Who's Performing For You:
Marc Moskovitz, founder and artistic director of the Trinity Park Salon Series, is principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed with the Boston Pops, toured with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and recorded with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston. His solo recordings include music of cello virtuosi David Popper and Alfredo Piatti and has performed at the Library of Congress and the International Piatti Festival in Bergamo, Italy. Marc has contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, is author of Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony and co-author of Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World.
Brussels-born pianist Danielle DeSwert Hahn is the head of music programs at the National Gallery of Art. Formerly principal pianist of the Baltimore Opera Company and the Washington Concert Opera, she has also worked on the music staffs at the Ash Lawn Highland Opera Festival, the New York Opera Society, and the Chautauqua, Indianapolis, Kentucky, North Carolina, Portland, Sarasota, and Washington National Opera Companies. Hahn regularly performs in chamber music and voice recitals, partnering with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony, an appears regularly on the concert series at the National Gallery of Art.
Before being named Assistant Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, Karen Strittmatter Galvin was a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and had an active freelance career in Washington DC, performing regularly with the Washington National Opera and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. She is the curator of New Music Raleigh, a cutting-edge ensemble dedicated to performing the works of living composers. In addition, she serves on the board of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, maintains an active teaching studio, and can even be found playing locally and recording with rock bands such as Broken Social Scene, The Rosebuds, and Lost in the Trees.
Amy Mason has enjoyed being a violist in the North Carolina Symphony since January 2012. Before joining NCS, Amy performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. She spends her summers in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, at the Peninsula Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, she is a member of the City of Oaks String Quartet and the Aurora Musicalis String Quartet and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Guitarist Joseph Pecoraro is recognized as a highly-accomplished concert and recording artist, teacher and author. As a recitalist he appears as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestra across the United States and abroad. Recent seasons’ schedules feature performances in France, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, and across the U.S., including solo recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Washington Library, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Mr. Pecoraro joined the artist-faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1998.
Recognized as 'Mendelssohn's most authoritative biographer' (The New Yorker), R. LARRY TODD is Arts and Sciences Professor at Duke University. He is the author of Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, named Best Biography in 2003 by the Association of American Publishers, and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, awarded the ASCAP Nicholas Slonimsky Award for outstanding biography in music. As a pianist, he has recorded with Nancy Green the complete cello works of Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel for JRI Recordings.