Violinist David Han Marks is a native of Chicago, IL. David collaborates with many musicians and is an active performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. His collaborations have taken him across the globe from Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California to Grosse Hall in Salzburg, Austria, to Moscow, Russia. Performances in New York City have been in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Bargemusic. David received both his Bachelor’s and Master's degree in music from the Juilliard School. David currently resides in New York City.
Luke Fleming Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming's performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive...playing with uncanny precision," and lauded by Gramophone for their "superlative technical and artistic execution.” Mr. Fleming made his New York debut in 2009 to a sold out audience in Alice Tully Hall. Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013. With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award, the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association and the Lotos Prize in the Arts from the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation.In 2015, Mr. Fleming assumed the position of Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a community outreach-oriented festival partnered with Tulane University in his hometown, New Orleans. Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim. He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet. Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.
Hailed as “an exciting young violinist with brilliant technique and an excellent sense of style” (Strad), Regi Papa has been dazzled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. In his native Greece, he has been a featured soloist with the Soloists of Patras Orchestra, the Volos Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Contemporary Music, the Kamerata Orchestra, the Greek National Radio Orchestra, and the National State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, performing in venues such as the Athens Concert Hall, the Pallas Hall, the Parnassos Hall, and the Athenaeum Hall. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the New York Senior Concert Orchestra under the baton of David Gilbert, and has also appeared as featured soloist with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble and the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia. Among his many awards are First Prize in the Eurovision Contest (2002), the Greek Ministry of Education’s Pan-Hellenic Competition and the Wieniawski Competition, prizes in the International Jeunesses Musicales Violin Competition (Romania), Young Soloists Competition (Volos), the Artur Balsam Duo Competition, the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Concerto Competition and the Waldo Mayo Competition. As winner of the Greek Eurovision Contest, he received an Onassis Foundation Scholarship and began his studies with Isaac Malkin at Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He received the Marie and George Vergottis Memorial Scholarship to study with Kyung-Wha Chung at the Juilliard School, where he received his master’s degree. Currently, Papa is studying with Soovin Kim and Philip Setzer at the Stony Brook University, pursuing his doctorate degree in violin performance.
Wei-Yang Andy Lin
Born in Taiwan, recognized as one of the most promising young violists and erhuists of today. Praised by The Strad “The great Molto adagio….elicited some of the night’s most sensitive work, especially from Wei-Yang Andy Lin on Viola.”, Andy is the artistic director and founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society and holds his bachelor and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. He has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition, the Idyllwild Concerto Competition, First Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Avery Fisher Hall solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra. He was also the winner of the 2009 Stony Brook University Concerto Competition. In January 2013, he appeared as soloist on both the viola and erhu with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with the Incheon Philharmonic in Korea. In addition to his solo career, Andy is an avid chamber musician and is a member of the award winning string quartet, the Amphion String Quartet. The quartet was a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and is on the roster of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society CMS2 Program.
Hailed as “an outstanding instrumentalist and musician” with “exceptional musicality, integrity, and polish,” cellist Jing Li has performed around the world as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has made solo appearances with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Acadiana Symphony of Louisiana, Indiana University Orchestra, Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and Cuenca Symphony Orchestra in Ecuador. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Li has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, Lawrence Wolfe, and the Borromeo String Quartet, as well as participating in internationally renowned festivals including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists.Born in Beijing, China, Ms. Li immigrated to the United States when she was three years old and received her first cello lessons from her father, Tien Sheng Li. At the age of fourteen, she was accepted into the illustrious studio of Janos Starker at Indiana University School of Music as his youngest student, consequently graduating with an Artist Diploma. She continued her studies with Paul Katz at Rice University, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude, and with Laurence Lesser at New England Conservatory, where she was awarded a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance. She is a top prizewinner in the Corpus Christi International String Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, where she received the Allen P. Weiss Memorial Prize for Best Performance of the Commissioned Work by David Liptak.A recent resident of New York City, Ms. Li is Assistant Principal Cellist of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She also performs regularly on Broadway and with BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project), Monadnock Music, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Aurea, and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. As a dedicated teacher, she maintains an active private studio.
Cellist Nan-Cheng Chen’s performance was recently described as “personable and smile-inducing” and “fine playing” by Washington Post in 2014 and “Beautiful Tone” by New York Concert Reviews in 2011, Nan-Cheng is passionate about sharing music with music lovers. Nan-Cheng is the executive director and founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS), a member of Sonic Escape, Chen Trio, Ensemble 101, and many other active music ensembles in New York City. An active soloist, Nan-Cheng has collaborated with Simon Bolivar Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Metro-West Symphony, Quincy Symphony and Symphony Pro Musica, which received a review that states: “It was the kind of performance one might hear live only once a decade”, from Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Press and media of Taiwan have also named Nan-Cheng to be one of the most recognized Taiwanese performing cellists of today. A Native of Taiwan, Nan-Cheng has recently earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Joel Krosnick, world-renowned cellist of The Juilliard String Quartet. Nan-Cheng Chen came to United States at the age of twelve and attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, studying under Eleonore Schoenfeld. He then entered the New England Conservatory Preparatory Program to study with Mark Churchill before attending the Juilliard School. Nan-Cheng has also taught masterclass at Penn State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Calgary as well as universities in Panama, Colombia and Taiwan.Nan-Cheng Chen’s 2014-2015 engagements including his solo and chamber concert tours throughout North American, South America, Europe and Asia. Special performances including his debut to a sold out crowd with National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan playing the Schumann Concerto, as well as NACMS's Taiwan tour. In Septeber 2015, Nan-Cheng begun his doctorate studies at CUNY Graduate Center as a full scholarship recipient, studying with cellist Marcy Rosen. For more information, please visit www.CellistNCC.com