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Charles Wesley Evans, baritone

Charles Wesley Evans

An elegant, mellifluous and expressive baritone” (New York Times), Charles Wesley Evans has been applauded by The Miami Herald as “the peak of the night’s solo work” and “a warm, strong baritone” by the Washington Post. Charles began singing professionally as a chorister at The American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey where he toured nationally and internationally, singing under the batons of notable conductors, John Williams, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Vladimir Spivakov and Lorin Maazel. Mr. Evans maintains an active career as a concert soloist and professional choral singer and has recently made his Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall debuts.  His singing has been heard on a variety of broadcast throughout the United States and recorded on a number of notable recording labels.  Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, GA with further study at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  Charles is currently on the voice faculty at the University of Tampa.

Anna Fateeva, piano

cab19c_5ff1c63211604c4da7ee2c418c54ae48Pianist Anna Fateeva performed in Russia, Finland, Scotland, Austria, Bulgaria, and USA. Ms. Fateeva collaborated with world-renowned baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, appeared in concerts with multiple Grammys’ winner Renée Fleming and operatic superstar Denyce Graves, performed recitals with mezzo-sopranos Vivica Genaux and Amanda Crider, as well as soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer among others. Ms. Fateeva appeared in numerous performances with twice Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire, and was a pianist for their recorded album Reincarnations. Most recently, Anna Fateeva was engaged in the production of Eugene Onegin with Florida Grand Opera. 

Anna Fateeva holds DMA from University of Miami, Professional Studies Certificate from Manhattan School ofMusic (studio of Warren Jones), and MM from the St.-Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia.

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Our founder was selected a 2016 Top 20 Professionals under 40.

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Nadine Asin

nadine-asinNadine Asin, flute, maintains a varied and busy career since leaving her full-time position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra after a twenty-year tenure. She currently serves as principal flutist of the Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Asin performs with the new All-Star Orchestra, whose series recently aired on PBS, and this season performed with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and Miami Music Festival. She serves on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and as adjunct faculty at The Juilliard School. She has recently given master classes to fellows of the New World Symphony, fellows of the newly established TON Orchestra, and at Rice University and Lynn Conservatory. Ms. Asin has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Great Performers Series of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Da Camera Society of Houston, and NPR’s Performance Today. She commissioned, performed and recorded the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s flute concerto, Enchanted Orbits, and David Schiff’s After Hours for flute and piano, and recorded Aaron Avshalomov’s Flute Concerto on the Naxos label. Ms. Asin is an AMFS alumna and longtime member of the artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Sarah Gartshore

sarah-gartshoreSarah Gartshore has had an outstanding career in Chicago and relocated to Sault Ste. Marie in 2014 to teach at the Conservatory and Algoma University. The Chicago Tribune describes her voice as “particularly impressive and possessing a rich, shining soprano”. Performances have included the Ravina Festival, Santa Fe Opera, American Opera Group, and Chamber Opera Chicago to name a few. Her portrayal of the desperate Magda, described by Opera Canada as “startlingly dramatic, was a highlight of Chamber Opera Chicago’s production of Menotti’s The Consul”. In addition she is in demand on the concert stage with an expansive repertoire including performances of Dvorak’s Mass with the International Choral Arts Festival of Jihlava in the Czech Republic, Messiah with the Richmond and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras as well as Chicago’s Apollo Chorus, Haydn’s Heiligmesse, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the Te Deum’s of Delalande and Charpentier with Music of the Baroque, Brahms’ Requiem and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with the Muncie Symphony (IN). As a nine year veteran of The Handel Week Festival of Oak Park (IL) she has performed several solo cantatas, Judas Maccabaeus, Esther, Fulvia in Ezio, and Galatea in Acis and Galatea.

Karen Lindquist

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Karen Lindquist, Harp, is an avid chamber music player and has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival,with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,White Mountains Festival, Music at Angel Fire, at the Bravo!  Colorado Festival in Vail and the Manchester Music Festival.  She has toured the United States as a member of Speculum Musicae and the Aurora trio and performed frequently with the Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center.  She was a featured performer with the members of the Chicago Symphony in Symphony Hall where she performed the world premier of Michael TenzerÕs Sources of Current.  She has also been heard as soloist with major orchestras across the United States and in Europe  including : the National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Vienna Austria Symphony.  Formerly a member of the Baltimore Symphony, she is principal harp of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Long Island Philharmonic orchestras.  Ms . Lindquist began her harp studies at the age of 10. She was a student of Suzanne Balderston and Eileen Malone and later graduated from the Juilliard School earning both her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees under Marcel Grandjany. Miss Lindquist can be heard on Varese, Sarabande, Orion, Music Masters and Bridge records.

Jonathan Beyer

jonathan-beyerJonathan Beyer has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Munich Philharmonic, Dallas Opera, Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Teatro Petruzelli, Chicago Symphony, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera de Montreal, Chicago Opera Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and others. He performs a wide variety of roles including Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Malatesta in Don Pasaquale, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Escamillo in Carmen, Marcello in La Boheme, and Richard Nixon in Nixon In China.

In the 2015-2016 season, engagements include Rossini’s Figaro in a return to the Pittsburgh Opera, Marcello in La Boheme with Boston Lyric Opera, covering the role of Danilo in the Merry Widow with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus with Florentine Opera.

In the 2014-2015 season he returned  to Opera Philadelphia for the role of Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia and reprised the role with Opera Theater of Saint Louis. He also returned to Dallas for Marcello in La Boheme and to Anchorage for Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. Jonathan made his Florida Grand Opera Debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and sang concerts with the Baton Rouge, Southwest Michigan and Lansing Symphonies. He also made his debut at Cincinnati Opera as Ping in Turandot and as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony.

In the 2013-2014 season he made his debut with Hawaii Opera Theater as Ping in Turandot and with Anchorage Opera as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. He returned to the Fort Worth Symphony as the title role in Elijah. He also sang the title role with the Harrisburg Symphony. He made his debut with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago in Handel’s Messiah and with the Delaware Symphony for Carmina Burana. Additional debut’s included Opera de Montreal as Ping in their production of Turandot. He gave recitals through the Logan Chamber Music Series at the Chautauqua Institution and performed on Opera Galas with Lorin Maazel as well as with the Esterhazy Orchestra.

In the 2012-2013 season he made debuts with the Munich Philharmonic and the Royal Symphony of Oman singing Schaunard in La Boheme under the baton of Lorin Maazel. He returned to Austin Lyric Opera for the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, to the Dallas Opera for Ping in Turandot, and to Oper Frankfurt for their new production of Les Vepres Siciliennes. He also made his recital debut with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.  Mr. Beyer also returned to Lyrique-en-Mer to sing the roles of Escamillo in Carmen and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia

In the 2011-12 season he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Wagner in a new production of Faust, debuted Italy in Bari as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Ft. Worth Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Boston Lyric Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. In concert he debuted Carnegie Hall with Stravinky’s Canticum Sacrum with American Symphony Orchestra and the Ft. Worth Symphony performing Copland’s Old American Songs. He also sang the roles of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Schaunard in La Boheme at the Castleton Festival and Dandini in La Cenerentola with Lyrique-en-Mer.

In the 2010-2011 season Mr. Beyer sang the role of Schaunard in La Bohème with Hong Kong Opera and in Castleton Festival with Lorin Maazel, L’Heure Espagnole with Opera Frankfurt, Lescaut in Manon with Knoxville Opera, and Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Austin Lyric Opera. In concert, he was heard as a soloist in Mahler’s Knaben Wunderhorn, Symphony in C and Vier Ernste Gesänge with the Philadelphia Brahms Festival, National Chorale’s Carmina Burana at Lincoln Center, Tosca with the Ravinia Festival, and performed a recital at Weill Hall with the Carnegie Hall Foundation. Last season, Mr. Beyer sang Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation with Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Candide with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Billy in Carousel with the Southwest Michigan Symphony and a concert with the MSFO at the Chautauqua Institution. He has also appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Lorin Maazel’s Châteauville Foundation, Chatam Baroque, Baton Rouge Symphony, Vermont Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic and the Festival at Aix-en-Provence.

Mr. Beyer has performed in recital with Craig Rutenberg, Mikael Eliasen, Kristin Okerlund, Martin Katz and Brian Zeger.  He has given recitals through the Vocal Arts Society, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Chicago Cultural Center, Judith Raskin Foundation, Bertlesmann Foundation, Huntsville Chamber Music Guild, Pittsburgh Concert Society, Over the Rainbow Foundation, Astral Artists, the Marian Anderson Foundation, Lyrique-en-mer, and The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.  He has degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

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