Chamber Music Faculty

lindaRosenthalLinda Rosenthal,
violin and Artistic Director

Linda Rosenthal performs throughout Europe, Asia and North America as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and as part of Strings & Stories, a show for young audiences. Based in Juneau, Alaska, Ms. Rosenthal is Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival and Professor of Music at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Kathy_Butler-HopkinsKathleen Butler-Hopkins, violin
Kathleen Butler Hopkins received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Her concert credits include performances in Carnegie and Merkin Recital Halls in New York and the Kennedy Center. Ms. Butler-Hopkins is Professor of Music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Steve_HeymanSteven Heyman, piano
Steve Heyman performs solo recitals, chamber music and concertos throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has won top prizes in over a dozen national and international competitions and currently serves on the faculties of Colgate University and Syracuse University where he is an associate professor and co-chair of the Keyboard Department.


Laura_KlugherzLaura Klugherz, violin and viola
Laura Klugherz performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. She toured as soloist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in both Europe and the U.S. As a recitalist, she has performed throughout Spain, South America and the United States. She is Professor of Violin/ Viola and Chamber Music, and Director of the Colgate Chamber Players at Colgate University.


Andrew Knebel CropAndrew Knebel, violin and violist
Andrew Knebel is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music where he was a student of Steve Larson. He holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance and Music Education. He was a  member of the Honors Chamber Program at the Hartt School, “Performance 20/20”, a tuition-free, invitation only program.


Jeffrey_SolowJeffrey Solow, cello
Jeffrey Solow maintains a busy schedule concertizing and teaching throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.  He also writes on a variety of cellistic topics and edits music for the cello. As a chamber musician, Mr. Solow has performed at the Santa Fe, Spoleto, Sitka, and Marlboro Festivals. and is currently Professor of Cello at Temple