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2016-2017 Season Artists

Carol Cole

Carol Cole, violin

Violinist Carol Cole has appeared at major music centers in twenty-two countries and over twenty-five US States as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader. She has collaborated with the most distinguished artists of our time, including: Leon Fleisher, Rudolf and Peter Serkin, Andre Watts, Yehudi Menuhin, Pinchas Zukerman, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and Cecilia Bartoli.

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Charlotte Dobbs

Charlotte Dobbs, Soprano

Charlotte Dobbs, soprano – Praised in Opera Now for her “angelic lyric soprano voice”, Charlotte Dobbs made her European debut in 2009 as Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims at the Pesaro Rossini Festival, and returned to Italy that fall and winter to sing Rosina in the theaters of Jesi, Fermo, and Ravenna.

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David Cole

David Cole, cello

David Cole has been soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony in Washington, the symphony of Nice, France, the Solisti L’Aquilani at Carnegie Hall, and more than 75 solo performances with the Abruzzo Symphony in Italy. He was awarded a Martha Baird Rockefeller grant after performing at Carnegie Hall, and recorded trios with famed pianist Rudolf Serkin and violinist Pina Carmirelli.

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Eliot Bailen

Eliot Bailen, Cello

Eliot Bailen is principal cello of the New York Chamber Ensemble, Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra New England, Teatro Grattacielo, the Garret Lakes Arts Festival Orchestra and the New Choral Society. Founder and Artistic Director of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble whose performances the New York Times has described as “the Platonic ideal of a chamber music concert.”

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Jessica Troy

Jessica Troy, Viola

Jessica Troy, a native New Yorker, wears a wide variety of freelance hats. As the violist of the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble since 1998 she has toured extensively, from Moscow, Idaho to Moscow, Russia, appeared at illustrious festivals around the world, and has performed throughout the U.S. and Japan with Yo-Yo Ma.

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Jill Levy

Jill Levy, Violin

Jill Levy is now in her 21st season as Artistic Director and violinist of the Saratoga Chamber Players, bringing together musicians from Europe, Canada, and the U.S. since 1994. She currently serves as concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, having joined them in 1993.

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