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2017-2018 Season Artists

Benjamin Hochman

Benjamin Hochman, Piano

Benjamin Hochman Winner of 2011’s prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Benjamin Hochman has been described by the New York Times as a “gifted, fast-rising artist”. His eloquent and virtuosic performances have earned him critical acclaim and his rare combination of bravura and poetry has excited audiences and critics alike.

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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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Jeannette Koekkoek

Jeannette Koekkoek, Piano

Jeannette Koekkoek is a graduate of the Amsterdam Sweelink Conservatory where she studied with Jan Wijn, Holland’s most distinguished professor of piano. In 1983, upon earning her performer’s diploma, she was a laureate at the prestitious Tromp Piano Competition in the Netherlands.

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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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John Feeney

John Feeney, Bass

John Feeney is principal bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a member of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. He is a member of the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Grand Tour Orchestra, a period instrument group, and can be heard frequently playing chamber music in NYC’s major venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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Judith Serkin

Judith Serkin, Cello

Judith Serkin has toured extensively across the US, Japan, France, and Canada. She began her studies in Puerto Rico with Marta Casals Istomin, then continued with David Soyer at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with Mischa Schneider.

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