College. He's toured and recorded with such diverse jazz personalities as mainstreamers Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich, to so-called outsiders like Anthony Braxton and Jemeel Moondoc. Swell has 40 recordings as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artist on more than 100 other releases. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers", recorded on the CIMP label, was ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He received grants from USArtists International in 2006, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, an MCAF award (LMCC) in 2008 & 2013 and was commissioned for the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and again in 2012 at Roulette. Steve is well known for his many collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon, Alan Silva, William Parker, and his many projects including “Slammin’ The Infinite” with Sabir Mateen, The Ullmann/Swell 4tet featuring Barry Altschul, “Fire Into Music with Hamid Drake and his large ensemble, Nation Of We. He was the Jazz Journalist’s Association Trombonist of the Year nominee for 2008 & 2011, named Trombonist of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012 by El Intruso, an Argintinean Jazz journal and selected for the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category. Steve is a Teaching Artist in the NYC public school system working with special needs children and was awarded the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation for recognition of that work.


Trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler is known to critics as “among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades” (Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise) and “an MVP in configurations that range from salsa bands to the jazz avant-garde” (Time Out New York).Based in New York since 1993, he has performed and recorded in a long and eclectic list of musical settings ranging from pop (Firewater, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Lopez) to Afro-Caribbean (Celia Cruz, Ralph Irizarry, Eddie Palmieri) to jazz (Andrew Hill, Lee Konitz, Maria Schneider) to the avant-garde (Borah Bergman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor). In addition to work as a solo trombonist and leader of the groups the Joe Fiedler Quintet, Joe Fiedler Trio and Big Sackbut, Fiedler is an active member of such ensembles as Bob Stewart’s First Line Band, Fast and Bulbous, Chris Jonas’ The Sun Spits Cherries, and the big bands of Satoko Fujii, Ed Palermo and Charles Tolliver among others. His diverse discography features more than 100 recordings, including four as a leader.


James Keepnews is a musician, writer and multimedia artist. He received a degree in English from Hamilton College and attended the electronic arts MFA program given by iEAR Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a musician and composer, he has performed and/or recorded with such artists as George Lewis, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Charles Gayle, Kidd Jordan, Roy Campbell, Tony Malaby, Hamid Drake, Jason Kao Hwang's Spontaneous River, Ras Moshe, Matt Lavelle, Holland Hopson, The New York Chapter of Crafty Guitarists, Chapter Two, The New York Guitar Project, Brown Cuts Neighbors, Blown Woofer and Lick the President. He has developed and performed with improvised computer-interactive video systems at The Kitchen, Bard College and other venues. His writing has appeared in Chronogram, New Haven Advocate, Bass Guitar, Fairfield Weekly, Metroland, The Squid's Ear and Reign of Toads. He lives in Beacon, NY.


Ben Young is a jazz scholar and educator, heard for 20 years as a radio host on WKCR-FM in New York City. He has produced, annotated and/or researched several hundred historical jazz reissues, alongside a small number of monographs and articles documenting essential figures of the New York avant garde. Since 2009 he has been a staff lecturer in the Swing University program at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

Katrin Redfern on the latest episode of Out There podcast!

Journalist and producer Katrin Redfern talks about living with the Hadza people in the latest episode of Out There podcast! Listen below:

The people who live with the greatest level of equality are not part of a modernized, Western society. In fact, just the opposite. They are hunter-gatherer tribes, like the Hadza.
— Katrin Redfern

HADZA: The Roots of Equality

As part of Newburgh's Last Saturday events, join us in the Gallery for the opening reception of a multimedia exhibition documenting some of the world's last hunter-gatherers. Wine and refreshments will be served!

One of the last true hunter-gatherer tribes, the East African Hadza try to maintain their sustainable lifestyle. They have lived on their land near the Rift Valley in Tanzania for over 50,000 years. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges to their way of life.

Long before the social justice movements of today, humans were engaged in a living experiment in equality. Our common origins as egalitarian hunter-gatherers challenge the idea of human society as inherently selfish and competitive. The Hadza, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the planet, provide insight into our past, and how we might imagine our future, at a time when a reimagining is desperately needed. 

Award-winning documentarians and academics Jon Cox, Katrin Redfern, and Andrew Stern, in partnership with the Gallery at Atlas Industries have produced a multimedia exhibition documenting the Hadza tribe. The exhibit will present Hadza daily life, culture, and expertise through photography, an immersive soundscape, text and artifacts – including a traditional Hadza grass hut. 

The Hadza are one of the few remaining sources of valuable direct knowledge of how humans lived for most of our time on earth – sustainably, and with equality for all regardless of gender, age, or ability.

The show will run from Saturday, March 25th, 2017 through Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in the Gallery at Atlas Studios.

For questions, please contact Katrin Redfern / 929.264.9300.

Meet "Momma Beth" of Haven Movement Company

Next month, the Gallery at Atlas proudly presents an Introduction to Haven Movement Company.

Haven Movement Company is the latest venture of Beth McKee Elliott, a lifelong dancer and creator of the Mosaic choreographic process. Learn more about Beth and her ethos in this short video by White64's 12 Days of Creativity project.

Beth is eternally dedicated to the art and craft of choreography, and to creating opportunities for dancers and choreographers to present their creative work by teaching, mentoring, and producing events that showcase emerging and established choreographic work. She created the Small Plates Choreography Festival in 2012 to serve this mission, and Mise en Dance, an innovative open-workshop choreographic event, to promote dialog between dance makers and their audiences.

Please join us on Saturday, February 11th for the company's first public performance, and the first event of its kind at Atlas!


Introducing Haven Movement

The Gallery at Atlas is thrilled to announce "Introducing Haven Movement", a concert of short works by the newly founded Haven Movement Company and their special guests.


Discounted tickets are available online for $10, and at the door for $15. Doors open at 6:30, performance begins at 7:00pm. A short reception will follow the performance.

introducing haven movement company modern dance atlas studios newburgh

Choreography and performance by Director Beth McKee Elliott, and Dancer/Choreographers Michele Chamberlain and Sarah Renny. Guest dancer/choreographer Joan Bradford and musician Teague Elliott will also perform.

Queen of the Hudson - Saturday, September 17th

December 17, 2016

Dmitri Berlinsky  violin
Nadya Meykson  violin
Luke Fleming   viola
Timotheos Petrin  cello
Victoria Schwartzman  piano

Doors open at 6:30 ~ concert begins at 7pm
11 Spring Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
tickets  $30 ($5 goes to Safe Harbor's new park)

student & senior tickets at the door $20 (not available online)

piano quartet in G minor
Sonata for violin and piano
piano quintet in G minor

Dmitri Berlinsky
Michigan State University, Artist teacher, professor of violin

Mr. Berlinsky arrived on the International scene as the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. This victory led to his performance on Nicolo Paganini's own Guarneri del Gesú instrument, a privilege shared by only a handful of artists in history. Subsequent triumphs at the Montreal International Violin Competition (Grand Prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, led to appearances with major orchestras in Europe, Russia, the Far East, North and South America.

Mr. Berlinsky has performed in such major venues as Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Munich Herkulessaal, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Bonn Beethoven Hall, Le Place des Arts in Montreal, and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires among others.

His extensive performance schedule has taken him to the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Newport Music Festival, the Settimane Musicale in Stresa, Italy, Bratislava Festival, as well as appearances at the Ambassador Foundation in Pasadena, the Fiddle Fest at Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y

 Recently he performed with Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, Russian National Orchestra at the Arts Square Festival in St.Petersburg, Prague Radio Symphony at the Budapest Spring Festival, Orchestra de Chambre Français in New York, Russian Chamber Philharmonic on European Tour, Directed and performed with “International Chambers Soloists” at the Fontana Arts Festival, San Francisco Conservatory, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto. He gave recital in US, Taiwan, Korea, England, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil.

Recent highlights include performances with the London Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonia Toronto, Montreal Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra,  Belgian National Orchestra, Quebec, Utah, Virginia, Kalamazoo, Miami, San Antonio, and West Virginia Symphonies, Seoul Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic,  Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Weimar Staatskapelle, Berlin Staatskapelle, Gent Opera Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonia Siciliana, UNAM Symphony in Mexico City,  I Musici de Montreal in Canada and the United States, South American tour with the Prague Chamber Orchestra,as well as appearances at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and festivals in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Costa Rica. His playing was featured in Emmy-Award documentary “Life on Jupiter” and “New York Canvas”.

Dmitri has been Artist Teacher and Professor at the College of Music at the Michigan State University. His students have won important international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Tibor Varga, William Byrd and have assumed positions in orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.

In high demand as a teacher Mr.Berlinsky has tought and given Master Classes in Europe, Asia, Canada and in US at the Chautaqua Festival, Summit Music Festival in New York, Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, International Academy of Music in Italy, Music in the Mountains Colorado, Schlern Festival, Instrumenta Verano in Mexico, University of South California in Los Angeles, Eastman School of Music, Menuhin School, Manhattan School, Temple University in Philhadelphia, DePaul and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Western Michigan University, Weber University in Utah,  and UNT in Texas.

Mr.Berlinsky is the founder of the chamber orchestra “International Chamber Soloists” and Artistic Director of “Southampton Arts Festival” in Long Island, New York. Mr.Berlinsky has been recipient of many awards including SONY, Juilliard, YCA and Bagby Foundations. For several years he played on famous “Yusupov” Stradivarious- the same instument David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan played.

Nadya Meykson

A native of Moscow, Nadya Meykson has performed as soloist and chamber musician in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, WMP Concert Hall, David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, The State Kremlin Palace Concert Hall, and All-Union House of Composers in Moscow. Nadya holds a Master's Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she served as Teaching Assistant for Mikhail Kopelman. Her other primary teachers include Levon Ambartsumian, Alexander Volobuev, Alvia Vandysheva, Elvira Simonova and Ai-Yi Bao. As soloist with orchestra, Nadya has appeared with the OSSIA Orchestra, Shoals Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra. Nadya has won various prizes, including Noel Levine Award, First Prize at Ray Dunmyer Youth Concerto Competition, Howard Hanson Scholarship, Charles W. Kennett Scholarship and First Prize at Shoals Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. In 2006, Nadya was selected to participate in London Master Classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She also received a full scholarship three consecutive summers to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Nadya teaches violin at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Williamsburg Music Studio. Her recent performances were in Moscow in collaboration with a harpsichordist Anna Kuchina and ensemble La Villa Baroque.

Luke Fleming

Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming‘s performances have been described byThe Strad as “confident and expressive…playing with uncanny precision,” and lauded by Gramophone for their “superlative technical and artistic execution.”  Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013.  With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award.

In 2015, Mr. Fleming became Founding Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a community outreach-oriented festival partnered with Tulane University in his hometown, New Orleans.  Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim. He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet.  Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University.  He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.  

Timotheos Petrin

A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Russian-Greek cellist Timotheos Petrin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician across Europe, Asia and North America. He recently won the Astral Artists’ 2015 National Auditions (USA). Mr.Petrin entered the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, USA) in 2012. He is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program and studies with Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic and renowned musician Peter Wiley, Guarneri Quartet cellist. All students at Curtis receive a merit-based full-tuition scholarships and Mr.Petrin is a Lelia A. Wike Fellow.  He also had lessons and master classes with Leonidas Kavakos, Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmerson, Maria Kliegel, Colin Carr and Dimitris Patras. In Fall 2014 he made appearances at the Kumho Art Hall (Seoul, Korea). Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Lee Hysan Concert Hall (Hong-Kong) and Hochschule fur Music Carl Maria von Weber (Dresden, Germany) as part of the “Curtis on Tour” program in Asia and Europe.
An avid chamber musician, he gives concerts often in collaboration with important musical figures and ensembles such as the Eighth Blackbird Ensemble, the PRISM saxophone quartet, Roberto Diaz, Steven Tenenbom, Meng-Chieh Liu.
As a soloist he performed with the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, and the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra.
He made world premier performances of solo cello works written by Riho Esko Maimiets, Alyssa Weinberg, Andrew Hsu and Kostas Tsougkras. He had been appointed principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra for the 2014-2015 season and was also a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) from 2010 to 2013.
Mr. Petrin attended the Euro Arts Festival (Leipzig), the Moritzburg Festival Academy and was also featured artists at the Dimitria Festival 2011. Upcoming appearances include solo concerts with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, performances at the Brandywine River Museum and the ChamberFest Cleveland.

Victoria Schwartzman
Montclair State University and Long Island University adjunct faculty. piano, vocal coach

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Victoria Schwartzman (formerly Mazin) performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Victoria has appeared at the Music Mountain Festival with the St. Petersburg String Quartet, in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series at Merkin Hall, at Bargemusic, in the Gessner- Schocken concert series in Cambridge, WMP Concert Hall, and the Nicolas Roerich Museum concert series in New York City. As a member of the Yanvar Trio, she was a prizewinner in the Val-Tidone Chamber Music Competition and a finalist in the Zinotti International Chamber Music competition, both in Italy. As soloist with orchestra, Victoria has performed with the Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra, the Longy School of Music Chamber Orchestra, and the Riverside Orchestra. She has performed at the Quartet Program in Pennsylvania, and participated in the Tel-Hai International Piano Festival in Israel and the Lyrica Chamber Music Festival in New Jersey. Also active in the field of opera and art song, Victoria was vocal coach and accompanist at Boston Lyric Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, the Brevard Music Center, the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival in Graz, Austria. She recently gave a master class in Russian vocal repertoire at Queens College, New York. She is on the coaching faculty in the Vocal Department at Montclair State University and Long Island University Post.

After graduating from Jerusalem Conservatory, Victoria continued her education at the Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. While pursuing various degrees in solo and chamber music performance, she was selected to perform in masterclasses given by Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, and Richard Goode, among others. Her principal teachers include Irina Kivaiko, Issak Kossov, Victor Rosenbaum, Sally Pinkas, Eda Shlyam, and Eteri Andjaparidze.