Caen Thomason-Redus, flute

CAEN THOMASON-REDUS Whether it is a recital of virtuoso baroque sonatas, a chamber concert of French impressionism or an entire program of unaccompanied contemporary African American music, Caen Thomason-Redus makes each performance a unique, engaging experience. Holding several principal flute positions, performing for two years in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as their Minority Fellow, and […]

Rick Robinson, Mr. CutTime

Rick Robinson, Mr. CutTime, will be a Special Mentor at the 2012 Hot Springs Music Festival. Rick Robinson plays and writes personally expressive music driven by 22 years of experience as a bassist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). In 2012 he leaves that orchestra to fulfill his artistic potential while drawing new audiences to […]

Michiko Oshima, viola

A native of Japan, Ms. Oshima has performed world-wide with the Cassatt and is an active member of the Cantus Quartet and Virtuoso Yokohama. She created ABChamberMusic which has organized twenty chamber music workshops for amateur string players in Japan. As a dedicated music writer, she has written articles for “Sarasate” and “Strings” magazines in […]

Nicole Johnson, cello

Nicole Johnson, cellist with the Cassatt String Quartet, has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Germany. She has appeared in performances with the Vermeer Quartet on their series in Chicago, on the Composers’ Guild concerts in New York City and at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Most recently, […]

Jennifer Leshnower, violin

Jennifer Leshnower, violinist with the Cassatt String Quartet, coaches chamber music worldwide with recent masterclasses in Ireland at Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2006 at the Library of Congress, she had the opportunity to perform on the Library’s “Ward” Stradivari (1700). Ms. Leshnower has concertized with members of the Cleveland, […]

Muneko Otani, violin

Muneko Otani, violinist with the Cassatt String Quartet, is currently on the faculty of Columbia University, The Mannes College of Music and the Mozarteum Summer Festival in Salzburg. She has performed as a soloist with the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra as well as the Norfolk Festival Orchestra. Ms. Otani has held fellowships at both the Banff […]