Peter Paetkau

Peter Paetkau is a recent graduate of Goshen College in Northern Indiana where he studied Music, Religion, and Spanish and is currently attending the Longy School of Music where he is a student of Anna Williams. As an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, he has performed in a variety of venues

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Alexandra Carella

Cello instructor Alexandra Carella performs with ensembles across the east coast and internationally as an instrumentalist, mezzo soprano, and conductor. After earning her degree in Instrumental Music Education from the Catholic University of America, Alex held a tenured position as a school music instructor for students with communication disorders. She

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Elisa Sádaba

Spanish cellist, Elisa R. Sádaba is enjoying a multi-faceted career as both a performer and educator. Starting cello at the age of seven, Elisa’s formative years of studies were under the direction of Roman Jablonsky at the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica “Francisco Escudero,” where she obtained honorary diplomas in performance

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Hannah MacLeod

Hannah MacLeod began playing cello in her native Scotland around her fourth birthday, adding piano three years later. She continued her musical studies upon moving to her adopted hometown of Minneapolis in 2003. She spent a post-graduate year at Interlochen Arts Academy, having previously spent five summers at Interlochen Arts

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Jorge Soto

Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Jorge Soto is a product of El Sistema, an innovative program that uses classical music as a vehicle for social change. He began his musical studies in Venezuela at the Vicente Emilio Sojo State Conservatory, and later studied violin at the Latin American Academy of Violin

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Allison Drenkow

Cellist Allison Drenkow is an impassioned performer heralded by the Boston Globe as having “streamed through the spectrum of human emotions”. A soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and studio cellist alike, Allison enjoys a versatile performance career. In recent years Allison has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall with

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Tony Morales

A native of St. Louis Missouri, Tony recently relocated to Boston after completing his Masters of Music in performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Tony held an assistantship in the MU Graduate String Quartet, served as concertmaster of the MU philharmonic, and served leadership roles in the Columbia Civic Orchestra.

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Francisco Fernandez

Following a well-acclaimed Mexico City debut at age 12 performing a Haydn concerto as soloist with the “Fundamental String Ensemble” from the Ollin-Yoliztli Culture Center, Francisco has enjoyed an active career as soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician in the United States and Latin-America. A versatile pianist, since then he

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Taide Prieto

Peruvian cellist, Taide Prieto is passionate about teaching and performing. She is one of the founding members of Boston String Academy, founder of the Children String Orchestra Program of the American School Foundation of Chiapas in Mexico and teaching faculty at Longy School of Music. Taide has performed as soloist

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Mariesther Alvarez

Violinist Mariesther Alvarez is a founder and co-director of the Boston String Academy, an El Sistema- inspired program which hosts an outstanding children’s string orchestra curriculum. She holds a Master of Music Degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory, where she was a student of Professor Rictor

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