Cellist Christine Gummere played professionally in New York City on both modern and peroid cellos for 35 years. Her repertoire spanned four centuries including music of Monteverdi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Ellington, Elliot Carter and many others. She moved home to the Hudson Valley in 2012 where she now produces her own concerts with the Hudson River Consort.
Daniel S. Lee
Soon after starting violin at the age of two and a half, Daniel S. Lee found himself waving his arms fearlessly to LP recordings. He is equally passionate about conducting instrumentalists, singers, or dancers in Mozart’s symphonies, twentieth-century choral anthems, or Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, as well as playing on Baroque and Classical violins. He is the founding director and a core violinist of the Sebastians (www.sebastians.org), and the concertmaster of Early Music New York. He teaches early music and chamber music at the Yale School of Music.
As cellist with the Four Nations ensemble, Loretta O’Sullivan has recorded the complete Geminiani Sonatas for cello and continuo, cello sonatas by Vivaldi and Boismortier, and chamber works for flute, violin and voice. She can be heard in the group’s “Concise Dictionary of Music.”
Her continuo playing can be heard in performances and recordings with Opera Lafayette, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Aston Magna. She has played frequently with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
This year, Loretta has collaborated on poetry- cello improvisation projects with Marilyn Miller (“Airborne”) and Francine Ringold (“Bird Songs”) and created video/cello projects with artist Kathleen MacKenzie.
Benjamin Wolff, violoncello, has performed with ensembles such as Early Music New York, Sinfonia New York, Concert Royal, the American Classical Orchestra, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In addition to his work as a cellist, Ben is also committed to broadening connections between the arts and other disciplines. Since 2017, he has been a regular columnist for Forbes Leadership, writing on the intersection of business and the arts.