Daniel Swenberg specializes in historical plucked strings: Renaissance and Baroque lutes, theorbos, and Baroque and 19th-century guitars, and Baroque mandolino. He has performed regularly throughout North America with many leading ensembles and artists, including ARTEK, REBEL, the Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr.
MARIA SCHLEUNING, violinist, has been a member of the Voices of Change Modern Music Ensemble since 1996 and Artistic Director since 2009. An advocate of new music, she has worked with many of the leading composers of our day, including the legendary Witold Lutoslawski, George Crumb, Aaron Kernis, John Corigliano, Augusta Read Thomas, Sebastian Currier, Bright Sheng, Samuel Adler, Donald Erb, David Dzubay, and Pierre Jalbert. She has premiered many new works, including “Dream Catcher”, a solo violin work written especially for her as a gift by Augusta read Thomas.
Violinist Eunice Keem has established herself as a dynamic and engaging artist, equally compelling as both soloist and chamber musician. A Chicago native, she attended Carnegie Mellon University for her music studies. After joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September of 2011, she began her new position as Associate Concertmaster in the 2014/15 season.
Steve Menard has enjoyed an extensive performing career throughout the United States and South America. Mr. Menard is currently Principal Trombone of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and many others. In addition to his orchestral work, Mr.
Natalie Mannix, principal trombonist of the Delaware Symphony, is an avid soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. In fall of 2016 she began her current position as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of North Texas after teaching 8 years at Towson University in Baltimore. Previously, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet, concert and ceremonial band.
Fabiana Claure is a multifaceted concert pianist, educator, and entrepreneur. Her diverse musical career and successful business experience, as well as her international background—having lived in the US, Bolivia, and Cuba—have allowed her to gain an empowering and global perspective towards music and entrepreneurship education.
Carl Lundgren(tenor) is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and currently is a freelance trombonist/composer/arranger in the DFW area. While completing his Master's degree at the University of North Texas, he had extensive experience teaching private lessons, coaching chamber music, and directing ensembles as a Teaching Fellow. He studied with Jan Kagarice, Tony Baker, Vern Kagarice and Steve Wiest. He is a former member of the six-time Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, whose CD "Lab 2009" was nominated for two Grammys.
Poovalur Sriji a prolific composer, performer, educator, an 'A' top grade artist recognized by All India Radio (Indian Government through their Radio network grade the Artiste and "A" Top is the highest ranking), studied South Indian Classical music from his father P.A. Venkataraman. For over four decades Poovalur has performed with the leading artist from both South and North Indian Classical traditions. Since his move to the United States Poovalur has performed and recorded with artists such as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Bela Fleck, Mark O’ Connor, John Bergamo, Glen Velez to name a few.
Gudrun Raschen has extensive solo, orchestral and chamber music experience on both double bass and cello. She has given concerts in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Poland, Finland, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, South Africa and Namibia.