Augusta McKay Lodge

Associate Concertmaster, Tancredi

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  • Debut Solo Recording: Beyond Bach and Vivaldi: Rare unaccompanied works for the Baroque violin (Naxos)
  • Debut solo appearance at Carnegie Hall, October 2017 
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Juilliard415, Lincoln Center Alice Tully, February 2016
  • Concerto appearances with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, 2015
  • Ensembles: Opéra Fuoco, since 2018; Les Arts Florissants, since 2017; The American Classical Orchestra, since 2017; Apollo’s Fire, since 2013
  • Winner of Concert Artists International, 2017
  • Kovner Fellow, Historical Performance, The Juilliard School, 2015-2017

Alana Youssefian

Associate Concertmaster, Medea in Corinto

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©Jonathan Slade

  • Concerto appearances with Voices of Music, Philharmonia Baroque, Juilliard415, and Venezia Antigua
  • American Fellow of The English Concert, 2018
  • Juilliard Fellow of Mercury, 2018
  • Bach Collegium Japan USA/Canada tour, 2018-2019 
  • Les Arts Florissants, Dans les Jardins de William Christie, 2017
  • Recording with Les soûls d’amour, Acis Productions, upcoming in 2019
  • Recording of Guillemain violin repertoire, Swineshead Productions, upcoming in 2019

Gregor Kitzis

Violin I

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  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s, since 1986
  • Premiered and recorded two violin concertos (CRS Records), 2019-2020
  • Musical saw soloist with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Long Island Philharmonic, NY Chamber Players, 2013-2017
  • String contractor Warner/Elektra Records and Enya’s TV appearances, 1998-2002
  • Performances, recordings, composed string arrangements for David Bowie, 2001-2009
  • Founder and Director ,Oulu ska Pass Chamber Music Festival, since 1994

Edson Scheid

Violin I

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©Tatiana Daubek

  • Assistant Concertmaster, Il Pomo d’Oro and Joyce DiDonato on tour to Russian, upcoming in 2018, and China, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates, upcoming in 2019
  • Concertmaster, Il Pomo d’Oro and Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall in New York, 2016
  • Principal 2nd violin, Les Arts Florissants and Jörg Widmann at the Philharmonie de Paris, 2018
  • Concertmaster, American Baroque Orchestra, since 2016
  • Recording of the 24 Caprices of Paganini on the baroque violin (Naxos), released 2016
  • Soloist, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor and Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, American Baroque Orchestra, 2017 and 2018
  • Solo recitals of the 24 Caprices of Paganini at the Aston Magna Music Festival and at UNC Chapel Hill, 2017

Hilary Metzger

Violoncello, principal

  • Director, L'Orchestre Cryptonique, Paris, since 2008
  • L'Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe, since 1996
  • Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel, since 1998
  • Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet, since 1993
  • Professor of Culture Ancienne and baroque cello, L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne
  • Lecturer and cello teacher for the masters degree program in historical performance of classical and romantic music, Université of Poitiers
  • Former Fulbright Scholar, recipient of Harriet Hale Woolley Grant, (La Fondation des Etats-Unis à Paris), Frank Huntington Beebe Award (New England Conservatory) 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, Doctor of Musical Arts, State Univerity of New York - Stony Brook, Premier Prix à L'Unanimité in baroque cello, CNSM de Paris 

Frances Duffy


  • Debussy: Danses Sacre et Profane, Altoona Symphony, 2018
  • Second Harp, American Ballet Theatre, since 2015
  • Principal Harp, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Allentown Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, since 2005
  • Performances with New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Carnegie Hall
  • Linaria Ensemble, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Broadway shows including The Producers, Wicked, and My Fair Lady
  • Concerto appearances with Wheeling Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic
  • Chamber and solo performances with Brevard Music Center, American Harp Society National Conference, and North American Saxophone Association

Joseph Monticello

Flute, principal

  • Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, since 2016
  • Piccolo, recording of Hindson: House Music for Flute and Orchestra (Oberlin Music), 2014
  • Piccolo, recording of Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky - A Ballet, 2012
  • Geoffrey Gilbert Memorial Award, Florida Flute Association, 2017
  • Friends of Flutes Foundation Grant Recipient, 2016, 2014
  • Instructor of Flute, Miami Arts Charter High School, since 2016

David Ross

Flute, Piccolo

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  • Solo flutist, The Sebastians, since 2014
  • Principal flutist, Mercury Baroque, since 2014
  • Solo flutist, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, since 2016
  • Solo flutist, Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, upcoming in March 2019
  • Solo recital with Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord, at Florida Gulf Coast University, upcoming in March 2019
  • Concerto soloist, Mercury, upcoming in October 2018
  • Solo flutist, Bach's The Musical Offering BWV 1079, upcoming in April 2018

Kristin Olson

Oboe, French Horn

  • Co-Director, Grand Harmonie, 2012-2018
  • Co-Artistic Director, Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients, since 2015
  • Guest masterclass teaching appearances at Princeton University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington, California Institute of the Arts
  • Mercury, since 2014
  • Trinity Baroque Orchestra, since 2011
  • Concerto appearances with Boulder Bach Festival, Pacific Baroque Festival, University of Washington
  • Juilliard Arts Entrepreneurship Grant, 2012