Featuring the Classic String Trio
The Classic String Duo - Violin, Cello
Duo Divertimento - Violin, Guitar
The Romantic Harp and Violin
Love classical music? We play with passion, style, and energy! Create an elegant ambiance at your event with our fabulous sound.
"The Classic String Duo"(violin&'cello) - loves Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms. Enjoys "Simple Gifts", Joplin ragtime, and jazz greats: Ellington, Jobim, and Lennon. "Romantic Harp and Violin"- the romantic, lush sounds of the harp blend beautifully with the singing quality of the violin. Our specialty is French Impressionist composers, such as Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Saint-Saëns. "The Classic String Trio"(violin,viola,'cello)-is centered on Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and their contemporaries. The trio also enjoys Bach, Mendelssohn , and Schubert. "Duo Divertimento"(violin & classical guitar) - focuses on classical and romantic music written by master guitarist/composers from Italy and Spain. Moreover,we like Renaissance dances, and English lute tunes from Shakespeare's plays.
The biographies of these ensemble musicians describe truly seasoned professionals:
Sheila Reid, violinist, is a graduate a Brandeis University graduate, and have a Masters degree from Harvard University. Studied at the Juilliard School and Tanglewood as well. Toured with the Juilliard Orchestra in Europe, where we represented America at the Congress of Young Musicians, World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium. Violin teachers include the former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Silverstein, and Robert L. Koff of the original Juilliard String Quartet. I've played in orchestras with classical soloists, such as Garrick Ohlsson, Murray Perahia, Joseph Silverstein, Isaac Stern and Roberta Peters. Orchestral conductors on the lighter side have included Victor Borg and
Brian Clague,violist, pursued his undergraduate studies at Montana State and University of New Mexico. An active performer, he frequently records for Boston Public Television at WGBH. As a violinist, he has served as concertmaster of Boston Chamber Ensemble. He has been heard in Symphony Pro Musica, Civic Symphony of Boston, Brookline Symphony, Worcester Symphony Orchestra, and New Philharmonia. Brian has toured the USA, Europe, Russia, Poland, and Japan.
Mary Carfagna, cellist received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Masters of Music from St. Louis Conservatory and an Artist's Diploma from Brandeis University. Ms. Carfagna has appeared as soloist with the North Shore Philharmonic, Trinity College Concert Series, and the Elizabeth Carpenter Concert Series. Mary was principal cellist with Boston Civic Symphony and Lexington Sinfonietta. She currently performs with Boston Lyric Opera, Thayer Symphony, Trio Mas Musica, the Classic String Trio, and Classic String Duo.
Carl Kamp, classical guitarist is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. Solo performances include Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, WICN-FM, WCUW Channel 13, Higgins Armory Museum, and First Night Worcester. In New York City he was heard in concert at the Baruch College, and the National Arts Club. In addition to the Duo Divertimento, his ensembles include two guitars, guitar and mandolin, as well as flute and guitar. Carl has played in Europe and South America.
A member of the Worcester Symphony Orchestra, Thayer Symphony Orchestra and the Milford Symphony Orchestra, I have appeared as concertmaster in all of these organizations. Both chamber and orchestral concerts have been heard in Boston's Symphony Hall, Faneuil Hall, Worcester's Mechanics Hall, Hanover Theater,as well as New York, Washington, D.C., European cities, and St. Petersburg, Russia.