Dear Friends,

We present the Kneisel Hall 2014 musicians:


  • Volin: David Bowlin, Ronald Copes, Laurie Smukler
  • Viola: Doris Lederer, Katherine Murdock, Ira Weller
  • Cello: Jerry Grossman, Dmitry Kouzov, Joel Krosnick, Barbara Stein Mallow
  • Piano: Xak Bjerken, Jane Coop, Seymour Lipkin


Young Artists:


  • Josie Davis: Oberlin
  • Abigail Fayette*: The Curtis Institute of Music
  • Ania Filchowska: The Curtis Institute of Music
  • Eliot Heaton: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Alice Hong: Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Brian Hong: New England Conservatory of Music
  • Ethan Hoppe*: Northwestern University
  • Hulda Jonsdottir*: The Juilliard School
  • Emily Kruspe : Royal Conservatory/ Glenn Gould School
  • Jamie Kruspe*: Royal Conservatory/Glenn Gould School
  • Katherine Liccardo*: The Manhattan School of Music
  • Ravenna Lipchik*: The Juilliard School
  • Zhi Ma*: Bard
  • Ryan Murphy :Harvard University
  • Sophia Mockler: Princeton University
  • Joshua Peters: San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Kirstein Schneider: Manhattan School of Music
  • Wyatt Underhill*: The Juilliard School
  • Mayumi Wyrick: Freelancing (BM New England Conservatory of Music)
  • Roman Yearian: University of Texas Austin
  • Hee-Soo Yoon : New England Conservatory of Music


  • Mei-Chun Chen: University of Missouri
  • Matt Consul*: Freelancing (MM New England Conservatory Of Music)
  • Rachel Duffy: University of North Carolina
  • Marta Lambert: East Carolina University
  • Andrew Minguez: Freelancing (BM East Carolina University)
  • Jesse Morrison: Royal Conservatory/Glenn Gould School
  • Caeli Smith: The Juilliard School
  • Kimberlee Uwate: University of Illinois
  • Meghan Yost: Lynn University


  • Hyungsuk Bae*: The Juilliard School
  • Seth Biagini: The Juilliard School
  • Keiran Campbell*: The Juilliard School
  • Charles Colwell: Oberlin
  • Ari Evan: Northwestern University
  • Alex Hersh*: New England Conservatory of Music
  • Allan Hon: Yale
  • Russell Houston: Northwestern University
  • Iva Casian-Lakos: Oberlin
  • JY Lee*: Freelancing (BM The Julliard School)
  • Mira Luxion: New England Conservatory of Music
  • Zachary Mowitz
  • Ye Young Yoo: New England Conservatory of Music
  • Yi Qun Xu: Colburn Conservatory


  • HwaYoung An: Colburn Conservatory
  • Wayne Ching: University of Texas at Austin
  • Julia Hamos: Mannes School of Music
  • Connie Kim-Sheng: New England Conservatory of Music
  • Edward Leung: Princeton University
  • Frances Lee: Bard
  • Yoon Lee*: The Manhattan School of Music

* Kneisel Hall alumni

Please help put this season on stage – consider underwriting a Young Artist Concert. Underwriting is an enormously important piece of our efforts to support the music we love and the young artists’ studies. For your generous participation you will receive mention in the program, an invitation to the July 8 Lunch/Reception, a CD of the concert you sponsor and our everlasting gratitude.



July 19: Program One @7:30
July 21: Program Two @ 2:00 PM and Program Three@7:30 PM
July 22: Program Four@2:00 PM and Program Five@ 7:30 PM
August 13: Program Six @ 7:30PM
August 14: Program Seven@ 2:00 PM and Program Eight @ 7:30 PM
August 16: Program Nine @ 2:00 PM and Program Ten @ 7:30 PM



–Daniella Strasfogel, violin, who settled in Berlin after her Fulbright, has announced the birth of her daughter Alma.
–Trio Cleonice writes they just started a concert series in Brookline, MA (Trio Cleonice and Friends!) where they get to play all sorts of music, not just trios, with Friends! in Boston.
–Yevgeny Kutik recently got some very good press:


A note from Fred and Ellen Harris: “We were using  iTunes radio tonight for the first time.  Ellen wondered if they had a channel that played classical piano music.  When I searched for such a station, it came up with a list, topped by “Seymour Lipkin Radio.”


  • Saturday, March 22 8:00 p.m.Geoffrey Herd, violin, Weill Hall, NYC
  • Wednesday, April 2 6:00 p.m. Caeli Smith, violin, The Julliard School, NYC
  • Wednesday, April 2 8:00 p.m. Hulda Jonsdottir, violin, The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Wednesday, April 9 4:00 p.m. Bonnie Hampton master class, Manhattan School NYC
  • Thursday, April 10  8:00 p.m.  Zhi Ma, violin, Conus violin concerto, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
  • April 11 & 12  8:00 p.m.  Zhi Ma, violin; Conus violin concerto Fisher Center, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Friday, April 11 7:30 p.m. Seymour Lipkin, All St. Episcopal Church, Carmel, CA
  • Thursday, April 17 4:00 p.m. Mariko Wyrick, cello, The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Wednesday, April 23 7:30 p.m. Laurie Smukler, violin, Jane Coop, piano; Katherine Liccardo, Fangyue He, violin; Edwin Kaplan, viola; Chris Irvine, cello, Manhattan School NYC
  • Monday, May 12 4:00 p.m. Elizabeth Fayette, violin, The Juilliard School, NYC

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