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2018-2019 Season Artists

Adriana Contino

Adriana Contino, cello

Adriana Contino served as principal cellist of both the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and Bach Collegium with which she toured world wide as soloist. She founded the Bach Chamber Soloists and was a member of the Caecilian Trio. Her festival performances include Mostly Mozart, European Music, Lucerne, Aspen, and Oregon Bach.

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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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Doori Na

Doori Na, violin

American-born Doori Na took up violin at the age of four and made his first orchestra performance at age seven with the Peninsula Youth Symphony as the first prize winner of the concerto competition. A graduate of Juilliard, where he was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and a student of Itzhac Perlman, he currently plays with numerous ensembles in NYC.

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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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Eric Bartlett

Eric Bartlett, Cello

Eric Bartlett, , cellist, has been a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1983, and the New York Philharmonic since 1997, where he holds the third chair. He served 14 seasons as principal cellist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival orchestra and was a guest principal of the American Ballet Theatre orchestra.

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Jill Levy

Jill Levy, Violin

Jill Levy is now in her 24th 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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