Sunghae Anna lim, violin
Sunghae Anna Lim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Japan. She is a founding member of the Laurel Trio and, as violinist of the New Millennium Ensemble, Ms. Lim won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and gave a debut recital at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. She is actively involved in contemporary music, premiering and recording numerous works by living composers. Recent highlights include the premier performance of the Second Violin sonata by the late Donald Martino and a recording of Alexander Steinert’s violin sonata of 1921. She has worked with conductor Robert Craft to record chamber works of Webern for the Naxos label.
Andrew Eng, Violin/viola
As an active recitalist, he has been featured on the Boston Celebrity Series, Mohawk Trail Concerts, Electric Earth Concerts, and Longy School of Music’s Modern American Music Concert Series’. As featured soloist with orchestra, Mr. Eng has performed with the Hart House Orchestra of Toronto, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, and the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Mr. Eng has collaborated with world-renowned artists including Elmar Oliveira, Eugene Drucker, Terry King, and Victor Rosenbaum. He has made festival appearances at Spoleto, Orford, Domaine Forget, Killington, the Scotia Festival, the Quartet Program at Bucknell University, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University. He has performed and taught in Bermuda, China, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, and all over North America.
In 1998, Andrew received his A.R.C.T. Performer’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada, and then in 2003 and 2005 respectively received his Undergraduate Diploma in Performance and Master of Music in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music as a student of Laura Bossert.
michal Schmidt, Cello
Israeli musician Michal Schmidt has been a double major instrumentalist throughout her career. Her early musical training took place in Israel at the Rubin Academy of Music/ Tel Aviv University and the Royal Academy of Music in London England. There, she was the only student in the history of the school to receive Artist Diplomas for two instruments in one year. In the US, Michal studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the University of the Arts (Masters Degree). She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Temple University.
Ms.Schmidt won numerous awards and scholarships in both piano and cello including stipends from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation and the Israeli Arts Council; she received the Harold Samuels and Tobias Matthay piano awards of the Royal Academy of Music and more.
She currently teaches in the Philadelphia area; at Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges as well as at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Philadelphia Network of New Music, the Hildegard Chamber Players as well as Trio Camille and Piano4. Michal has established a yearly recital series named TRIBUTE with the goal of performing solo and chamber music being written now. Many of the works are by composers with whom she has collaborated closely. Among those represented in the series are Osvaldo Golijov, Richard Wernick, Margaret Garwood, Jay Reise and Sylvia Glickman. Michal spent numerous summers teaching at NEMC and recently joined the faculty of SummerTrios in Pennsylvania and the Lakeside Chamber Music Workshop in Illinois.