Violist Paul Coletti enjoys a prolific career as a performer, composer, professor, and recording artist. Since 2003 he has taught at the Colburn School. Previous appointments include the Peabody institute, UCLA, and the University of Washington. He has given master courses throughout the world.

As a soloist, Coletti has performed in every major European capital, frequently on the BBC, NHK, Classical Arts and NPR’s St Paul Sunday. He is a frequent guest at numerous international music festivals, with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Soloists, the Berlin and Hannover Radio symphonies, and the New Japan Philharmonic. Paul Coletti has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, and at historic sites such as the fourth-century San Miniato Cathedral in Florence. He has been a featured soloist at the International Viola Congresses of Chicago (where he performed on Paganini’s Stradivarius viola), Seattle, Tempe, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Redlands CA. Coletti’s conducting debut was with the New Japan Philharmonic orchestra in Tokyo.

A prolific recording artist, Coletti has been Grammy nominated, and has won accolades for his Hyperion recording English Music for Viola, which won best CD awards from Gramophone and BBC Music magazines and was named one of the 100 best CDs of all time. As a member of the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet, their recording of Brahms piano quartets won the ’Forderpreiz’ in Zurich for Europe’s best chamber music recording of the year, and in Japan with his pioneering group Typhoon, two full length DVDs were released, and three Sony CDs reached No.1 in the classical charts.

Emilio Colón is highly sought after as a solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. In 2017, he was named Artist of the Year by the New York Classical Music Society. Notable appearances include soloist with the National Symphony of the Ukraine, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Istanbul, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra.

As a student and later colleague of the distinguished cellist and pedagogue Janos Starker, Colón earned a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music. Colón received a bachelor’s degree as a student of Joaquín Vidaechea, from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, with additional studies with Antonio Janigro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and at the Academia Chigiana in Siena with André Navarra.

Mr. Colón is on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. An international pedagogue, he has offered courses at the Paris Conservatoire, the Geneva Conservatoire, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Toho Gakuen in Tokyo, the Hochschüle für Musik in Stuttgart, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has served as Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and is on the faculty of the International Festival-Institute in Round Top (Texas), the Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, the Indiana University Summer Music Festival, the Miami Music Festival, and is co-artistic director of the Cello|Fresno International Cello Festival.

An international cultural advocate, he recently received the US Ambassador’s Cultural Diplomacy Award for his work in improving relations between the US and foreign countries. Mr. Colón recently founded the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, whose mission is to take music to underserved areas of the island and to provide world-class training to a select group of young professionals.

Two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi has garnered worldwide acclaim as an adventurous musician with a remarkably wide-ranging repertoire. Highlights of her past season included performances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Tucson Symphony, as well as return engagements with the Alabama, Arkansas, Belo Horizonte , Chattanooga, Phoenix, and Toledo Symphonies and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. This past summer she performed at the Ojai, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Moab, Bridgehampton, and Salt Bay Music Festivals.

Her discography includes the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Robert Craft, and two GRAMMY-nominated recordings with the Fred Sherry Quartet, of Schoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra  and the Schoenberg Third String Quartet.  Her most recent releases are a recording of Romantic Horn Trios, with hornist Eric Ruske and pianist Stephen Prutsman, and the Stravinsky Duo Concertant with pianist Jeremy Denk.  With pianist John Blacklow she will release two discs on Albany Records this year:  the first devoted to the Schumann sonatas; the second an exploration of recent additions to the violin and piano repertoire by American composers.

Born in Pasadena, California, Ms. Frautschi was a student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School; she also attended Harvard, NEC, and Juilliard, where she studied with Robert Mann. She performs on a 1722 Antonio Stradivarius violin known as the “ex-Cadiz,” on generous loan from a private American foundation.