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Paul Biss

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared in recital, with orchestra, and in chamber music performances throughout North…

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Borromeo String Quartet

  • Quartet-in-Residence
  • Chamber Music

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Lluis Claret

  • Chair, Strings
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Cellist Lluis Claret joins the New England Conservatory faculty with the 2016/2017 academic year.

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Stephen Drury

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Music History and Musicology
  • Director, NEC Avant Garde Ensemble
  • Director, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice

Stephen Drury has given performances throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America, soloing with orchestras from San Diego to…

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Frank Epstein

  • Percussion (former BSO)
  • Co-Chair, Brass and Percussion
  • Director, NEC Percussion Ensemble

A native of Amsterdam, percussionist Frank Epstein came to the United States in 1952, settling in Hollywood, and joining the BSO in 1968.

Guy Fishman

  • Chamber Music

Israeli-born cellist Guy Fishman is active as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

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Eliot Fisk

  • Guitar
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, Boston GuitarFest

In addition to his extensive solo career, Eliot Fisk has collaborated frequently with such colleagues as flutist Paula Robison, violinist…

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John Gibbons

  • Historical Performance

A distinguished keyboard artist and founding member of the Boston Museum Trio, John Gibbons has performed as harpsichord and fortepiano…

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John Heiss

  • Chamber Music
  • Composition
  • Music History & Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Flute
  • Director, Contemporary Ensemble

John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher.

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Kim Kashkashian

  • Viola
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director/Founder, Music for Food

Kim Kashkashian, internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, was born of Armenian parents in Michigan.

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Martha Strongin Katz

  • Viola

Violist Martha Strongin Katz was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet, playing in it from its inception in…

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Paul Katz

  • Cello (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Professional String Quartet Training Program

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years,…

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Yeesun Kim

  • Cello (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence.

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Nicholas Kitchen

  • Violin (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C., has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional…

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Pei-Shan Lee

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Director of Sonata Night, Staff, and Strings/Winds Pianists
  • Instrumental Duo Repertoire
  • Concerto Study

Pianist Pei-Shan Lee’s active concert career has taken her to the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher (David Geffen) and Alice…

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Laurence Lesser

  • President Emeritus
  • Cello, Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, First Monday at Jordan Hall

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), …

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Max Levinson

  • Collaborative Piano (College)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)

A recipient of the Andrew Wolf Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Max Levinson…

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Mai Motobuchi

  • Viola (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College & Preparatory School)
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violist Mai Motobuchi joined the Borromeo String Quartet in August 2000.

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Ayano Ninomiya

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

The second-prize winner of the 2003 Walter Naumburg International Violin Competition, Ayano Ninomiya joined the New England Conservatory…

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Thomas Novak

  • Provost and Dean of the College
  • Interim President
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Bassoon (Preparatory School)

An active chamber and freelance musician in New York for 10 years, bassoonist Thomas Novak was a founding member of the Amerigo Ensemble,…

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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Donald Palma

  • Double Bass
  • Chamber Music
  • Director, NEC Chamber Orchestra

Donald Palma, a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, founded and coaches the NEC Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless orchestra…

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Merry Peckham

  • Chair, Chamber Music (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Cellist Merry Peckham is a dedicated performing artist and a longtime educator who has developed a host of accomplished performers.

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Jean Rife

  • Assistant Chair, Chamber Music
  • Horn

Jean Rife continues to enjoy a varied, interesting, and challenging musical career.

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Richard Svoboda

  • Bassoon (BSO principal)
  • Chair, Woodwinds

Richard Svoboda has been principal bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players since…

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Kristopher Tong

  • Violin
  • Assistant Chair, Strings
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Kristopher Tong joined the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence, as second violinist in March 2006.

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Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Coordinator, Piano Chamber Music
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Professional Piano Trio Training Program
  • Chamber Music

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein is the director of the 

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