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Cathy Basrak

  • Viola (College)
  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Assistant Principal, BSO

A native of the Chicago area, Cathy Basrak is assistant principal viola of the BSO, where she occupies the Anne Stoneman Chair, and…

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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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Natasha Brofsky

  • Violoncello

Natasha Brofsky, a member of the New England Conservatory cello faculty since 2004, has enjoyed a career in both the United States and…

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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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Nicholas Cords

  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

For more than two decades, omnivorous violist Nicholas Cords has been on the front line of a growing constellation of projects as performer, educator, and…

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Blaise Déjardin

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence (Preparatory School)
  • BSO member

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

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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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Miriam Fried

  • Violin

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists.

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Grisha Goryachev

  • Visiting Artist, Guitar

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Jason Horowitz

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Violin (BSO; Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

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Franziska Huhn

  • Harp (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Director, Preparatory Harp Ensemble

Harpist Franziska Huhn has given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States as well as international recitals in Lithuania, Norway…

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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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Soovin Kim

  • Violin (College, Preparatory School)

Violinist Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of fall 2014.

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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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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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Malcolm Lowe

  • Violin (BSO concertmaster)

Malcolm Lowe is concertmaster of the BSO, where he occupies the Charles Munch chair.

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Zaira Meneses

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Boston GuitarFest

From an early age, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice and appearing frequently in a wide variety of venues both…

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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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Jérôme Mouffe

  • Guitar
  • Boston GuitarFest

Belgian guitarist Jérôme Mouffe has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe as a soloist and chamber…

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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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James Orleans

  • Double Bass (BSO)

James Orleans has been a member of the BSO since 1983. He was previously a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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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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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • String Pedagogy (College)

Originally from Poland, Magdalena Richter has appeared as soloist with the Warsaw and Cracow Philharmonic and in the US with the Boston…

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Todd Seeber

  • Double Bass (BSO)

Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1988. At the BSO he occupies the Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair.

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Marcus Thompson

  • Viola

Marcus Thompson has taught at NEC since 1983.

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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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Thomas Van Dyck

  • Double Bass

Thomas Van Dyck joins the New England Conservatory double bass faculty beginning in Fall 2018.

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Valeria Vilker-Kuchment

  • Violin (BSO)

Violinist Valeria Vilker-Kuchment is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Lawrence Wolfe

  • Double Bass (BSO assistant principal)
  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops.

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Jessica Zhou

  • Harp (BSO)

Born in Beijing, China, Jessica Zhou joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as its harpist in fall 2009, and joined the New England…

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