David Yarbrough

David Yarbrough earned his D.M.A. from the Peabody Institute of Music, where he studied with Herbert Greenberg. He received a fellowship for his Master of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied with Lasar Gozman. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the New School of Music in […]

Uli Speth

ULI SPETH completed his undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he was a student of Harald Herzl of the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. The native of Germany participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others. He subsequently earned his Master of Music […]

Jennifer Rickard

JENNIFER RICKARD enjoys a varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, soloist, recording artist, and teacher. She is a member of both the National Philharmonic and the PostClassical Ensemble. She also substitutes with the National Symphony, the Washington National Opera, and the Richmond Symphony. Rickard has made several recordings for the Naxos label with […]

Avi Nagin

AVI NAGIN was appointed second violin of the critically acclaimed Amernet String Quartet in August 2019. He will also be joining the faculty of Florida International University, where the quartet serves as Ensemble-in-Residence. A graduate of Colburn and Yale, Nagin has performed in collaboration with members of the Ebène and Orion Quartets, as well as […]

Diana Lupo

DIANA LUPO began violin lessons in Russia when she was four. Lupo (neé Tsaliovich) continued her musical education upon immigrating to the U.S. and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music and a Master of Music from Yale University. The EMF alumna has participated in master classes of Joseph Gingold and […]

Fabián López

FABIÁN LÓPEZ has toured extensively through the U.S., Europe, and South America, gaining recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras in the U.S., Spain, and France, such as Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Hebert Springs Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Málaga, etc. López was a member […]

Courtney Elise LeBauer

COURTNEY ELISE LEBAUER began studying the violin at the age of six. While still in high school, she was asked to join the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, becoming the youngest musician ever to have joined its ranks. LeBauer earned her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at Rice University, studying with Kathleen Winkler. She earned her […]

Joan Griffing

JOAN GRIFFING is concertmaster of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra and violinist with the Virginia and Wichita Symphony orchestras. She has performed and given master classes in Taiwan, Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia. She is a founding member and tours with the chamber music group Musica Harmonia, which released a CD of chamber music […]

Corine Brouwer

CORINE BROUWER is concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony. She will be acting concertmaster at the Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon for the 2019 season and assistant principal second violin of Arizona MusicFest. Brouwer has been on faculty at EMF for 14 years. Brouwer has been involved in the commissioning and performances of new works, and […]

Ariadna Bazarnik-Ilika

ARIADNA BAZARNIK-ILIKA is a native of Poland, where she attended the Karol Szymanowski Music School in Wroclaw. She earned a master’s degree in violin performance from the Academy of Music in Kraków, studying with Ariadna Lwowicz and Kaja Danczowska. She has taught and played violin for EMF since 1992. Bazarnik-Ilika has also held positions with […]