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Rolf Schulte, violin I
Tai Murray, violin II
David Fulmer, viola
Fred Sherry, cello

Violinist Rolf Schulte made his orchestral début with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne at the age of fourteen, playing Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor, and he has since performed with the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Berlin Philharmonic and the USSR Radio Orchestra. He has given the premières of music by Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovksy, Donald Martino and Milton Babbitt and made a series of important recordings, including Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto. From 1999 to 2001 he fulfilled a residency that included annual recitals at Harvard University. He is on the faculty of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he teaches violin and chamber music. For more information, please visit www.rolfschulteviolin.com.

Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, violinist Tai Murray was named a BBC New Generation Artist (2008 through 2010). She has performed as guest soloist at the Barbican in London, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, and the Concert Hall in Shanghai, appearing with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Tai Murray’s appearances include the Berlin Konzerthaus and Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie, projects with the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and tours with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and Niederrheinische Sinfoniker. She is now a resident of Berlin and New York. Fore more information, please visit www.taimurray.com.

David Fulmer has garnered numerous international accolades for his bold compositional aesthetic and thrilling performances as composer, violinist/violist, and conductor. His works have been commissioned and performed by the Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and soloists Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell. Other commissions include Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Foundation. As conductor he has led the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Elision Ensemble, the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble, and numerous ensembles and orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.fulmermusic.com.

Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and in all 50 United States to the music of our time through his close association with today’s composers. Carter, Davidovsky, Mackey, Rakowski, Satoh, Wuorinen and Zorn have written concertos for Sherry, and he has premièred solo and chamber works dedicated to him by Babbitt, Bermel, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson and Takemitsu, among others. Fred Sherry was a founding member of TASHI and Speculum Musicae, and a close collaborator with Chick Corea. Sherry’s book 25 Bach Duets from the Cantatas was published by Boosey & Hawkes in July 2011. It will be followed by the long-awaited treatise on contemporary string techniques.

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