2014 Chamber Music Seminar Faculty
Linda Rosenthal, Artistic Director/ violin
Linda Rosenthal has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and as a chamber musician. She lives in Juneau, Alaska, where she is Artistic Director of the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival and teaches at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, violin & viola
Kathleen 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 where she teaches violin, viola and chamber music.
Laura Klugherz, violin and viola
Laura performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. She toured as soloist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in both Europe and the United States. As a recitalist, she has performed throughout Spain, South America, and the United States. Laura is currently Professor of Violin/Viola and Chamber Music, Africana/Latin American Studies, and Director of the Colgate Chamber Players at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
Steve 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 serves on the faculty of Syracuse and Colgate Universities. He is a core member of the nationally recognized Society for New Music
Andrew Kniebel, violin and viola
Andrew Kniebel 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. He has participated in Master Classes with John Largess Chauncey Patterdon (Miami String Quartet) and Heidi Castleman. Andrew is also a coach for the Young People’s Institute for Chamber Music in Stamford, CT.
Jeffrey 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. He is currently President of the American String Teachers Association and Professor of Cello at Temple University.