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TIMOTHY PITTS, double bass

Timothy Pitts has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile double bassists of his generation. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he has been heard in many of the world’s greatest concert halls. Mr. Pitts’ orchestral career began as a member of...

DAVID BJELLA, cello

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cellist David Bjella has a multi-faceted career as a teacher, chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. He is Professor of Cello at Stetson University, faculty member for the Cuerdas de Enlace festival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,...

WILLIAM HAKIM, viola

William Hakim plays, composes, and arranges music of many styles, from jazz/rock to classical/new music. Principal of the New York Symphonic Ensemble, Glens Falls Symphony, member of Le Poisson Rouge Ensemble, plays with New Jersey Symphony, Albany Symphony, and...

SAM BERGMAN, viola

Sam Bergman has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since February 2000. In addition performing in the viola section, he served as host and writer for the orchestra’s Inside the Classics concert series, and in 2011-12, he helped lead The MicroCommission Project,...

MILENA PAJARO-VAN DE STADT, viola

Praised by Strad Magazine as having “lyricism that stood out…a silky tone and beautiful, supple lines”, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt has already established herself as one of the most sought-after violists of her generation. In addition to...

LEAH HOLLINGSWORTH, viola

Leah Swann Hollingsworth is a violist, writer, and program consultant. Leah is a member of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra (Memphis, TN) and Decoda (NYC) and performs regularly as a chamber musician and as a substitute with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New York City...