Mentor teaching staff of the Hot Springs Music Festival

Nataliya Sukhina, piano

Nataliya Sukhina is sought-after pianist with extensive and diverse repertoire, which is a product of numerous years of collaborative experience with various instrumentalists and vocalists. She performs regularly as a soloist on piano/fortepiano, and as a continuo player on harpsichord.  She particularly enjoys promoting music of the modern era as a member of the New […]

Maria Flurry, percussion, week 2

Joining us for the second week of the Festival is Maria Flurry, who will take over from Matt McClung as our Percussion Mentor. A versatile percussionist and marimba soloist, Maria Flurry treats audiences to a blend of consummate musicianship and captivating performance style.  Ms. Flurry is an award-winning concerto performer and juried Roster Member of […]

Joseph Salvalaggio

Canadian oboist, Joseph Salvalaggio began his training at the Interlochen Arts Academy and studied at McGill University, The University of Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as a year of private study with Richard Killmer at the Eastman School funded by a career grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. He has […]

Caroline Kinsey, horn

Caroline Kinsey a native of San Antonio, TX, is Principal Horn with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra after 11 years as Principal Horn of the Arkansas Symphony, Little Rock, AR. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in 1990 and her Professional Studies Certificate from the Cleveland […]

James Decker, low brass

James T. Decker, Associate Professor of Trombone, holds the Master of Music Education degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, the Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. He has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, where he served […]

Piano Associate

Kristen La Madrid lives here in Hot Springs and maintains a very busy performing schedule.  She received a BA in Piano from La Sierra University and an MM in Collaborative Piano from the University of Miami. krisxmarie@yahoo.com