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ERIK PETERSON is a member of the Colorado Symphony and The American Sinfonietta, which performs in Bellingham, Washington, and in Europe. He is the founder and artistic director of this festival and co-founder of the Denali Ensemble.

SARAH KNUTSON, violinist with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and with Pro Musica, has held a principal position in The American Sinfonietta and performs regularly with the San Francisco Symphony.

ADAM ESBENSEN, cello, is a member of the Oregon Symphony and of The American Sinfonietta. He was featured as a chamber performer at the 2003 Ernest Bloch Festival.MICHAEL TUBB, viola, is an active chamber player in San Francisco and a member ofThe American Sinfonietta.


PHILLIP STEVENS, violist, is a member of the Colorado Symphony and the Denali Ensemble, now the resident ensemble of the Chintimini Festival.

THOMAS HEINRICH of the Colorado Symphony and the Denali Ensemble is principal cellist of The American Sinfonietta and performs in summer as principal at the Grand Teton Festival.

MARTIN HORNSTEIN, cellist, founded the Altenberg Trio Wien (non-English site) together with pianist Claus-Christian Schuster and violinist Amiram Ganz, earning recognition quickly throughout the world.

RACHELLE McCABE, director of the piano program at Oregon State University, has performed concertos with leading orchestras and partnered many leading players as a chamber musician.

ABBY RAYMOND, assistant principal clarinet of the Colorado Symphony, has pereformed as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony, and the Texas Festval Orchesetra.

JESSICA LAMBERT is on the faculty of Oregon State University, teaching violin and viola. She previously played viola in the Oregon Symphony.

MARY GRANT, horn player, became a member of the Oregon Symphony in 1994. She performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra, and has toured Europe and Japan with them.

LEON CHODOS is contrabassoonist with the Oregon Symphony. He was previously a member of the Colorado Symphony and of the San Jose Symphony.

LEANNA WONG, bass, did her undergraduate work at Juilliard School in New York and is currently pursuing an advanced degree at the University of Southern California.

ALEXANDER TUTUNOV virtuoso pianist from the former Soviet Union, is in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and master teacher. On Tuesday May 25 Dr. Tutunov will perform the Gershwin F major piano concerto with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra under conductor Marlan Carlson. The concert is at 8:00 pm in the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis.

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