Mentor teaching staff of the Hot Springs Music Festival

Stefan Sanders, 2018 Principal Conductor

Stefan Sanders is as an imaginative musician, devoted educator, advocate and ardent champion of many genres of music. Stefan is the newly appointed Music Director of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Music Director of the Round Rock Symphony in Central Texas and Principal Conductor for the 2018 Hot Springs Music Festival. Stefan is in his final […]

Darrel T Hale, bassoon, week 2

A native of Denver, Colorado, Darrel Hale recently joined the Louisiana State University faculty as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon. Mr. Hale received a bachelors degree in bassoon performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied with Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa. He continued his training at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH […]

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 […]