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Born in Japan, violinist, Akiko Hosoi has had an international career from an early age. While attending the Purcell School of Music in London under the British Government Music and Ballet Scholarship, she performed throughout the country, as well as toured throughout Malta, Russia, Japan, and Finland. In 2006, she won third-prize in the 4th Uralsk International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan, and performed with the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra. She then moved to the USA and enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Ronald Copes, a member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Her previous teachers include Maurice Hasson, Lydia Mordkovitch and David Cerone. Currently residing in New York City, Akiko enjoys an extensive performing freelance career. Aside from being a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Stamford Symphony Orchestra, she regularly performs chamber music with musicians in NYC as well as solo recitals annually in Tokyo. As an orchestral player, she has worked with many prestigious conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, James Levine, Fabio Luisi and Kurt Masur. As well as performing, Akiko teaches privately in New York City, and has been an active member of the Nesin Cultural Arts, a cultural awareness cultivating organization in Sullivan County, New York where she is a violin and chamber music faculty of the Summer Music Academy and co-founder of the Aspiring Young Musicians program.

Andrew Headhot reduced Double bassist, Andrew Trombley, a graduate of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School, has performed actively      around New York City and abroad throughout his career. Andrew holds positions as Principal Bass for the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal Bass for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra has performed with ensembles such as The New York Philharmonic, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera, and Mostly Mozart Orchestra. In addition Andrew is active musician for film scores and can be heard on the sound tracks for “A Dog’s Purpose”, “Hundred Foot Journey”, “Noah”, the Oscar nominated film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.”

Active as a chamber musician, Andrew has collaborated with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, Weekend of Chamber Music, and with the JP Jofre Hard Tango Band. Andrew has also performed concertos with the Eleva Chamber Players and The Chelsea Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous recitals and benefit concerts for Nesin Cultural Arts where he collaborated with the late American composer, Lee Hoiby to perform “Three Songs for Solo Double Bass and Piano”

Andrew is co-founder of The Aspiring Young Musicians program which offers private lessons and performance opportunities to the students of Sullivan County, 80% of the students receive financial assistance. He is also on the co-founder and faculty member of the Nesin Summer Music Academy. In the summer 2016 through a partnership with Nesin Cultural Arts Andrew founded and accepted the role of Artistic Director of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra.


IMG_5398 Marina Lombardi, mezzo soprano/NCA General Manager, is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music where she studied under the tutelage of former Metropolitan Opera leading artist, Hilda Harris. She has performed a wide range of solo and choral music, including the New York premiere of Marjorie  Merryman’s, Beauty, Grief and Grandeur for chorus and chamber orchestra and the world premiere  of André Thomas’, My Good Lord’s Done Been Here with the Hartwick Summer Music Festival Choir  in Prague, Czech Republic. Stage credits include Acis and Galatea (Galatea), La Périchole (Périchole) and The Crucible (Rebecca Nurse). A native of Sullivan County, Marina has performed with many local companies including Delaware Valley Opera Company and the Forestburgh Playhouse.  Marina is the General Manager for Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA), a non-profit cultural arts organization in Monticello, New York.  She is a Resident Teaching Artist for the NCA Aspiring Young Musicians program and voice faculty for the NCA Summer Music Academy.



Judith PearceJudith Pearce, flute: A chamber musician of distinction with a career that spans Europe and America, Judith Pearce’s work has encompassed collaborations with some of her generation’s most notable musicians, from Simon Rattle and Peter Maxwell Davies to Kathleen Battle and Eartha Kitt. She has played in many of the great concert halls around the world and has a long list of recordings to her credit, including many recitals for the BBC. A CD of the late British composer Nic
holas Maw’s Flute Quartet was nominated for a Grammy.

A New York resident since 1985, Judith Pearce has played with several well-known US ensembles and she is probably best known in our area for her work as the Founder and Artistic Director of Weekend of Chamber Music (WCM), an innovative performing and arts education group based in Sullivan County. After close to twenty years leading WCM, Pearce passed her role on to Artistic Directors Waggoner and Stinson. As a committed teacher Pearce worked for many years with flute students and chamber musicians at Princeton University, and her teaching books for young players – in collaboration with English composer Christopher Gunning – are published by Faber Music, London


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 Based in New York City, Vivian  Chang is a cellist forging a career  with diverse audiences and musical genres. She performed at New York Fashion Week,  Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, NC, and toured across the East Coast with Concerts of Hope.She has previously collaborated with RIOULT Dance NY, TACTUS ensemble, and Composers Collective of New York.

Ms. Chang is a core member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra, and the Uptown Philharmonic and has also performed  with the Chamber Orchestra of New York. As a chamber musician, Vivian was a Resident Artist with Nassau Chamber Music Society, Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s chamber music series, and is a past Fellow of the Takacs Quartet’s String Quartet Seminar. Vivian  is a faculty member for City String NYC, as well as a private in Manhattan.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Vivian  graduated from Manhattan School of Music with Professional Studies Certificate under the tutelage of Philippe Muller. There she also earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees while studying with Julia Lichten and Fred Sherry and worked extensively with Alan Stepansky and Qiang Tu for her orchestral performance training. She has participated in masterclasses with Robert DeMaine, Bonnie Hampton, David Geber, Min Cao, Robert Mann, Peter Salaff, among other artists. Outside of the Manhattan School of Music, she was awarded full scholarships to study and perform at Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival and School, Atlantic Music Festival, and Colorado College Music Festival.

Trombley Music Studio is an Arts partner with NCA. David and Ann Trombley have maintained their studio for over thirty years.