Category: Roster

Thomas Mesa

Cuban-American Thomas Mesa was the top prizewinner at the 2016 Sphinx, 2013 Thaviu, and 2006 Alhambra Orchestra Concerto competitions. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, among others. Recent recital engagements have included the Mainly Mozart Festival, Bargemusic, (read more…)

Alexandra Nowakowski

Praised by Opera News for her “impassioned singing”, coloratura soprano Alexandra Nowakowski recently won 1st Prize at the Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing Competition and captured First Prize the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition with the Kosciuszko Foundation. A recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera, last season, Ms. Nowakowski sang Nannetta in scenes from Falstaff with the WNO Orchestra under Joseph Colaneri and debuted with the Columbus (read more…)

Rachel O’Brien

First Prize winner of the 2019 Ima Hogg Competition, Rachel O’Brien (formerly Rachel Lee Hall) also won the 2013 Lyon & Healy Award and has received prizes from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Anne Jett Rogers Award, Saratoga Harp Colony “Play with the Pros” Competition, Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra Young Artist’s Awards, and the James Bland (read more…)

Ronaldo Rolim

Ronaldo Rolim recently toured the U.S., Europe, and Brazil performing Enrique Granados’ complete Goyescas. He has appeared as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, Brazil’s Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Ukraine’s Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Concerto Budapest, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (read more…)

Ekaterina Skliar

Ekaterina Skliar debuted with the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra of the Buryatia Republic at age 11, and went on to perform with numerous mandolin, guitar, and folk instrument orchestras in her native Russia. Her vast repertoire includes transcriptions of classical music, original works for domra and mandolin, and contemporary and jazz music. A prizewinner of (read more…)

Antonina Styczeń

Antonina Styczeń is a First Prize and special prize winner for the Best Performance of a New Work at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, a two time Second Prize and William H. Grass Memorial Prize winner at The James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition winner, and Third Prize winner in the Mid-South Flute Society (read more…)

Hannah Tarley

Hannah Tarley has soloed with many prestigious orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Kiev Soloists, and Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra. She has debuted in some of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls, including Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, Wigmore Hall, Mozarteum, Royal Festival Hall, Gewandaus, and the Library of Congress. Ms. (read more…)

Annie Wu

A U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Annie Wu is the First Prize winner of the 2016 James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, the 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, YoungArts Foundation’s 2014 YoungArts National Competition, and the 2011 National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition, where she was the youngest winner in the competition’s history. She (read more…)