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Gili Melamed-Lev

Gili Melamed-Lev

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in 2019-2020 Season Artists, Artists |

Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev enjoys a career as soloist, chamber musician and collaborative artist. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The Concerts at Camphill Ghent since 2012 and for the past five years has been a member of the Lev-Evans duo with pianist Mark Evans. Since 2014 the duo has been in residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute (Boscawen, NH), and their new CD with music by Brahms, Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev enjoys a career as soloist, chamber musician and collaborative artist. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The Concerts at Camphill Ghent since 2012 and for the past five years has been a member of the Lev-Evans duo with pianist Mark Evans. Since 2014 the duo has been in residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute (Boscawen, NH), and their new CD with music by Brahms, Philip Lasser and Dvorak, was released last January. She garnered rave reviews for her collaboration with Australian actor John McManus during their extended tour of The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. She also partnered with the Actors’ Ensemble and Walking the Dog Theater (WTD). This past year she performed at the Targ Music Center (Jerusalem), Taconic-Music Series (VT), Columbus Ohio (OSU), Camphill Village Copake (NY) and the Schenectady College Chamber Music Series (NY), in addition to her concerts at Camphill Ghent. Recent collaborations include Eugene Drucker, Michael Slatkin, Aaron Boyd, Kenneth Cooper, Joel Pitchon, Joana Genova, Judith Mendenhall, Eugenia Zukerman, Ah-Ling Neu, Ariel Rudiakov, Peter Weitzner, Roberta Cooper, Ronald Feldman, Ashley Bathgate, Gili Sharett, Jenia Pikovsky, Dimitri Ratush, Gilad Rivkin and Linor Katz. She performed throughout the US, Europe and Canada, at the Goetheanum Stage (Switzerland), the Jerusalem Theater and the Jerusalem Music Center, the 11:11 Music Series in Tzavta (Tel-Aviv), the BPL Concert Series (NY), the Wisteria Chamber Music Society (NY), the Capital Chamber players (NY) and the Taconic Music Series (VT). She was the co-founder of the Music Coalition of Columbia County, dedicated to contemporary music. A passionate advocate of music education, she teaches, performs, and gives master classes at the Schenectady Community College School of Music, and also works with students at Williams College, Bard College and her private studio. Born in Jerusalem, Gili Melamed-Lev studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki, Gyorgy Sandor, Susan Cohen- Zwilich and Miyoko Nakaya-Lotto and was a scholarship student at The Juilliard School, Montclair State College and The Rubin Academy in...

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Zela Terry

Zela Terry

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in 2019-2020 Season Artists, Artists |

Zela Terry began her cello career at the age of 19 as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony and then joined the New York Philharmonic. She later held the post of first chair cellist with the Stuttgart Symphony and the International Bach Academy. In 1990 she became principal cello with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice and has served as the cellist for the Orchestre des Concerts Syrinx since its creation. She has soloed frequently with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. At the same time she has frequently played and recorded with some of the great jazz...

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Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in 2019-2020 Season Artists, Artists |

Violist Judith Nelson joined the New York Philharmonic in 1983. A native of Portland, Oregon, she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington (Seattle) and also holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. As a student, she received the University of Washington’s highest music award, the Brechemin Scholarship, and performed concertos by Mozart, Hindemith, Walton, and Bartók with the University Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. She earned a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and taught at the University of Evansville and Memphis State University, performing in its resident quartets and as a recitalist. She is a former Governor of the New York Chapter of the GRAMMY organization. She states that her most memorable moments were playing Mahler with Leonard Bernstein, and the Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Muti. Time in the outdoors is important to Ms. Nelson. Vacations are spent hiking and cycling, often in her native West; at home in New York, she blades, runs, and practices yoga. Other interests include books, especially twentieth-century fiction and poetry, languages, and jazz. A favorite recreation is reading string quartets with...

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