Stefanie Taylor, our workshop Artistic Director, violist and active chamber and orchestral musician, has participated in numerous festivals and concert series in the United States and Europe. In nearly twenty years in New York, Stefanie performed frequently with the New York Philharmonic, as a regular guest principal with the American Symphony, and with ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Since returning to her home state of Vermont in 2010, Stefanie has performed extensively in the region as both violist and violinist. On the faculty of the Berkshire Summer Music Festival, Stefanie maintains private studios in Burlington and Rutland. She is a graduate of both Indiana University and SUNY at Stony Brook.
Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, violinist, enjoys a very diverse musical life in New York as a soloist concertmaster, chamber musician and teacher. He is also one of the leading Grammy-nominated musical sawists in the world. As a mandolinist, he appeared with the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. Dale has been Concertmaster in numerous Broadway shows as well headlined in many recordings. He is well regarded as a most knowledgeable performer of early and historical violin repertoire. Dale is Assistant Director of the C.W Post Chamber Music Festival. He was awarded his D.M.A. from the Manhattan School of Music.
Jared Shapiro, cellist, holds a Master's Degree in Composition and Cello from Bennington College. He is a composer and arranger who recently arranged Ennio Morricone's theme from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" for mixed acoustic and electric chamber orchestra (including theremin) for a concert of the Manchester Music Festival. He is actively involved in music production as a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, and arranger of world music for international music licensing for film and television.
Heawon Kim,pianist, is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician who began her studies in her native Korea. Heawon acquired many accolades in Korea and here in the United States, starting off her outstanding career as a student in The North Carolina School of the Performing Arts. She received her M.S. degree in Music at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Kim has performed as soloist with many regional orchestras and noted NY chamber groups. She teaches privately and is on faculty at LIU Post where she teaches in an innovative program of instrumental coaching. She appears in recitals in the US and Asia with her husband, violinist, Dale Stuckenbruck.